Directs the Foodservice nutrition programs and provides guidance on nutrition issues to all areas of the department. Plays a lead role in developing and executing the nutrition strategy of the organization. Directs or participates in project planning, analysis, development, implementation, and maintenance of foodservice programs and the information technology applications used for the purpose of managing foodservice programs. Serves as a resource on all issues related to nutrition and health and monitors outcomes of nutrition programs and services. Ensures a professional and appropriate service standard while performing the job. Follows and enforces system-wide, as well as department-specific, service standards.
Provides oversight and support for the development and execution of nutrition programs and services.
Coordinates activities related to menu development, analysis, distribution, and revision; providing consultation to nutrition and food service staff on clinical nutrition, menu-related issues, and interpretations of regulatory standards.
Analyzes menus and recipes for nutritional adequacy.
Creates and revises menus within the database to meet specific nutrition guidelines for various diets using the most currently available nutrient database and recipe information.
Works closely with departmental staff to ensure menus are modified to reflect changing protocols, seasonal foods, changes in food availability, and modifications to menu format.
Monitors nutrition trends, develops insights, and identifies business opportunities for nutrition programs and services.
Fosters the development of nutrition partnerships.
Creates and manages a network of leaders to support nutrition issues and strategies.
Provides technical support and guidance on nutrition and regulatory issues to all areas of the organization.
Directs the training of new employees on operating the Foodservice Information System.
Provides on going assistance and support to system users.
Updates training materials to reflect changes or upgrades to the system and provides education to staff.
Ensures the maintenance of the Food service database;remaining current in food composition, package sizing, and labeling.
Manages system upgrades including structured method of accepting upgrades following acceptable testing of new and existing functionalities.
Participates in the development of policies and procedures that direct food preparation, distribution and service, purchasing, sanitation, safety practices, performance improvement, and staff education and development.
Assists with coordination of the Food service Dietetic Internships Programs to ensure all competencies are met for each program.
Serves as Preceptor for Patient Food service rotations and matches students with appropriate preceptor to meet established competencies
Contributes to food and nutrition features for brochures, newsletters, websites, and promotional materials.
Directs the development of messages required to respond to nutrition issues or customer questions and concerns.
Maintains dietetic registration and continuing education requirements.
Bachelor's Degree- (Required)
Minimum of 5 years-Managing people, processes, or projects (Required), Minimum of 5 years-Related work experience (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
Certified Dietitian/Nutritionist - Default Issuing Body
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and the Geisinger family We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13... hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.