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Dietitians & Nutrition Services

Supporting Total Health

Good nutrition is vital to supporting and maintaining total body wellness. Whether you're a registered dietitian, a nutritionist, or a food services professional, you'll promote our mission and spread good health through good nutrition when you join our team.

Supervisor Food Services

Location: Santa Clara, CA Job Number: 717299 Date posted: 08/09/2018
Description: Responsible for the on-site supervision of patient and/or staff foodservice and cafeteria, coffee cart and vending services contracts under the direction of a manager.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Supervises Food Service personnel to include performance evaluation and competencies and scheduling oversight
  • Provide input, as well as, support department's budget process and financial goals. Direct and conduct quality assurance audits.
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state and local regulations and The Joint Commission requirements.
  • Supervise personnel engaged in the daily preparation and service of patient and/or staff meals.
  • Conduct inspections/audits of food service contracts to ensure high quality food and service performance standards are met.
  • Supervises food and room service operations.
    Monitor food preparation methods, portion sizes, and garnishing and presentation of food in order to ensure that food is prepared and presented in an acceptable manner and according to established standards.
  • Participates in menu and recipe development including food and product evaluation as requested.
  • Supervises sanitation and HACCP on a day to day basis.
  • Participates in policy and procedure development, and implementation for the food programs.
  • Conducts quality assurance and performance improvement program of food program to ensure local, state and federal regulation compliance
  • Evaluates and verifies food employee performance and competency.
  • Identifies staff development and training needs and ensures that training is obtained.
  • Provides input and oversight of food service budgets.
  • Supervises procurement of food and items necessary for day to day operations
  • Supervises disaster plan in accordance to the Disaster/Emergency Plan
  • Conducts food contract audits.
  • Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.


  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Minimum two (2) years of food service experience or qualifying experience in a healthcare setting, supervisory/management position.
    Education
  • High School Diploma OR General Education Diploma (GED) required.
    License, Certification, Registration
    Any of the following are required in departments in which no Registered Dietitian is in charge:
  • Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR) by the Commission on Dietetic Registration;
  • Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) credentialed by the Certifiying Board of the Dietary Managers Association, or enrolled in a Certified Dietary Manager 18 month certification program.
  • Dietary Services Supervisor (DSS) graduate of a CA state approved program.


    Additional Requirements:
  • Ability to direct and supervise others.
  • Demonstrated communication, interpersonal and customer service skills required.
  • Food Service Supervisors hired before December 15, 2009, who do not meet the requirements above, must have a minimum of five years experience in food service management and approved through the FLEX program with the California Department of Public Health.
  • Food Service Supervisors hired prior to July 1, 1977 an associate's degree in food/nutrition or related degree.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.


    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum two (2) years of food service experience in the health care field preferred.

  • Bachelor's degree in food/nutrition or related degree.

    Primary Location: California,Santa Clara,Santa Clara Hospital 700 Lawrence Express Wy. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Variable Working Hours Start: Variable Working Hours End: Variable Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor Job Category: Nutrition / Food Services Department: Food and Clinical Nutrition Services Travel: No
    Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
  • About Dietitians & Nutrition Services Careers

    Dietitians & Nutrition Services Careers

    Whether you're supporting the health of our members, employees, or communities, the work you do supports our proactive approach to health. Opportunities exist in outpatient and inpatient care, health education, menu planning, food preparation, and more. In many of these roles, you may find yourself counseling members and community groups on their nutritional practices and educating them on how the right diet can help prevent disease and promote health.

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