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Food Service ManagerBeachwood, Ohio

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Job # 440076 Date posted 07/28/2022


University Hospitals Rehabilitation Hospital is proud to be recognized by Newsweek as one of America's Best Rehabilitation Hospitals in 2021!

UH Rehabilitation Hospital is a joint venture between University Hospitals and Kindred Healthcare, bringing together the expertise of both world-class organizations. Our goal is to restore lives, helping patients regain their independence so they can return home. Our 50-bed, state-of-the-art acute inpatient rehabilitation hospital is dedicated to the treatment and recovery of individuals who have experienced a variety of conditions.


The Food Service Manager directs the activities of the Nutritional Services Department. Provides quality food service for the patient population, visitors, guests, and hospital staff. Administers, plans, and directs activities of department providing quality food service. Enforces policies and procedures and provides administrative direction of menuexecution, food preparation and service, purchasing, sanitation standards, safety practices, and personnel utilization. Manages the team including hiring, performance management and development of the team. Adheres to the department budget (hours worked, expenses, inventory etc.) and directs departmental education programs. Coordinates interdepartmental professional activities. Directs the quality assurance program for the department

Essential Functions:

  • Managers the department by company policies, procedures, standars, and applicable federal, state, and local regulations
  • Develops or oversees the department schedule to assure adequate staff to provide services, but within budgeted FTEs
  • Performs or oversees ordering and delivery of food, supplies, and equipment from approved vendors to ensure adequate stock levels to perform departmental functions
  • Monitor quality in the kitchen to assuring quality measures are routinely done; spot checking logs frequently for accuracy of data and conducts weekly kitchen safety/sanitation audits
  • Assumes responsibility for recruiting, selecting, and training culinary staff
  • Prepares or delegates the preparation of work schedules to maintain adequate staffing in the department; retains records per policy
  • Provides or oversees department orientation to all new employees
  • Directs the menu management process (menu preparation, process for diet order changes, room changes, new admits and discharges, updating patient information in system, printing tray tickets, inputting patient menu selections, etc)
  • Provides week-at-a-glance and therapeutic spreads for department staff reference.
  • Provides production sheets and standardized recipes to staff to ensure proper food preparation.
  • Ensures all patient snack orders are checked against the diet order and provides a production sheet for snack preparation; ensures all snacks are labeled properly and distributed to patients timely.
  • Communicates patients’ concerns or dissatisfactions with diet to the dietitian for further follow up and education as needed.
  • Organizes or oversee the organization of food preparation and service by using production sheets and planned menus for patients, cafeteria, and catering; cook huddles as needed
  • Ensure proper food preparation preserving nutrient content, quality, flavor, and appearance per state and federal regulations.
  • Oversees the monitoring of food temperatures (internal cooking, holding for each meal) through the use of temperature logs to ensure food safety
  • Supervises or delegates supervision of staff to ensure food is prepared in accordance to all food safety, sanitation regulations and accuracy based on therapeutic menus/recipes


  • Education (must have one of the following qualifications):
    • Registered dietitian
    • Registered dietetic technician
    • Certified dietary manager
    • Associate’s degree or higher in food service or restaurant management
  • Food Safety Training:
    • Food protection manager certification from an ANSI-CFP program (i.e. ServSafe®)
  • Experience:
    • Experience in managing food services in a healthcare facility, acute care or skilled nursing, highly preferred.
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  • Benefits and Recognition

    Benefits & Recognition Our goal is to offer valuable compensation and incentive programs that enables us to attract, reward, retain, and motivate highly qualified individuals. Compensation can include bonus plans and recognition for going above & beyond.

  • Healthcare

    Healthcare We offer a variety of Health Savings Account (HSA) and PPO plan options.

  • 401(k) Plan

    401(k) Plan Employees can contribute pre-tax dollars through payroll deduction.

  • Paid Time Off

    Paid Time Off Your work/life balance is important to us. We offer our employees a flexible Paid Time Off program.

  • Wellness Program

    Wellness Program We offer tools, resources and support for weight loss, stress reduction, smoking cessation and making overall healthier choices.

  • Community

    Community Community involvement is consistent with our company's principles and with our mission of customer service and quality care.

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Rehabilitation is the key to everything we do. And our caring, compassionate caregivers and team members are proud to lead the way. If you are interested in joining our team, we have opportunities that allow you to provide exceptional care and outstanding service in an environment committed to career growth and continual learning and support.

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