UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center - Main Campus

Diet Clerk

4 days ago
8320 Food & Nutrition
2nd, Eves
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Join our award-winning team at UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center.  We're proud of the acclaim we've received for our excellence in patient care and safety. Among the local, regional and national recognition we've received are:

  • The Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence Award
  • The Emergency Medicine Excellence Award
  • This is the second consecutive year Northwest Hospital has achieved both the Spine Surgery Excellence Award and a ranking among the top 10 percent in the nation for spine surgery.
  • The Stroke Care Excellence Award
  • Winner of the Health Grades Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety for the last three years in a row, we’re also one of the safest places to get care – among the top 5% in the country.

UW Medicine includes Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, Valley Medical Center, UW Neighborhood Clinics, UW Physicians, UW School of Medicine and Airlift Northwest. 

Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 1900 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle. 

Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty. 

As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.


We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE


UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


Under the direction of the Nutrition Supervisor, the Diet Clerk processes all patient menus, including those for the tray line and room service program.  She/he coordinates food production according to established menus, answers telephone calls from patients and clinical staff, and prepares records and reports.


Education Background

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent required.

Certification/ License/ Registry / Permit

  • Washington State Food Handler's Permit required.

Special Training/Skills

  • Requires ability to perform simple arithmetic calculations.
  • Basic computer skills. 
  • Requires excellent customer and communication skills.
  • Requires an understanding of diets and food items.

Work Experience

  • Six months to one year of food service experience working in an institutional setting, preferred.

Physical Abilities 

  • Able to work at a desk for several hours at a time. 
  • Able to move throughout the department and hospital.
  • For the efficient delivery of services to customers, this job requires sufficient English-language skills to understand and be understood when interacting with customers, visitors, patients, coworkers, management, and other members of the healthcare team including physicians.

Physical Demand Level:  Light

In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-


Lift / Carry 20 pounds occasionally and 10 pounds frequently


As required, must be able to-

Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders

Push and Pull

Perform fine motor functions

Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.


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