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Aperion Care Dietary Manager in Bellwood, Illinois

The Dietary Manager is responsible for partnering with the Dietitian to plan, organize, develop and direct the overall operation of the Dietary Department in accordance with current, federal, state, and local standards, guidelines and regulations governing our facility, and as may be directed by the Administrator, to assure that quality nutritional services are provided on a daily basis and that the Dietary Department is maintained in a clean, safe and sanitary manner.


Assist in planning, developing, organizing, implementing, evaluating, and directing the Dietary Department, its programs and activities

Assist in developing & maintaining written job descriptions and performance evaluations for each level of dietary personnel

Review the department’s policies, procedure manuals, job descriptions, etc., at least annually for revisions, and make recommendations to the Dietitian and/or Administrator

Inspect food storage rooms, utility/janitorial closets, etc., for upkeep and supply control

Process diet changes and new diets as received from Nursing Department

Review departmental complains and grievances from personnel and make written reports to Dietitian and/or Administrator of action(s) taken

Assist during resident discharge planning with the dietary portion of the resident’s discharge from the facility

Participate in facility surveys (inspections made by authorized government agencies)

Interview residents or family members, as necessary, to obtain diet history. Participate in maintaining records of the resident’s food likes and dislikes

Review therapeutic and regular diet plans and menus to assure they are in compliance with the physician’s orders.

Ensure that charted dietary progress notes are informative and descriptive of the services provided and of the resident’s response to the service

Ensure that menus are maintained and filed in accordance with established policies and procedures

Ensure that stock levels of staple/non-staple food, supplies, equipment, etc., are maintained at adequate levels at all times

Assist the Infection Control Committee in the development, implementation, and revisions of food services aseptic and isolation techniques

Ensure that dietary service work area, food storage area, and food preparation areas are maintained in a clean and sanitary manner

Review and revise care plans and assessments as necessary, but at least quarterly

Ensure that the care plan identifies any special equipment and utensils the resident may need; discuss and problem areas with the Director of Nursing

Ensure that all Dietary personnel are aware of the care plan and that care plans are used in planning daily food services for the resident

Budgetary responsibilities include reviewing financial and budget transactions, assisting with budget development, and budgetary control

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Must possess, as a minimum, a high school diploma

Must be possess Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification in the State of Illinois

Must have, as a minimum of 3 years experience in a supervisory capacity in a hospital, nursing care facility, or other related medical facility

Must be knowledgeable of dietary practices and procedures as well as the laws, regulations, and guidelines governing dietary functions in nursing care facilities