1+ months


University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104


Req #: 161591
Job Location: UW Medical Center - Montlake
Posting Date: 12/02/2019 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: $16.25 to $20.03 per hour. 
Union Position: Yes
Notes: This posting is for a temporary/hourly position.  

Join our award-winning team at University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC). Among the top dozen medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report "America's Best Hospitals", UWMC prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UWMC is operated by the University of Washington (UW) and serves as a training site for UWs School of Medicine. The University of Washington is proud to be one of the nations premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

Our Nutrition Department has an outstanding opportunity for temporary/hourly Dietary Unit Clerk. Under the direct supervision of the Wellness and Technology Manager, the call center clerk receives patient phone calls, and guides the patient through the ordering process. The Call center clerk does data entry of patient diet orders and nourishment requests.

  • Print and/or check patient menus according to established food patterns, therapeutic diet orders, food tolerance preferences, ensure that patient meal selections comply with restricted diets;
  • Respond to verbal and written communications regarding patient nutritional care. Must react accurately and effectively with all changes to ensure efficient timing of services and compliance with physician orders.
  • Label, deliver and pick up patient menus.
  • Determine and report missed patient meals, assist patients lists, and supply patient census to food production area.
  • Printing of advance tray tickets and updating the Office Communication Board.
  • Relays concerns to Dietary Ambassador.
  • Maintain supply inventory.
  • Contribute to team process; maintain cooperative work environment and work to improve quality of service provided to patients and staff.


    Possession of, or eligible to obtain a Washington State Food Worker Card within two weeks of employment, high school graduation or GED, and one year of experience as a Dietary Unit Aide in a health care facility or equivalent. One year of additional experience may substitute for the educational requirement.
    Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

    The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

    The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


    Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-16

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