University of California - San Diego #93073 Patient Server in San Diego, California

#93073 Patient Server

Filing Deadline: Tue 5/1/2018

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This position has been changed from an internal UCSD posting to external as of 4/19/2018. All applicants are welcome to apply.

Please note that this is a part-time position.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 04/18/2018 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor. Eligible Disability Counseling and Consulting services (DCC) or Special Selection clients should contact their Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for assistance.


As an essential member of Nutrition Services, the Patient Server is dedicated to providing exceptional quality and service to patients on the assigned inpatient floor. The Patient Server is the designated meal service contact for patients, ensuring all service interactions are to UCSD Health System standards of excellence for quality, professionalism, and friendliness.

Under general supervision, provides high quality, personalized customer service with focused attention to detail. Obtains and honors patient food selections and preferences. Delivers meals, snacks, and beverages in a timely fashion. Accurately follows appropriate patient identification procedures and diet orders. Utilizes current food service ordering software and technology with proficiency. Independently manages time with the utmost efficiency, and responds promptly to patient telephone requests.

Responsible for handling all concerns related to meal service, verifying accuracy of orders, quality of presentation, and the provision of solutions through service recovery. Strives to meet and exceed patient and Health System expectations. Adheres to departmental policies and procedures. Upholds the Health System core values and CARING standards. Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Graduation from high school or GED.

  • Two (2) years of professional experience in a quality food or hospitality service operation, or institutional food service role; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Must be fluent in English (reading, writing and speaking).

  • Ability to set and deliver quality meal service as ordered, on time, hot and in accordance with hospital standards.

  • Food and beverage knowledge. Thorough knowledge of quality food service techniques and standards.

  • Versed in hospitality, attention to detail, and quality control.

  • Proven professional attitude. Must remain calm in stressful situations and maintain confidentiality at all times and


  • Must be able to obtain a Food Handler's Card.

  • Degree in Nutrition or related field.

  • Hospital experience.

  • Training in food and/or hospitality services.

  • Experience working with a diverse customer/patient population.

  • Possess basic computer skills; knowledge of accessing online resources and training.


  • Constant standing, walking and bending. Ability to lift and carry food service trays.

  • Ability to work flexible locations and schedules, to include weekends and holidays.

  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.

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UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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Payroll Title:



Nutrition Services

Hiring Salary Range

$18.91 - $21.21 /hour


Hillcrest Medical Center

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Appointment Percent:



EX Contract

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Work Schedule:

Variable, 8 hrs/day, Variable

As a federally-funded institution, UC San Diego Health maintains a marijuana and drug free campus. New employees are subject to drug screening.