At UPMC, we are committed to keeping our community safe and healthy as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds. As our team continues to provide Life Changing Medicine to our patients, our recruiters will continue to fill positions throughout this time. Interviews and other processes may be modified to protect the safety of our candidates and employees. Thank you for your patience.

For more information about UPMC's response to COVID-19, please visit upmc.com/coronavirus.

Job Description

Job Title: Nutrition Office Clerk
Job ID: 916505310
Status: Part-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 6 a.m. to 2:30pm or 11:15 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Shift: Variable
Facility: UPMC Pinnacle Hanover
Department: Food Services
Location: 300 Highland Avenue, Hanover PA 17331

Description

Our team at UPMC Hanover is growing and we have a variety of opportunities available for the food service team! If you’re passionate about patient care and looking for a career that offers great benefits and plenty of room for growth, we invite you to explore this opportunity today!

Purpose:

Acts as a department liaison by processing phone requests appropriately. Ensures nutritional accuracy of food served to patients as per medical diet order.

Responsibilities:
  • Participates in departmental process improvement activities relating to office procedures and patient care.
  • Records daily patient census by diet category for department budget reports and meal production forecasting.
  • Put tube feeding in the Kardex and make label for the next day,
  • Tally specials and supplements.
  • Collect Mail.
  • Edit menus once returned to meet requirements of each patient's diet restriction, patient's preferences, and allergies.
  • Update patient Kardex file and menus on all patients/residents throughout the day.
  • Keep a running inventory of patient menus and maintains adequate supply for daily operations.
  • Provides brief explanation of prescribed diet and/or purpose of meal patterns as needed those inquiring about diet.
  • Assists patients with making acceptable menu selections with their meal pattern.
  • Put together patient menu that are going to dialysis and notify starter.
  • Community life sheet tally for diets.
  • Pull appropriate menu based on the diet order in the kardex, edit for patient's preferences and allergies; then sticker menu with the patient's name, room number and diet.
  • Put HS snacks for all new diabetics.
  • Lock up department.
  • Answer the phone appropriately (identifying yourself/department).
  • Record late trays (time, patient's name, diet and request).
  • Transcribes prescribed meal pattern on menus for renal/renal carbohydrates, fluid restriction and diabetic diets.
  • Daily HS snack audit diabetic patients and put together nourishment bags.
  • Collect missing menus via phone and/or in person.

Qualifications

  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Six months experience in a hospital.
  • Dietary office and/or knowledge of therapeutic diets preferred. 
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing with staff.
  • Computer skills required.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
Clearances must be dated within 90 days

  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

    Salary Range: $13.10 to $19.90 / hour

    Union Position: No

    Apply Current Employee?

    UPMC VALUES

    At UPMC, our shared goal is to create a cohesive, positive, experience for our employees, patients, health plan members, and community. If you too are driven by these values, you may be a great fit at UPMC!

    QUALITY & SAFETY
    DIGNITY & RESPECT
    CARING & LISTENING
    RESPONSIBILITY & INTEGRITY
    EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION

    UPMC provides a total rewards package that can help you achieve the goals you have for your career and your personal life. Whether you want to learn a new skill through a training course, reach personal health and wellness targets, become more involved in your community, or follow a career path that provides you with the right experience to be successful, UPMC can help you get to where you want to be.


    WORKING HERE



    Now more than ever, YOU can help us shape our communities and UPMC into a better place for everyone to work, study, play, and thrive.

    Learn more about working here and check out our policies and recent updates.

    UPMC Health Plan Named Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality in 2020


    UPMC Ranked #1 Best Places for Women and Diverse Managers in 2019

    Share:
    Talent Network