Certified Dietary Manager

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Caring employees make the difference!! At American Senior Communities, we C.A.R.E!

* Compassion * Attentiveness * Relationships * Excellence *

These are the core values at American Senior Communities. They are our guiding principles to help each of us make the right choices. They not only frame our decisions, but they also guide our actions. These values provide the framework for all of our relationships with our customers, staff, family members, and community at large. 


Are you ready to make a difference? 



We are currently accepting applications for the following position:

Certified Dietary Manager

The Certified Dietary Manager manages the dietary department to ensure nourishing, palatable, well-balanced diets meet the daily nutritional and special dietary needs of each resident, consistent with laws and regulations and accepted nutritional standards while allocating department resources in an efficient and economic manner. 



  • Supervises food preparation using techniques that conserve nutritional value, flavor, and appearance.

  • Ensures food preparation and service that leaves kitchen is served to residents in scheduled time frames.

  • Provides food substitutes of similar nutritional value for residents who refuse food served.

  • Completes and updates nutritional status for the comprehensive resident assessment process.

  • Performs assessments to identify residents’ current needs for dietary services and those residents at nutritional risk.  Refers residents to Registered Dietitian for additional evaluation.

  • Interviews residents, interested family members, legal representatives, and significant others to obtain and update information needed to develop individualized plans of care to accommodate individual needs and preferences and to protect and promote residents’ rights. 

  • Works cooperatively with members of the interdisciplinary team to develop, implement, and evaluate plans of care.  Attend care conferences, nutritional wellness committee, and wound rounds.  Communicates resident concerns and responses to interventions to the interdisciplinary team members and direct care staff.

  • Records progress notes in the clinical records including subjective findings, objective symptoms, observations of behavior, interventions provided to resident and resident’s responses to dietary interventions.

  • Identifies ways to accommodate resident’s choices, preferences, and customary routines in matters of eating.  Includes these approaches in plan of care and gives information to direct care staff.  Cooperates with other departments to identify and accommodate individual resident needs and preferences. 

  • Conducts regular meal observations, reviews records, and interviews staff and residents to ensure that all residents are receiving food in the amount, type, consistency, and frequency to maintain adequate nutritional parameters.  If food intake is inadequate or resident’s nutritional status is poor, adjusts the menus to meet nutrient needs of the resident. Refers complex issues to the Registered Dietitian for assessment and intervention.

  • Orders food economically and efficiently from sources approved or considered satisfactory by Federal, State, or local authorities.  Maintains sufficient inventory of supplies.  Establishes system to track inventory and secure storage areas.

  • Stores, prepares, and serves all food under sanitary conditions to prevent the transmission of food borne illness.

  • Disposes of trash and waste, including biohazardous waste and other material that requires special handling in compliance with state and federal requirements.  All garbage or waste must be properly contained in dumpsters or compactors with lids or otherwise covered.

  • Monitors workplace for safety and fire hazards.  Corrects or reports problems to supervisor.  Reports maintenance and equipment problems promptly to Maintenance Supervisor.

  • Maintains workplace in an orderly clean manner.  Stores supplies and equipment in proper place when not in use.

  • Inspects physical plant for any signs of rodents or pests daily and implements effective pest control system.

  • Completes and maintains all dietary services records and forms, including administrative statistics on food costs, menus, and repairs.

  • Verifies resident information daily regarding new admissions, diet order changes, room changes, and daily census.

  • Monitor staff for compliance with OSHA mandates on workplace safety.

  • Attends in-service education programs and staff meetings as assigned and applies information to job tasks.

  • Actively participates in the long term care survey process by instructing staff in matters of conduct and disclosure, maintaining presence at all times while surveyors are on-site and directing the timely collection of information required by the survey team.  Demonstrates concern for identified problems and undertakes corrective action while survey is in progress if appropriate.  Gathers and presents supplemental documentation to avoid potential deficiencies.  Collaborates with the Executive Director to develop responses to survey report as needed.

  • Collaborates with Registered Dietitian timely to requests for information and suggestions to improve quality of Dietary Services.



We offer attractive compensation and an excellent benefits package including:

 Group medical/dental/ vision/life insurance

 401(k) Retirement Plan 

 Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays

 Disability Insurance

 Tuition Assistance

Room for Advancement

Year End Bonus

Verizon and Sprint Cell Phone Discount

O2ne Program – Paid LPN and RN Training

Referral Bonuses up to $1000

YMCA Discounts




25% off tuition at any Harrison College Location!

Job Requirements

Demonstrates C.A.R.E. values to our residents, family members, customers and staff.

Minimum of one (1) year experience as Certified Dietary Manager, Registered Dietetic Technician

Must have successfully completed an approved sanitation course.

Certification in a Dietary Manager Course or equivalent.

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