Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Research Kitchen Supervisor will work with the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Unit at ProHealth on specific research projects to conduct feeding interventions and nutritional analysis of foods to determine their health benefits. This position acts as a representative/liaison to investigators (including PI), physicians, investigators, study coordinators, nursing staff and administration involved in coordinating research meals. The Research Nutrition Supervisor works under the guidance of the Sr. Research Nutritionist/Nutrition Supervisor in directing work activities of subordinate staff engaged in the production of research meals and research meal data collection.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Directly reports to the Sr. Research Nutritionist/Nutrition Supervisor.
B. Major Responsibilities (in order of importance)
Oversees and participates in all foodservice production including cooking, facility inventory, special meal pack out requests, facility sanitation, etc. under the supervision of the Dietitian.
Serve as shift-leader by directly supervising up to 5 Nutrition Technicians/prep cooks and up to 2 data entry/food police assistants.
Delegating tasks to the Nutrition Technicians, foodservice workers, and temporary employees.
Procurement of supplies, ordering items online or researching items used. Receiving/checking of deliveries and stocking inventory. Shop stores for foods and other supplies, when needed. A credit card will be used to purchase supplies.
Assist with the development of specialized recipes and use of various test products. Attend meetings with the Supervisory Dietitian and research investigators on study details.
Plans and implements operating work flow of food and nutrition services for research protocols to ensure effective utilization of staff and equipment.
Involved in ProHealth Research Kitchen Policy and Procedure development.
Assist Sr. Research Nutritionist in the evaluation of goals, policies and procedures, standards of care and performance improvement.
Prepares reports and maintains records of food service utilization.
Prepares shift schedules for Research Nutrition Technicians for adequate coverage of research kitchen.
Assist Sr. Research Nutritionist/Supervisor with development of nutrition services budget.
Assist Sr. Research Nutritionist/Supervisor in interviewing, hiring, counseling and initiates disciplinary actions of Research Nutrition Technicians.
Conducts sanitation inspections on a regular scheduled basis to ensure compliance with departmental and Baltimore County Health Department regulations.
Extrapolates research raw meal data and creates graphs/flowcharts for presentations.
Orders supplies and equipment within effect use of resources and cost awareness.
Ensures food services equipment maintenance.
Establish and maintain regular, on-going in-service training programs for the Research Nutrition Technicians, Nutritionists and Nursing Staff.
Maintain food service certifications for all Research Nutrition Technicians
Instructs and provides training to dietetic interns and other hospital staff on Metabolic Kitchen and Food Services in Research, Census Tracking and Special Recipes.
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
AA, BS, or BA in Nutrition, Biological Science, Public Health or related sciences, or ADA Approved Dietetic Technician Program License.
Experience cooking in a research kitchen.
At least one year of kitchen supervisory experience required
3+ years of kitchen supervisory experience preferred
Computer and internet skills to include basic MS Word and Excel and ability to do data entry as assigned.
Ability to focus and pay meticulous attention to details is a must.
Able to weigh and measure food for research study.
Ability to cook research meals from scratch by using tested recipes to achieve desired research meals that are palatable and appropriate for study guidelines is required.
Excellent verbal communication and basic mathematic skills required.
Technical Qualifications or Specialized Certifications:
Must possess current Serve Safe Certification (no more than 3 years old) or be willing to take Serve Safe Manager course and successfully pass exam.
Physical Requirements for the Job:
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
Finger dexterity to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm, for example, using a keyboard.
Communication skills using the spoken word.
Ability to see within normal parameters
Ability to hear within normal ranges
Ability to move about
Classified Title: Nutrition Technician Working Title: Research Kitchen Supervisor Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.26-$22.35 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Monday-Thursday/7:00am-4:30pm/Friday/8:00am-12:00pm, but hours could vary Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: School of Medicine; Woodlawn, 1849 Gwynn Oak Avenue Department name: 10002809-SOM DOM General Internal Medicine Personnel area: School of Medicine
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