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University of Washington DIETARY UNIT CLERK (TEMPORARY, DAYS) in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 215184

Department: UWMC - MONTLAKE - PATIENT NUTRITION

Posting Date: 11/22/2022

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $17.60 to $21.03 hourly

Shift: First Shift

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. Join our award-winning team at?UW Medical Center?- Montlake. Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2021-2022 "America's Best Hospitals", UW Medical Center - Montlake prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center - Montlake has again earned U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UW Medical Center - Montlake has achieved both distinctions. Excellence. Exploration. Education. (https://www.uwmedicine.org/about/career-opportunities/uw-medical-center-montlake) Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community. UW Medical Center - Montlake currently has an outstanding opportunity for a temporary, day shift, DIETARY UNIT CLERK. Under the direct supervision of the Wellness and Technology Manager, the call center clerk receives patient phone calls, and guides the patient through the ordering process. The Call center clerk does data entry of patient diet orders and nourishment requests. Print and/or check patient menus according to established food patterns, therapeutic diet orders, food tolerance preferences, ensure that patient meal selections comply with restricted diets; Respond to verbal and written communications regarding patient nutritional care. Must react accurately and effectively with all changes to ensure efficient timing of services and compliance with physician orders. Label, deliver and pick up patient menus. Determine and report missed patient meals, assist patients lists, and supply patient census to food production area. Printing of advance tray tickets and updating the Office Communication Board. Relays concerns to Dietary Ambassador. Maintain supply inventory. Contribute to team process; maintain cooperative work environment and work to improve quality of service provided to patients and staff. REQUIREMENTS: High school graduate or GED AND one year of experience as a Dietary Unit Aide or Dietary Unit Clerk in a health care facility or equivalent. Requires knowledge of dietary restrictions and modified therapeutic diets to ensure optimal patient care and satisfaction. Familiar with Microsoft Windows software and ability to efficiently manage multiple line phone systems. Strong customer service skills. Requires current food handler permit. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

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.

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