NANA Regional Corporation Patient Host/Hostess - SEARHC Hospital in Sitka, Alaska

Patient Host/Hostess - SEARHC Hospital


Our programs are carefully researched, tested and evaluated to deliver the taste, variety and value that our clients need. Our commitment to food safety is at the forefront of all our programs and practices, ensuring a superior dining experience. From kitchens located in Ketchikan to the North Slope of Alaska, our experienced and creative food service employees take pride in their work and deliver quality meals 365 days a year to a wide range of customers.

The Patient Host/Hostess is the perfect position for the applicant that loves people! This position is responsible for day to day contact with in-patients. The Host/Hostess performs a variety of duties connected with menus, serving activities, food service record keeping, and related services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Delivers and picks up trays from patient’s room.

  • Works closely with patients in a hospital environment.

  • Capable of communicated effectively with patients.

  • Demonstrates the ability to assess and interpret age appropriate data about the patient’s status in order to identify age-specific needs and provide the care needed.

  • Familiar with HACCP standards

  • Capable of recognizing a nutritionally balanced meal.

  • Able to read patient’s name and room location and correctly identify patient for tray delivery.

  • Able to Accurately assembles trays per menus for the following diets:

  • Regular

  • Soft/Low Residue/Bland

  • Renal

  • Low Sodium

  • Cardiac

  • Low Fat

  • Pureed

  • Lactose Restricted

  • Diabetic

  • Combination Diets

  • Demonstrates the ability to follow direction and work independently

  • Participates is FOSS (Focus on Service Spirit) training and CARES (Compassion, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm & Service) behaviors.

  • Assists with portioning of foods for patients.

  • Responds and cooperates with changes in workload.

  • Actively supports and participates in performance improvement activities.

  • Assists coworkers during staffing shortages.

  • Assist with serving food and clean as you go.

  • Other related duties may also be assigned.



  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.

  • Alaska Food Worker's Card or ServSafe Certification contingent upon 30 days of hire.

  • At least one (1) year of directly related food preparation experience.

  • Must pass a fingerprinting background investigation that complies with The Crime Control Act, Child Care Worker Act and the Indian Child Protection and Family Violence Prevention Act.

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


  • One (1) year of food service experience in healthcare preferred.

  • Certain position(s) require a valid Driver's License and an acceptable driving record for the past three (3) years to be eligible under NMS' vehicle insurance policy.

Fair Labor Standards Act Status: Non-Exempt/ Hourly

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is primarily in a controlled, temperate environment. The employee is occasionally required to walk, use hands, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Certain positions may require the employee to have the physical stamina to work long hours every day for extended periods of time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

The above is not intended to list all possible essential functions or requirements as they are subject to change. The employer reserves the right to revise or change this description. This description does not constitute a written or implied contract of employment. All employees are expected to work varying hours of compensated overtime to accomplish various duties. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each of the above essential duties and meet the physical demands. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to meet these conditions.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Female/Disabled/Veteran

NANA Shareholder Preference

Job: Food Preparation & Service

Company: NANA Management Services

Primary Location: US-AK-Sitka

Shift: Variable

Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Aug 13, 2017, 11:59:00 PM

Req ID: SEA00242