Clinical Support - Housekeeper - Ward 27 (Medicine)

  • Department Ward 27 (RSH)
  • Salary £20,270.00 – £21,318 per annum
  • Closing Date 09/12/2022
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Job ref 223-HKP-180
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 23 hours per week

Job overview

An opportunity has arisen to recruit a part time Housekeeper to work within our friendly team on Ward 27.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, reliable, hard-working, housekeeper who will work as an integral part of the team ensuring a clean, safe and comfortable environment at all times.

You will need excellent interpersonal skills, as you will be liaising with and helping patients throughout the working day.  You will also be required to communicate with all levels of staff both face to face and over the telephone.

The post holder will be required to maintain stock levels and participate in the ordering of stock.  You will also be required to maintain a high level of cleanliness within the ward.

Applicants with previous experience in a health care setting are desirable, however you will need to demonstrate commitment to developing yourself to support the nursing team in caring for patients and ensuring the patient experience is positive.       

Main duties of the job

Applicants must have excellent communication and organisational skills and be able to work under non-direct supervision, prioritising your own workload.  We need someone with a flexible approach who will be able to respond appropriately to the demands of an ever changing workload.

You will need excellent interpersonal skills, as you will be liaising with and helping patients throughout the working day.  You will also be required to communicate with all levels of staff both face to face and over the telephone.

Part time hours available 

The post holder will be required to maintain stock levels and participate in the ordering of stock.  You will also be required to maintain a high level of cleanliness within the ward.

Recent experience in cleaning duties and use of chemicals and equipment is essential along with an awareness of health and safety, as you will be working in a demanding environment. You are also required to be IT literate.  Previous experience with stock control is desirable.

Working for your organisation

We would like to invite you to join our motivated and friendly team who are committed to providing a high quality, patient centred service. 

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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