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Food and Nutrition Services Manager - Big Rapids, MI 49307


Metron Integrated Health Systems has served the West Michigan community with compassionate, quality healthcare services for over 40 years. Offering sub-acute rehabilitation services and sub-acute care, Metron helps patients resume healthy, happy, and productive lifestyles.


If you love serving others, then Metron offers the opportunity for you to use your culinary experience in a challenging but exciting position as a Cook.


What you'll do: The Food and Nutrition Services Manager is responsible for providing nourishing food to residents, guests and employees under sanitary conditions as directed and in accordance with established policies and procedures. They assure meals are prepared according to menus and in accordance with Federal and State regulations. The Food and Nutrition Services Manager plans menus in consultation with dietitian while taking advantage of foods in season and local availability.


You're a good fit if: You are a team player, you bring a smile to work every day. Since the Dietitian is part of the nutrition team that oversee the nutritional and dietary needs of the residents within Metron, you need to be a good team player. You must also be able to assist in the development of care plans, counseling, coordinating with other team members, and recommendations for diet orders/ nutritional supplementation. .


You're qualified for this position if: You are a Registered dietitian, or Register Eligible, or possess a Bachelor of Dietetics Degree. You meet all or some of these qualifications outlined below.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


Maintain and review policies and procedures for Food and Nutrition Services.


Plan regular and therapeutic diet menu cycles with consultation from a registered dietitian. Test, standardize, and supervise the use of recipes, including portion control.


Calculate specific therapeutic diets as ordered by the physician. Provide nutritional supplements and snacks as required to meet individual nutritional needs.


Assist in the preparation and administration of the annual operating and equipment budget for Food and Nutrition Services. Prepare and review monthly cost analysis reports. Take inventory and purchase food and departmental supplies in quantity, quality, and variety needed in accordance with Facility budget and standards. Inspect purchases received for accuracy.


Provide assurance of safety and sanitation standards and requirements by making periodic environmental/sanitation rounds of the kitchen, dining rooms, and nourishment rooms. Report needed repairs to the Environmental Plant Manager.


Participate in periodic surveys by the Michigan Department of Health, and other regulatory agencies, and become familiar with changes in regulations, which impact food handling and departmental operations to ensure compliance.


Maintain records of daily menus showing any changes made, food usage, meal census, and nutritional intervention plans in accordance with policy.


Conduct initial visit and subsequent conferences with patients to assess dietary needs and preferences and prepare nutritional intervention plan.


Conduct written or informal patient surveys concerning menus and meal service. Follow up on complaints.


Attend department and staff, QAPI, and patient care conferences as required.


Communicate regularly with dietary consultant to seek advice and consultation on dietary matters and care planning.


Assist the Life Enrichment Director in planning and implementing special events, which require refreshments.


Maintain confidentiality in accordance to HIPAA guidelines


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


Consult with physicians and health care personnel to assess nutritional needs, diet restrictions and current health plans to develop, implement, and document nutrition care plans in PCC and provide nutritional counseling.


Advise residents and their families on nutritional principles, nutritional intervention plans and diet modifications, and food selection and preparation.


Counsel individuals and groups on basic rules of good nutrition, healthy eating habits, and nutrition monitoring to improve their quality of life.


Monitor food service operations to ensure conformance to nutritional, safety, sanitation and quality standards.


Perform quality inspections of meals served for conformance to prescribed diets and standards of palatability and appearance.


Advise Food and Nutrition Services Manager and organization on sanitation, safety procedures, budgeting, and planning to assist with the establishment, operation and evaluation of food service facilities and nutrition programs.


Plan and conduct training programs in dietetics, nutrition, and institutional management and administration for dietetic interns, medical students, health-care personnel and the public.


Attend management meetings and weekly Nutrition at Risk meetings.


Perform discharge summaries and diet education for discharging residents.


Consult with the Corporate Dietitian.


Complete nutrition MDS.


Assist with passing out meal trays.


Investigate and address weight losses and weight gains in residents.


Discuss resident weight differences with nursing management to address the issue. Follow up continually to ensure patient is meeting weight goals.


Be able to effectively work with residents with various and altered mental statuses.


Perform other duties or functions assigned.



Must be a Registered dietitian, or Register Eligible, or possess a Bachelor of Dietetics Degree.

Qualified dietitian, or graduate from a state approved course in food service management, or graduate of an accredited collegiate program with a degree in foods or nutrition or food administration, or be a Certified Dietary Manager or become one within one year of hire.


One year of management experience preferred.


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