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Dietary Clerk

Company: Altru Health System Clinic
Location: Grand Forks
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

# Job Summary The Dietary Clerk is responsible for accurately recording patient food selections in accordance with their diet order. The clerk demonstrates proficiency in managing room service phone orders, tracking food orders of patients who have not ordered by the designated time and notifying appropriate staff. # Essential Job Functions Places orders over computer and telephone for guests and patient meal orders. Responsible for handling money from guest tray orders. Notifies Maintenance/Information Services when hardware or software problems arise. Documents all phone diet orders of special requests. Handles all requests appropriately, takes action to fulfill requests, and informs appropriate staff or completes within required time frame and tubes items as appropriate. Reviews diet orders received via computer and takes action to assure completion of order. Distributes orders requiring dietitian/technician action appropriately. Sets up patients in AYR for tube feedings, snacks and nutrition supplements. Gives dysphagia tallies to Production staff according to schedule. Tracks food orders and performs call backs to patients who have not ordered by the designated time and notifies appropriate nursing and dietitian staff. Demonstrates proficiency in knowledge of therapeutic hospital diets for completing room service and non-select meal orders for patients. Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization. Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure. Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services. Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of and compliance with: All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines. Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property. The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader. The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment. # Driving Requirements # Professional Drivers: Persons who drive as their main responsibility OR transport passengers or hazardous materials. Frequent Drivers: Persons whose main responsibility is not driving, but drive daily or almost daily. Occasional Drivers: Persons who drive from once per month to as frequently as once per week. Infrequent Drivers: Persons who are generally not expected to drive. # Driving Category # Infrequent Driver # Education # Experience # Degree/Diploma Program of Study Required/Preferred # # Associate#s Related Field Preferred # Experience Required/Preferred # # A minimum of 6 months of related experience Preferred # Knowledge # Skills Title Required/Preferred # Demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in written format. Required # Physical Demands # Frequency 8 Hour Shift 10 Hour Shift 12 Hour Shift Rarely (1-4%) 1-19 min 1-24 min 1-29 min Occasionally (5-33%) 19 min-2.6 hrs 24 min-3.3 hrs 29 min-3.9 hrs Frequently (34-66%) 2.6-5.3 hrs 3.3-6.6 hrs 3.9-7.9 hrs Continuously (67-100%) 5.3-8 hrs 6.6-10 hrs 7.9-12 hrs # # Activity Frequency # Sit Frequently (34-66%) Stand Occasionally (5-33%) Walk Occasionally (5-33%) Stoop/Bend Occasionally (5-33%) Reach Frequently (34-66%) Climb Rarely (#5%) Crawl Not Applicable Squat/Crouch/Kneel Occasionally (5-33%) Twist Occasionally (5-33%) Handle/Finger/Feel Continuously (#67%) See Continuously (#67%) Hear Continuously (#67%) # Weight Demands Activity Amount # Lift - Floor to Waist Level Sedentary (#10 pounds) Carry Sedentary (#10 pounds) Push/Pull Sedentary (#10 pounds) Slide/Transfer Sedentary (#10 pounds) # Working Conditions Condition Frequency # Indoor Continuously (#67%) Outdoor Not Applicable Extreme Temperature Not Applicable # Employee Health Functional Assessment Hazardous Drug Exposure Fit Testing Required # Not Applicable No No
Job Summary
The Dietary Clerk is responsible for accurately recording patient food selections in accordance with their diet order. The clerk demonstrates proficiency in managing room service phone orders, tracking food orders of patients who have not ordered by the designated time and notifying appropriate staff.
Essential Job Functions


  • Places orders over computer and telephone for guests and patient meal orders. Responsible for handling money from guest tray orders. Notifies Maintenance/Information Services when hardware or software problems arise.
  • Documents all phone diet orders of special requests. Handles all requests appropriately, takes action to fulfill requests, and informs appropriate staff or completes within required time frame and tubes items as appropriate.
  • Reviews diet orders received via computer and takes action to assure completion of order. Distributes orders requiring dietitian/technician action appropriately.
  • Sets up patients in AYR for tube feedings, snacks and nutrition supplements.
  • Gives dysphagia tallies to Production staff according to schedule.
  • Tracks food orders and performs call backs to patients who have not ordered by the designated time and notifies appropriate nursing and dietitian staff.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in knowledge of therapeutic hospital diets for completing room service and non-select meal orders for patients.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or needed to meet the needs of the department/organization.
  • Demonstrates understanding and follows infection control policies and procedures according to standard operating procedure.
  • Maintains requirements for age specific competencies for the position and demonstrates the knowledge or principles of growth and developments and the skills necessary to provide patient/customer care/services.
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of and compliance with:
  • All pertinent safety, health and environmental policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Working safely, without causing harm or risk to self, others or property.
  • The work environment safety procedures and prompt reporting of unsafe practices, procedures, accidents, injuries or other safety violations to the Leader.
  • The use of all safety equipment and personal protective equipment.

    Driving Requirements

    • Professional Drivers: Persons who drive as their main responsibility OR transport passengers or hazardous materials.
    • Frequent Drivers: Persons whose main responsibility is not driving, but drive daily or almost daily.
    • Occasional Drivers: Persons who drive from once per month to as frequently as once per week.
    • Infrequent Drivers: Persons who are generally not expected to drive.

      Driving Category
      Infrequent Driver
      Education & Experience
      Degree/Diploma
      Program of Study
      Required/Preferred
      Associate's
      Related Field
      Preferred
      Experience
      Required/Preferred
      A minimum of 6 months of related experience
      Preferred
      Knowledge & Skills
      Title
      Required/Preferred
      Demonstrates the ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in written format.
      Required
      Physical Demands
      Frequency 8 Hour Shift 10 Hour Shift 12 Hour Shift Rarely (1-4%) 1-19 min 1-24 min 1-29 min Occasionally (5-33%) 19 min-2.6 hrs 24 min-3.3 hrs 29 min-3.9 hrs Frequently (34-66%) 2.6-5.3 hrs 3.3-6.6 hrs 3.9-7.9 hrs Continuously (67-100%) 5.3-8 hrs 6.6-10 hrs 7.9-12 hrs
      Activity
      Frequency
      Sit
      Frequently (34-66%)
      Stand
      Occasionally (5-33%)
      Walk
      Occasionally (5-33%)
      Stoop/Bend
      Occasionally (5-33%)
      Reach
      Frequently (34-66%)
      Climb
      Rarely (
      Crawl
      Not Applicable
      Squat/Crouch/Kneel
      Occasionally (5-33%)
      Twist
      Occasionally (5-33%)
      Handle/Finger/Feel
      Continuously (> 67%)
      See
      Continuously (> 67%)
      Hear
      Continuously (> 67%)
      Weight Demands
      Activity
      Amount
      Lift - Floor to Waist Level
      Sedentary (
      Carry
      Sedentary (
      Push/Pull
      Sedentary (
      Slide/Transfer
      Sedentary (
      Working Conditions
      Condition
      Frequency
      Indoor
      Continuously (> 67%)
      Outdoor
      Not Applicable
      Extreme Temperature
      Not Applicable
      Employee Health
      Functional Assessment
      Hazardous Drug Exposure
      Fit Testing Required
      Not Applicable
      No
      No

Keywords: Altru Health System Clinic, Grand Forks , Dietary Clerk, Other , Grand Forks, North Dakota

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