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Ventura County Medical Center Dietary Services Supervisor – Ventura, CA

Job Description: Under general direction, plans, organizes, supervises, and coordinates all aspects of the food and nutritional care programs, activities, and personnel at the Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC), Santa Paula Hospital, and Inpatient Psychiatric Unit. The incumbent will be responsible for planning and supervising the work of clinical nutrition, food production services, supervisory and clerical staff.

NEW HIRE INCENTIVES: Subject to the applicable section of the SEIU 721 MOA 2022-2025 (Secs. 3801 – 3803):In compliance with specific requirements, effective 06/29/2023 a bonus amount of $3500 may be awarded as a part of the New Hire Incentive Program.EDUCATIONAL INCENTIVE:  Some positions may be eligible for educational incentive.  This incentive may be 5% for incumbents in eligible positions based on completion of a Master’s degree that is not required for the classification.BILINGUAL INCENTIVE:   Some positions may be eligible for bilingual incentive depending on the applicable memorandum of agreement and the needs of the department.  In order to qualify for this incentive, incumbents in eligible positions must take and pass the applicable bilingual fluency exam.DEPARTMENT/AGENCY: Health Care Agency – Ventura County Medical CenterStaff/Services Specialist I is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and is eligible for overtime compensation. The eligible list established from this recruitment may be used to fill current and future Regular (including Temporary and Fixed-term), Intermittent, and Extra Help vacancies for this position only.  There is currently one (1) Regular position.Duties may include, but are not limited to the following: Supervises, oversees, plans, and reviews the work and activities of Registered Dietitians and Technicians, and Food Services personnel engaged in performing clinical nutrition and food production services; Monitors and confirms that the appropriate food service quality assurance system and control records are maintained, and that established procedures are followed; Documents performance improvement projects for the Food and Nutrition Services department; Interviews, hires, trains, conducts performance reviews, and disciplines Food and Nutrition Services personnel as needed; Provides competency testing of employees at Ventura County Medical Center Food & Nutrition Services and clinics as required by Federal and State laws; Assists Registered Dietitians with patient care as needed; Directs Dietary Aides on processing diet orders and menu adjustments for patients on regular and special diets; Plans, organizes, and conducts ongoing in-service educational training programs;Approves schedules and assignments and sets priorities for the department to ensure maximum utilization of personnel to provide adequate coverage in processing the work; Consults with physicians and health care personnel to determine nutritional needs and diet restrictions of patients and recommends changes; Develops, reviews, and updates the dietetic policies and procedures manual to ensure adherence to Federal, State, and accreditation standards; Prepares, analyzes, assesses, and approves new patient menus for therapeutic and cultural diets;Advises hospital administration on Food and Nutrition Services reports; Acts as a liaison between Food and Nutritional Services, clinical nutrition, medical/nursing staff, and hospital administration; Answers inquiries from other staff, members of the public, vendors, and contractors regarding the services provided; Investigates and resolves problems related to the line operation’s service or contractor/vendor performance;Compiles and analyzes data to determine operational requirements, set benchmarks, and measure work performance; Performs special projects as requested by management and prepares related reports, findings, and recommendations;Maintains a variety of records and produces management reports using automated systems, manuals, and other reference materials; andPerforms other related duties as required.

TYPICAL QUALIFICATIONS: These are entrance requirements to the examination process and assure neither continuance in the process nor placement on an eligible list.EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCEConsiderable progressively responsible operations, project or staff experience related to the reporting level, the complexity of work performed, and other requirements leading to the acquisition of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position. *Bachelor’s degree in nutrition, dietetics, or a related field AND*Five (5) years of experience as a Registered Dietitian or experience in hospital food management, which should include significant experience in large-quantity food production, recipe development, and operation experience in leading and training supervisors and food production staff.NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS  *Must possess and maintain current registration/credentials with the Commission on Dietetic Registration.*Must complete continuing education units (CEUs) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration requirements for the credential of *Registered *Dietitian Nutritionist as a condition of continued employment.

DESIRED:*Experience planning, organizing, and conducting in-service educational training programs.*Experience in developing, reviewing, and updating dietetic policies and procedure manuals to ensure adherence to Federal, State, and accreditation standards.*Current registration with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Working to considerable knowledge of: planning, organizing, and operations of a large food service program; principles and practices of effective supervision; the use of automated systems; planning, organizing, and directing work to meet workload demands; project and time management techniques and tools; work processes/methods related to the specific assignment; budget preparation and monitoring; and, researching and interpreting codes, regulations, and policies related to the agency/department and those related to public/customer relations techniques; specialization in principles and practices of nutrition science, quality and quantity food preparation and service, pricing and portion controls, food ordering and storage, food handling techniques, and the laws and regulations governing institutional-based nutrition.Ability to:  Apply and interpret all policies, procedures, and operations of the Agency’s Food and Nutrition Services Department; supervise staff and administer various projects; exercise independent judgment; explain department policies and procedures and serve as departmental resource and liaison; develop and implement necessary work processes and related procedures; perform statistical analysis and data interpretation and reports; assist in developing or enhancing office automation applications; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; manage projects, grants or contracts; understand the unit’s goals; draw logical conclusions and make appropriate recommendations or adjustments as needed; organize and prioritize work assignments; read and interpret technical material; and, complete required forms accurately and completely.Recruitment Process

