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Dietary Manager

Posted: January 19, 2018

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Pershing Gardens in Stickney, IL is currently seeking a Certified Dietary Manager. The ideal candidate would be a graduate of a dietetic technician or dietetic assistant training program approved by American Dietetic Association and completion of a state-agency-approved 90-hour course in Food Service supervision with on-the-job counseling by a dietitian.

Responsibilities of the Dietary Manager

  • Plan, organize, staffing, direct, coordinate, report, budget, and physical management of the dietary department’s employees and equipment in a way that the dietary services of the facility shall be maintained in accordance with established policies
  • Support the facility’s philosophy of care and strive to achieve its goals and objectives
  • Establish, in conjunction with the dietary consultant, dietary policies and procedures and maintain their currency with new state and federal regulations, as well as all departmental job descriptions
  • Visit with residents upon admission to make an initial nutritional diet assessment and to ascertain food preferences and give instructions to residents, family, and staff regarding dietary requirements and restrictions
  • Determine an initial plan of care for each resident and update the assessment as needed
  • Perform other dietician related duties as directed by the Administrator

Requirements of the Dietary Manager

  • Graduate of a dietetic technician or dietetic assistant training program approved by American Dietetic Association
  • Completion of a state-agency-approved 90-hour course in Food Service supervision with on-the-job counseling by a dietitian
  • Physically and mentally capable of performing routine job duties
  • Personable with residents, families, and staff in a professional and cooperative manner while showing compassion, tolerance, and understanding for the elderly
  • Excellent administrative, managerial, organizational, planning, and interpersonal skills including leadership qualities that motivate and direct the dietary staff.
  • Knowledge of JCAHO, IDPA, IDPH, OSHA, OBRA, county, city, and state regulations as well as standards of accrediting agencies as they pertain to dietary services

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