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AdventHealth Director Nutritional Services in Zephyrhills, Florida


Director Nutritional Services AdventHealth Zephyrhills

Location Address: 7050 Gall Boulevard Zephyrhills, Florida 33541

Top Reasons to Work at AdventHealth Zephyrhills

  • FH Zeph/Dade City Named One of America’s Best Hospitals for Heart Care, Orthopedics, Stroke Centers and Patient Safety three years in a row “2017-2019” by the Women’s Choice Award

  • Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade A Spring/Fall 2018

  • One of only 35 Hospitals Nationally Named as a Top General Hospital by The Leapfrog Group

  • Four Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures in 2019 by Health grades

  • First in Florida to earn Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee by The Joint Commission

Work Hours/Shift:

Full Time

You Will Be Responsible For:

· Actively leads and participates in strategic planning for the department and manages the plan to achieve department goals, regulatory compliance, and objectives consistent with organizational vision and direction of services.

· Leads ongoing master planning with leaders for department space, clear circulation of occupants, equipment, supportive environment, and resources needed to safely and effectively support the services provided.

· Creates, manages and analyzes annual budgets for revenue, labor and non-labor expenses and optimize staffing effectiveness while achieving economies of scale.

· Establishes and maintains customer satisfaction at a level that ensures the highest quality service.

· Provides consistent improvement in patient satisfaction survey results.

· Administers required customer surveys and responds in a timely and effective manner with a plan of action for any areas not meeting expectation.

· Promotes improvement of customer satisfaction levels for diet and meals.

· Executes programs to meet unique needs under the Administrative sponsors’ direction.

· Provides healthy food choices and variety of options in an attractive manner.

· Assists in educating the public regarding healthy food choices.

  • Leadership and Managerial Skills

  • Demonstrates a proactive and enthusiastic attitude in striving for and meeting goals and objectives.

  • Maintains high levels of employee engagement and job performance by providing recognition and opportunities for learning.

  • Program Quality and Standards

  • Ensures compliance with all regulatory agencies.

  • Enforces recipe compliance and proper purchasing procedures.

  • Ensures that all performance improvement standards are practiced.

  • Takes action to ensure that all quality service standards are met and that proper planning to ensure food is prepared on time, organized, high quality and in a safe manner.

  • Provides recognition for associates when goals are met and/or exceeded.

  • Develops and maintains the department sanitation and HACCP programs.

  • Financial

  • Develops a business plan and budget with the Administrator and Finance.

  • Develops financial forecasts and balances program and resources.

  • Monitors and controls expenses.

  • Is responsible for attainment of financial goals.

  • Is responsible for accuracy and timeliness of data, both financial and statistical.

  • Recommends capital requirements to maximize financial returns.

  • Assists in development of future contract financial review and updates.

  • Responsible for productivity and staffing, utilizing Labor Optimization Tools.

  • Business Growth and Marketing

  • Increases operating profit contribution by implementing and building services and creating other opportunities for growth.

  • Maintains an awareness of the competition and market conditions internal and external to the unit.

  • Human Resource Management

  • Uses independent judgment to hire new employees and in applicant evaluation.

  • Uses independent judgment to terminate supervised employees in partnership with Employee Relations and in accordance with policies, rules and procedures.

  • Assigns employees to a particular place, appoints employees to a particular time or gives significant overall duties to employees utilizing supervisory discretion and independent judgment. Authorizes and assigns overtime to employees when determined to be appropriate.

  • Responsibly directs, monitors and corrects employees in the performance of job duties in order to ensure adequate performance and quality of work.

  • Foster employees’ understanding of the hospital’s mission.

  • Manages employees in a way that demonstrates respect for their dignity.

  • Administers hospital policies in a fair and consistent manner.

  • Assists employees in an understanding of performance standards.

  • Provides employees with specific, timely and constructive feedback.



  • Must have operational, functional and strong business acumen skills and knowledge of the Food and Nutrition processes, including the clinical and dietary technical areas/storage/delivery and approved vendor buying power.

  • Ensures current operations are compliant with government and regulatory agency guidelines.

  • Computer proficiency.

  • Must have proven operational experience at the managerial level.

  • Knowledge of HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points).

  • Must have excellent communication, interpersonal and general management skills, must be service oriented and able to work effectively under pressure and meet established goals and objectives.


  • None


  • Bachelor’s degree in culinary arts or related discipline

  • Five years of management experience

  • Minimum of five years of food service experience


  • Ten years of management experience



  • Registered dietician strongly preferred

This facility is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, regulations and ordinances.

We are an equal opportunity employer and do not tolerate discrimination based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age or disability/handicap with respect to recruitment, selection, placement, promotion, wages, benefits and other terms and conditions of employment.