Geisinger Health System Ambassador: Foodservice in Danville, Pennsylvania

JOB TITLE: Ambassador

LOCATION: Geisinger Medical Center Hospital

DEPARTMENT: Food Service

WORK SCHEDULE: Days

WORK TYPE: Full Time

This position is eligible for a Sign on Bonus.

Join the team America is watching. Geisinger has exciting opportunities for you to join our team as a Host/Hostess or Ambassador . This critical role interacts with patients collecting menus, distributing food trays and provides excellent customer service.

JOB SUMMARY:

Acts as a liaison between patient care units and the Department of Foodservices. Supports Call Center activities. Responsible for the distribution of patient menus. Distributes patient trays and nourishments. Assists patients with tray setup. Ensures a professional and appropriate service standard while performing the job. Follows system wide standards as well as department specific service standards.

Performs duties to support the goals and objectives of the Geisinger Health System in its efforts to provide quality patient care and patient satisfaction.

Directly accountable to the Patient Foodservice Manager.

COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:

Demonstrated thorough understanding of therapeutic diets and foods allowed on the 12 major diets recognized by the Foodservice Department.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, follow instructions when given and perform arithmetic calculations.

Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in course of work. Must display initiative in completion of activities.

Ability to participate in required nutrition training provided by Clinical Nutrition and pass the associated competency test with a minimum score of 80%.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Previous experience in food service, dealing with the public and with special diets is desirable. Previous computer experience preferred.

On-the-job training is provided.

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

Work is typically performed in a hospital environment. Stands and walks most of the day. Stoops must be able to push, lift and carry supplies.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.

OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION : We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.

GEISINGER MEDICAL CENTER: (GMC), located Danville, Pa., the largest tertiary/quaternary care teaching hospital in the region, is licensed for 475 beds, including 89 pediatric beds in the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital. GMC, a Magnet Hospital, maintains the region’s only Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center with additional qualifications in pediatrics. GMC offers an array of highly specialized medical and surgical services, including neurosciences, cardiovascular services, transplantation, women’s health (in the Women’s Pavilion), oncology and orthopaedics. The Hospital for Advanced Medicine serves as an integrated center for the most critical patients. Outpatient services are available on and off campus.

ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.

We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners.* Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org , or connect with us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/geisingerhealth , Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/geisingerhealth/ , LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com and Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/geisingerhealth .

** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.

*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.