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Diet Clerk

Job Description

The Diet Clerk is responsible for clerical duties associated with the nutritional care and food service to patients in a hospital setting. The Diet Clerk must ensure patients receive food as ordered by the Physician and/or Dietitian. The position ensures patient meal services are carried out properly, patient food trays are assembled correctly and expeditiously. The Diet Clerk will assist in kitchen as necessary.

 

Job Code: 100071

License or Certification:- Food Handlers course as required by state or countyTotal Education, Vocational Training and Experience:- High School diploma or equivalent.- Minimum one-year experience as a Diet Clerk/Nutrition Services Clerk in an acute care facility preferred.- Communicates effectively in both writing and verbally.Machines, Equipment Used:- General office equipment such as telephone, copy machine, fax machine, calculator, computer.Physical Requirements: - Good visual acuity and ability to communicate.- Ability to lift, push, pull and retrieve approximately 100% of the time. - Ability to safely lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.- Ability to safely push/pull objects weighing up to 150 pounds on wheels, with assistance, if necessary. The push/pull weight will be based on a loaded maximum weight of 300 pounds per cart.- Ability to demonstrate safe retrieval skills from above the head to floor level with objects up to 50 pounds. - Ability to withstand prolonged standing and walking. - Ability to reach, stoop, bend, kneel, and crouch are required for patient care functions and in setting up and monitoring equipment.Compliance:- Adheres to the company's Standards of Business Conduct.- Maintains current licensure and/or certifications, if applicable.Skills and Abilities:- Ability to speak, read, write, and communicate effectively.- Ability to coordinate, analyze, observe, make decisions, and meet deadlines in a detail-oriented manner.- Ability to work independently without supervision.Environmental Conditions:- Indoor, temperature controlled, smoke-free environment. Occasional outdoor exposure.- Exposure or potential exposure to blood and body fluids may be required.- Handicapped accessible.- Wet surfaces and sharp objects and high noise levels possible- Hot and cold temperatures extremes- May work under stressful circumstances at times.Proficiency or Productivity Standards:- Meets established attendance standards.- Adheres to hospital/department dress code including wearing ID badge.- May be required to work weekdays and/or weekends, evenings and or night shifts if needed to meet deadlines. - May be required to work on religious and/or legal holidays on scheduled days/shifts.- Will be required to work as necessary during disaster situations, i.e., before, during or after a disaster.- May be required to stay after workday to assist after a disaster situation until relief arrives.- May be required to perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.



Address: 2412 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga 37404
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: PRN / Pool / As Needed
Job ID: 2230000
Contact Name - External: Teesha Kile
Contact Email - External: Teesha.Kile@encompasshealth.com