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University of Washington DIETARY UNIT AIDE (TEMPORARY, CANDIDATE BANK) in Seattle, Washington

Req #: 175431

Department: UW MEDICAL CENTER- MONTLAKE- PATIENT NUTRITION

Posting Date: 04/29/2021

Closing Info: Open Until Filled

Salary: $16.75 - $20.03 per hour

Shift: Alternate Work Shift

Notes: This position is temporary, which means there is an annual cap on hours worked, but can be renewed each year. To view the UW definition of temporary, click here. (https://hr.uw.edu/policies/temporary-employment-program/)

A higher degree of healthcare. All across UW Medicine, our employees collaborate to perform the highest quality work with integrity and compassion and to create a respectful, welcoming environment where every patient, family, student and colleague is valued and honored. Join our award-winning team at UW Medical Center- Montlake. Among the top medical centers in the United States as rated by U.S. News & World Report 2019-2020 "America's Best Hospitals", UW Medical Center - Montlake prides itself on compassionate patient care as well as its pioneering medical advances. UW Medical Center - Montlake has again earned U.S. News & World Report’s No. 1 hospital ranking in Washington State and in the Seattle metropolitan area. It is the seventh consecutive year that UW Medical Center - Montlake has achieved both distinctions. Excellence. Exploration. Education. (https://www.uwmedicine.org/about/career-opportunities/uw-medical-center-montlake) Become part of our team, and join our mission to make life healthier for everyone in our community. UW Medical Center-Montlake's Food & Nutrition Services has multiple outstanding opportunities for temporary, DIETARY UNIT AIDES. The Food & Nutrition Services Department aims to improve the health of the community by linking evidence-based nutrition to the healthy foods we serve and to the education we provide staff, patients and the community. RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Delivering and picking up patient meal trays and delivering individual nourishments.

  • Supplies nursing units with items for stock and tube feedings.

  • Provide basic nutritional services to patients such as distribution and pick-up of meals trays.

  • Respond to Patient, Nurse and Call Center inquiries.

  • Monitors and records nourishment refrigerator (nursing units) temperatures on a daily basis.

  • Maintains a sanitary environment. Ensures food is handled safely.

  • Ensure patient meal trays and nourishments are delivered accurately.

  • Actively contributes to the team process, maintaining a cooperative work environment.

  • Serve in a guest relations role to patients and visitors.

  • Relay patient food requests/comments to Dietetic Technicians.

  • Deliver or relay messages from nursing and other health care staff to the department.

  • Works to improve quality of services provided to the patients.

  • Other duties as necessary.

    REQUIREMENTS Possession of, or eligible to obtain a Washington State Food Worker Card within two weeks of employment, and one year of food service experience in a health care setting. Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration. DESIRED

  • Ability to read and correctly interpret patient meal ticket.

  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to stand for 8 hours and to lift up to 30 lbs.

  • Demonstrate the ability to maintain safety and sanitation standards.

  • Actively contribute to continuous quality improvement process to improve services provided to our customers and co-workers.

  • Demonstrate team skills; works cooperatively with peers.

  • Promote positive customer service. UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center - Montlake, UW Medical Center - Northwest, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine, and Airlift Northwest.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, sex, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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