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NANA Regional Corporation Local Patient Services Host/Hostess (Maniilaq Health Association - Kotzebue, AK) in Kotzebue, Alaska

Job Description

The Patient Services Host/Hostess promotes meal assistance for all patients on a daily basis which includes meal selection, service and retrieval. Accurately serves food and beverages to patients in accordance with the patient’s diet prescription. Verbally communicates patient concerns with the clinical dietitian (i.e. education needs, inadequate meal consumption, etc.).

This position will support the Maniilaq Health Association in Kotzebue, AK. This is a non-rotational position and seeking to hire Kotzebue residents.


  • Works closely with and assists patients with making appropriate daily menu selections.

  • Prepares, assembles and delivers patient meal trays and snacks.

  • Calculates and assembles trays for modified diets, fluid restrictions, calories, etc. for meals which may include:

  • Regular

  • Soft/Low Residue/Bland

  • Renal

  • Low Sodium

  • Cardiac

  • Low Fat

  • Pureed

  • Lactose Restricted

  • Diabetic

  • Combination Diets

  • Check cafeteria and nursing unit areas periodically to make sure all is continually stocked and everything is full/working.

  • Performs assorted kitchen duties including sanitation, set-up and completing temperature logs.

  • Utilizes automated tablet to record and transfer meal selections to computer.

  • Other duties that are pertinent to the department or unit’s success also may be assigned.


  • Must be 18 years of age.

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.

  • Alaska Food Workers Card or ServSafe Certification contingent upon 90 days of hire.

  • 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.

Preferred Qualifications

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

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Weather: Indoor

Noise level: Moderate

Office conditions: Pace of work environment: Medium

Customer Interaction: High

Description of environment: Hospital food service

Frequently required to walk, stand, lift, pull and push.

Physical requirements: Must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Travel: None


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Honesty and integrity govern our activities.

Commitments made will be fulfilled.

All individuals are treated with dignity and respect.

The environment will be protected and sustained.

Equal Opportunity Employer NANA Regional Corporation, Inc. and its subsidiaries are equal employment opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, gender-identity and sexual orientation), age, disability, genetic information, veteran protected status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. NANA grants employment preference to shareholder of NANA, their spouses and descendants to the extent allowed by law.

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Default: Location : Location US-AK-Kotzebue

Job ID 2024-11842

Division NMS FFM

Work Type On-Site

Work Location Kotzebue

NMS is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability, veteran protected status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.