UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON

Specification for Class

DIETARY UNIT AIDE

UW CODE AND REPRESENTATIVE GROUP

8570 (WFSE Campuswide)
8680 (WFSE HMC)

CLASS SERIES CONCEPT

Provide nutritional services directly to patients and nursing units.

BASIC FUNCTION

Deliver and pick up meals, nourishments and tube feedings to patients; record patient food intake; act as a liaison between the patient and the department.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

First-level class of series. Under general supervision, provide basic nutritional services to patients such as distribution and pick-up of meals.

TYPICAL WORK

Deliver meals, nourishments and tube feeding in accordance with patient diet orders; pick up food trays from patients;

Serve in a guest relations role to patients and visitors; relay patient food requests/comments to Dietetic Technicians;

Deliver or relay messages from nursing and other health care staff to the department;

Record food intake of selected patients;

Deliver and pick up patient food preference sheets;

May direct the work of student trainees and staff;

Perform related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - UW Contract Classified

One year of food service experience in a health care setting.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

New Class: 3-21-88
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
CSR Class Conversion (mc): 06-01-05