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UPMC complies with all governmental requirements related to local, state, and federal COVID-19 vaccination for employment. The Jan. 13 Supreme Court of the United States decision that the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate will move forward requires UPMC to ensure employees either get vaccinated or receive a requested medical or religious exemption.

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Host Diet Clerk - Server/Host

Altoona has immediate openings for Host Diet Clerks (in our Nutrition Services department)!  We are looking for friendly faces to help provide excellent experiences to our patients at UPMC!

If you have a friendly personality and like to have a positive impact on someone’s day – this could be the perfect position for you!  We currently have full-time, flexible full-time, part-time, and casual opportunities available.  Apply now to learn more!

We are currently offering a SIGN-ON BONUS for all full-time Host positions! The amount of the sign-on bonus is $500 for a 1-year employment commitment.  Don't miss out - apply today!

This position has a minimum start rate of $13.99.


Responsible for patient food service on assigned units; menu selections, tray assembly, tray delivery and pick up, special requests, and in-between meal food delivery. 


  • Visits patients after tray delivery to ensure patients are satisfied with meals. Obtains any missing items and makes item substitutes as needed following diet restrictions.
  • Answers telephone promptly and courteously, and maintains free-flowing accurate communication.
  • Responsible for delivering trays at meal times in assigned areas. Verifies before delivery two patient identifiers.
  • Greets patients with a smile. Addresses patients professionally (by name) and respects privacy.
  • Assists patients in selecting their menu choices. Enters menu selections into Hospitality Suite.
  • Picks up trays after the patient completes the meal. Empties all fluid containers before placing the tray in the cart for return. Makes sure the cart is empty of clean trays before placing any dirty trays
  • Records I&Os as appropriate. Records foods eaten for calorie count on calorie count worksheet.





  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Customer service experience required
  • Must have an outgoing personality and be able to deal with patients, visitors, and staff in a positive, courteous, tactful, and cooperative manner
  • Ability to use current technology and computer skills required


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34
  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran


Why choose UPMC Altoona?

  • An incomparable, affordable benefits package (found to be 20% higher in value than other healthcare employers in our market!)
  • Click on the Total Rewards link at the bottom of this page to learn more
  • Generous vacation accrual Tuition assistance to further your education
  • Sign-on Bonus

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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