Clinical Support - Housekeeper - Acute Medical Unit

  • Department Acute Medical Unit (AMU) (RSH)
  • Salary £20,270.00 – £21,318 per annum
  • Closing Date 09/12/2022
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Job ref 223-HKA-186
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 25 hours per week

Job overview

An opportunity has arisen for a motivated, enthusiastic individual to join the team within Same Day Emergency Care.

This role will include ensuring that the patients' experience is in line with the SATH trust values.

Under the direction of the Sister/Charge Nurse you will help us to ensure that we provide a clean, safe and comfortable environment for our patients' in SDEC  by providing the duties of the house keeping role.

Main duties of the job

You will need to possess good communication and interpersonal skills.  A polite and courteous manner towards patients' and relative's will be essential for this role, together with your ability to work under pressure as part of a team, as well as organising your own workload and using initiative.

The main responsibilities of this post will be:

- To work alongside all disciplines of staff, monitoring the ward environment.

- Undertaking housekeeping tasks to ensure the ward environment is clean, presentable, taking into account infection control policies and procedures.

- Manage the availability of stores and supplies to ensure the smooth running of the ward.

-Ensuring that at all meal times, diet  and refreshments are given to the patients, making sure all their dietary needs are met.

- It is an important factor for the candidate to be able to communicate well with patients, relatives and colleagues.

- Although you will be part of a team there will be occasions when the candidate will work on their own so initiative and workload prioritising will be essential.

 The position may involve weekend working in the future to ensure the continuity of service delivery. 

Working for your organisation

There are exciting plans for Acute Medicine going forward, with a move to one area to accommodate an assessment area and an enhanced care area as well as the Acute Medical Unit.

SDEC is a faced paced environment, aiming to investigate, treat and discharge patients within the same day. The team are dynamic, hardworking and strive for the best patient experience for our patients. The team are very close, supportive and work together to achieve our goals every day.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
 
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
 
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
 
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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