Director Food & Nutrition Services

Position: Director Food & Nutrition Services

Job ID: 159671

Location: US-TX-Houston

Department: Ancillary Administration

Talent Area: Dietician

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Shift: 8a - 5p

About Texas Children's Hospital

Since 1954, Texas Children’s has been leading the charge in patient care, education and research to accelerate health care for children and women around the world. When you love what you do, it truly shows in the smiles of our patient families, employees and our numerous accolades such as being consistently ranked as the best children’s hospital in Texas, and among the top in the nation by U.S.News & World Report as well as recognition from Houston Business Journal as one of this city’s Best Places to Work for ten consecutive years.    Texas Children’s comprehensive health care network includes our primary hospital in the Texas Medical Center with expertise in over 40 pediatric subspecialties; the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI); the Feigin Center for pediatric research; Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, a comprehensive obstetrics/gynecology facility focusing on high-risk births; Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus, a community hospital in suburban West Houston; and Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands, the first hospital devoted to children’s care for communities north of Houston. We have also created the nation’s first HMO for children, established the largest pediatric primary care network in the country and a global health program that is channeling care to children and women all over the world. Texas Children’s Hospital is also academically affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, one of the largest, most diverse and successful pediatric programs in the nation.     To join our community of 13,000 dedicated team members, visit for career opportunities. You can also learn more about our amazing culture at


We are searching for a Director of Food & Nutrition Services -- someone who works well in a fast-paced setting. In this position, you will direct the management operations for Nutrition Services as well as collaborate with food service department to ensure appropriate food service coordination to meet the nutritional needs of our patients, faculty and staff. Provides leadership of the department that supports the goals and mission of the Hospital through strategic planning, budget development and management, and staff development to ensure appropriate allocation of resources. Partners across the system to ensure consistency of care and coordination of efforts.

Additionally, regulatory guidelines, clinical standards of practice and staffing patterns are developed and implemented to ensure the safe and effective delivery of formula and nutritional services in a manner developmentally appropriate for the ages of patients served.


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Responsibilities :

  • Directs departmental operations to ensure the delivery of safe, high-quality, age-appropriate, cost-effective care and/or service within a family-centered care environment, as measured by variance analysis reports, revenue enhancement/expense reduction, patient satisfaction scores, patient complaints, regulatory compliance, and new programs/initiatives
  • Lead, participate and collaborate with the food services department as well as on interdepartmental teams, work groups and committees that support nutrition management of patients and organizational priorities as measured by outcomes achieved
  • Ensures the provision of effective training and development opportunities for staff and leaders in order to continually improve departmental and organizational performance and develop talent to ensure ongoing departmental success and growth as measured by improved individual, team and departmental performance and a talent management team
  • Ensures the creation of a work climate that fosters employee satisfaction and organizational commitment as measured by employee survey results and turnover rates
  • Develops and implements service/departmental priorities that enhance the organization’s strategic plan, achieves agreed upon outcomes specifically advances evidenced-based practice and patient safety, as measured by outcomes, evidence incorporated into practice, improvements in processes to enhance patient safety, PI initiatives, trends and benchmarks
  • Coordinates standards, protocols, treatment approaches and quality improvement efforts across the system
  • Partners with key physician leaders in the development, refinement, research and implementation of care
  • Serves as the point person for Texas Children’s relationship with partner food vendors – patients & faculty / staff


  • Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is required for all employees unless approved for a medical or religious exemption
  • Master’s degree in Administration, Nutrition, Food and Nutrition Management, or related field required
  • RD certification from the Commission on Dietetic Registration required
  • LD license from the Texas State Board of Examiners of Dietitians required
  • 5 years management experience required
  • 3 years clinical experience required

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