Director of Food and Nutrition Services

Albert Lea, Minnesota
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Oct 16, 2020
Location: Good Samaritan Society Albert Lea

Address: 75507 240th Street, Albert Lea, MN 56007-9549 USA

Employment Type: Full-Time

Shift: 8 Hours - Day Shifts

Job Summary

The Director of Food and Nutrition Services will work and manage food and nutrition services at our Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea and Austin locations.

Good Samaritan Society - Albert Lea is an 85-bed long term care and transitional care facility located in southern Minnesota in an area known as "The Land Between the Lakes". In addition to the care center, the campus also provides assisted living and senior housing services at its Hidden Creek and Bancroft Creek Estates Senior Living Communities.

Good Samaritan Society - Comforcare (Austin) is a 45-bed long term care and transitional care facility located along the Cedar River in Southeastern Minnesota.

The Director of Food and Nutrition Services will be responsible for overall management of the dietary department including food ordering, budgeting staffing, kitchen safety, and compliance with rules and regulations.
  • Full Time - 80 hours a pay period
  • Day Shift
  • Health, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • PTO - Paid Time Off
  • 401K with match
  • Paid holidays and many more

Job Responsibilities
  • This position is responsible to oversee department compliance with local, state and federal regulations and to perform the following according to location standards and procedures.
  • Demonstrates/encourages quality, person-centered care for the whole individual.
  • Formulates and works within annual budget.
  • Recruits, hires, and staffs work area at appropriate levels.
  • Acquires resources and means that promote a quality work environment.
  • Accepts accountability for activities under direct control; plans and organizes work with and for department.
  • Exercises sound judgment and decision-making; promotes cooperative working relationships within and between departments.
  • Keeps abreast of and implements new programs or practices.
  • Assists and participates in the QA/CQI process ensuring quality performance, and oversees department compliance.
  • Oversees procurement, storage, preparation, distribution and service of food under sanitary conditions.
  • Oversees and assures appropriate nutritional care for all residents according to physician orders, state/federal regulations and resident care plans within applicable scope of practice for profession.
  • Assures nutritious appetizing meals, snacks and supplements are planned, prepared, and served in a pleasant atmosphere.
  • Provides residents with opportunities for independence and choice consistent with their care plans and their cultural, ethnic and religious food preferences.
  • Ensures residents' common dining areas are pleasant and orderly.
  • Receives and shares information; observes and reports residents' conditions to appropriate staff.
  • Engage with employees daily and make certain staff has what is required to be successful in their position.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the work for positions supervised; ensures staff schedule is adequate and updated accordingly; assures daily work is assigned and provides staff authority to complete.
  • Updates staff on changes in workload or workplace and provides structured feedback.
  • Assesses staff competency and plans for education needs.
  • Notifies maintenance staff of equipment problems.
  • Demonstrates safe operation of dishwashing and kitchen equipment.
  • Follows location infection control procedures and OSHA and CDC guidelines that apply to blood borne pathogens while serving food, assisting residents and cleaning.

  • Completion of a dietary manager program approved by Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professional and certification as Certified Dietary Manager or completion of an accredited college program in nutrition, dietetics or food service or that meets CMS requirements for designation as director of food and nutrition.
  • Must become ServSafe certified within 90 days of employment.
  • Must have excellent leadership, communication, and supervisory skills, along with the ability to motivate, guide, develop and support staff in a changing work environment.
  • This position requires 1 - 3 years of experience working as a Food and Nutrition Director/Manager in a Skilled Nursing Home and/or similar health care setting.

The Good Samaritan Society offers an attractive, employee-approved benefits package for qualifying full-time and part-time employees. The variety of benefits include health benefits, a retirement plan, work/life balance benefits, voluntary benefits and much more! To review all of the great benefits and benefit eligibility, visit https//

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, marital status or other protected status. For more information including state-specific protections, please visit https//

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Req ID: req50460