DIETARY SERVICES MANAGER
Vivage - Albuquerque, NM

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VIVAGE Quality Health Partners, a Quality Life Management and Pinon Management company, is seeking a DIETARY SERVICES MANAGER at Laguna Rainbow Elder Center , located in Casa Blanca, New Mexico. VIVAGE Quality Health Partners is a nationally-recognized Long Term Care management company that currently manages 27+ skilled nursing facilities throughout Colorado, 16 in the Denver metro area, 11 rural locations including Greeley, Grand Junction, Holly, Canon City, Pueblo, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the Oklahoma Pan Handle. We have approximately 2,200 employees and over 2,100 healthcare beds. Levels of care at our VIVAGE facilities include: skilled nursing, rehabilitation, Long Term Care, sub-acute ventilator dependence as well as specialty Alzheimer’s, Dementia, and Assisted Living care. We have been in Colorado for over 55 years of combined successful outcomes by Quality Life Management and Piñon Management, providing services that enhance and improve operations and consumer satisfaction. VIVAGE Quality Health Partners is dedicated to person-centered care and we embrace the Eden Alternative™ philosophy, bringing the “quality of life in aging” and “living well.”

Many of our homes are Eden registered. We invite you to apply for these opportunities. For consideration, please apply online at www.VIVAGE.com Careers . VIVAGE offers a competitive salary in addition to excellent employee benefits.

To learn more about us and the homes we manage, please visit our website at www.VIVAGE.com . VIVAGE brings “quality of life in aging” and “living well” to Long Term Care!

EOE M/F/D/V

No Agencies or Affiliates, please!

BASIC FUNCTIONS

The primary responsibility of your job position is to assist the Dietician in planning, organizing, developing and directing the overall operation of the Food Service Department following the current federal, state and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern long term care and assisted living facilities. You are entrusted to assure that quality nutritional services are provided on a daily basis and that the Food Service Department is maintained in a clean, safe, and sanitary manner.

PRINCIPLE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Coordinate food services and activities with other related departments.

Assist in developing and maintaining written food services policies and procedures.

Interpret the department’s policies and procedures to residents, employees, visitors, government agencies, etc., as necessary.

Perform administrative duties such as completing necessary forms, reports, evaluations, studies, etc to assure control of equipment and supplies.

Develop and maintain a file of tested standard recipes.

Inspect food storage rooms, utility/janitorial closets, etc., for upkeep and supply control.

Interview residents or family members, as necessary to obtain diet history.

Participate in maintaining records of the resident’s food likes and dislikes.

Provide substitute foods or similar nutritive value to residents who refuse food served.

Assist in developing methods for determining the quality and quantity of food served.

Ensure that menus are maintained and filed.

Assist in planning regular and special diet menus to assure they are in compliance with the physician’s orders.

Evaluate and implement recommendations from established committees as they may pertain to food services.

Assist in the recruitment, interviewing, and selection of food services personnel.

Schedule department work hours.

Counsel/discipline food service personnel as requested of as necessary.

Terminate employment when necessary, documenting and coordinating such actions with the HR Director and/or Administrator.

Monitor absenteeism.

Assist in establishing a food service production line.

Conduct departmental performance evaluations.

Assist in interviewing/obtaining food supply vendors.

Assist in the purchasing of food service supplies, equipment, etc., as required.

Assist in planning department’s budget.

Maintain confidentiality of all pertinent resident care information including protected health information.

Demonstrate a passion for caring as evidenced by interaction with co-workers, residents, families, and visitors.

Perform all other duties, as assigned.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/JOB TRAINING

Must possess, as a minimum, a high school diploma.

Be a graduate of an accredited course in dietetic training approved by the American Dietetic Association.

Experience

Must have, as a minimum five (5) years experience in a supervisory capacity in a hospital, nursing care facility, or other related medical facility.

Must have training in cost control, food management, diet therapy, etc.

Specific Requirements

Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.

Must be registered as a Food Service Director in this state.

Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel.

Must be knowledgeable of food services practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing food services functions in nursing care facilities.

Must maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, and maintain the appearance of food service areas.

Must perform regular inspections of food services service area for sanitation, order, safety, and proper performance of assigned duties.

Must have the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs goals, objectives, policies, procedures, etc ., of the Food Service Department.

Must posses the ability to deal tactfully when personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.

Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

Required Skills

Certification required in jurisdiction where performing duties where applicable.

Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language.

Must be registered as a Food Service Director in this state.

Must possess leadership ability and willingness to work harmoniously with and supervise other personnel.

Must be knowledgeable of food services practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing food services functions in nursing care facilities.

Must maintain the care and use of supplies, equipment, and maintain the appearance of food service areas.

Must perform regular inspections of food services service area for sanitation, order, safety, and proper performance of assigned duties.

Must have the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement, and interpret the programs goals, objectives, policies, procedures, etc ., of the Food Service Department.

Must posses the ability to deal tactfully when personnel, residents, family members, visitors, government agencies/personnel and the general public.

Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.

Required Experience

Must have, as a minimum five (5) years experience in a supervisory capacity in a hospital, nursing care facility, or other related medical facility.

Must have training in cost control, food management, diet therapy, etc.

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