Diet Clerk Full-Time

  • Loretto Hospital
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • May 19, 2023
Full time Other

Job Description


Works amicably with people, performs assigned duties related to obtaining patient preferences, menu controls, food production and changes in patients diets. Files and performs clerical duties, including phone and computer duties.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Visits patients, obtaining menu selections. Enters diet changes into the kardex.
Retrieves patient related forms and materials and processes any diet changes.
Prepares menus for accuracy related to diet order and patient preferences.
Lists each patient's name and room number on menus for the next day.
Takes diet changes and additions over the phone, communicating messages to appropriate personnel.
Makes labels for nourishments, using kardex.
Checks the patient tray line.
Files all unused menus, previous days' phone messages, diet changes appropriately.
Maintains an adequate level of office supplies and menus.
Communicates food or service problems with the Assistant Director and/or designee.
Participates in the departmental in-service and education program.
Performs similar duties as food service aide as per separate procedures and training dictates.
Manages own time in a productive and reliable manner completing work assignments on time.
Completes appropriate volume of work while maintaining quality standards.
Organizes work procedures to general acceptable levels of productivity.
Completes own work as required and will assist others as needed.
Cooperates with coworkers and management to maintain a harmonious environment.
Adjusts work schedule to accommodate changing priorities.
Operates assigned equipment and performs all procedures in a safe manner.
Utilizes proper body mechanics in all job functions.
Follows established emergency, infection control and/or universal precautions procedures as required.
Maintains work area and equipment according to standards and policies.
Attends mandatory in-services related to safety and/ or infection control.
Supports and participates in department quality improvement activities.
Provides quality improvements, which enhance effectiveness and efficiency of department.
Provides courteous service to internal/external customers as appropriate and/or refers customer to appropriate individual or department.
Offers assistance to all internal/external customers as appropriate and/or refers customer to appropriate individual or department.
Communicates in a professional manner emphasizing objectivity and non-judgmental viewpoints.
Assists in solving customer problems in a cooperative manner.
Performs all other duties as assigned.


Understands and adheres to Loretto Hospital's compliance standards as they appear in the Compliance Policy, Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest Policy.
Keeps abreast of all pertinent federal, state and Hospital regulations, laws, and policies as they presently exist and as they change or are modified.
Ensures that the staff are trained and evaluated on their knowledge of and adherence to compliance policies and procedures specific to their jobs.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed must be representative of the knowledge, skills, minimum education, training, licensure, experience, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma or equivalent and two (2) years of experience as Dietary aide.

Uses computer, tray line equipment etc.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the personnel so classified.

For purposes of the American with Disabilities Act, "Job Duties" are essential job functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, talk or hear, and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and peripheral vision.