||Job Summary:The Hostess coordinates meal service for in-patients. Duties include facilitating order preparation, tray set-up and delivery, checking for accuracy and quality and assistance with meal service as needed. Duties may also include preparation and delivery of nourishments and enteral formulas as well as tallying food items for patient meal service. The incumbent performs duties and tasks in accordance with performance standards established for the job. The incumbent may have access to highly confidential patient, employee and/or Mercy proprietary information, and must handle & protect the information in accordance with hospital & system policies, HIPAA requirements and the highest level of ethical standards. The incumbent is responsible for reporting all security events, potential events, or other security risks to the organization. The incumbent is responsible for participation in and completion of all patient safety initiatives appropriate to the position. All job responsibilities will be performed according to the Mission and Values of Mercy Hospital.Requirements:A High School Diploma or GED is preferred. Diet office and food service experience preferred. Must have analytical and problem solving skills as well as strong communication and excellent customer service skills. Formal training in nutrition or a sanitation course is preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills are required for the incumbent to communicate in a positive, encouraging manner with patients and families. The incumbent must deal professionally and effectively with medical staff and coworkers in explaining and guiding the nutrition facet of patients care and resolving problems. Must be highly accountable as the incumbent's work and judgment directly impacts patient care. The incumbent has access to confidential patient information.
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