Job Type:
Job Sector:
Food, Beverage
£8.50 to £8.50 per annum
Salary Description:
Up to 8.50 an hour
Compass Group
Job Ref:

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

Applicants must be flexible to work every weekend.

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.
Main responsibilities
To work alongside the Patient catering manager to ensure all team members & Host/ Hostess are completing daily and weekly jobs.
Responsible for the front line patient catering food within the hospital.
To have a close working relationship with the clinical staff to ensure a quick response to all queries raised regarding patient food
To organize, oversee and develop Menu’s and patient experience and look for new opportunities to improve the quality and standards of the service and constantly look for new opportunities to improve the service.
Responsible for all Haccp Related documentation of Compass/Medirest Kitchen standards.
Undertake and complete  any Medirest Training or trust Ad-hoc workshops
To satisfy the needs of the patients whilst ensuring the Host/Hostess are achieving the service and product delivery standard.
To plan, organize and assist  the Host/Hostess service operation to ensure that quality, presentation and service are provided to the standards required
To review potential cost reductions and service improvements to the standards as required and discuss with the Service Manager.
Communicate and report back to catering manager update from weekend service.

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 Chef Experience and a passion for progression.
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

About the companyMedirest 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.

Contact Details:
Compass Group
Tel: 0121 457 5000
Contact: Ann Kinsella

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