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Assistant Director Food & Nutrition Services - Woodland Hills, CA
Kaiser Permanente




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Location: Woodland Hills, CA Job Number: 636748 Date posted: 10/06/2017

Description: Plans, organizes, coordinates and directs provision of high-quality, cost-effective inpatient clinical nutritional services and inpatient feeding operations that meet or exceed TJC, regulatory and budget requirements. Collaborates with Outpatient Clinical Services managers to plan and coordinate provision of clinical nutritional services in the outpatient arena.

Essential Functions:

  Plans, develops, controls and coordinates the provision of nutritional services including professional services, nutrition care services, in- and out-patient feeding and computer nutrition programs.

  Develops, implements, and maintains policies and procedures for area of responsibility.

  Acts as a key liaison with professional staff (physicians, nurse managers, pharmacists, and other Kaiser staff) to ensure open communications regarding patient food services and nutritional care services.

  Manages and resolves human resource, labor relations, departmental safety, and risk management issues for area of responsibility.

  Actively participates in the Service Area and departmental quality assurance programs and ensures quality care of members, patients, and staff by the continuous monitoring and improvement of related activities.

  Collaborates with the other Service Area Assistant Directors to plan, integrate, and coordinate provision of products and services for all customer groups.

  Collaborates with the management team in developing short and long range goals and objectives for the Food and Nutrition Services Department that complement the Service Area and Medical Center Strategic Plan.

  Manages activities of assigned staff to include staffing, recruiting, hiring, orienting, training, performance evaluation, counseling, and disciplining.

  Assists in planning and development of departmental operating and capital budgets, monitors payroll and non-payroll expenditures for Nutrition Services.

  Ensures on-going compliance of all services with TJC, Title 22, and Federal, State and local regulatory agencies.

Basic Qualifications:

  Minimum three (3) years of experience in a related field.

  Minimum one (1) year of experience in a clinical setting.

  Minimum one (1) year in a management and/or a supervisory role.

  Bachelor's degree in food and/or nutrition science.
License, Certification, Registration

  A Registred Dietitian per Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR).

Additional Requirements:

  Demonstrated strong working knowledge of clinical competencies based on nutritional care standards of the American Dietetics Association, American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and relevant practice groups.

  Demonstrated ability to utilize computerized food service management systems in the provision of patient care required.

  Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  Master's degree strongly preferred.

  Hospital food service and clinical nutrition management preferred.

  Regulatory experience preferred.


  Occasional weekend and holidays may be required as needed.
Primary Location: California,Woodland Hills,Woodland Hills Medical Center 5601 De Soto Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: Varies Working Hours End: Varies Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Non-Union, Non-Exempt Job Level: Manager with Direct Reports Job Category: Nutrition / Food Services Department: Food and Nutrition Services Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.


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