The Riverside University Health System (RUHS) - Medical Center currently has a vacancy for a Director of Food & Nutrition Services. This role is designed to effectively manage the department of Food & Nutrition Services and ensure key objectives are being met through supervisorial staff. The expectation is to improve customer satisfaction and oversee the long-term success within the medical center.
Recruiter Information: Please contact Qiana Ridley via email at Qridley@rivco.org.
Director of Hospital Food & Nutrition Services
The Director of Hospital Food and Nutrition Services, working in a managerial capacity and reporting directly to an executive level management class, oversees and directs the Food and Nutrition Services Division programs. Incumbents have detailed knowledge and a high level of discretion when making decisions and are responsible for the overall coordination and establishment of operations, programs, duties, policies, practices, and procedures through subordinates for the Food and Nutrition Services Division of the RUHS.
This class has been deemed eligible for the Performance Recognition Plan as set forth under Article 3, Section 311(C) of the County Management Resolution. Program eligibility requires employee to be in a leadership position, manage other employees or programs, and have significant influence on the achievement of organizational objectives.
Example of Essen tail Duties
Direct fiscal and budgetary matters for the various Food and Nutrition Services Division programs; coordinate activities with other hospital divisions, departments, and agencies to ensure fiscal objectives are achieved; research and prepare departmental budget; prepare written justification for budget proposals; articulate proposals and alternatives to executive level management.
Oversee all operational activities for the different Food and Nutrition Services Division functioning programs involving patient services, retail dining, food production, and purchasing; ensure compliance with health regulations regarding sanitary conditions in food storage, food preparation, services in kitchen and dining areas including food service staff, menu planning, quality assurance, and the purchasing and receiving of food, food services equipment, and supplies adhere to departmental and governmental nutrition standards.
Develop and implement divisional goals, objectives, policies, and procedures; develop work plans, assign special work activities, projects, and programs; monitor operational workflow; participate in the development of new programs to facilitate short and long-term strategies and financial planning.
Analyze and evaluate existing operational methods and procedures of various Food and Nutrition Services programs for effectiveness and efficiency, initiating and implementing changes as necessary to ensure compliance with federal, state, and County laws, rules, and regulations, and the rules and procedures of hospital accrediting bodies.
Monitor legislation and procedural requirements on food service programs as they relate to hospitals which affect the Food and Nutrition Services Division programs; may lobby for legislative changes.
Represent the division to outside groups and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees.
Establish outstanding working relationships with other leaders within the organization on a regular basis to determine if the division is meeting patient and guest needs and collaborate on enhancements designed to improve services from the Food and Nutrition Services Division
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree, preferably with a major in food services management or a closely related field to the assignment is preferred.
Experience: Five years of administrative, managerial, or supervisory experience in a high volume food service unit of an acute care hospital or healthcare agency which involved budget preparation and control, procurement of food supplies, and volume food preparation for a variety of dietary needs. (Coursework from an accredited college or university in food and nutrition, dietetics, institutional food management, food services management, or a closely related field to the assignment may substitute for up to a maximum of one year of the required experience on the basis of 30 semester or 45 quarter units equaling one year of full time experience.)
Knowledge of: Principles and procedures of food purchasing, food preparation and maintenance of inventories, refrigeration, serving equipment, supplies, and materials used in a commercial-size kitchen; sanitation and safety regulations; local, state and federal laws, rules and ordinances regarding food services; principles and practices of supervision; fiscal and personnel management; budget preparation and control; principles and practices of policy development and implementation; administrative problems involved in operating a governmental division with operational areas.
Ability to: Perform budget analysis, preparation and monitoring; plan, direct, coordinate, and manage the work of subordinates; research, analyze and make recommendations on administrative, management and procedural practices for food services; develop and implement new methods and procedures; interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations, policies, and procedures affecting a food service unit in a hospital; establish and maintain effective working relationships with personnel at all organizational levels and agencies; prepare comprehensive, clear and concise written and oral reports
Additional Salary Information: For a list of County of Riverside Benefits Please visit our website. http://benefits.rc-hr.com/
Internal Number: 13481
About Riverside University Health Systems Medical Center
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