Dietary Clerk – PRN

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Req #: 10293
Division: Support Services
Employment Type: PRN
Shift: Various/Rotating Shift
Hours: TBD
Compensation Type: Hourly
Facility: John Peter Smith Hospital
Location: 1500 S. Main Street, Fort Worth, TX


Description: The Dietary Clerk – PRN receives, records, and transcribes patients’ diet order information to ensure patients’ meal service needs are met accurately and in a timely manner. Typical Duties

  1. Records patient diet information in departmental records and generates patient tray tickets to reflect patient’s diet order, including any restrictions, special needs or food preferences.
  2. Responds to Nursing Unit calls regarding specific patient meal service needs such as late tray requests, diet order changes, in-between meal feedings, etc.
  3. Responds to patient calls concerning meal selections, meal issues, requests or availability of menu items.
  4. Maintains meal statistics for reporting purposes. Records late tray information. Compiles unit tally sheets.
  5. Maintains and updates patient snack orders, patient food preferences, and food aversions or food allergies.
  6. Communicates to Dietitians or Dietetic Technicians any incomplete or inaccurate diet orders for correction.
  7. Maintains records and costs of patient snacks and nourishment.
  8. Performs other related duties as assigned.



    Required Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Required Licensure/Certification:

  • Must have a current City of Fort Worth Food Handler’s Certification.
  • OR

  • Must have completed an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited Food Handler’s Certificate Program.
  • Preferred Education and Experience:

  • 6 months of experience in comparable hospital food service or current enrollment in a college level nutrition curriculum.


JPS Health Network is a $950 million, tax-supported health care system for Tarrant County in North Texas. Licensed for 578 beds, the network includes an acute care hospital and more than 40 community-based clinics, including 19 school-based clinics. John Peter Smith Hospital is home to Tarrant County’s first and only Level 1 Trauma Center, its only psychiatric emergency services site and has the largest hospital-based family medicine residency program in the nation. Our network employs more than 6,500 people.

Acclaim is our multispecialty medical practice group. Acclaim has over 300 providers serving the JPS Health Network in specialties ranging from primary care to general surgery and trauma. The Acclaim group has been formed around a common set of incentives and expectations supporting the operational, financial and clinical performance
outcomes of the network. Our goal is to provide high quality, compassionate clinical care for every patient, every time.

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