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Dietary Clerk (Days)

Job Ref: 27122

Talent Area: Food Service

Location:
Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital
Sugar Land, TX 77479

Area/Department: Food&Nutr Serv

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: PRN

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift: DAY

Work Week: PRN (As needed).


Company Profile

Since 1998, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has been serving Fort Bend and the surrounding counties. Residents have come to rely on a level of compassionate care and leading-edge technology that was once available only in the Texas Medical Center. With 243 licensed beds, 20 operating rooms and over 1,900 employees, Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital was designed to provide comprehensive, personalized care for the community.


Job Summary

08/2016
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. 

PATIENT AGE GROUP SERVED
Adolescent, Adult and Geriatric

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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.



EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
High School Diploma or GED equivalent
Ability to read, write and understand English.


EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Previous Hospital experience preferred
Knowledge of food service equipment and sanitation standards.


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED
Texas Food Handlers Certificate through American National Standards Institute (ANSI) is required effective 9/1/2016.

SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED
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.


Equal Employment Opportunity

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