Nutritional Services Manager - Palomar Health Rehabilitation Institute
Location: Escondido, California
Hospitality, Facility, Environmental Support
Internal Number: 418882
Food / Nutritional Services Manager
Palomar Health Rehabilitation Institute - Escondido, CA
Kindred Healthcare and Palomar Health have signed a Joint Venture and opened a new acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital. The two-story, 58,000-square-foot facility features 52 inpatient beds and is located on the campus of Palomar Medical Center in Escondido, California. The new hospital offers treatment services to a variety of rehabilitation patient types, including brain injury and stroke patients. This is San Diego County's first standalone rehabilitation hospital.
Our culture of caring for our patients and residents begin with our core values - our employees. We are committed to fostering professional growth and dedicated healthcare teams that make us the provider of choice. We embrace a diverse workforce and understand that hiring outstanding people is the key to providing quality care - and quality care is what we do every day!
The Food Services Manager directs the activities of the Nutritional Services Department. Provides quality food service and nutritional care for the patient population, visitors, guests, and hospital staff. Administers, plans, and directs activities of department providing quality food service. Establishes policies and procedures and provides administrative direction of menu formulation, food preparation and service, purchasing, sanitation standards, safety practices, and personnel utilization. Manages the team including hiring, performance management and development of the team. Adheres to the department budget (hours worked, expenses, inventory etc.) and directs departmental education programs. Coordinates interdepartmental professional activities and acts as resource person to staff and management on matters pertaining to dietetics. Participates in, and sometimes leads, quality improvement activities.
Determines quality and quantity of food, plans and prepares master menus, supervises the planning of menus for therapeutic diets and controls food costs.
Supervises food production and service programs, as well as managing departmental personnel involved.
Ensures food preparation for optimal nutrition (including attention to various age groups of patients) and economic handling of food, as well as efficient usage of time.
Plans menus, purchases food, and assigns duties for special functions, such as medical staff meetings, board meetings, recognition dinners, and other related hospital functions.
Checks food for flavor, temperature, and appearance on a regular basis.
Confers with other departments, such as the medical and nursing staff, regarding the technical and administrative aspects of dietetic service.
Performs all aspects of patient care in an environment that optimizes patient safety and reduces the likelihood of medical/healthcare errors.
Manages nutrition services team including interviewing, hiring, mentoring, training, coaching, performance managing and terminating with proper HR involvement.
Assists in preparing departmental budget on an annual basis and consistently adheres to the budget.
Makes frequent inspection of all work, storage, and servicing areas to determine that regulations and directions governing dietetic activities are followed.
Develops and prepares policies and procedures governing handling and storage of supplies, equipment, sanitation, and record keeping and compiling of reports.
Reviews department performance and institutes changes in techniques or procedures to improve services, simplify work flow, assure compliance with regulatory requirements, and promotes more efficient operation of the Nutritional Services Department.
Develops standards of performance, determines areas of responsibility, assigns responsibility and accountability, and delegates authority to the various managerial, supervisory, and professional members of the staff.
Reviews records and reports covering number and kinds of regular and therapeutic diets prepared, nutritional and caloric analysis of meals, costs of raw food and labor, computations of daily ration cost, and inventory of equipment and supplies.
Works closely with Dietician and other hospital staff and departments.
Other duties as assigned.
Adheres to dress code, appearance is neat and clean and wears appropriate identification while on duty.
Completes annual health, safety, and education requirements. Maintains professional growth and development.
Maintains confidentiality of all patient and/or employee information to assure patient and/or employee rights are protected.
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and the skills necessary to provide age appropriate care to the patient population served.
Reports to work on time as scheduled; adheres to policies regarding notification of absence.
Attends all mandatory in-services and staff meetings.
Represents the organization in a positive and professional manner.
Complies with all organizational policies regarding ethical business practices.
Communicates the mission, ethics, and goals of the hospital, as well as the focus statement of the department.
Maintains current licensure/certification for position, if applicable.
Consistently demonstrates Guest Relations skills to patients, physicians, visitors, employees, and any other individuals with whom they may come in contact.
Consistently follows departmental and hospital Health, Safety, Security, Hazardous Materials policies and procedures.
HIPAA: Conduct job responsibilities in accordance with HIPAA privacy laws, follow hospital policy in provision of patient confidentiality. Able to identify patient confidentiality issues and reports to proper hospital personnel immediately.
Compliance: Conducts job responsibilities in accordance with standards set forth in Kindred's Code of Conduct, Kindred policy and procedures, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable standards.
Associates degree in Dietetics or Bachelor's degree in course work approved by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association (ADA) preferred, but not required.
Food Service Manager Certification/License.
SERV SAFE Certified or National Registry of Food Safety Professionals.
Registered Nutrition and Dietetics Technician (NDTR), Dietetic Technician (DTR), or Registered Dietician (RD) highly preferred.
Experience in managing food services in a healthcare facility, preferably acute care or skilled nursing, highly preferred.
Job : Plant Ops./Dietary/Materials Mgmt. Primary Location : CA-Escondido-Palomar Health Rehab Hospital Organization : 3844 - Palomar Health Rehab Hospital Shift : Day