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Cedars-Sinai Administrative Dietitian (Patient Food Services Manager) - Patient Food Services - Full Time - Days in Los Angeles, California

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Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars-Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow’s health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.

Cedars-Sinai is seeking an Administrative Dietitian to join our dynamic and ever growing organization.

  • As the Administrative Dietitian you are responsible for the preparation and service of patient meals. Your role affects the nutritional care of patients by managing assigned resources and systems to provide optimal nutrition, quality food, and excellent service.

  • Besides handling food supply, food service equipment, and resources to ensure food safety as well as safety of patients and staff. You will also develop and oversee menus and menu systems. In fact, you will act as liaison for coordination and support of information systems within the patient food services operation.

  • Furthermore, you will oversee areas of responsibility to assure all job duties are performed with sensitivity and attention to the cultural, age, developmental, and environmental safety issues of the patient population served. Above all, you are an individual who can work independently, as well as in harmony with his/her peers.

  • You will work in collaboration with Nursing, Clinical Nutrition, and the Clinical Support Services departments to create an environment or culture that enables the unit and hospital to fulfill its mission and meet or exceed its goals.

  • You must assure compliance with all third-party regulatory agencies and provide leadership and mentoring in quality customer relations, communication and decision-making. You will coordinate and facilitate with unit manager to assure consistency of compliance to departmental and medical center policies and governmental regulations.

  • Lastly, are responsible for the management of staff to include scheduling, training, performance appraisal, hiring and firing, and coordination of programs. This position provides leadership for up to 40 staff members including Patient Food Service Supervisors, Nutrition Care Representatives, Captains, Steward/Stewardess, First Cooks, Host/Hostess and Food Service Technicians.

Educational requirements and/or preferences:

  • BA/BS in Food Management, Hospitality, Nutrition or related field; Master’s degree preferred.


  • A minimum of 3 years clinical dietetics and/or health care food service management experience or equivalent with minimum of 2 years in a supervisory capacity managing healthcare/hospitality food service operations.

  • Organizational ability to include coordination of multiple projects within established timeframes, problem analysis and resolution, and excellent interpersonal skills. Must be customer oriented.

  • Must possess a minimum computer competency comprised of a working knowledge of Windows or comparable system (specifically including keyboarding and mouse skills).

  • Possess a working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation development, e-mail, browsers and on-line reporting.

  • Able to coach/train staff in daily apps: VST, CS-Link, TempTrak, Healthstream & Kronos.

  • Must be able to communicate in English, verbally and in writing, with staff, customers, and patients over the telephone or in person.

  • Must be able to evaluate processes, identify areas of improvement, develop programs and systems in a team environment to meet desired outcomes.

  • Must have a current working knowledge of Title XXII and Joint Commission requirements as they relate to patient food services.


  • Certification as a Registered Dietitian by the Commission on Dietetic Registration required, Membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics preferred. ServSafe certification required.

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.