Menu Systems Dietitian - Senior Services

Overview

Date Posted:
5/8/2018
Location:
0000 - Senior Services
Address:
Valley Services Inc.
City:
Jackson
State:
MS
Country:
United States of America
Category:
Dietitian

Description

 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Menu Systems Dietitian is responsible for developing, analyzing, and maintaining menus to meet client expectations, contractual requirements, and financial guidelines.  The Menu Systems Dietitian is also responsible for assisting with the implementation and training of Computrition. 

JOB QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:  

Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics required.  One (1) year related experience with nutritional program planning, menu development, and diet instruction preferred.  Experience and working knowledge in Computrition preferred.  Must have computer experience using Microsoft Office (Word & Excel), including the use of internet and electronic mail systems. 

License:

Must be a Registered Dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association.  If Registry Eligible, registration must be obtained within six (6) months of employment.  Must also be licensed or eligible for licensure in Mississippi and/or state location in which Valley conducts Health Services business. 

Competencies: 

  • Must possess organizational and time management skills to meet critical deadlines on a consistent basis
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills in order to interact with all levels of management, employees and clients (internal and external)
  • Must have the ability to make judgments concerning the interpretation of policies and procedures that will affect the operations of the units
  • Must have the flexibility to handle multiple projects/problems simultaneously
  • Must have the computer knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office, Internet/Intranet and other electronic mail systems  

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL EFFORTS 

Physical:

Physical demand level is light with 10 pounds being demanded occasionally. Intermittent sitting and standing with wide freedom of movement.  Occasional lifting, bending, stooping, pushing and pulling.  Ability to work nonstandard hours due to unit operating times.  Travel by air or vehicle, including overnight stays will be required.

Mental:          

Works with minimal supervision.  Exercises independent judgment.  Concentrates for long periods of time.  Attends to detail.  Requires independent action and decision-making.  Uses discretion and maintains confidentiality regarding information concerning clients, customers, employees, and other Company business.  

ENVIRONMENTAL AND WORKING CONDITIONS

The Menu Systems Dietitian maintains an office at either Valley’s corporate headquarters or within a Health Services unit.  The Menu Systems Specialist will perform part of the duties and responsibilities of the position in the food service production and serving settings of applicable units. This position may visit other client locations.  Interacts with employees, customers, and clients on a daily basis.  Works flexible hours as needed.  Spends most of the workday indoors. 

POSITION RELATIONSHIPS:

The Menu Systems Dietitian reports directly to the Director of Menu Systems, Seniors and Corrections Services and has no supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Requirements

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE:

The position functions and duties described below may not be the only requirements of the position.  It may be necessary to follow other instructions or perform other related duties required by Valley Services, Inc. 

  • Writes and analyzes menus to meet client preferences, contractual requirements, bid specifications, nutritional requirements, cost guidelines and provide back up to other team members for Senior Services and Corrections programs.
  • Verify final menus meet bid specifications and nutritional requirements and sign and date menus and/or analysis as required
  • Communicate menu cost to Directors of Operations, District Managers and Food Service Directors
  • Write menus for Senior and Corrections Services sales proposals based on Request for Proposals and recommendations of the District Manager
  • Assist in developing and providing quarterly order guides to each Sysco House according to approved menus and current meal count
  • Attend and oversee appropriate menu changes at menu conferences
  • Assist with maintenance of the Computrition system for Senior and Correction Services
  • Assist with the telephone support and training materials with Hospitality Suite
  • Provide backup to other team members as requested

 

Valley Services Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

                                                      


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