A ward hostess is responsible for working with the ward team to develop and maintain the patient environment. Providing a high quality, courteous and efficient beverage and meal service to meet patient needs.
A ward hostess works individually on patient wards. The hostess will serve breakfast, lunch, supper and snacks in a very busy, fast paced environment. Duties will also include checking the temperature of food and fridges, recording it prior to service to patients, clean and maintain kitchen areas, cupboards, fixtures and appliances.
As a ward hostess you will need to have:
A ward hostess is responsible for:
A ward hostess is based at ward level but will liaise with the Catering Department on a daily basis with matters concerning patient feeding.
In the NHS, a ward hostess is paid a band 2; please see our Pay and Benefits section for more information.
Hotel Services/Catering Services Supervisor.
Training will be given at ward level. You will need to have a good level of education and possess a level 2 food safety certificate or equivalent.
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