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NANA Regional Corporation Patient Services Host/Hostess, Food Service, Maniilaq Health (Local or Rotational) in Kotzebue, Alaska

Req ID: MAN00628


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.).


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  • This position is based in Kotzebue, Alaska working at the Maniilaq Health Center. Hiring for local residents and rotational work. The rotational schedule will be 3-week on & 3-weeks off. Point of hire origin is Anchorage, AK. \

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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.


Minimum Requirements

  • 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.

  • This contract requires all employees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Individuals that are offered positions and are prevented from being vaccinated due to medical or religious reasons will work closely with Human Resources to evaluate their specific situations.

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


NMS Core Values

Safety guides our behavior.

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.

Organization: Food and Facilities Management

Job: Food Preparation & Service

Primary Location: US-AK-Kotzebue

Shift: Variable

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.