This position provides direction, planning and supervision of food and clinical nutrition services, environmental services, and/or other support services including but not limited to volunteer services, multiple retail food/beverage units, catering services, linen, and transport services for the facility. Ensures the provision of efficient, high quality meal service, nutritional patient care, and environmental services to maintain a clean and safe medical center environment. This position may also develop, direct and supervise workforce that support both culinary and environmental services. Ensures the proper guidelines and protocols governing the use of chemicals and the disposal of waste products are enforced. Provides a key role in negotiation of cleaning supply and equipment contracts, and linen contract. The position provides strategic direction to ensure the department goals are consistent with organizational objectives.
Provides required leadership, planning, and direction to create and deliver high quality food, nutrition services, retail operations, and dietary care. Oversees menu planning and recipe development, food production, procurement and storage of food and nutritional supplies and equipment, patient food services, and patient dietary counseling.
Provides required leadership, planning, direction, and operation of the functions of environmental services to maintain a clean and safe facility ensuring compliance with infection control standards regarding the proper use of chemicals and the disposal of medical waste. Establishes goals and strategies for the Environmental Services Department and other departments, as applicable. Studies systems and processes to understand and make improvements. Seeks to benchmark outside the organization to find better approaches. Makes predictions of volume trends, staffing and technology needs as well as supply costs.
Plans and directs the implementation of information systems for the department. Works with organization and vendor resources to implement and manage systems for patient menus and ordering, the management of food production and forecasting, retail sales accounting and tracking, and patient dietary services.
Directs personnel actions including recruiting, new hire actions, interviewing and selection of new staff, salary determinations, training, and performance management. Supports staff training and development to motivate staff to provide highest level of service and to remain current on industry trends. Establishes and communicates team goals and provides feedback and recommendations for improvement. Creates cohesive teams committed to clinical, product and service quality.
Brings innovative and synergistic ideas into the workplace by evaluating new products, emerging trends and technologies, economic changes, and industry innovation. Participates in system-wide task forces and/or teams to assess and promote the use of common practices and economies.
Manages quality, safety and compliance for all facility food and nutrition services, and environmental services. Creates and administers measures and benchmarks for all required outcomes in product and service quality, regulatory compliance, customer satisfaction, safe work practices and employee engagement and satisfaction. Assures that all reporting staff maintain required food handling and professional certification.
Manages the departments financial performance. Forecasts and manages retail food and catering revenues. Develops and manages operational and capital budgets. Manages operating expenses and other key indicators within agreed upon parameters. Reconciles monthly operating expense budget variances. Assures the department is effectively and efficiently controlling budgeted manpower, materials, equipment, money and time. Ensures compliance with regulatory requirements. Promotes effective policies and procedures. Reports performance monitoring for expected time periods.
Leads teams and contributes to efforts in improving processes and customer satisfaction, reduce waste and promote system integration resulting in best value care.
Requires a bachelors degree in Nutrition and Food Service Management, or equivalent experience and training. Requires a level of nutrition and dietary knowledge as normally evidenced by certification as a Registered Dietitian.
Must have 5 or more years of broad experience in the management of both retail and patient food service, production and procurement, and experience in managing clinical nutrition services. Requires a comprehensive working knowledge of environmental services functions, including chemicals, tools, and equipment used for carpet and hard floor care. Must demonstrate effective leadership, organization, communication, and human relation skills to interact successfully with all levels of staff and outside contacts/vendors, including administration, physicians, vendors and regulatory agencies.
Additional related education and/or experience preferred.
Internal Number: 263742
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