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Receiver's Clinical Executive, Dietary Services


Headquarters - Elk Grove

California Correctional Health Care Services

Northern California

Full Time Limited Term

Until Filled

Effective July 1, 2020, in response to the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Personal Leave Program 2020 (PLP 2020) was implemented.  PLP 2020 requires that each full-time employee receive a 9.23 percent reduction in pay in exchange for 16 hours PLP 2020 leave credits monthly through June 2022.  Salaries do not reflect the recent changes. 

Do you want the challenge of a leadership role in an organization committed to change management, process improvement and better health care outcomes?  
Then consider this Clinical Executive for Dietary Services opportunity with California Correctional Health Care Services.

About this Position
Under the direction of the Deputy Director - Medical Services, the Chief of Dietary Services provides leadership and overall administration for Dietary Services and oversees the development and implementation of professional practices, resource management, program management, and delivery systems statewide. The Chief, Dietary Services is responsible for continuous quality improvements and sustainable constitutionally acceptable dietary programs in accordance with California Correctional Health Care Services (CCHCS) requirements and generally accepted standards of care.
Responsible for assessing and recommending utilization of/needs of space, personnel, and other resources to meet the needs of the dietary programs within the institutions; evaluates and recommends supplies, new equipment purchase selections, and technologies; develops and maintains ongoing programs to deliver, monitor, evaluate, and improve the quality and appropriateness of dietary care; responsible for continuous quality improvements and sustainable constitutional levels of dietary care; ensures that practices comply with appropriate standards to deliver evidence-based medical nutrition therapy (MNT), patient-centered dietary care; ensures that all dietary services and documentation comply with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, federal and state laws and regulation.
Provides executive leadership and support to institutional dietary staff statewide; ensures and maintains required documentation for compliance with pertinent licensing, regulatory, and legal requirements; ensure compliance with safety, environmental, and infection control standards; ensures that dietitians work in concert with primary care providers, medical specialists, nurses, and other staff.  Develops and modifies menus.
Participates in the selection of institutional dietary managers and recommend the appointment of candidates to the hiring authority; acts as a mentor and coach to dietary personnel within the institutions; assists in evaluating staff and provides recommendations for corrective and adverse action to the hiring authority; enhances professional growth and development of departmental staff through participation in educational programs, current literature and research, in-service meetings, and workshops.  Travel to the institutions will be required.
Formulates and assists with operational and capital budgets; negotiates and manages contracts with vendors as needed to ensure adequate dietary care delivery; utilizes practical decision-making skills to recommend a course of action concerning the management of the dietary budget; develops, implements, maintains, and enforces dietary services policies, procedures, and protocols; directs the development and implementation of dietary services staffing needs. 
Provides analysis, compilation, and preparation of reports completed to reflect the volume of work, procedures utilized, and output results; provides advice regarding current trends and appropriate recommendations and conclusions based on the analysis

The Salary Range

$101,340 - $179,760 Annual Salary Range (based on assignment and qualifications)


Benefits Include

  • Deferred Compensation Plans (Savings pool, 401k and 457 plan)
  • Twelve (12) paid holidays
  • Generous paid vacation/sick leave or annual leave
  • Health, Dental, Vision Care Plans
  • Long Term Care Insurance (CalPERS)


Minimum Requirements


To learn about the Minimum Requirements for this position, please read the Exam Bulletin.

How To Apply

You may apply for this position by clicking the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page.
Appointments to these positions are limited-term (at will) for the first two years, with a possibility of becoming permanent, followed by a one-year probationary period.

About Eligibility

You must have List, Lateral or Reinstatement eligibility in order to apply for this position. If not, you must complete the Online Self-Assessment for this classification before you can apply.

The challenges of our work are tremendous. But the rewards of making such a significant difference in people‚Äôs lives are even more impressive. We provide competitive compensation as well as the superior California State Employee benefits and retirement package. 


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The State of California is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.
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