The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate is energetic, organized and has strong multitasking abilities. Directors should be committed to learning and complying with health care standards of food preparation for nursing homes. Candidates should be able and willing to help in any area of dining services department as needed. Applicants should feel comfortable with management and be able to hire, terminate or remediate staff. This position will report to the Administrator and by applying for the position you recognize that nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties or responsibilities to this job at any time. You may be asked to help in other areas of the building as needed for the optimal performance of your building/department and the well-being of our residents.
Essential Job Functions
As a Director of Dining Services in a Grace Management Services facility you must be able to perform the following essential functions as demonstrated by the ability to:
Participation in the nutritional care of the residents including gathering of objective data for initial, annual and quarterly assessments, resident interviews for food preferences and participation in the interdisciplinary care plan meetings.
Responsible for staffing the dietary department including scheduling , adhering to departmental budget, adhering to budgeted hours, and hiring and training new employees.
Responsible for evaluation and termination of employees.
Communicates pertinent information to employees including in-service education.
Communicates payroll and payable information for the dietary department to the office manager.
Responsible for the purchasing, requisition, receiving and storage of all food and supplies for the dietary department and maintains cost within the dietary budget.
Responsible for high sanitation standards including preparation and enforcement to cleaning schedules for the dietary department.
Coordinates the maintenance of equipment in the dietary department.
Maintains records for the dietary department including menus, standardized recipes, meal census, diet cardex, diet roster, diets served, purchase records, weekly staffing and current policies and procedures.
Adheres to all facility policies and procedures including Resident's Rights, infection control and safety.
Comply with state, federal and OSHA regulations.
Comply with all facility policies and procedures.
Accountable for the information contained in the employee handbook.
Coordinates foods for special events or parties with activities or other departments as necessary.
Plan food substitutions for residents who refuse or are unable to eat the food served.
Attends in-services, seminars and food shows as directed by supervisor.
Represents the dietary department in a professional manner and accepts duties from supervisor in a cooperative manner.
Understands that exposure to hazardous chemicals or blood borne pathogens is a possibility in long term care.
All candidates must be proficient in basic computer programs and must be able to correspond timely through e-mail or other forms of technical communication as needed to successfully complete the requirements for this job. Employees are required to complete monthly on-line education courses to keep our team members knowledgeable on the latest information and regulations. By completing the application for this position, you acknowledge that you feel comfortable meeting these qualifications.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Individuals may be required to:
Sit or stand for extended periods of time
Reach above shoulder heights, below waist or lift as required to complete the job responsibilities
Proper lifting techniques, ability to read computer screens and the ability to follow written and verbal instructions are required
Must be able to lift 35 50 pounds. Raising objects from lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. This requirement occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
Must be able to balance, climb, crouch, grasp, kneel, pull, push, reach, stand and stoop adequately to perform the essential functions of the job.
Must be able to hear, smell, feel and speak adequately to perform the essential functions of the job.
Must be able to read and write the English language.
Must be able to work inside and outside with exposure to outdoor weather conditions.
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Sprenger Health Care Systems