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 VARIABLE SHIFT, PART-TIME (24 HOURS A WEEK), DIET 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.
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
High school diploma or GED equivalent
Washington State Food Handler's Permit
Basic computer skills
Ability to perform simple arithmetic calculations
An understanding of diets and food items
Six months to one year of food service experience working in an institutional setting is preferred
Founded in 1861, the University of Washington is one of the oldest public institutions in the west coast and one of the preeminent research universities in the world. The University of Washington is a multi-campus university comprised of three different campuses: Seattle, Tacoma, and Bothell. The Seattle campus is made up of sixteen schools and colleges that serve students ranging from an undergraduate level to a doctoral level. The university is home to world-class libraries, arts, music, drama, and sports, as well as the highest quality medical care in Washington State and a world-class academic medical center. The teaching and research of the University’s many professional schools provide undergraduate and graduate students the education necessary toward achieving an excellence that will serve the state, the region, and the nation. As part of a large and diverse community, the University of Washington serves more students than any other institution in the Northwest.