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Certified Dietary Manager

Company: Fort Norfolk Retirement Community Inc
Location: Norfolk
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Description: Harbor's Edge is an exceptional resort-style and not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) located on the harbor in Norfolk, Virginia. Earlier this year Harbor's Edge completed a $225 million expansion ( called the River Tower, which includes an additional 24-story tower, doubling the square footage, adding 147 residential living units and 20 assisted living units. Harbor's Edge has 300 residential units in two Towers in addition to a small Skilled Nursing unit and 80 Assisted Living/Memory Care units. The Community employs approximately 300 employees. Current annual revenues are approximately $30 Million. The Certified Dietary Manager leads the Dietary Department, ensuring quality of all food. He/she directs and assists the preparation and serving of regular meals and therapeutic diets, orders food and supplies, maintains area and equipment in sanitary condition, and ensures smooth coordination with other nursing home departments.We are looking for someone with leadership qualities who can supervise and secure the cooperation of all dietary personnel. Candidates must have a basic knowledge of dietetic principles, food sanitation, and food service operation and must be able to work productively with other department heads/personnel and dietary consultants. The ideal candidate is a graduate of an approved dietary manager's course that meets state and federal care regulations. If not a graduate, candidates must be presently enrolled in a dietary manager course or be enrolled within four months of the next approved dietary manager course.ResponsibilitiesOversees food purchase, production, and timely service of mealsDirects and supervises all dietary functions and personnelPurchases food products from approved vendorsMaintains cost records and works to meet budget guidelinesHires, orients, train, counsels, disciplines, and, when appropriate, terminates dietary employeesSchedules work hours and assignments and reviews and checks staff work performance, ensuring each shift is properly staffedDevelops job descriptions, cleaning schedules, and other dietary management tools and checks in and inventories incoming food suppliesEnsures that proper storage is available and that handling of food and supplies complies with current guidelinesProcesses new diet orders and diet changes when received from nursing service and keeps diet cards updatedPlans and helps prepare and serve holiday and special meals and functionsVisits residents to complete initial nutritional assessment and screening, explain diet, record food preferences, and promote a quality food serviceVisits all residents at least one time per quarter (residents at nutritional risk are visited weekly) and documents all visitsParticipates in department head meetingsEvaluates work performance and gives evaluations to dietary employees and maintains the personnel records of dietary employeesCoordinates dietary service with nursing service and activities director, completing Nutritional Notes for all residents at nutritional riskEnsures that food supplies are available for use by dietary personnelChecks trays for accuracy before they are deliveredMaintains the standardized recipes in which the recipes are adjusted to the size of the facilityChecks diet orders that are received against physicians' orders at least once a month and notifies nursing of discrepanciesInspects Dietary Department regularly to ensure that it is safe and sanitarySubmits written reports to administration as necessaryPlans and presents in-service education programs for the Dietary DepartmentInvestigates on-the-job injuries and corrects the problem and/or retrains the employee as necessaryEnsures continued compliance with all federal, state, and local regulationsWorks with Dietary Consultant to achieve quality food serviceUpdates dining room seating chartMaintains current Care Plan for each resident through interdisciplinary Care Plan meetings and updating when necessaryMonitors the food intake of all residents and reports any problems to the Dietary Consultant and/or Director of NursingMaintains the security of the Dietary DepartmentKnows, understands, and conveys to other dietary staff personnel the federal and state rules and regulations regarding nursing home dietary requirements and enforces them within the scope of the Dietary DepartmentAttends in-service classes and staff meetingsPerforms other duties as assignedRequirements:QualificationsGraduate of approved dietary manager's course that meets state and federal care regulationsHigh school diploma/GED at a minimumExcellent verbal and written skillsGenuine desire to work with the elderly and/or disabledAn up-beat and engaging personalityRelevant experience preferredPI201776824

Keywords: Fort Norfolk Retirement Community Inc, Norfolk , Certified Dietary Manager, Executive , Norfolk, Virginia

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