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Providence Patient Dining Host Specialist in Seaside, Oregon


Providence is calling a Patient Dining Host Specialist to Providence Seaside Hospital in Seaside, OR. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), rotating/variable shift position.

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We are seeking a Patient Dining Host Specialist that will be responsible for meeting all patient menu processing, meal and nourishment expectations and needs. Provides excellent customer services by being concerned, understanding, and sympathetic to patient concerns, circumstances, and expectations in regard to their meal service. Works to improve communications between patient, nursing and nutrition services.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Participate in Nursing unit communications and interactions to determine day-to-day unit issues, related to nutritional status and other patient related information as needed to perform duties, and meet the needs of patient's care plan

  • Establish and maintain positive, service oriented and professional relationships with and unit staff

  • Record temperatures of patient care snack refrigerators

  • Deliver warm washcloth and fresh water to patients, prior to the next meal service

  • Print diet order work sheet to verify accuracy and match of trays delivered and current diet order

  • Inspect tray to assure accuracy of foods and condiments

  • Assure tray meets all aesthetic dept. standards

  • Deliver meal tray to patients

  • Assist patient to be ready to consume meal as directed by nursing staff

  • Anticipate patient comfort issues and takes action as appropriate to maximize comfort of patient

  • Respond to questions and concerns of patient regarding food service or refers to appropriate staff

  • Alert RN to any issue, concern, or patient welfare issue

  • Order, receive, and store, and maintain for unit floor stock

  • Record consumed foods on calorie count trays and submits to Dietician

  • Record Intake and Output (I&O) in patient chart, as directed by nursing

  • Discuss menu options for the day with the patient and places orders with the Cook

  • Collect used trays from Patient rooms and returns them to the cart, and then to the kitchen

  • Order and deliver trays, additional foods, and snacks for patients as needed

  • Be responsible to keep unit kitchen and storage area clean and organized

  • Keep refrigerator, microwave, and coffeemaker clean and maintained

  • Complete goals of last evaluation


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Current Oregon Food Handlers Certificate -OR- receive certificate within 6 months of hire

  • Experience in Customer Services, patient interactions, food service, computer operations and time management

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

The Providence Experience begins each time our patients or their families have an encounter with a Providence team member and continues throughout their visit or stay. Whether you provide direct or indirect patient care, we want our patients to feel that they are in a welcoming place where they can be comfortable and free from anxiety. Our employees create the Providence Experience through simple, caring behaviors such as acknowledging and welcoming each visitor, introducing ourselves and Providence, addressing people by name, providing the duration of estimated wait times and updating frequently if timelines change, explaining situations in a way that puts patients at ease, carefully listening to their concerns, and always thanking people for trusting Providence for their healthcare needs. At Providence, our quality vision is simple,

"Providence will provide the best care and service to every person, every time."

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

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Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Variable

Job Category: Diet/Nutrition Aide

Location: Oregon-Seaside

Req ID: 294605