• Full-time
  • posted September 21, 2023
UW Medicine
UW Medicine


Position Description:

UW Medical Center - Montlake Patient Nutrition has an outstanding opportunity for a PATIENT FOOD SERVICES MANAGER.

100% FTE
Mondays - Fridays

Responsible for directing and managing all aspects of the Food and Nutrition department including patient services, room service, par stock, sanitation and retail services
Provides leadership, makes decisions, sets goals to assure the department meets or exceeds service standards and regulatory guidelines; organizes, coordinates and implements all administrative, retail, and clinical operations
Establishes standards for consistent quality of service and product and ensures that work is completed according to the established standards, policies and procedures

The Patient Nutrition department supports UWMC's mission by delivering extraordinary experiences with compassionate evidence-based care, unforgettable customer service, and fresh and nutritious food for patients, families, and the greater community.

Our vision is to create a supportive and empowering work place for all, provide unparalleled experiences for our customers and patients, and improve the quality of life and health of the public.

Manages the day-to-day operations of the department, including clinical nutrition, patient services, food preparation, and retail services
Effectively delegates, manages change, sets expectations and goals, makes decisions and solves problems and models fairness and respect
Develops goals and objectives in support of organizational mission and maintains policies and procedures
Identifies quality benchmarks, assesses departmental performance and designs improvement plans, and assures compliance with regulations and rules
Interviews and selects staff, hires, and promotes, evaluates staff performance and competency
Coaches/disciplines/discharges to improve individual and departmental performance, motivates and develops competent staff, facilitates continuous learning and development and monitors staff retention and satisfaction
Develops budget and monitors/controls expenses to fit budget expectations
Monitors trends in healthcare industry and adapts to changes and new developments.
Develops and maintains a departmental quality plan. Monitors and continuously improves service, product, processes and procedures
Participates with Director in strategic goal-setting and development of new services; develops tactical project plans and implements the selected strategic goals and objectives

UW Medical Center is an acute care academic medical center located in Seattle with two campuses: Montlake and Northwest. As the No. 1 hospital in Seattle and Washington State since 2012 (U.S. News & World Report) and nationally ranked in seven specialties, UW Medical Center prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances.

The UW Medical Center-Montlake campus is located on the edge of the beautiful UW campus which includes many amenities available to our staff as well as very convenient public transit options including the Sound Transit’s light rail station across the street.

Excellence. Exploration. Education. Become part of our team. Join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Nutrition/Food Service Management/Dietetics, 4 years or more years of experience in healthcare nutrition or healthcare leadership.
SERVSAFE certification is required (may be obtained within 6 months of hire)
Washington State Food worker’s permit is required; Serv-Safe certification; RD or RDN required along with membership in Academy of Nutrition Dietetics; WA State DOH Certification. Certification and Registered status are required.
An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for stated requirements


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