• Dining Services Director - SNF

    Job Location(s) US-PA-State College
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/2/2018 6:45 PM)
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    FT (Full-Time) = Eligible for ALL benefits (employee works 30+ hours per week)
  • Overview

    Juniper Village is dedicated to nurturing the spirit of life in each individual whose life we touch so that we may all live fully throughout all seasons of life.  We do this by encouraging an active body, an engaged mind and a fulfilled spirit.


    Juniper Village owns and operates Skilled Nursing and skilled care communities in four regions across the country.  The company’s operations are designed and managed to provide the finest quality personal service and exceptional care to foster healthy and independent lives for those who live and work in our communities. The company’s team of experienced committed individuals is deeply committed to achieving the company’s mission and balancing quality in service, program and environment with financial stability and prosperity.       Together, we nurture the spirit of life.


    • Ensure compliance to Juniper Village’ philosophy and hallmarks as well as all written policies and procedures that govern the operation of Community Life Department.
    • Embraces Culture Change and resident-centered philosophies that include any time dining and resident choice
    • Ensure compliance with documentation and record keeping to meet current regulatory compliance standards.
    • Attends Leadership team meetings, resident care conferences, and serves on necessary committees.
    • Assist in the coordination of effective communication among dining services staff and Wellness Associates.
    • Prepare work assignments and schedules.
    • Responsible for procurement of food and food service supplies.
    • Responsible for production of food.
    • Prepare meals for residents, staff, and visitors.
    • Ensure proper sanitation and compliance to all Health Department regulations pertaining to food service.
    • Work in concert with dietitian regarding the development of menus, special diets, and cycle menu planning.
    • Liaison with Director of Wellness and consulting Dietitian regarding dietary needs of the residents.
    • Work closely with the Connections Director and the Social Services Director in the planning and implementation of special events.
    • Maintain necessary records according to regulations.
    • Complete all administrative paperwork as required.
    • Maintain liaison with residents and family members.
    • Through ongoing supervision, oversight, and delegation ensures the provision of a continuous high quality of service within the Dining Services Department.
    • Receive direction from the Administrator on overall QAPI objectives for the community.
    • Be knowledgeable in data collection, data analysis methodology and performance improvement methods needed to support and lead performance improvement projects.
    • Identify opportunities for improvement through analysis of data, observation of operations, and consultation with leadership and associates.
    • Collaborate with the quality committee and leadership team to prioritize and develop QAPI efforts.
    • Lead performance improvement projects and provide education and coaching in order to build needed skills in others to lead PIPs.
    • Participate in multidisciplinary QAPI activities.
    • Assist in establishing rapport among Dining Services team members to facilitate teamwork.
    • Assist in the recruitment and selection of competent Dining Services associates.
    • Perform continuous, ongoing supervision of all Dining Services staff members including but not limited to training, disciplining, counseling, motivating, and evaluating.
    • Ensure all Dining Services staff follow established safety regulations, including fire protection, infection control, and equipment safety.
    • Make written and oral reports to the Administrator concerning the operation of Dietary Services
    • Work in concert with other members of the Leadership Team.
    • Assist in the planning and implementation of the In Touch Orientation and in service training.
    • Submit recommendations to the Administrator for budget completion, equipment, and supplies.
    • Manage and maintains Dining Services budget within established guidelines.
    • Identifies and evaluates departmental needs in order to implement effective utilization of personnel, equipment, ford products and budget.
    • Ensure adequate food, supplies and equipment is available to meet the day to day operational needs of the Dietary Services Department.
    • Serve as networking team member, as directed.


    • A High School Diploma and educational background in culinary arts or food service.
    • Previous management experience in healthcare or service related setting.
    • Training in cost control, food management and diet therapy.
    • Knowledge and ability to operate all food service equipment.
    • Knowledge of all applicable governmental regulations.
    • Knowledge of the physiology and psychology of the older adults.
    • Knowledge of the dietary needs of older adults.
    • Aptitude in math for interpreting menus.
    • Must be able to cook a variety of foods in large quantities.
    • Must be able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language. Must be computer literate.
    • Must not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals within the community.
    • Attends and participates in mandated yearly training programs and all required meetings.
    • Must be able to manage time efficiently so as to achieve goals.
    • Adheres to all Human Resources policies, procedures, and code of conduct.
    • Respects confidentiality of information and Resident’s rights
    • Perform job in a safe manner, using proper body mechanics, infection control, etc.
    • Responsible for proper care of all property, equipment, supplies and financial assets involved in the performance of the job.
    • Perform other duties as required.
    • Must know how the serve graciously.


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