Clinical Support - Housekeeper - Renal Unit

  • Department Renal Dialysis Unit
  • Salary £20,270.00 – £21,318 per annum
  • Closing Date 07/02/2023
  • Location Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Job ref 223-HKP-390
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 22 hours per week

Job overview

We are looking for a Housekeeper to join our very friendly team in the Dialysis unit at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital to assist in the smooth running of the unit by promoting a clean and healthy environment where our patients come in three times a week for their treatment.

You will prepare patients snacks and drinks. Order inpatient meals, serve food and assist patients with feeding as required.

You will be responsible for ensuring adequate stocks of kitchen consumables are maintained to meet service requirements and that all equipment within the department is clean and in good working order.

You will assist staff in the preparation of dialysis areas and in the disposal of dialysis consumables and waste.

Main duties of the job

  • To assist in the smooth running of the Renal Unit by promoting a clean and healthy environment.
  • To be responsible for ensuring adequate stocks of kitchen consumables are maintained to meet service requirements and that all equipment within the department is clean and in good working order.
  • Assist staff in the preparation of dialysis areas and in the disposal of dialysis consumables and waste.
  • Prepare patients snacks and drinks. Order inpatient meals, serve food and assist patients with feeding as required.
  • Ensure supplies on the unit are well stocked and cleaning schedules adhered to.
  • To assist in the transfer of equipment.

Working for your organisation

The Renal Unit is a busy outpatient area for patients with kidney failure coming in three times a week to go on a dialysis machine for 4 hours. It is very friendly team and you will get to know the patients very well as they attend so often. You will give out patient drinks, sandwiches and meals, keep the kitchen tidy and help on the unit to clean the beds and remake for the next patient session & remove and dispose of the rubbish and linen. It is essential we keep our unit as clean as possible for our vulnerable patient group and you will play a key part in that team.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

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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