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Dietary Clerk

Company: Mission Hospital Mission Viejo
Location: Apple Valley
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

We are looking for a Dietary Clerk with the Administration at St. Mary Medical Center.

Location: Apple Valley, CA

Work Schedule: OnCall/ Per Diem

Shift: 8 hour (Variable) Days

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, acts as a communication liaison between nursing, dietitians, nutrition assistants and food production staff regarding diet prescriptions, menus, and special requests. Modifies patient meals according to diet changes as appropriate, taking into consideration age appropriate food needs for infants, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients. Assures accuracy, timeliness, quality, and stewardship. Assures compliance with established policies and procedures, as well as, state and county codes.

Essential Functions:

  • Utilizes computerized diet office program and EMR to ensure patient meal service is provided in a timely and accurate manner, taking into consideration needs of all ages including infant, adolescent, adult, and geriatric.
  • Oversees clinical nutrition services in the absence of Dietetic Technician, Registered (DTR) or Sous Chef by handling requests and making decisions that support policy and procedure and customer services.
  • Monitors patient meal cart, assuring accuracy of trays and food temperature. Updates meal cart with diet changes by adding needed trays and special food items.
  • Disseminates information via oral or written messages to or from nursing staff, management, dietitians, food production staff, nutrition assistants, and room service attendants.
  • Participates in Quality Management program, performing audits as assigned by DTR, Supervisor, and management team. Participates in collection and reporting of assigned quality control data. Assures completion of assigned tasks in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Performs duties of Nutrition Assistants and Room Service Attendants in response to staffing and workload demands and also performs other duties as assigned.
  • Maintains current knowledge of NCS policies and procedures.


  • Proficient in food safety and sanitation practices and carry valid ServSafe certification.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent oral and communication skills, including phone and email skills.
  • Visual abilities for reading, writing, and tray assembly.
  • Ability to use common sense and act dependably.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as, with fellow staff members.
  • Ability to walk and stand for the majority of each work day.
  • Demonstrates leadership ability and high ethical principles.
  • Proficient in required competencies upon completion of orientation, as listed on the unit specific competency inventory (if applicable).

Minimum Position Qualifications:

Education : H.S. Diploma or GED

Experience : 2 years in Hospital patient services dietetics experience.

Licenses and Certifications : ServSafe certified

Preferred Position Qualifications:

Education : Coursework/Training - Some college level courses in nutrition.

Experience : 5 years in Hospital patient services dietetics experience

St. Mary Medical Center (SMMC) is an acute care hospital with 213 beds and over 1,750 employees making it one of the region's largest employers serving communities of the High Desert. The facility was constructed in 1956 and joined the St. Joseph Health System in 1992.

This facility has the only Neonatal Care Unit in the High Desert Accredited by California Children Services and has been granted approval as a Special Hospital with the California Children's Services Community Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. St. Mary was accredited as a primary Stroke Receiving Center in 2018, the only stroke-receiving center in the High Desert.

The Services and Clinical Specialties offered at this Hospital are Diabetes Education, Emergency Services, Heart and Vascular Services, Imaging Services, Rehabilitation Services, Respiratory Services, Robotic Surgery Services, Surgical Services, Women & Children's Services and Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine.

Keywords: Mission Hospital Mission Viejo, Apple Valley , Dietary Clerk, Other , Apple Valley, California

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