Nutrition Care Clerk, Food and Nutrition Services

Job Description

At UC Health, we're proud to have the best and brightest teams and clinicians collaborating toward our common purpose: to advance healing and reduce suffering.

As the region's adult academic health system, we strive for innovation and provide world-class care for not only our community, but patients from all over the world. Join our team and you'll be able to develop your skills, grow your career, build relationships with your peers and patients, and help us be a source of hope for our friends and neighbors.

UC Health is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of employment.

Receive, process and implement diet changes utilizing computerized system. Assist patient in menu selection and deliver patient meals.

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

Knowledge and Skills:

Education: High school diploma or GED.

Years of Experience: Previous hospital food service experience preferred.