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Posted: Monday, January 8, 2018 3:19 AM


Mercy Medical Center, a Dignity Health member, has been building a rich history of care in our community for more than 100 years. We have grown from a small one-story wooden structure into a major healthcare provider with a new 186-bed main campus, offering the latest in facility design and technology. Mercy also operates Outpatient Centers, a Cancer Center and several rural clinics.

Wherever you work throughout our system, you will find faces of experience with dedication to high quality, personalized care. Joining our 1,300 employees, 230 physicians and many volunteers, you can help carry out our commitment to providing our community with the excellence they have come to associate with Mercy Medical Center.


Position Summary:

Plans, administers and directs all location activities related to food service including financial accountability, compliance with standards established by Dignity Health and regulatory agencies. Leads food and nutrition services departments. Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other departments to provide a unified food and nutrition (dietary) service experience for patients, residents, visitors and employees. Has authority and delegated responsibility including, the daily management of the food services, implementing training programs for dietary staff and assuring that established policies and procedures are maintained..

* Responsible for the daily management of all food and nutrition (dietary) services; Plans, directs, coordinates and controls resources of the Food and Nutrition Services Department to provide food service for customers, employees and patients; prepares the budget and assists in the development of short -term and long-term financial and operational plans for the department.

* Establishes and maintains regulatory compliance with food and nutrition services and policies and procedures to address safe practices for food handling, emergency food supplies, menu planning, purchasing and storage of food and supplies.

* Manages department human resources to ensure effective employee orientation, training and development, supervision of work, personnel performance, wage/benefit administration and compliance with established labor regulations and hospital or Dignity Health human resources policies and procedures.

* Monitors the performance of the department through assessment and analysis of customer/patient satisfaction systems, quality and nutritional assessments, inspections, and financial reports. Completes QAPI assessment reports and corrective actions in collaboration with the hospital QAPI department. Promptly addresses customer complaint, and conduct service recovery where possible. Conducts rounding with patients and staff. Maintain log of of patient and staff feedback is considered in continuous improvement.



* Knowledge of organization's budget process and ability to apply policies and practices for planning and administering a budget.

* Knowledge of applicable laws, rules and regulations governing Food and Nutrition Services (FNS); ability to provide, prepare and serve inpatient meals, supplements, and menu selection services.

* Knowledge of storage, preparation and maintenance of the food services area for hospital facility; ability to use these theories and techniques to provide sanitary, timely and satisfactory meals.

* Knowledge of care and maintenance of food and related equipment for delivering of meals; ability to distribute meals in a safe and timely manner consistent with prescribed diets.

* Knowledge of proper care and maintenance of kitchen areas; ability to ensure sanitation, safety and compliance standards are met in accordance with facility policies and related legal requirements.

* Knowledge of and ability to use methods, tools and documentation for evaluating, selecting, and certifying suppliers and partners.

Education and Experience:

* Experience: Minimum three (3) years nutritional services experience, with at least two (2) years leadership experience.

* Education: Bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Dietetics or related field or a combination of education and experience in lieu of the degree.

* Licensure: Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) or Registered Dietitian Nutrition. If not currently certified, certification to be obtained within 6 months of hire.

* Special Skills: None specified.

* Training: None specified.


Associated topics: dairy, diet, dietary, dietitian, food, headstart, nutrition, nutritional, sfs, wic


• Location: Merced

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