Ward Host/Hostess - Blackheath Hospital

Location Blackheath
Salary £8.80
Type Part Time
Job Reference compass/TP/339597/72327

A great opportunity to join our passionate Patient Dining team on a permanent basis has become available to work within our busy healthcare setting facilitating patients nutrition and hydration needs.

This role will suit a customer focused individual to join a world leading food and facilities management company, which can offer unrivalled opportunities for career progression.

The successful applicant will be expected to have a flexible approach to their working hours, in return we can guarantee 18 hours per week. Shift patterns include: 

07:00-14:30

11:00-18:30

14:30-22:00

Responsibilities

Responsible for the patient meal service in the hospital this role will involve direct interaction with Patients and Medical staff on ward areas during meal times with main duties to include:

  • Preparing of Breakfast, lunch & dinner meals and refreshments and deliver direct to patients
  • Deliver menus and take orders from patients, giving help and advice where necessary on allergens and dietary requirements
  • Offer a hot beverage round during each service
  • Clear down ward areas and wash up dirty dishes ensuring that the kitchen is fully prepared  for next service
  • Liaise with ward staff to ensure patients’ needs are met in a timely manner
  • Offering a great customer service by putting the patient first

Ideal Candidate

  • Good command of the English language with a passion for patient care and be able to liaise closely with ward staff
  • Awareness of food & hygiene standards
  • Must have a 'Can do' attitude
  • Able to work under pressure, individually and as part of a team
  • Ability to work in a fast paced healthcare environment and has a flexible approach to meet the needs of the business
  • Previous Catering experience and knowledge is desirable but not essential as full training will be given
  • Be aware that this is a hospital environment and at times you will come in contact with patients that are particularly unwell or showing signs of distress
  • This position is subject to a Disclosure & Baring Service check costs, are met by the employer

Package Details

  • £8.80 per hour, 18 hours per week
  • Compass exclusive offers on PerksAtWork
  • Access to a wide range of programs to train and develop you
  • Pension contribution

We offer great discounts such as discounted cinema tickets, gyms membership, food outlets and supermarkets as well as life insurance and the option to join the company pension scheme. We offer further training by offering an accredited qualification through our NVQ program.

About Us

As part of Compass, you have the opportunity to work behind the scenes at sports and leisure events, oilrigs and military bases, and in the heart of schools, hospitals, care homes, client offices and boardrooms – some 6,000+ locations across the UK and Ireland.

We do it all and so could you. Apply now and join the family!

We are an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees.

Medirest is the specialist healthcare operating company of Compass Group UK & Ireland, providing a full range of hotel services, including staff, patient and visitor catering, domestics, portering, security and reception, at over 130 NHS Trusts and private hospitals.

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received.  You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.