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University of Washington DIETARY UNIT CLERK (PART TIME, 50%, NIGHT SHIFT) in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 208698


Posting Date: 06/23/2022

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $3050 to $3540 monthly

Shift: Night Shift

Notes: As an employee you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here. (

A higher degree of healthcare. All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored. UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. UW Medicine - Northwest is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services. With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are: The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award; The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award; The Stroke Care Excellence Award; Winner of the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country. UW Medical Center - Northwest has an outstanding opportunity for a PART TIME, 50%, NIGHT SHIFT, DIETARY UNIT CLERK. Under the direction of the Nutrition Supervisor, the Diet Clerk processes all patient menus, including those for the tray line and room service program. She/he coordinates food production according to established menus, answers telephone calls from patients and clinical staff, and prepares records and reports. RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Receives and processes diet information such as dietary needs, restrictions, and preferences from patients and from the units, including diet changes Assists patients in selecting food choices as directed by clinical nutrition protocols

  • Meets/speaks with patients to understand preferences and special needs

  • Receives and processes diet orders via computer or telephone

  • Updates diet information, preferences, and orders in computerized kardex.

  • Utilizes this information source to verify patient menu compliance

  • Enters and reviews all patient menus, based on diet orders, allergy information, restrictions, and preferences

  • Generates tally guide for tray-line production staff at specified times

  • Communicates any additions to the production staff throughout the day

  • Checks tray-line for accuracy and appearance of patient meals, as needed

  • Answers questions and gives direction to department staff regarding patient meal production and delivery

  • Independently makes decisions relating to patient menu services

  • Answers telephone calls from patients and clinical staff

  • Utilizes good customer service, telephone etiquette, public relations, and communication skills

  • Prints computer-generated reports, labels, and menus

  • Files kardex records MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent

  • Washington State Food Handler's Permit

  • Basic computer skills

  • Ability to perform simple arithmetic calculations DESIRED:

  • An understanding of diets and food items

  • Six months to one year of food service experience working in an institutional setting is preferred

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.