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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


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!


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

  • 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.


  • 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

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