State of Washington Classified Job Specification
DIETARY UNIT AIDE
Class Series Concept
Provides nutritional services directly to patients and nursing units.
Delivers and picks up meals, nourishments and tube feedings to patients; records patient food intake; acts as a liaison between the patient and the department.
Under general supervision, provides basic nutritional services to patients such as distribution and pick-up of meals.
Delivers meals, nourishments and tube feeding in accordance with patient diet orders; picks up food trays from patients;
Serves in a guest relations role to patients and visitors; relays patient food requests/comments to Dietetic Technicians;
Delivers or relays messages from nursing and other health care staff to the department;
Records food intake of selected patients;
Delivers and picks up patient food preference sheets;
May direct the work of student trainees and staff;
Performs related duties as required.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
One year of food service experience in a health care setting
Class Specification History
New Class: 3-21-88
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
General revision. Revises class code (formerly 6017), typical work, minimum qualifications; effective July 1, 2007.