Regional Director of Nutrition, Health, Wellness- Midwest

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Healthcare - Allied Health

The Regional Director of Nutrition, Health, & Wellness(RDNHW) for Unidine Lifestyles represents the key contact with guests to assess nutritional and dietary needs, make recommendations, and work collaboratively with client representatives (especially nursing/medical staff), and with our Dining Services Directors and their Team Members to deliver those guests’ needs to high standards.

The Regional Director of Nutrition, Health, & Wellness is the leader in communicating and implementing new clinical systems and programs, both with our partnering clients and Dining Services Directors. The RDNHW ensures that each site is within compliance with all State and Federal Regulations.

The Regional Director of Nutrition, Health, & Wellness ensures that nutritional requirements are incorporated into dining services production and operations. The RDNHW provides tools and trainings to our clinical team members in the overall planning, recommendations, documentation, and control of resident/patient nutritional needs in the facility to ensure they are within requirements of company standards, policies, regulatory, and statutory requirements

Travel: 75% of the time

Clinical Essential Functions and Key Tasks
  • Works with Clinical Nutrition Managers, Nutrition Care Managers, Clinical dietitians throughout Unidine Lifestyles Communities to develop and update our Clinical Culinary programs and resources
  • Serves as resource for key technology programs such as MyUSuite and DineRight
  • Assists in managing the training and implementation of MyUSuite and DineRight within Unidine Lifestyles communities
  • Collaborates with other regional corporate nutrition & wellness leaders to develop and implement new and revised nutrition and wellness activities and programs
  • Promotes continuing education efforts for clinical team and other managers through organization and provision of monthly education opportunities
  • Promotes net-working and collaboration of clinical team members through monthly conference calls, regional team meetings, and development of nutrition counsels
  • Mentors clinical team members, especially newly hired and/or promoted team members to reduce turn-over and promote strong leaders
  • Develop peer review teams to collaborate on key projects as well as complete peer review audits
  • Long Description
  • Identifies and develops Quality Assurance programs to promote positive clinical outcomes for patients and adherence to regulatory and Unidine standards
  • Serves as clinical nutrition expert for Unidine Lifestyles and supports as needed, recruiting efforts for clinical team members
  • Assists with Diamond Standards policy and procedure review and revision and implementation at community level
  • Networks regionally with dietetic programs and associations to promote Unidine brand recognition, recruitment efforts, and expansion of dietetic internship opportunities
  • Participants on prospective new client sale surveys and presentations
  • Sets and communicate objectives, communicate and reinforce high standards in all areas, monitor performance and addresses issues
  • Operations Essential Functions and Key Tasks
  • Completion of the Unidine QA Clinical Audit Tool a minimum of 1x per year
  • Completion of Survey Readiness Audit 1x per year prior to survey window
  • Completion of Sanitation audit, Meal Rounds and test trays when on-site
  • Execution of monthly regional clinical team calls
  • Host and plan regional clinical team meeting a minimum of 1x per year
  • Job requirements:
  • Registered Dietitian with appropriate dietetic licensure for state of residence
  • Minimum of 5 years’ clinical nutrition work experience in senior living communities
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in regional or multi-site position and/or in supervisory or management role
  • Ability to manage others as demonstrated through experience of managing others including exempt employees
  • Understanding of regulatory surveys demonstrated through successful annual survey results
  • Demonstrated ability to present professionally to potential clients, peer groups, and professional organizations
  • Demonstrated ability to write professionally and provide clear and direct communication
  • About Compass Group: Achieving leadership in the foodservice industry

    Compass Group North America is a diversity growth-oriented organization. Our goal is to improve the quality of work life by using fair and consistent treatment and providing equal growth opportunities for ALL associates. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to race, sex, religion, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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