Diet Clerk Job Description

Diet Clerk Job Description

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Diet clerk provides basic nutrition education to patients, documenting care to patients in the medical record and administrative duties, under the direction of a Diet Technician.

Diet Clerk Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Nutrition Management.Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology, abbreviations, fluid restrictions, tube feeding diet restrictions and parameter guidelines setup for restricted diets
Assists patients in selecting their menu choices
Greets patients with a smile
Actively participates in departmental and organization performance improvement activities in accordance with hospital and joint commission standards
Demonstrates leadership by performing his/her work in a manner that meets or exceeds the level of care and service that PSMMC promotes to the communities we serve
Participates in hospital and department specific practices to maintain a clean, safe and comfortable environment for patients and staff
Maintains the security and confidentiality of data and information used in performance of his/her daily duties conforming to hospital policy, laws and regulations as appropriate
The Diet Clerk assists patients with appropriate food selections in accordance with diet prescription
Communicates the menu to patients
Prepares late trays for assigned patients

Diet Clerk Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Diet Clerk

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: HACCP

Education for Diet Clerk

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Employers hiring for the diet clerk job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as High School and Associate Degree in Nutrition, Science, Associates, Education, Graduate, Healthcare, Food and Nutrition, Supervision, Management, The College

Skills for Diet Clerk

Desired skills for diet clerk include:

Dietetics and medical terminology
Special modified diets using department policies and procedures to assure patient receives the diet ordered
Basic principles of nutrition as related to modified diets
Dietetics and
Medical terminology
Basic nutrition principles as related to modified diets
Fluid restrictions
Excel
Word
Abbreviations

Desired experience for diet clerk includes:

Must be able tolift and or carry cases of products weighing 20 pounds and must push and pull carts weighing up to 100 pounds
Hospital and large scale food service experience preferred
Minimum of one year experience in hospital food service or current enrollment in a College level dietetics program is preferred
Must be able to operate a computer keyboard and printer, adding machine, telephone
Must be able to write neatly
Must have the eye/hand dexterity required to check 3 trays a minute

