Director of Medical Nutrition Therapy

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Spartanburg Regional Medical Center
October 29, 2021
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Director of Medical Nutrition Therapy-Ellen Sagar Nursing Center

  • Union, SC
  • Ellen Sagar Nursing Center
  • Food & Nutrition Services
  • Full-Time - Days (weekends as needed) - Mon-Fri 8a-5p
  • Executive/Managerial
  • Job Grade E10
  • Req #: 42512


Position Summary


Responsible for organizing and directing the administration of the dietary department services; ensuring 24-hour coverage and accountability for food and nutrition services.  Applies the management concepts of planning, organizing, collaborating, and directing activities to implement the medical nutrition therapy services.  Establishes policies and procedures to comply with Federal, State and local laws, regulations, codes and current practice standards to ensure food safety, sanitation and emergency food supply. The Director of Medical Nutrition Therapy has delegated authority to take immediate and appropriate action in the event of an emergency situation where there is clear and present danger that poses a threat of personal injury, or a threat of damage to property or equipment.  Responsible for the recruitment, retention, training and continuing education of department staff, department quality assessment and performance improvement, developing resident menus and coordinating with the Registered Dietitian to approve.  Must be able to provide and understand the specific communication, development, treatment needs of residents, families, and visitors ranging in age from early adult to late adult.


Minimum Requirements



  • High School Diploma required
  • Dietary Manager Certificate Required
  • Bachelor’s Degree with a major area of concentration of one of the following: dietitian, dietetics, nutrition, biology or directly related science from an accredited establishment



  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in food and nutrition services with at least one (1) year of management experience
  • Proven ability to select food products specific to resident needs, design menu plans and coordinate a variety of food options
  • Excellence in communication skills to include written and verbal; thorough and detailed documentation experience
  • Strong computer skills



  • Certification from as Association of Food Service Professionals (ANFP) or similar accreditation


Preferred Requirements


Preferred Education

  • N/A


Preferred Experience

  • Serve-Safe Certified


Preferred License/Registration/Certifications   

  • N/A


Core Job Responsibilities


  • Oversee day-to-day activities and personnel within your service areas including the kitchen and dining services.
  • Interacts and engages with residents and visitors frequently ensuring high-quality of service and products are delivered.
  • Manage and coordinate food and supply vendor relationships, processing paperwork timely and within budget.
  • Lead and direct all dietary functions such as menu preparation as well as inventory, maintaining cost control within budget.
  • Facilitate and ensure processes are followed with all resident diet orders and changes, keeping thorough and accurate records.
  • Coordinate scheduling ensuring all shifts and areas are adequately covered.
  • Coordinate overall adherence to sanitation regulations/practices of food services, maintaining established standards for kitchen and equipment cleanliness.
  • Set up and maintain kitchen operations and menus, including preparing and delivering meals.
  • Aide in the cross-training of dining services team.
  • Recruit, hire, train, supervise, and develop food service staff.
  • Plans and assists in the preparation and service of holiday and special meals and events.

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