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UMC Health System

This is a Contract position in Idalou, TX posted October 30, 2021.

We’ve learned that what is best for patients is also best for employees. Learn more about why we are one of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas®.General Job / Performance Information This position reflects multiple positions available as Host/Hostess with UMC Food & Nutrition department. This is both Full time & PRN status, schedules vary. Education and Experience High school education or G.E.D. required. Education requirement may be waived for comparable work experience. Must be able to fluently speak and read English. Environmental / Working Conditions Hours may be long and irregular. Evening and/ or weekend duty will be required. Setting is well-lit and well-ventilated. Low to moderate risk of exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Interaction with Other Departments and Other Relationships The Host/ Hostesses interact with all UMC departments that provide patient meal services, including ancillary departments such as the Emergency Center and Out Patient Surgery. The Host/ Hostess maintains frequent communication with nursing staff and unit clerk staff. The Host/ Hostess also visits UMC patients and family members to assist with dietary needs. NOTE: This job description/performance appraisal form does not describe all job responsibilities that may be assigned to this job. Job responsibilities may change from time-to-time. Job Description Host/ Hostesses are responsible for a variety of specialized duties related to the receipt, interpretation, and follow through of patient diet orders. Responsible for the delivery and collection of trays to and from patients. Ensures that nutrition care diet orders are provided to the patient by modifying diet trays accurately. Acts as a liaison between the patient, the Food and Nutrition Department, and Nursing services and communicates all patient food needs to the appropriate department. Assists the clinical staff in ensuring all patient basic nutrition care needs are met. Physical Capabilities Position requires extensive walking, lifting, standing, and pushing of food carts. Due to the nature of hospital services, it may become necessary to require extended hours or other variations of the usual shift to ensure adequate care of patients and maintain services to the community. A high energy level is needed as this position requires frequent movement. Skills and Abilities Previous hospital food service experience desirable. Knowledge of diet modifications preferred. Excellent verbal communication skills required to effectively communicate with patients and family members. Must be comfortable with making decisions on own. UMC Health System provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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