Patient Food Services, Manager - The Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital (TOSH)

Updated: 5 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

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University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

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  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for qualifying staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

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OPS | NUTRI Patient Food Service

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Summary of Job Duties:

The Orthopaedic & Spine Hospital (TOSH) is a new, state-of-the-art facility currently under construction on UAMS’ Little Rock campus. Opening in May of 2023, the four-story, 158,000 square-foot hospital will represent our vision of patient-centered, technologically advanced care that creates healthier, more active tomorrows for our patients and communities. In a facility designed for and dedicated to the delivery of exceptional orthopaedic and spine care—with nationally-recognized surgical outcomes— The Orthopaedic & Spine Hospital at UAMS Health will serve the community, region, and world for decades to come.
The Patient Food Services Manager is responsible for the direction and guidance of all aspects of patient food service and tray line. This position works closely with all managers to assure high standards for patients. This position coordinates planning, implementation and evaluation of menus in conjunction with other managers. The Patient Food Services Manager is responsible for all food handling safety and sanitation concerns along as well as making sure all equipment is being used properly and maintained in proper working order. This position is also responsible for the orientation and in-servicing of staff as well as making sure all competencies are met and that employees are current on all annual requirements. This position is also responsible for maintaining standards in accordance to all regulatory agencies.



  • Bachelors degree plus 4 years of experience in foodservice management, catering management, hospitality industry management, or equivalent experience including 2 years supervisory experience 


  • High School diploma and 8 years of experience in foodservice management, catering management, hospitality industry management, or equivalent experience including 2 years supervisory experience


  • Inspects patient food area for cleanliness, safety, maintenance needs, and coordinates repairs as needed. Handles customer complaints by meeting and talking with special groups or other departments. Monitors food preparation, service, storage and cleaning activities to ensure compliance with health, safety, and department operating standards by: sampling food, examining serving sizes, identifying and controlling food waste, inspecting kitchen and service areas, and adjusting work assignments as needed
  • Checks the quality of the food products that are served, as well as, the products that are received to ensure proper standards are met. Ensures temperature logs are up to date. Modifies items as needed to meet specific diet orders as prescribed by physicians. Ensures that patients, families, and medical staff are satisfied with service
  • Provides leadership and directly supervises all staff within the patient food service area, including, all supervisors, dietetic technicians I and II, room service ambassadors, lead room service ambassadors, cooks, and institutional services assistants. Responsible for scheduling the interviews, completing reference checks, interviewing, hiring, and terminating employees.
  • Complete all duties/tasks assigned.

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Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

List of three Professional References (name, email, business title), Resume

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Recruitment Contact Information:

Please contact  for any recruiting related questions.

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site  

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:

Annual TB Screening, Criminal Background Check

This position is subject to pre-employment screening (criminal background, drug testing, and/or education verification). A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 

Constant Physical Activity:

Standing, Talking, Walking

Frequent Physical Activity:

Crawling, Crouching, Stooping

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Benefits Eligible:

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