Nutrition Care Clerk, Food and Nutrition Services

Job Description

Receive, process and implement diet changes. Respond to inquiries from patients, family members or health care providers regarding meal service or other dietary needs/requests. Receive and deliver meal trays, tube feeding and nourishments to patients and/or patient units. Assist patients with tray set-up. Retrieve soiled trays from rooms, patient care units and return to kitchen. Utilize approved scripts when delivering and collecting meal trays. Utilize effective problem solving techniques, which promote respect and cultural sensitivity. Check patient unit refrigerators for supply of bulk juices/milk. Order juice/milk to replenish to par levels. Deliver bulk juices to patient unit refrigerators. Check food products in refrigerators for correct labeling and expiration dates. Dispose of products incorrectly labeled and expired. Receive and interpret ADT, diet order and consult requisitions from hospital patient information system. Utilize department computer software system to enter patient dietary information and patient menu selections. Utilize computer downtime procedure when needed. Maintain standards for data security and confidentiality. Maintain standards of personal hygiene and infection control; maintain standards of dress per department policy. Clean service area and related equipment /carts. Communicate effectively with coworkers and supervisors. Follow department protocol for telephones, pagers and other communications devices. Disassemble soiled cafeteria trays upon return to the kitchen; sort, wash and rinse dishes and silverware; load operate and unload dishwasher and store washed items. Performs other duties or responsibilities as assigned or needed.

Responsibilities

Receive, process and implement diet changes. Respond to inquiries from patients, family members or health care providers regarding meal service or other dietary needs/requests. Receive and deliver meal trays, tube feeding and nourishments to patients and/or patient units. Assist patients with tray set-up. Retrieve soiled trays from rooms, patient care units and return to kitchen. Utilize approved scripts when delivering and collecting meal trays. Utilize effective problem solving techniques, which promote respect and cultural sensitivity. Check patient unit refrigerators for supply of bulk juices/milk. Order juice/milk to replenish to par levels. Deliver bulk juices to patient unit refrigerators. Check food products in refrigerators for correct labeling and expiration dates. Dispose of products incorrectly labeled and expired. Receive and interpret ADT, diet order and consult requisitions from hospital patient information system. Utilize department computer software system to enter patient dietary information and patient menu selections. Utilize computer downtime procedure when needed. Maintain standards for data security and confidentiality. Maintain standards of personal hygiene and infection control; maintain standards of dress per department policy. Clean service area and related equipment /carts. Communicate effectively with coworkers and supervisors. Follow department protocol for telephones, pagers and other communications devices. Disassemble soiled cafeteria trays upon return to the kitchen; sort, wash and rinse dishes and silverware; load operate and unload dishwasher and store washed items. Performs other duties or responsibilities as assigned or needed.

Qualifications

Minimum Required: High School Diploma or GED