Director Of Nutrition & Food Services - Upmc Chautauqua

University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center Jamestown , NY 14702

Posted 3 weeks ago

Description

Purpose:

Plans, directs and coordinates the activities of the Food Service Department in accordance with the facility's mission and vision, to provide quality nutrition and food services to patients, visitors and staff. Establishes policies and procedures to provide administrative direction for menu formation, food preparation, distribution and service, budgeting, purchasing, sanitation standards, safety, staffing and staff development.

Responsibilities:

  • Attends professional meetings and conferences to keep informed of current practices and trends in the field of dietetic, nutrition and food service. Attends system wide meetings and leads system working groups as needed.

  • Determines quality and quantity of food required plans and prepares age appropriate master menus, supervises the planning of menus for therapeutic diets and control food costs. Ensures inspection readiness at all times.

  • Establishes and maintain rapport with medical, nursing and other departments so as to coordinate effective and efficient dietary services and activities.

  • Ensures the preparation of job descriptions and qualifications, performance evaluations, organizational charts and emergency preparedness, infection control and facility manuals reviewing all phases of the development operations.

  • Promotes a climate for collaboration, coaches and counsels and celebrates departmental success with the team. Reviews records and reports of number of meals, nutritional analysis of meals, costs of raw food, labor, supplies and inventories

  • Oversees food production, clinical nutrition and service programs as well as departmental personnel involved. Oversees the following: Interviews applicants for employment Orients and evaluates employees on a regular basis according to prescribed guidelines. Terminates employees according to standard procedures as required. Provides in-services and continuing education opportunities for the facility's dietary staff.

  • Continuously asses and reviews department performance and facility change procedures to improve services, simplify work flow, assure compliance with regulatory requirements, promote efficient operations and improve the performance of the department to meet customer needs and improve healthcare outcomes.

  • Leads the clinical nutrition efforts as appropriate. Maintains electronic food and nutrition management tools accurately at all times. Makes frequent inspections of all work, storage and servicing areas to determine that regulations and directions governing dietetic activities are followed.

  • Oversees the preparation of work schedules, vacation schedules, maintains records of tardiness and absenteeism. Prepares departmental budget on annual basis. Attends department head, safety, infection control and other hospital meets as directed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required. 5 years relevant food/nutrition experience required 4 years relevant leadership experience required

OR

  • Equivalent combination of education/experience HS Diploma/GED Required. 7 years relevant food/nutrition experience required 6 years relevant leadership experience required.

  • Must be able to accommodate flexible scheduling including weekends and holidays. Good oral/written communication skills

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

American dietetic association registration or eligibility and or dietary managers certification is preferred. ServSafe certification required within 6 months of hire. Servsafe Certified

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Veterans/Disability


icon no score

See how you match
to the job

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Mobile App Icon
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
App Store Icon Google Play Icon
lc_ad

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Graduate Nurse Opportunities Upmc Chautauqua Multiple Units

