Patient Liaison I Food Service (Full Time, Sign on Bonus)
Location: Danville, Pennsylvania
Type: Full Time
Internal Number: R-31466
Functions as the liaison between the patient care units and the Department of Foodservices. Responsible for distribution and explanation of patient menus, assisting patients with diet appropriate menu selections, setting-up and delivering meal trays and snacks, working collaboratively with nursing and the clinical team to provide the best possible patient experience.
Establishes a rapport with patients (i.e., provides patients with general information regarding the services of the Foodservice Department).
Responds to patient and customer needs in an appropriate, positive, manner with the goal of maximizing patient/customer satisfaction.
Uses computer or iPad to enter patient menu selections into our menu system with consideration for: diet order, allergies, nourishments, food and beverage preferences and dislikes, and other specialized information.
Must be able to calculate fluid restrictions and specialized meal patterns according to diet requirements.
Delivers, passes and collects meal trays and late trays from patient rooms and designated retrieval areas following established infection control policies.
Assists patients with tray set up if needed.
Works with members of the clinical team to ensure that patient concerns and/or special needs are met.
Inventories and/or stocks unit kitchens to maintains floor stock at appropriate par levels.
Monitor dates of floor stock and rotates product when stocking.
Performs cleaning assignments in designated areas.
Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
High School Diploma or Equivalent (GED)- (Preferred)
Certification(s) and License(s)
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. SAFETY: We provide a safe environment for our patients and members and 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. We know that a diverse workforce with unique experiences and backgrounds makes our team stronger. Our patients, members and community come from a wide variety of backgrounds, and it takes a diverse workforce to make better health easier for all. We are proud to be an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.
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At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh FoodFarmacy, a program that delivers life-saving healthy alternatives to patients with diabetes. With additional tools like our MyCode Community Health Initiative, one of the first health system genome sequencingprograms, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 1...3 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers. What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.