FINAL FILING DATE: This is a continuous recruitment and may close at any time; therefore, apply as soon as possible if you are interested. Your application must be received by County of Ventura Human Resources in Ventura, California, no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date.To apply on-line, please refer to our web site at www.ventura.org/jobs


Dietitian Specialist 2 – Loma LindaMetabolic and Bariatric Surgery Program – (Full-Time, Variable Shift)Our mission is to continue the teaching and healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our core values are compassion, excellence, humility, integrity, justice, teamwork and wholeness.The Dietitian Specialist 2 responsibilities include completing inpatient and/or outpatient nutritional assessments and reassessments according to scheduled time frames and implementing appropriate interventional strategies to improve the nutritional outcome of patients requiring a specialized program. Participates in out-patient group nutrition classes as assigned and/or arranges individual appointments when referrals are received. Provides specialized nutrition education to patients and family members. Provides in-services and lectures to clinical staff, and mentors dietitians, dietetic technicians and diet aides to improve performance standards. Participates in educating dietetic and medical students, andserves as a consultant for interns, residents, and attending physicians. Assigned duties may include inpatient, outpatient, and/or clinic setting.Performs other duties as needed.Graduate of accredited school with Bachelor or Master’s degree in Food and Nutrition or Dietetics including completion of clinical practicum experience. Minimum 2 years of clinical nutrition experience. Certification from Commission on Dietetic Registration (RD) required.A thorough knowledge of clinical nutrition in area of specialty. Able to: read; write legibly; speak in English (and Spanish preferred) with professional quality; use computer and software programs necessary to the position; troubleshoot and calibrate patient care equipment. Able to relate and communicate positively, effectively, and professionally with others; be assertive and consistent in following and/or enforcing policies; work calmly and respond courteously when under pressure; lead, supervise, teach, and collaborate; accept direction. Able to communicate effectively in English in person, in writing, and on the telephone; think critically; work independently with minimal supervision; perform basic math functions; manage multiple assignments effectively; work well under pressure; problem solve; organize and prioritize workload; recall information with accuracy; pay close attention to detail. Able to distinguish colors and smells as necessary for patient care; hear sufficiently for general conversation in person and on the telephone; identify and distinguish various sounds associated with the work place/patient care; see adequately to read computer screens, medical records, and written documents necessary to position; discern temperature variances through touch.Additional InformationOrganization: Loma Linda Univ Medical CenterEmployee Status: RegularSchedule: Full-timeShift: VariableCompensationMinimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 29.95Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 42.32


Registered Dietitian – Porterville, CAJob Description: Registered Dietitians build trusting relationships with patients and their families and utilize dietary education and planning to directly affect their patients’ quality of life.  Responsibilities include completing patient assessments, creating patient specific nutritional plans, and providing ongoing nutritional support.  The qualified candidate must be registered with the Commission Dietetic Registration.  Applicant must also have current licensure in the state or at least one year of clinical nutritional experience.  Experience with ESRD patients preferred.  Why Choose American Renal Associates:*We offer starting salaries above the industry average and we do not cap salaries.*Our annual raises are significantly above the industry standard.*We recognize your most recent dialysis experience in calculating your paid time off accrual.  Salary Range:  $30- $45 / hour depending on experience and qualificationsAmerican Renal Associates (ARA) is one of the largest dialysis service providers in the United States.  We provide quality patient care to patients suffering from the most advanced state of chronic kidney disease, known as End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).  We continue to expand our network of dialysis centers and improve more lives each year.  Apply to become part of a team who is focused on quality patient care!Equal Opportunity Employer:  American Renal Associates LLC is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, or protected veteran status.  Link to apply: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/AME1108AMRL/JobBoard/3391213d-67ca-497b-be36-e41affd954f7/Opportunity/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=ca818179-1bf8-4365-8817-be6d5a2815e3



Academic Administrator in Maternal and Child Nutrition – Davis, CAJob Description: Academic Administrators are appointees who administer programs that provide service closely related to the teaching and research mission of the University. The Academic Administrator oversees complex units with a substantial amount of independence and works closely or jointly with faculty. An Academic Administrator is primarily an administrative position. Any contributions to teaching would be considered part of the University and Public Service and evaluated as part of service. An Academic Administrator is not a faculty title and as such is not eligible to be an Instructor of Record. Appointees in the Academic Administrator title series cannot be independently responsible for conducting regular courses but may provide a guest lecture in their area of expertise. An appointee in the Academic Administrator title series is not provided automatic Principal Investigator status. Their role in research is typically in the administration and management of the research enterprise, budget, planning, etc.This position serves as Director of the UC Davis Human Lactation Center, a fully self-supporting research, training, and outreach center housed in the Department of Nutrition, and Director of the Master of Advanced Study in Maternal and Child Nutrition (MCN), a self-supporting departmental master’s degree program. Responsibilities include administration and management of programs, professional competence and activity, and university and public service.To apply: https://apptrkr.com/4703022