University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Posted 6 days ago

VIEW JOBS 10/18/2019 12:00:00 AM 2020-01-16T00:00 Description UPMC Chautauqua is looking for passionate, energetic individuals to begin their nursing career at the Jamestown, NY location – a 317-licensed bed hospital offering an extensive range of services. The Mission of UPMC Chautauqua is to improve the health and well-being of the people of Chautauqua County and the surrounding area in a way that includes compassion, dedication, a commitment to quality and patient safety while maintaining economic viability and a vision for the 21st Century. The Staff Nurse is a Registered Nurse (RN) or Graduate Nurse (GN) that provides highly competent patient care and treatment while demonstrating empathy and a passion for learning. A role that requires independent judgment, fluent communication, and candid partnership, the Staff Nurse establishes relationships with physicians, other care providers, patients, and patients' families in order to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care. As a nurse at UPMC, you will find: * Competitive wages, with a competitive BSN differential * An incomparable benefits package, including tuition reimbursement * Top clinicians, leading researchers, and the most modern equipment and technology in health care today * A nursing career ladder with opportunities for continued growth and advancement As a member of the care delivery team, the Staff Nurse is responsible to set the standards for the level and quality of care. The Staff Nurse has responsibility, authority and accountability for the provision of nursing care. The Staff Nurse manages and provides patient care activities for a group of patients and their families through the application of independent judgment, communication and collaboration with all team members. The role of the Staff Nurse encompasses the beginnings of leadership, partnership, collaboration and supervision. The Staff Nurse establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with physicians, other health care providers, patients and their families, to achieve desired patient outcomes throughout the continuum of care. The Staff Nurse begins to demonstrate a commitment to the community and to the nursing profession. Responsibilities: * Demonstrates accountability for professional development that improves the quality of professional practice and the quality of patient care. * Makes recommendations for the improvement of clinical care and the health of the workplace and welcomes and participates in change initiatives. * Leads by investing and building healthy relationships among colleagues and other disciplines. * Shows the ability to set priorities and demonstrates an understanding of shared governance and begins participating at the unit level. * Begins to serve as an engaged member of a team supporting colleagues in service to patients and families and may participate in task forces or other initiatives. * Demonstrates a basic knowledge of research, how it affects practice and who/what resources are available to assist with evidence-based practice by asking questions, demonstrating interest, participating in unit-based journal clubs. * Clinical practice demonstrates knowledge of how quality and innovation impacts patient satisfaction, safety, and clinical quality outcomes. * Identifies opportunities for improvement on the clinical area. * Demonstrates the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with all members of the health care team. * Begins to demonstrate awareness of cultural diversity, horizontal violence and impairment in the health professions. * Cares for patients and self by supporting safety in the workplace. * Actively engages in clinical development and/or RN residency program for new hires. * Requests opportunities to learn safe, accountable and autonomous practice from more experienced nurses. * Seeks, accepts and utilizes performance feedback from peers, preceptors and unit/department * Leaders as a learning opportunity and to improve practice. * Demonstrates enthusiasm for continuous learning and identifies and creates a plan for the continuation of learning and development. * Identifies patient and family needs for education and provides basic education to support the episode of care. * Seeks professional development and involvement through membership in a professional nursing organization and/or reading professional literature on a regular basis. * Applies basic nursing knowledge and skills within the framework of Relationship Based Care, using the nursing process to meet the clinical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of the patient and family. * Communicates effectively, both verbally and in documentation. * Demonstrates critical thinking in the identification of clinical, social, safety, spiritual issues within the episode of care. * Learns to incorporate national professional organization as well as business unit and health system's goals to improve patient safety, quality and satisfaction. * Formulates a plan of care and daily goals that consider individual patient needs. * Demonstrates initiative and seeks formal and informal opportunities to improve clinical practice. * Seeks guidance and asks questions to continuously improve nursing practice. * Creates a caring and compassionate patient-focused experience by building healing relationships with patient, families and colleagues. * Identifies ethical situations within patient care or within the workplace and seeks assistance. * Professionally accepts assignments that gradually increase patient load and complexity. Qualifications Qualifications: * The individual must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately to the ages of the patients served by his/her assigned unit as specified below. * They must also demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patients status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to his/her age-specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the department policy and procedures. * 0-1 year experience. * Completion of UPMC student nurse internship or student clinical transitions course at UPMC preferred. * BSN preferred. * Ability to establish and maintain positive, caring relationships with executives, managers, physicians, non-physician providers, ancillary and support staff, other departments, and patients/families. * Ability to work productively and effectively within a complex environment, handle multiple/changing priorities and specialized equipment. * Critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving abilities required as related to various aspects of patient care. * Good clinical judgment. * Critical thinking skills necessary to exercise and to lead others in application of the nursing process. * Mobility and visual manual dexterity. * Physical stamina for frequent walking, standing, lifting and positioning of patients. Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances: * CPR required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire * Must complete licensure examination within FOUR MONTHS of hire or within one year of graduation, whichever comes first. * Though temporary permits are valid for one year from the date of graduation, not one year from issue of permit (or until the results of the examination are known at which time it becomes null and void), UPMC requires that GNs take the licensure examination within 4 months of their start date or they will be terminated or demoted from the GN position, at the discretion of the BU. * Act 33 Child Clearance with Renewal * Act 34 Criminal Clearance with Renewal * Act 73 FBI Clearance * Basic Life Support or Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation * Older Adult Protective Services Act * Registered Nurse or Temporary Practice Permit UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center Jamestown NY

Director Of Nutrition & Food Services - Upmc Chautauqua

University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center