Clinical Support - Housekeeper Ward 22 (Respiratory)

  • Department Respiratory
  • Salary £18,005.00 – £19,337 per annum
  • Closing Date 25/01/2021
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Job ref 223-HKR-026
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Part time: 20 hours per week

An opportunity has arisen for a motivated, enthusiastic individual to join the team within Ward 22 Respiratory as a Housekeeper.

This role will include ensuring the patients journey is a safe and caring experience.

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 across the respiratory ward and supporting the day to day running of the housekeeping role

You will need to possess good communication and interpersonal skills.  A polite and courteous manner towards patients and relatives 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.

Previous experience within a NHS clinical care setting is desirable but not essential

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 and presentable also taking into account infection control policies and procedures are followed.

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

-Ensuring 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.

Previous experience in this role or similar would be advantageous.  If you have an understanding of hospital life, evidence of team work, feel you can make a valuable contribution to patient care and experience then this could be the opportunity for you.

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

Where response levels are exceptionally high, the vacancy may be closed before the specified date - we therefore recommend you apply early.

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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