Diet Clerk Examples

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Diet Clerk Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a diet clerk. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for diet clerk
  • General Assistance.Answer and log all incoming calls to the nutrition office
  • Monitoring of all department functions during their shift (in the absence if a dietary supervisor, hospital chef, or manager)
  • Knowledge of therapeutic diets and texture modifications and nutrient awareness
  • Cash handling practices, open/close drawer, cashier services
  • Must obtain and maintain current Texas Food Handler Certificate or higher certification within 14 days of hire
  • Keeps files, desks and supplies in order
  • Nutrition Management
  • General Assistance
  • Report to the Food Production Manager and perform a variety of specialized duties related to the receipt, interpretation and follow through of the patient diet prescription
  • Documentation.Edits and corrects patient menus and completes meal tallies accurately and timely
Qualifications for diet clerk
  • Must be able tofrequently bend and or twist, stand and walk for long periods of time
  • Also must have dexterity to operate a computer keyboard and tally machine and typewriter
  • Must be able to bend, stoop and reach
  • Must have pleasant telephone personality and maintain an organized work area
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical and maintain good physical condition to perform the requirements of the job
  • Must be able to lift and or carry cases of products weighing 20 lbs and must push and pull carts weighing up to 100 lbs
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Diet Clerk Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a diet clerk. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for diet clerk
  • Provides nutrition screening and nutrition education to patients, documenting care to patients in the medical record, under the direction of the Registered Dietitian
  • Assists patients in the call cnter with menu ordering in compliance with therapeutic diets
  • Must obtain Food Service Manager Certification within 6 months
  • Must obtain ServSafe certification within 1 year
  • Records I&Os as appropriate
  • Visits patients after tray delivery to ensure patients are satisfied with meals
  • Keeps the patient cardex current, recording diet and/or food changes, preferences, allergies as necessary
  • Monitors flow of patient menus and prepares them for summarizing
  • Writes modified diets as assigned
  • Edits and checks menus prior to each meal, making additions and/or changes as needed, orders food from production unit accordingly
Qualifications for diet clerk
  • Requires visual and hearing acuity to read menu and hear patient, visitor, or staff responses
  • Previous Clinical Nutrition office experience preferred
  • Previous 1 year kitchen experience preferred
  • Bachelors degree in nutrition or related field preferred
  • This position is represented by CHEU
  • AA Degree in Nutrition or equivalent
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Diet Clerk Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of diet clerk. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for diet clerk
  • Keeps the telephone log current by recording incoming calls
  • Makes rounds – meal and routine – picking up menus, diet requests, and diet changes as needed
  • Visits patients and assists them with the menu selections
  • Tracks daily supplemental feeding charges to be submitted to accounting department
  • Maintains daily meal count current to be submitted along with the monthly statistical report
  • Responsible for distributing the patient satisfaction surveys every day, assisting the patients with filling out the surveys if needed
  • Daily records all food preferences and any patient information from the dietary preferences sheets onto the patient cardex and patient menus
  • Updates menus targeted for Food and Drug Protocol by stamping patient cardex card
  • Works on patient tray line, cafeteria line, and any other station as required due to staffing conditions
  • Required to work holidays, weekends, and rotating schedules
Qualifications for diet clerk
  • Must have completed an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited Food Handler’s Certificate Program
  • 1 plus years of experience in comparable hospital food service or current enrollment in a college level nutrition curriculum
  • Associate’s Degree in Foodservice Management, Nutrition, Dietetics or a related field from an accredited college or university
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Foodservice Management, Nutrition, Dietetics or a related field from an accredited college or university
  • Food Safety Certification- must be obtained within 30 days of employment
  • One (1) year of experience may be substituted for required education
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a diet clerk. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for diet clerk
  • Must follow hospital’s patient confidentiality policy
  • Understands, follows, and enforces all the departmental policies and procedures
  • Maintains a quiet, conducive, and professional atmosphere for transcribing all dietary information while in the diet office
  • Must follow all the policies on patient visitation
  • Responsible for making sure all patient needs are met
  • Tallies all menus and completes the production sheets for the next day’s production
  • Works closely with the Dietitians.Is knowledgeable of all diets
  • Works well with others, , nurses, co-workers, supervisors, director, and others in authority in a positive manner
  • Needs no reminders
  • Ability to update the electronic kardex with the most current diet order, supplement, nourishment, tube feed, likes and dislikes allergies, fluid restriction, in Computrition
Qualifications for diet clerk
  • Associate's degree in Nutrition or currently enrolled in an undergraduate Nutrition program preferred
  • Diet Technician preferred
  • Must be able to type and use computer keyboards
  • Additional courses or specialized training in Nutrition from community college, or other formal training facility or program in nutrition preferred
  • This position is covered by SEIU-UHW terms and conditions of the collective bargaining agreement
  • One year as Diet Clerk, preferred
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Diet Clerk Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of diet clerk. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for diet clerk
  • Demonstrate the ability to correct menus according to meal patterns for special diets
  • Ability to print production tallies and other reports for tray line, TF and nourishment meal services using Computrition
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply infection control policies and procedures for safe food handling
  • Ability to check tray line for accuracy according to physician’s diet order
  • Ability to act as a mentor to the Hostess/Foodservice staff by assisting with in-services and guidance as needed
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  • Edits and corrects patient menus and completes meal tallies accurately and timely
  • Answers and logs all incoming calls to the nutrition office
  • Updates patient profiles based on MD order, computer and diet census changes
  • Records all daily meal activity counts for all sites
Qualifications for diet clerk
  • Six (6) months Foodservice experience in a hospital or skilled nursing facility preferred
  • 6 months to 1 year experience in hospitality industry or 6 months of customer service experience
  • Ability to speak, read and write English clearly and proficiently, as related to essential job activities
  • Computer skills--typing and data entry
  • Must possess visual acuity and manual dexterity
  • Must possess good listening skills

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