Virginia Hospital Center



OverviewHost/HostessCreating the best outcomes for our patients requires the right people. At Virginia Hospital Center, our staff exceeds expectations by performing at the top-level of the profession.Virginia Hospital Center is a strong advocate for its employees and provides a true collaborative environment in which the healthcare team works closely together, bringing skill, experience and mutual respect to the task of providing superior medical care for our patients.The Host/Hostess is 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 offering appropriate menu selections. Acts as a liaison between the patient, the Food and Nutrition Services Department, and nursing Services. Communicates all patient food needs to the appropriate area of the Food and Nutrition Services Department. Assists clinical staff in ensuring that all patient basic nutrition care needs are met.Pay & Benefits: In addition to salary, the benefit package includes paid major holidays, vacation/sick time, health & dental insurance, and 401(k)Responsibilities* Reviews menu, assembles food supplies and equipment for daily food production following instructions and assignment by supervisor* Prepares menu items using established food production systems and utilizing equipment within cooking area. Follows recipe and other production information to complete preparation of assigned menu items* Procures food stuffs/supplies from refrigerator, freezer and other storage areas. Arranges ingredients in an attractive and appetizing manner* Maintains accurate service records, records amounts prepared and unused portions after each meal* Assists in stocking inventories, supply ordering and unit inspections as directed. Keeps supervisor informed of equipment needs* Works on trayline, as neededQualifications* High school diploma or equivalent preferred* One year experience in food service required

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