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Food and Nutrition Manager - Johnston, Iowa

Updated: Dec 6, 2022

Posted Date: 12/5/22

Johnston, Iowa

Full Time


As the Food and Nutrition Manager, you'll be responsible for the management of the day-to-day operations of the dietary department and Dietitians. What You'll Do

  • *Supervise the team through effective hiring, training, coaching, and performance management. Ensure development of staff to achieve high results. Promote engagement and satisfaction to drive retention. Collaborate with management team to identify opportunities for improvement.

  • *Assist the Inpatient Operations Manager and Infection Prevention/Quality Assurance Nurse with clinical leadership, coordination, quality, risk management, productivity, and human resource management of dietary cooks and dietary department functions.

  • *Represent the dietary department in multidisciplinary health care teams and be the primary on-site liaison responsible for maintaining effective communication and cooperation with clinicians and other healthcare professionals.

  • *Monitor compliance with all regulatory and organizational requirements and ensure that a safe working environment is always maintained by enforcing regulatory and organizational standards.

  • *Plan and approve residential and café menus while collaborating with the clinical dietitian team lead and speech therapist team lead.

  • *Ensure the acquisition of food supplies and equipment needed to support residential and staff food service operations.

  • *Collaborate with Human Resources Department on planning, coordinating, preparing, and delivering food items to support organization wide sponsored events.

  • *Assist in developing and managing the financial budget for the dietary department in coordination with the Inpatient Operations Manager.


What You'll Need

  • *Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.

  • *Completion of a State approved Dietary Manager Program. *Licensed Dietitian in the state of Iowa.

  • *One year of supervisory experience in quantity cooking (i.e. hospital, cafeteria, healthcare facility, or restaurant).

  • *One year of experience in purchasing food preferred.

  • *Ability to communicate effectively and professionally in reading, writing, and speaking the English language.

  • *This position may be subject to COVID-19 safety requirements. If applicable, specific requirements will be discussed during the interview process.

Additional Information:

Why ChildServe? ChildServe has earned the title of Top Workplace every year since 2014. Here’s why employees love working here:

  • *Our work matters. We partner with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a great life.

  • *We’re not your average non-profit. We serve 5,600 children each year through over 30 specialty pediatric services in the Ames, Des Moines, and Iowa City areas. Many of our programs are one-of-a-kind.

  • *Our team members rock. Our teams are filled with people who care about their coworkers, and who believe that collaboration is key to providing exceptional care to children.

  • *Our learning never stops. As a non-profit dedicated to innovation, we’re proud to help many team members gain new certifications, continue their education, take their expertise to the next level, and find new opportunities to advance their career right here at ChildServe.

  • *We’re moving forward together. Experts across multiple disciplines work together to help kids get the best care possible.

Ready to leave work every day knowing you’ve made a difference for kids and families? Let’s move Forward Together - apply today!

ChildServe is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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