ChristianaCare is seeking an Associate Director of Nutrition Services to plan, direct, supervise, and coordinate all activities related to Retail Operations, Patient Services and Kitchen Operations.
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Directs Retail, Patient Services and Kitchen Operations with regard to attainment of standards, quality of services, cost containment, and accountability.
Establishes policies and procedures for retail, patient services and kitchen operations.
Implements best practice standards for the provision meal service preparation and service to patients and retail customers.
Develops, implements, and supervises standards for respective section through evaluation of employee performance, expenditures, revenue, staff hours, and efficient scheduling.
Maintains fiscal responsibility for section and makes recommendations for annual budget expenditures.
Establishes key measures to assess and evaluate quality and safety of care and services provided. Identifies, develops, implements, monitors, and evaluates key performance improvement initiatives.
Responsible for human resource functions including hiring, promotions, terminations and discipliary actions using Culture of Responsibility principles.
Integrates nutrition principles into food service operations with regard to menu planning and product specifications.
Plans and presents inservice training for department.
Actively represents the Department of Food and Nutrition Services on committees as assigned and meets with nurse managers on a routine basis.
Prepares reports and annual appraisals as needed for presentation to departmental, medical and administrative staff.
Maintains compliance with State Department of Health, The Joint Commission, and other relevant regulatory agency standards.
Maintains professional registration. Keeps abreast of new developments in the clinical nutrition and food service field.
Demonstrates compliance with CCHS and departmental policies and procedures and mandatory education requirements including but not limited to safety, infection control, attendance, and dress code.
Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices; reports to supervisor, in a timely manner, any unsafe activities, conditions, hazards, or safety violations that may cause injury to oneself, other employees, patients and visitors.
Demonstrates leadership skills including: problem solving, delegation, decision making, training and promotion of employee morale and motivation. Serves as a positive role model.
Performs other related duties as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Master's Degree nutrition, business, or related field
Five years of managerial experience in health care facility.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.
EEO Statement: Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community, and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
UPDATE: ChristianaCare is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of our patients and caregivers. As we continue to meet the needs of our caregivers and our community through the COVID-19 pandemic, our commitment to health and safety requires that we take new steps to ensure a safe environment for medical care for our patients and a workplace that avoids preventable harm for our caregivers. For this reason, vaccination for COVID-19 is required for all caregivers at ChristianaCare and is considered a safety standard that is job-related and consistent with business necessity for all caregivers.
ChristianaCare Health System is headquartered in Wilmington, Delaware and is one of the country's largest health care providers, ranking 21st in the nation for hospital admissions. Christiana Care is proudly a Nurse Magnet recognized institution. Christiana Care Health System is also one of the largest health care providers in the mid-Atlantic region, serving all of Delaware and portions of seven counties bordering the state in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey. A not-for-profit, non-sectarian health system, Christiana Care includes two hospitals with more than 1,100 patient beds, and is a major teaching hospital with two campuses. Christiana Care is continually recognized for excellence on a regional and national level. Our role in the community is expressed in the Christiana Care Way: "We serve our neighbors as respectful, expert, caring partners in their health. We do this by creating innovative, effective, affordable systems of care that our neighbors value."Christiana Care is a great place to work because we value diversity and recognize it to be a core part of our success. Because of the diversity of our employees, affiliated health professionals and volunteers, we are ...positioned to meet the unique needs of our patients and community. We acknowledge and celebrate the uniqueness and talent of each employee. Because of our talented workforce we are able to provide a quality healthcare experience to our patients and community. We strive to create an inclusive environment in which individual diversity can be leveraged and thrive. Christiana Care Health System is an equal opportunity employer, firmly committed to prohibiting discrimination, whose staff is reflective of its community and considers qualified applicants for open positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, citizenship status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.
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