Diet Representative - Kitchen PHSW Medical Center (Per Diem):

Vancouver Washington

PeaceHealth is seeking a Diet Representative - Kitchen PHSW Medical Center (Per Diem) for a per diem, Day shift position.

Req ID: 159152



This position is responsible for working collaboratively with the manager/supervisor, patients, dietitians and nursing staff to ensure diet accuracy for daily assembly and review of patient menu.


This is a diet office position within patient nutrition services. 



1. Process all diet orders (including tube feeding) received from nursing services in preparation for production, including entry of charges.  May coordinate all food production information for kitchen staff.

2. Approve patient food request based on diet order and food availability.  Determine needs of between meal nourishment and orders as needed. 

3. Distribute appropriate menus for patients to select from. Assist patient with menu selections as needed.

4. Use approved computer charting methods to communicate clarification of individual patient needs related to food and to ensure meal tray accuracy and prompt delivery.

5. Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Advanced education with emphasis on nutrition preferred.



  • Two years of related experience preferred.
  • Understanding of diet types and food textures preferred.
  • Previous experience in healthcare setting with therapeutic diets and working one on one with patients is preferred.



  • May require Food Handlers Card.
  • May require BLS (Basic Life Support) certification.



  • Ability to multi-task
  • Must be able to read, write and communicate effectively in English.
  • Proficient computer/keyboarding skills
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Proficient in mathematics



  • Work may require moderate physical exertion more than 65% of the time.           
  • Ability to lift objects weighing 75 lbs. or less.      
  • Work requires frequent exposure to skin or lung irritants; extreme cold or heat; sharp instruments such as kitchen knives, scalpels, etc.; or dangerous equipment   
  • Job duties occasionally require the ability to concentrate and pay close attention to detail (less than 34% of work time).        


Please apply online to be considered. For full consideration of your skills and abilities, please attach a current resume with your application.


About PeaceHealth


PeaceHealth, based in Vancouver, Wash., is a not-for-profit Catholic health system offering care to communities in Washington, Oregon, and Alaska. PeaceHealth has approximately 16,000 caregivers, a multi-specialty medical group practice with more than 900 providers and 10 medical centers serving both urban and rural communities throughout the Northwest. In 1890, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Peace founded what has become PeaceHealth. Today, PeaceHealth is the legacy of its founding Sisters and continues with a spirit of respect, stewardship, collaboration and social justice in fulfilling its Mission.


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Location: Vancouver, Southwest Medical Center (150)
Job Category:  Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support 
Shift:  Day
Shift Length: 8 Hours
FTE: 0.0
Work Type:  Per Diem/Relief
Hourly compensation starts at: $13.70, more depending on experience
Required Certifications/Licensure: Food Handlers Card - Washington


PeaceHealth is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified job applicants and employees without regard to the following statuses: protected veteran; qualified individual with a disability; race; ethnicity; religion; gender; pregnancy; gender identity; national origin; age; genetic information; sexual orientation; or any other protected status in accordance with local, state, or federal laws.


The above information is intended to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of caregivers assigned to this job.


Posting Notes: Vancouver || Allied, Ancillary & Clinical Support || Food & Nutrition Services || Per Diem/Relief || CLINICAL SUPP SVCS

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