Manager - Nutrition & Food Services

Req ID: 179751
Company: Nova Scotia Health
Location: Eastern Zone, St. Martha's Regional Hospital 
Department: NFS Nutrition & Food Services SMR/SMM/EM
Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) x 1 position(s)

Status: Management/Non Union Position
Posting Closing Date: 18-Jun-24


Nova Scotia Health is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia, with some specialized services also offered to clients throughout Atlantic Canada. We’re on a mission to achieve excellence in health, healing and learning through working together, which is reflected in the hospitals, health centres and community-based programs we operate across the province. Our passionate team of professionals provides a variety of high-quality inpatient and outpatient services including academic, tertiary, and quaternary care, as well as continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions. Join a diverse team of innovators, collaborators and creative thinkers today.


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About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Director, Nutrition and Food Services (NFS), Eastern Zone the Manager of Nutrition and Food Services, Eastern Zone supports the work of the Director to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of Nutrition & Food Services.  The Manager is responsible for planning, organizing, and controlling of all aspects of operations and day to day management of NFS within multiple sites of the Eastern Zone specifically including but not limited to the Antigonish, Sherbrooke, Guysborough, and Canso areas.  The Manager will champion the integration of nutrition care and food service and is responsible for the provision of nutrition care services to patients, residents and clients in both institutional, ambulatory and community settings. The Manager will collaborate on provincial initiatives and standards such as the implementation of the Nova Scotia Health Healthy Eating Policy at the applicable sites and will continue to work as part of the NFS leadership team to develop and implement new initiatives.


Applying in-depth scientific knowledge of food and human nutrition, the Manager is responsible for implementing nutrition care standards, monitoring of clinical dietetic performance, managing the nutritional component of Nutrition and Food Services and maintaining professional competency and skills required for professional practice.  The Manager will ensure all safety, quality, and clinical/nutrition care standards are maintained for positive patient, resident and client nutritional outcomes, and ensures compliancy with therapeutic nutrition requirements and restrictions to address patient medical needs.

About You

We would love to hear from you if you have the following:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics required 
  • Completion of an accredited dietetic internship program
  • Membership in a professional association, Dietitians of Canada preferred
  • Completion of Advanced Food Safety Training
  • Five (5) years’ progressive management experience in health care as a dietitian in addition to having clinically related practice experience
  • Experience in scope of practice for dietitians, dietetic technicians, and food service supervisors, and food service management
  • Ability to interpret statistical data, and monitor quality and performance indicators and benchmarks
  • Ability to build and maintain collaborative working relationships and partnerships
  • Extensive experience in financial planning and human resource management
  • Experience managing in a unionized environment
  • Knowledge of applicable legislation, regulations, policies and standards
  • Competencies in other languages an asset; French preferred


Please ensure your resume is up to date and includes all relevant education, experience, training, and certifications


  • Full-time long assignment, 100% FTE, 75 Hours biweekly
  • Travel to various sites may be required
  • Approximately for (12) months. Dates are subject to change

Compensation and Incentives

$40.15 - $53.35 Hourly


Successful candidates may be eligible for our benefits package which includes health, dental, travel, long-term disability, and life insurance coverage as well as a defined benefit pension plan.


Once You've Applied

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Nova Scotia Health is committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity and is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve. We encourage all qualified applicants who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotian, Persons of Colour, Foreign Nationals/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.

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