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Food Service Director

Company: Next Step Healthcare
Location: Taunton
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Full Time PositionWedgemereHealthcare is currently seeking a Food Service DirectorCOMPANY OVERVIEW:At Next Step Healthcare, we are driven to provide each of our patients with an experience that exceeds their expectations. Whether you are a short-term patient with rehabilitation needs after a hospital stay or a long-term patient with chronic and complex care needs, our skilled nursing facilities are designed to offer personalized healthcare.POSITION SUMMARY:The Food Service Director plans and directs the Nursing Home Food Service staff to ensure safe, nutritious, cost effective meals and snacks for residents. Although interdisciplinary effort is required, Director of Food Services responsibilities include but are not limited to; meal time scheduling, menus, kitchen rounds, inventory, budgeting, supplies, food orders, staffing, overtime, hiring, infection control, greeting new residents, dining room rounds, grievances, meal accuracy, diet accuracy, safe workplace, harmonious workplace, customer service, policies and procedures, federal and state compliance. The Food Service Director must possess excellent leadership skills and have an ability to communicate effectively.RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Inspects Dietary Department daily to ensure that it is safe and sanitary.
  • Inspects storage areas on a weekly basis for proper temperatures, cleanliness, and order. Assists in cleaning procedures as needed.
  • Submits written reports to administration as necessary.
  • Plans nutritionally balanced & therapeutic meals that reflect the likes and dislikes of residents, as well as Public Health regulations.
  • Is responsible for food purchase, production, and timely service of meals.
  • Directs and supervises all dietary functions and personnel.
  • Purchases food products from approved vendors.
  • Maintains cost records and works to meet budget guidelines.
  • Monitors monthly expenditures.
  • Hires, orients, trains, counsels, disciplines, and when appropriate, terminates dietary employees.
  • Schedules work hours and assignments and reviews staff work performance.
  • Participates in department head meetings.
  • Participates in monthly QAPI meeting and prepares reports accordingly.
  • Participates in the Manager on Duty programQUALIFICATIONS:
    • Must be knowledgeable of Federal and State rules and regulations regarding nursing home dietary requirements
    • Graduate of a culinary or nutritional program, preferred
    • Certified Dietary Manager Certification, required
    • Prior food service experience in a healthcare setting, required
    • Prior food service experience in long-term care setting, preferred
    • Prior supervisory experience, preferred
    • Must be capable of maintaining regular attendanceBenefits include but not limited to:
      • Paid time off (vacation, sick, holiday)
      • Medical through BCBS
      • FSA
      • Dental
      • Vision
      • Life Insurance
      • 401(k)Perks
        • Life Assistance Program
        • Home and Auto Insurance Discounts
        • Verizon wireless discounts (22% discount)
        • Six Flags discountsNext Step Healthcare is an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace for all employees.

Keywords: Next Step Healthcare, Taunton , Food Service Director, Executive , Taunton, Massachusetts

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