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Dietary Clerk

Job Ref: 26460

Talent Area: Food Service

Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital
Baytown, TX 77521

Area/Department: Food&Nutr Serv - Garth

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY - Must be able to work 6a-6:30p, 6a-2:30p, 5:30a-2p, 7a-4p. Does include weekends and holidays.

Work Week: Sunday - Saturday

Company Profile

Houston Methodist San Jacinto Hospital, located 35 miles southeast of Houston, is the area's only full-service hospital offering specialized medical care for patients at every stage in life. This 392 licensed bed hospital with 18 operating rooms, and over 1,400 employees, brings Medical Center excellence and quality care close to East Harris and surrounding counties.

Job Summary

Responsible for taking diet orders from patients. Responsible for explaining which diet patients are on and answering questions regarding food choices. Assist with Patient tray assembly, manages meeting room schedules and catering needs. Actively participates in Performance Improvement initiatives. Responsible for correcting issues relayed from patients to appropriate staff.


Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric


1. Performs all duties and responsibilities projecting The Methodist I CARE values.

2. Demonstrates team work with fellow employees in the dietary office.

3. Explain procedure for ordering of meals to all patients.

4. Communicate clearly and appropriately to take patient orders.

5. Practices good customer service at all times.

6. Keeping current and knowledgeable of patient diet orders and hospital menus.

7. Compiles all documentation into monthly reports specified by management staff.

8. Maintains current working knowledge of all information provide by Registered Dietitians and Managers.

9. Maintains computer skills.

10. Performs professional appearance and behavior at all times in the dietary office.

11. Assist in plating food items on patients’ trays during peek times as per team leader or manager.

12. Maintains proper sanitation of work area and equipment. Uses and follows all safety techniques in handling of equipment.

13. Assist in creating reports and handouts per management request.

14. Performs other duties as assigned.

15. Follows all safety rules while on the job. Reports accidents promptly and corrects minor safety hazards. Communicates with peers and management regarding hazards identified in the work place.


High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Ability to read, write and understand English.


Previous Hospital experience preferred

Knowledge of food service equipment and sanitation standards.


Texas Food Handlers Certificate through American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is required effective 9/1/2016.


Ability to adapt to a changing work environment.

Ability to make sound judgments.

Customer focused service skills

Ability to quickly learn the different diet names and requirements

Computer literacy, i.e Microsoft Office, CBORD, MethOD.


Some lifting of up to 30 lbs.Uses potentially hazardous cleaning chemicals.

Uses Potentially hazardous equipment, Must adhere to Food and Nutrition standards of appearance and strictly comply Must comply with City of Houston Food Ordinances.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

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