Allied Health – Director Of Dietary Services & Registered Dietician

Allied Health – Director Of Dietary Services & Registered Dietician

POSITION TYPE: Allied Health

SPECIALTY UNIT: Director of Dietary Services & Registered Dietician

LOCATION: Michigan's Upper Peninsula

SHIFT: Days

JOB TYPE: Full-Time Permanent

 

 

Job Summary:

 

We are in search of an ambitious Director of Dietary Services & Registered Dietician that is responsible for the nutritional care program of the facility, evaluations, and recommendations concerning the administrative functions of the Dietary Services Department.

 

The Director of Dietary Services & Registered Dietician supervises the Food Service Supervisor and Dietary personnel. Daily contact with co-workers and other hospital personnel, medical staff, patients/residents, and visitors.

 

 

Responsibilities:

 

·        Supervises the Food Service Supervisor and Dietary personnel.

·        Responsible for strict conformance with all applicable accreditation standards (e.g. Hospital, DNV, state, federal) health and safety rules, policies and procedures.

·        Demonstrates accountability to accept responsibility for personal/professional growth and required certification/licenses.

·        Develop menu platters and plan menus based on current dietary guidelines.

·        Develop budget proposals and recommend procedures for cost control.

·        Plan, organize and conduct in-services/educational programs for department staff and hospital staff as required.

·        Evaluate and monitor food services systems, making recommendations that will provide nutritionally adequate quality food.

·        Plan, layout, design, and determine equipment requirements for food service facility.

·        Recommend and monitor standards for sanitation, safety, and security.

·        Assess, develop, implement, and evaluate nutritional care plans and provide follow up; perform Nutritional Assessments/Diet Plans.

·        Provide dietary consults and counseling with patients regarding selection and procurement of food and meal planning to meet optimum nutrition.

·        Consult with health care team concerning nutritional care of patients/clients.

·        Interpret, evaluate, and utilize pertinent current research relating to nutritional care.

·        Establish department policies and procedures.

·        Obtain, evaluate, and utilize dietary history information for planning nutritional care.

·        Calculate nutrient intakes and dietary patterns.

·        Conduct diet consults as ordered by physicians including out-patient diet education.

·        Be actively involved in QI programs.

·        Oversee employee dining services.

·        Complete MDS quarterly.

·        Update Care Plans.

·        Attend Care Plan meetings.

·        Attend nutrition meetings.

·        Other duties as assigned.

 

 

Job Benefits:

 

·        Competitive salary

·        Direct Deposit

·        401K

·        Comprehensive Health, Dental, and Vision benefits

·        Employee discount program

·        Excellent room for growth and advancement

 

 

 

Requirements:

 

·        State licensure or certification required.

·        Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, Dietetics, or similar area required.

·        Successful completion of an approved Dietetic Internship.

·        BLS preferred.

·        3 – 5 years’ experience in a healthcare food services facility preferred.

·        Supervisory experience preferred.

·        Ability to organize time and prioritize assignments under deadlines.

·        Computer skills a must.

·        Interpersonal skills a must with co-workers and other hospital personnel, medical staff, patients/residents, and visitors.

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