Providence Health & Services Dietary Unit Host Supervisor in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Dietary Unit Host Supervisor (1.0 FTE, Rotating/Variable shift) to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, OR.

In this position, you will:

  • Supervise day-to-day operations of patient meal delivery and service.

  • Supervise unit hosts assigned to Nursing units and delivery personnel who transport food from the kitchen to the patient floors.

  • Assure process of menu ordering through delivery of meals and snacks to post meal activities meet department standards.

  • Assure unit host activities and patient comfort services are performed to Department standards.

  • Assure employees are trained in all aspects of department and hospital operations pertinent to their jobs.

  • Motivate, reward, discipline, and evaluate employees under span of control.

  • Manage integration of Dietary services with Nursing unit operations collaboratively with Patient Dining Service Manager.

  • Monitor and refines processes that lead to increased unit efficiency and enhanced patient comfort and care.

  • Assure regulatory processes occur and are documented as designated.

  • Assist Nurse managers, nursing team and Patient Dining Service Manager with successfully managing operational aspects of Nursing units as it relates to the procurement, storage, and serving of foods and supply items.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • Valid County Health Department Food Handlers Certificate or ServSafe Certification at the time of hire

  • Serve-Safe certification within 3 months employment

  • 3 years in hospital, retail, or hotel food and nutrition service departments with progressive supervisory and managerial responsibility

  • Experience in supervision of a large ( 15), diverse, and decentralized staff

  • Ability to read, write, and speak English in order to communicate, document practices, write evaluations and provide direction and instructions

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Graduate of a certified Dietary Manager course and/or Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in food and nutrition and/or food management

  • 2 years of experience in areas of responsibility that include the demonstration of successful customer service relationships and effective interactions with patient care teams, managers, Registered Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants and Nursing Administration

  • Experience working with food production/diet software programs (computrition)

  • Experience writing and developing employee job descriptions, and operational service standards

  • Experience with employee training, coaching, and writing and presenting corrective action and employee performance reviews

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Dieticians and Clinical Nutrition Specialists

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 154631