Position Summary:The Food Service Director is responsible for delivering nutritional food and beverages with quality service while managing costs and meeting state health / regulatory standards. Responsibilities include kitchen management, menu planning, meal preparation, food / equipment inventory control and kitchen staff supervision.Education / Licensure / Registration /Certification Requirements:Food Service / Dietary experience in senior resident services or health care desiredKnowledge of HICPP guidelines and the nutritional needs of the older adult requiredMust complete state approved Dietary Supervisor coursework within timeframe required by the State of IowaGeneral Job Functions:Assist in the preparation and execution of the physician ordered diet for each residentEnsure successful implementation of Kitchen Policies and Procedures, Menu Planning, and special eventsBuild relationships and strong communication channels with residents and families to ensure nutritional needs are being metMonitor kitchen and dining room for cleanliness and function of equipment. Maintains appropriate level of supplies. Inventory supplies and equipment as required. Examines incoming purchases of inventoryAssure compliance with local, state and federal health regulationsPlan and carry out special duties or projects as assignedDirectly supervises 1-15 employees in the dietary department; responsible for: training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems Inspects equipment, utensils, and food supplies to ascertain that separation of dairy and meat products is maintained and that foods and supplies are kept in accordance with Federal and State lawsFollows diet card system which specifically explains the resident diet order and likes and dislikesSanitizes dining area, dishes, kitchen equipment in accordance with Federal and State requirementsEnsures dietary staff records diet intake for residents after each mealPhysical Demands:Regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; talk or hear and taste or smellFrequently required to walkOccasionally required to sit; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawlRegularly life and/or move up to 25 pounds, frequently life and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 poundsWork Environment:Regularly exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and fumes or airborne particlesFrequently exposed to moving mechanical parts; extreme heat and risk of electrical shockOccasionally exposed to high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold and vibrationNoise level is usually loudPlease be aware this is a job summary, not an all inclusive listing of the tasks and duties for this position.