UnityPoint Health Diet Office Team Leader in Sioux City, Iowa

UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's

Sioux City

Fulltime with benefits

Shift: 12pm - 8:30pm Monday - Friday

Carries out diet orders for special diets using the current diet manual and pre-established meal patterns. Responsible for checking patient trays for accuracy and in assigned audits as needed. Supervises kitchen and dining room employees when managers are off duty. Responsible for day to day operation of the diet control center office.

Key Accountability

  • Modifies menus as needed following medical staff approved Diet Manual guidelines and by following meal patterns/goals as established by the dietitian for inpatients.

  • Accurately processes diet orders and changes for each meal, checking menu against diet orders, completeness, preferences, and adequacy of selection.

  • Maintain current listing of all patient admissions, dismissals, and transfers.

  • Files all appropriate communications, patient lists, charging records, & care plans in appropriate receptacle.

  • Uses computerized menu entry system with ease to maintain patient card file, print tray tickets, diet order listings, food tallies, nourishment labels etc. And is able to add on special requests to tally sheets/menus and communicate effectively to the production team.

  • Records the tray counts for all meals for inpatient, outpatient, doctors, nurses, and guests.

  • Is courteous in receiving phone messages for all department employees and leaves accurate notes.

  • Completes special audits as needed.

  • Enters nourishments into the computer as needed. Plus is able to calculate and enter mixing instructions for tube feedings into computer as needed.

  • Assists with training new employees as assigned by manager.

  • Completes pre-service checklist prior to each meal. Maintains high standards on patient tray line for food quality, appearance and tray accuracy.

  • Able to lead with authority in absence of a manager on duty.

  • Promotes team work. Has earned respect from subordinates.

  • Performs additional duties as assigned by management team.

Minimum Requirements


  • High school education/GED


  • One year of supervisory experience


  • Valid driver’s license when driving any vehicle for work-related reasons.

  • Serv Safe Certified


  • Machines: Computer, Printer, Phone, Calculator


  • Use of usual and customary equipment used to perform essential functions of the position.

Requisition ID: 2018-49972

Street: 2720 Stone Park Blvd

Name: 7520 UnityPoint Heath SC St Lukes

Name: Clinical Dietetics- SLRMC

FTE (Numeric Only; Ex. 0.01): 0.8

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Scheduled Hours/Shift: 12:00pm to 8:30pm

External Company URL: http://www.unitypoint.org