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Certified Dietary Manager in Signal Mountain, TN at Ascension Living

Date Posted: 2/12/2019

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Job Description

POSITION SUMMARY Assists in all functional areas of the Nutrition Services department including, but not limited to: staffing, scheduling, training, ordering, food production, meal service, resident documentation, and resident interviews. PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Coordinates the assignments of the Nutrition Services staff, providing leadership to ensure all tasks are completed in a timely manner.
  • Provides coverage for shifts when necessary due to employee absence.
  • Prepares or directs the preparation of food.
  • Supervises or assists in cleaning procedures to ensure safety and sanitary conditions are maintained.
  • Effectively communicates policies, expected outcomes, efficient work routines, and work procedures to the Nutrition Services staff.
  • Schedules, orients and trains Nutrition Services employees.
  • Interviews residents and documents in resident’s medical record.
  • Other duties as assigned. 


  • In the absence of the Director, shall have administrative authority over and responsibility for the functions and activities of the department.
  • Monitors staff compliance with infection control, personal protection equipment, blood borne pathogens, hazardous material handling and fire safety.
  • Participates in the employee evaluation process by providing information on the performance of staff

Job Requirements


  • High school diploma or equivalent preferred.


  • CDM required


  • Proficient culinary skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of state and federal regulations.
  • Must possess strong collaborative, interpersonal, organizational, multi-tasking, verbal and written communication skills, and a desire to create a high-performance, effective team that can produce consistent, demonstrated results.
  • Must demonstrate on an ongoing basis the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with co-workers and ministry leadership.
  • Competencies needed for this position include strong interpersonal relationship skills, detail oriented, work in collaboration with others, demonstrate a high degree of integrity and personal commitment, possess strong analytical skills, be able to work independently and manage multiple deliverables at the same time.
  • Ability to function in a matrix environment and demonstrate a passion to succeed be self-motivated, dependable, committed, and a willingness to see a project through to its conclusion.
  • Working knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office is required.