CARE INITIATIVES Dietary Services Manager in BEDFORD, Iowa

Dietary Services Manager Bedford Specialty Care Bedford, IANow hiring Dietary Services Manager to lead our dietary team at Bedford Specialty Care! We are seeking an energetic person to enhance our food and nutrition department. If you are passionate about food, cooking, and serving seniors - we want to hear from you!This full-time culinary management opportunity offers competitive pay and attractive benefits package. Qualified candidates will have documented completion of state-approved Food Services Supervisor Course or CDM.Apply Today!Keywords: Dietary, culinary, cook, food service, Bedford, Care Initiatives,PurposeUnder the general supervision of the Administrator and with guidance from the Director of Dietary Services, the Dietary Services Manager position assumes responsibility for residents receiving the highest quality nutrition and food service available within economic constraints, consistent with requirements identified on individual care plans and with applicable laws, regulations, and professional guidelines. The Manager plans, develops, directs and controls the activities of the Dietary Department. Functions with some latitude within technical expertise, and within constraints of established policy and procedure, consistent with accepted nutritional, dietary, and food service standards of practice.QualificationsDocumented completion of State-approved Food Services Supervisor Course.High school diploma or equivalent.Certified Food Protection ManagerServSafe Certification preferredMust be willing to complete the following during new hire orientation:Food, Safety, and Sanitation Study CoursesModified Diet TrainingKnowledge of institutional food service industry.Demonstrated institutional food service management skills.Functional Literacy in written and spoken English.Management and supervisory skills.Proficient interpersonal relationships and communication skills.Ability to follow written and oral instructions.Complete assignments timely, completely and accurately.Essential FunctionsPlan diets and menus approved by the qualified dietitian.Assure nutritional assessments/reassessments and care plans are initiated, completed, implemented and maintained consistent with established procedures and timelines.Participate in interdisciplinary care plan conferences; integrate nutritional plans of care with others; coordinate closely with Nursing Department via regular communication with DON.Implement and document in the dietary component of residents' assessments and care plans.Document each resident's progress toward care plan goals.Review and revise each resident's care plan as necessary.In conjunction with the qualified dietitian, gather data to assess residents' nutritional status and nutritional needs and document in medical record. Monitor and record changes to nutritional status/needs of residents; adjust recipes/menus to meet needs.On a weekly basis, review weight and skin concerns and report to qualified dietitian and DON; make recommendations/revisions in nutritional plan with consultation from the dietitian.Maintain procedure/instruction manual specific to department; assure correct procedures are implemented in preparation and serving of food and result in correct quantity, quality, temperature, and appearance of food served.Develop standards for and assure purchase of high quality food items, and proper storage and handling/preparation according to health and sanitation guidelines.Assume responsibility for Dietary Department compliance with current regulations; act as primary liaison with federal and state survey agencies regarding dietary services.Supervise food preparation and service.Perform simple arithmetic and units of measurement conversions used in food preparation.Interview residents and determine specific dietary needs and preferences.Inform and educate residents regarding therapeutic diets.Work with Administration and the Activity Department to plan menus and provide special foods for parties a