Therapeutic Alternatives, Inc.

  • VSC Dietary Manager

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/5/2018 10:54 AM)
    Job ID
    Regular Full-Time
    1st Shift
    USD $25,000.00/Yr.
  • Overview

    This position must provide management for the Dietary Department. The Dietary Manager will direct and assist the preparation and serving of regular meals and therapeutic diets, order food and supplies and maintain area and equipment in sanitary conditions. The Dietary Manager will hire, train, schedule and supervise dietary staff.  


    Responsibilities are determined by the communities needs and may include, but are not limited to the following:


    1. Understand and follow all regulations as required by HIPAA
    2. Work cooperatively with all other staff and relate favorably to residents, their families and service providers
    3. Develop and maintain positive communication with internal and external vendors and regulatory agencies
    4. Notify Director of any resident, families or staff concerns/incidents including neglect, abuse and exploitation
    5.  Responsible for food purchase, production and timely service of meals. In addition to timely service, ensure quality and presentation of food served
    6. Direct and supervise all dietary functions and personnel
    7. Purchase food products from vendors approved by Victorian Senior Care and maintain the dietary budget
    8. Hires, orients, trains, counsels, disciplines and when appropriate, terminates dietary employees
    9. Schedules work hours and assignments also reviews and checks off staff work performance. Is responsible to see that each shift is properly staffed
    10. Develops job descriptions, cleaning schedules, and other dietary management tools
    11. Checks in and inventories incoming food and supplies
    12. Assure that proper storage is available, and that handling of food and supplies complies with current guidelines
    13. Processes new diet orders and diet changes when received from the resident care coordinator and keeps diet spreadsheet updated
    14. Plans and assists in preparation and service of holiday and special meals and functions
    15. Visit newly admitted residents to discuss food preferences, dining services and to introduce self
    16. Visits all residents during meal times to discuss dining experiences and food preferences
    17. Participates in Department Head Meetings
    18. Checks meals for accuracy and presentation before they are served 
    19. Maintains the standardized recipes in which the recipes are adjusted to the size of the community
    20. Makes necessary substitutions to the menu based on the preferences of the residents and documents appropriately
    21. Works directly with the Resident Care Coordinator to insure diet orders are accurate
    22. Inspects storage areas for proper temperatures and cleanliness. Assists in cleaning procedures as needed. Inspects dietary department regularly to ensure that it is safe and sanitary.
    23. Plans and presents training programs for the dietary department
    24. Submits written reports to administration as necessary
    25. Ensures continued compliance with all state, local and community regulations
    26. Is responsible for knowing, understanding and conveying to other dietary staff the State rules and regulations regarding Adult Care Home requirements and is responsible for their enforcement within the scope of the Dietary Department
    27. On call for all aspects of the Dietary Department
    28. Perform other duties as required and requested by the Administrator/Director



    1.      Must possess a High School Diploma or GED

    2.      Must be able to read, write, understand and follow directions

    3.      Must be in good mental and physical condition

    4.      Must possess leadership qualities and be able to supervise and secure the cooperation of the dietary personnel

    5.      Must have basic knowledge of dietet

    6.      Must be able to work productively with other department heads and personnel, as well as dietary consultants

    7.      Must possess good written and verbal communication skills

    8.      Must possess good computer skills and be able to electronically submit the food order

    9.      Must possess proven Customer Service skills and experience

    10.  Must have a clear SBI and DMV record and maintain them during period of employment

    11.  Must not have substantiated findings on the NC Health Care Personnel Registry

    12.  Must possess knowledge of or be willing to learn the NC DHSR Adult Care Home Rules and Regulations pertaining to Food Service and therapeutic diets

    13.  Must possess knowledge of or be willing to learn NC Sanitation Rules and Regulations

    14.  Must have 6 years of driving experience with clear driving record.

    15.  Must wear slip resistant shoes while working in dietary at all times.

    Physical Requirements:


    The Dietary Manager stands and walks intermittently throughout the working day, as well as reaches, stoops, bends, lifts, carries and manipulates various food products, dietary supplies and equipment. The Dietary Manager must have the ability to work with chemicals/cleaning agents and must be able to lift and/or carry 50 to 75 pounds.



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