Company: Alameda Health System
Posted on: January 15, 2022
SUMMARY: Under supervision in the Dietary Department to provide
support for Dietitians, Nutrition Assistants and Dietetic
Technicians, Registered. In performing the more routine aspects of
menu selection, checking the correctness of prepared meals,
processing diet orders and changes; and performing other related
duties as required.
DUTIES & ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: NOTE: The following are the
duties performed by employees in this classification. However,
employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level.
Not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual
in the classification.
1. Takes new diet orders over the phone or from a computer; enters
new patients in diet rands and bed rands; enters patients likes and
dislikes in diet rands; fills out appropriate meal slips and
nourishment cards so that patients receive meals and snacks, if
applicable; tallies food choices of all patients so that adequate
amounts of food items can be prepared to meet the demand.
2. Prepares patients' meal slips according to the current diet
order on Diet Census before each meal.
3. Selects food items for patients who are unable to select their
own meals; using preprinted menus and meal patterns (written by
dietitians in consultation with physicians); selects food items for
patients on restricted diets to comply with the specified
restrictions; selects food items for patients on regular,
calorie-controlled, salt-free, low-protein, low cholesterol,
low-fat, fluid-restricted, soft, pur--ed, or bland diets, using
preprinted menus and meal patterns; modifies food items for
patients per Dietitians and Diet Technicians' direction.
4. Follows up on meals served to patients to establish whether
meals are being satisfactorily prepared, served, etc.; acts to
correct complaints regarding quantity or quality of food served;
may work as the checker on kitchen tray lines checking temperature,
appearance of meals and contents of food trays to ensure that diet
restrictions as specified by menu cards are being followed.
5. Reviews the menus of patients who select their own meals but who
are on restricted diets, to ensure that they stay within their
restrictions; refers questions or complex problems to Dietitians
for guidance and/or resolution; distributes and picks up menus from
patients who select their own meals; may make ward rounds each day
to check diet restrictions for new patients or may interview
patients to determine their food preferences.
6. Keep records of patient's diets, actual meals and foods served
to patient areas and food productions sheets; maintains inventory
of dietary office's supplies, forms, and menus; files discharge
patient profile cards.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Graduate.
Experience/Qualifications One year working in a Healthcare Food
Service Department as a Food Service Worker + and has successfully
completed one college course Diet Therapy. Or 2 years experience in
Health Care Food Service Department as a Food Service Worker who
has worked on tray line + concurrent enrollment in a Diet Therapy
Course and successful completion of the college course. 0r 6 months
working as a Diet Clerk (or similar position) in a Healthcare Food
Service Department. Preferred college course in Diet Therapy. OR
Has obtained a Nutrition Assistant Certificate or has an AA Degree
in a related field.
Services As Needed / Per Diem
Service & Trade
Keywords: Alameda Health System, Richmond , Diet Clerk, Other , Richmond, California
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