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HCA Healthcare Director Food and Nutrition Services in Loxahatchee, Florida



Are you looking for a work environment where diversity and inclusion thrive? Submit your application for our Director Food and Nutrition Services opening with HCA Florida Palms West Hospital today and find out what it truly means to be a part of the HCA Healthcare team.


HCA Florida Palms West Hospital, offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as free telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.

  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.

  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing

  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 10% off HCA Healthcare stock

  • Family support through fertility and family building benefits with Progyny and adoption assistance.

  • Referral services for child, elder and pet care, home and auto repair, event planning and more

  • Consumer discounts through Abenity and Consumer Discounts

  • Retirement readiness, rollover assistance services and preferred banking partnerships

  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)

  • Colleague recognition program

  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)

  • Employee Health Assistance Fund that offers free employee-only coverage to full-time and part-time colleagues based on income.

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Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

We are seeking a(an) Director Food and Nutrition Services for our team to ensure that we continue to provide all patients with high quality, efficient care. Did you get into our industry for these reasons? We are an amazing team that works hard to support each other and are seeking a phenomenal addition like you who feels patient care is as meaningful as we do. We want you to apply!

Job Summary and Qualifications

The Director Food and Nutrition Services leads,directsand manages the operations and activities of the Food and Nutrition Services Department within assigned hospital and hospital department/campus locations. Director provides consistent, high-quality service in a sanitary environment while ensuring State, Local, Federal and Joint Commission regulations, established policies and procedures and department standards of performance are met.

What will you do in this role:

  • Evaluates existing systems and processes, initiates change and improvements, and makes suggestions to upper management

  • Demonstrates knowledge and ensures compliance with all current policies, procedures and regulatory standards (TJC, OSHA, EEOC and others) within all food and nutritional services areas Consistently demonstrates the organization's commitment for and adherence to sound ethical business practices in accordance with the Corporate Integrity and Compliance Program, annual work plan and established policies and procedures

  • Directs food production, ensure standardized recipes and production sheets, check food for flavor, temperature and appearance on a regular basis

  • Leads, directs and manages the daily operations of the Food and Nutrition Services Department encompassing but not limited to all patient and non-patient food service, employee cafeteria, doctor’s dining room, catering and floor stock.

  • Prepares or directs preparation of department records as well as recurring and special reports and analyses indicating number and types of regular and therapeutic diets prepared, nutritional and caloric analyses of meals, food and labor costs, sanitation irregularities, menus, food production rates and so forth as required/requested.

  • Ensures full and timely compliance with staff development to include training and education, competency assessment and performance reviews

  • Provides for a well-trained and competent staff through supervision and coordination in relation to all departmental activities

  • Leads others to accomplish organizational goals and objectives; provides meaningful coaching and mentoring to increase the capabilities of individuals and teams and drive employee engagement

  • Responsible for staff performance and the accomplishment of departmental responsibilities in accord with corporate, hospital, department and safety policies and procedures to meet both company and regulatory requirements.

  • Directs the purchase of supplies, food, equipment and other supplies to meet the needs of assigned hospital and hospital/department campus

  • Manages department productivity to assigned goals and objectives to maximize operational efficiency, optimum use of resources and cost minimization

  • Manages costs to achieve Net Spend per APD goals and objectives Produces and manage Department Budget to include accurate and timely GL coding

  • Manages and maximize the compliance of HealthTrust contracted vendors

What experience and education needed:

  • A College Degree Preferred

  • High School Diploma Required

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in managing food services or hospitality Required

  • knowledge of hospital and health care operations Preferred

  • Knowledge of hospital and health care financial metrics Preferred

  • Registered Dietician (RD) or Licensed Dietician (LD),Certified Dietary Manager (CDM) Preferred

  • ANAB Approved Food Management Course or as required by state. (ie. ServeSafe, NRFSP, Always Food Safe, Above Training, 360 Training, Prometric, etc.) Required

HealthTrust Supply Chain ( is a critical part of HCA Healthcare’s strategy. Our focus is to improve performance and reduce costs. We do this by joining non-clinical and administrative functions. HealthTrust Supply Chain best practice methodologies. We develop, apply and monitor cost-efficient initiatives and programs for HCA Healthcare. By improving facility efficiency, medical professionals can focus on our mission - patient care.

HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times. In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.

"Across HCA Healthcare’s more than 2,000 sites of care, our nurses and colleagues have a positive impact on patients, communities and healthcare.

Together, we uplift and elevate our purpose to give people a healthier tomorrow."- Jane Englebright, PhD, RN CENP, FAAN

Senior Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive

If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply for our Director Food and Nutrition Services opening. We promptly review all applications. Highly qualified candidates will be directly contacted by a member of our team. We are interviewing apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.