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Manager - Nutrition Services - (Capitol Hill Seattle)

Primary Location Seattle, WA Worker Location Onsite Job Number 1273069 Date posted 05/17/2024
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Job Summary:

Develops programs and standards and manages performance of the delivery and integration of high customer focused and cost effective food services to patients. Translates the department work into operational activities which support KP business goals. Defines medical nutrition therapy and works in collaboration with RDN staff to meet nutritional care standards and activities to support the medical nutrition needs of the hospital patients. Develops mutually beneficial partnerships with related businesses such as vendors.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Designs, develops and implements programs, policies and practices to maintain an operation that is effective, of high quality and provides safe food service and which complies with administrative, legal and regulatory requirements. Develops framework for identifying and monitoring biological, chemical and physical hazards that may affect safety of foods (HACCP- Hazard Analysis of Critical Control Points). Meets short and long term financial goals by planning, developing, monitoring, adjusting and evaluating annual budgets for all areas of responsibility. Uses benchmarking data in decision making.

  • Manages food production and delivery of patient food services operations. Develops, implements, monitors and reviews the diet therapy program (menu development, food production and delivery of patient meals which are congruent with diet prescriptions) . Identifies, negotiates, evaluates, and is KP representative for related business partnerships such as vendor partnerships.

  • Develops and implements programs to meet customer requests and needs. Identifies and resolves service issues. Designs processes that continually improve service. Manages food and nutrition services department information systems in order to support effective and efficient provision of products and services e.g. Epic. Develops, plans and implements staff education and training. Staff education and training is based on client population needs, and skills assessment of need. Establishes individual staff development and training plans. Monitors progress of skill development.

  • Manages culturally diverse workforce with differences in language, education levels, work ethics, values, perceptions regarding sanitation, supervision and service quality. Effectively coordinates human resources with knowledge of legislation related to sexual harassment in the workplace, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act and other work-related legislation. Reviews work of staff and prepares performance evaluations. Makes hiring, termination and promotion decisions.

  • Defines medical nutrition therapies that are appropriate for specific client populations. Establishes appropriate levels of staffing, considering expertise and experience for specific clinical settings, standards of training, competency evaluation, continuing education, credential regulation and scope of practice issues. Develops and provides advanced nutritional screening and assessment of patients/clients for appropriate nutrition intervention utilizing behavioral and biophysical health parameters. Develops and directs nutritional care plans based on the patients assessment. Care plans are developed in collaboration with other disciplines (interdisciplinary) and families as appropriate to achieve patient care goals and optimal outcomes.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum two (2) years of food service management.


  • Bachelors degree in dietetics and food and nutrition management.
License, Certification, Registration
  • Dietitian Certificate (Washington) required at hire
  • Basic Life Support required at hire
Additional Requirements:

  • N/A
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Food service management.
  • Clinical RDN.
  • Masters degree in dietetics and food and nutrition management.
Primary Location: Washington,Seattle,Capitol Hill Main Building Additional Locations:

Federal Way
Port Orchard
Gig Harbor
Des Moines
Scheduled Weekly Hours: 24 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 08:00 AM Working Hours End: 04:30 PM Job Schedule: Part-time Job Type: Standard Worker Location: Onsite Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-WA-04|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Manager with Direct Reports Department: Central Campus Main - Observation Unit Inpt - 1130 Pay Range: $52740 - $68178 / year The ranges posted above reflect the location in the job posting. The salary range may vary if you reside in a different location or state than the location posted. Travel: No On-site: Work location is on-site (KP designated office, medical office building or hospital). Worker location must align with Kaiser Permanente's Authorized States policy. At Kaiser Permanente, equity, inclusion and diversity are inextricably linked to our mission, and we aim to make it a part of everything we do. We know that having a diverse and inclusive workforce makes Kaiser Permanente a better place to receive health care, a more supportive partner in our communities we serve, and a more fulfilling place to work. Working at Kaiser Permanente means that you agree to and abide by our commitment to equity and our expectation that we all work together to create an inclusive work environment focused on a sense of belonging and wellbeing.

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. Submit Interest