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Certified Dietary Manager - Nexus Specialty Hospital - Shenandoah, TX

Description

This position is responsible for the work area in accordance with all sanitary and safety regulations, and day to day functions of the Dietary Aides.

Job Specific Responsibilities:

  • Adheres to Food Safety Manual regarding any and all food preparation practices.
  • Assists the Dietary Director in the training of Dietary Aides on job specific duties and completing competencies.
  • Ensures clean-up of kitchen/cafeteria and equipment on a daily basis, including sweeping, mopping and garbage.
  • Responsible for the Dietary Staff schedule.
  • Responsible for making sure that all dietary employee are completing their daily task
  • Ensures that the all meal presentations are well prepared and garnished
  • Define daily task and assignment’s
  • Monitor equipment and work areas  to verify they are maintained in a clean, safe and orderly manner, maintain strict adherence to procedures regarding cleaners or hazardous materials or objects, verify universal precautions and infection control, isolation, fire , safety and sanitation practices and procedures are followed, and promptly address any hazardous conditions and equipment
  • Interview, hire, train, supervise, evaluate and discipline dietary personnel
  • Ensures proper stocking, cleaning, and documentation of refrigerator temperatures in patient nutritional areas.
  • Ensures utensils and serving equipment/dishes are clean and ready for next meal service.
  • Assists with checking of meal trays for accuracy.
  • Assists Corporate Director of Facility Management in assuring that adequate levels of food supplies are maintained including appropriate storage and rotating of supplies.
  • Follows facility policies and procedures regarding proper sanitation, safety and infection control as mandated by the Texas Department of Health.
  • Prepares and serves special diet orders (such as pureed, low sodium, mechanically soft, cold food preparation, etc.)
  • Keeps work area clean and free of hazardous equipment.
  • Works safely with all equipment and duties.
  • Assists with all meal transport as needed.
  • Addresses patients, staff and visitors with warmth and respect.
  • Assists the cook with meal preparation as needed.
  • Utilizes time efficiently and completes duties without sacrificing quality of work.
  • Demonstrates flexibility in working hours and days scheduled in order to meet the needs of the department.
  • Scheduling of employee shifts.
  • Provides A.M. formulas according to written recipes and following proscribed methods of sanitation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Ensures that all dietary aides are cross trained in all phases in the kitchen
  • Ensures that all new employees have completed their new hire competency check list
  • Ensures that all corrective actions forms are prepared when needed
  • Responsible for making sure that the dining room is clean and presentable for each meal
  • Responsible for helping set up for special functions or meals that the dietary department is ask to participate in.
  • Ensures that there are clean serving trays in the dining room at all times during serving times.

Qualifications:

EDUCATION:

  • Must have high School diploma or equivalent

EXPERIENCE:

  • Three (3) years of experience in institutional or commercial food service preferred, supervisory experience and hospital management experience
  • Basic computer skills

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION:

  • Food Handlers Certification
  • Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) license within 90 days of employment
  • Must have valid driver’s license
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