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Working As A Dietary Manager

  • Getting Information
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Unpleasant/Angry People

  • $30,340

    Average Salary

What Does A Dietary Manager Do At Washington State

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* Responsible for all outcomes and services of the dietary department to include food (planned, prepared, served), equipment, staffing, and special events which involve dietary intervention and/or assistance.
* This position approves all budget requests within the department and makes recommendations for major equipment purchases.
* Responsible for meeting regulatory requirements, monitoring the quality of foods purchased and served, assuring that resident's individual nutritional needs are identified, nutritionally adequate menus are planned, and that planned menus are accurately served.
* Oversees preparation of mechanically soft, diabetic, sodium restricted, reduction and other therapeutic diets.
* The Dietary Manager directly supervises up to 16 employees. (12 full-time and 4 on-call

What Does A Dietary Manager Do At Traditions Senior Living

* Plan Dietary Services
* Participate in regularly scheduled conferences including Department Supervisor meetings and Interdisciplinary Care plan meetings.
* Purchase food and supplies within budget and maintain a supply to adequately cover each meal.
* Provide technical guidance and administrative direction over diet planning menu formulation, and preparation and service of regular and therapeutic diets.
* Plan menus, conferring with the Dietary Consultant as needed, to confirm that menus conform to nutritional standards and government and established regulations and procedures.
* Interview residents or family members, as necessary, to obtain diet history.
* Participate in maintaining records of the resident’s food likes and dislikes.
* Confirm that charted dietary progress notes are informative and descriptive of the services provided and of the resident’s response to the service.
* Visit residents periodically to evaluate quality of meals served, likes and dislikes, etc.
* Provide timely and accurate completion of dietary portion of MDS, RAP, Resident Care Planning, and Progress Notes as well as Dietary Assessment, Nutritional Data Card, Diet Card and any other dietary forms as required by the Administrator in order to comply with federal and state regulations and facility policies and procedures.
* Supervise
* Food Preparation and Staffing
* Provide nutritious, well-prepared, and palatable meals in a timely and consistent manner while adhering to menus and diet orders.
* Verify appropriate meals/snacks are served to residents with special Dietary needs.
* Monitor food production maintaining use of standardized recipes and menus and ensuring proper preparation and storage of food and supplies.
* Maintain the highest level of quality and timeliness of food service.
* Maintain adequate food and supplies for disaster preparedness as required by state and federal regulations.
* Unit Supervision Management
* Interview, hire, train, supervise, evaluate and discipline dietary personnel.
* Provide that departmental disciplinary action is administered fairly and without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, or marital status.
* Recognize staff for exceptional care and job performance on a regular basis and as part of their formal performance evaluation.
* Make job assignments and set priorities.
* Orient new staff and participate in recruitment and selection.
* Keep employees informed of changes that affect them.
* Meet Company policies and State and Federal regulations regarding sanitation and safe food handling techniques.
* Develop Plan of Correction following State, Federal and QA surveys as needed.
* Maintain records, manage budget and supplies.
* Monitor equipment and work areas to verify they are maintained in a clean, safe and orderly manner; maintain strict adherence to procedures regarding cleaners or hazardous materials or objects; verify universal precautions and infection control, isolation, fire, safety and sanitation practices and procedures are followed; and promptly address any hazardous conditions and equipment.
* Monitor food preparation and food storage areas to be sure that health and sanitation regulations are being met.
* Review resident diet information and care plans, discuss with resident, family, nursing staff, and Dietary Services Consultant as necessary to make appropriate changes.
* Create and implement procedures for department equipment to be operated only by trained, authorized personnel in a safe manner.
* Other Duties

What Does A Dietary Manager Do At Pruitthealth

* Interviews patient/family to obtain food preferences, habits, diet history and other pertinent nutrition information.
* Completes appropriate clinical documentation in the medical record pertaining to the nutritional needs of the patient in accordance with the patient comprehensive assessment and care plan to comply with regulatory guidelines.
* Prepares for visit from Registered Dietitian and comply with recommendations as outlined in company policies and procedures.
* Reviews regular and therapeutic diet orders to ensure they are served as prescribed and in accordance to the menu.
* Reviews and documents patient’s cultural backgrounds that may affect food consumption.
* Monitors freezer/refrigerator temperatures in accordance with established procedures and make certain appropriate documentation is maintained.
* Conducts inventory, purchases food/supplies and monitors receipt for compliance with organization’s standard of practice and regulatory guidelines.
* Maintains the proper storage, preparation, distribution and serving of food under sanitary conditions in accordance with regulatory guidelines.
* Supervises tray line service and conducts tray audits to ensure they are served as prescribed and in accordance with regulatory guidelines.
* Follows procedures for serving partner meals to comply with company policies and procedures.
* Supervises proper procedures for cleaning all kitchen equipment to include but not limited to carts, tables, counters, ice machine, buckets, blender, mixer, meat slicer, freezer, refrigerator, stove, oven, steamer, garbage disposal, dish machine, coffee/ tea maker, and steam table.
* Supervises the operation of all major equipment to include but not limited to the dish machine, garbage disposal, blender, mixer, steamer, meat slicer, fryer, steamer, ovens, and coffee/tea maker.
* Monitors food production to ensure meals are prepared and served to maintain nutritive value in compliance with regulatory guidelines.
* Maintain compliance with budgetary guidelines as outlined by company policies and procedures.
* Qualifications

What Does A Dietary Manager Do At Golden Living

* Prepare food per census and cycle menu recipes and production sheets as well as ala carte requests or as needed for special functions
* Prepare food for (Modified and Therapeutic Diets) including portioning and display for serving
* Assist with meal service and delivery
* Maintain stock and insure proper rotation of product within assigned area of operation
* Maintain appearance of dining room and service areas which includes but not limited to menu boards, table service set-up and removal
* Maintain established standards for station and equipment cleanliness
* Aide in the training of dining services staff
* Assist with utilization of menu software program
* Coordinate and insure proper staffing
* Follows Company, Local, State, and Federal guidelines for Food Safety, Food Handling and Required methods of Documentation.
* Must adhere to the Company's Code of Conduct and Business Ethics policy including documentation and reporting responsibilities.
* Position Requirements

What Does A Dietary Manager Do At Community Health and Rehab Account

* Assists the Dietary Manager in planning, directing, and supervising all dietary functions and partners.
* Works with the Dietary Manager, Director of Dietary, Regional Dietitian, and Administrator and follows recommendations made.
* Has a thorough understanding of all regulations (Local, state, and federal) which affect dietary including, but not limited to, patient care, sanitation, labor, fire, safety, and disaster and complies to these regulations.
* Assist in making food and supply purchases and for maintaining cost

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Dietary Manager Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Chinese

  • Italian

  • Portuguese

  • Mandarin

  • Dakota

  • French

  • Greek

  • Russian

  • Thai

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Top Dietary Manager Skills

  1. Kitchen Equipment
  2. Meal Planning
  3. Bed Facility
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Maintain kitchen equipment and monitor usage to ensure quality production.
  • Worked closely with a dietitian to ensure that all dietary needs were met when meal planning.
  • Managed nutrition and dietary services for 145 bed facility.
  • Write /Plan Menus/Special Diets/Tube Feedings/Calorie Counts/Care Plans/Progress Notes Supervise/Train Employees/Special Holiday Meals/Order/Receive Food/Supplies Inventory/Cost Control/Food Safety/Scheduling/Payroll/Purchase Orders/Billing/Maintain Records/Diet Tray Cards
  • Follow Federal and State long term care regulations and Dietary Department policies and procedures.

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