Band 2 Housekeeper – Hillview Lodge, Bath
Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
Band 2 Housekeeper – Hillview Lodge, Bath
- Main area
- Estates & Ancillary
- Band 2
- Permanent: Substantive
- Part time – 15 hours per week (Monday to Friday 15.30 – 18.30)
- Job ref
- Hillview Lodge
- £20,270 – £21,318 per annum pro rata
- Salary period
- 26/03/2023 23:59
Are you experienced in the cleaning / domestic field ? Are you looking for a new opportunity?
Then this could be the role for you!
AWP are looking to recruit a friendly, approachable and flexible Housekeepers to work within our wards based at Hillview Lodge. You should have excellent communication skills, be hardworking and can work on your own initiative and also as part of a team.
As a housekeeper within our site services team, you will play an important part in making sure we have high standards of cleaning within both clinical and non-clinical areas. Our team are trained to cover all elements of the role, including assisting in the catering function of our services, this provides flexibility in our workforce and creates more variety in the role
This role is a vital and essential to ensure healthcare safety and compliance with infection prevention and control standards.
It’s a great opportunity to provide excellent customer service to patients and colleagues throughout the Trust
Candidates should possess a good basic education; have some knowledge of cleaning procedures and excellent customer care skills.
Previous applicants need not apply
Main duties of the job
Main duties of the job
Maintaining a clean, safe & pleasant environment for your service users, staff and visitors in accordance with the work schedule for your area. In line with the agreed NHS specification. Areas will include but not be limited to bedrooms, bathrooms, communal areas, sanitary areas, clinic rooms, kitchens, offices, corridors.
To replenish stocks of disposable items, i.e. paper hand towels, soap. Working in accordance with all relevant Health and safety procedures at all times e.g. COSHH, Manual Handling
Completion of cleaning records signing off areas completed and noting areas those areas that are inaccessible.
Highlighting to the Hotel Service Supervisor areas of concern e.g. on-going issues around access
Collection and storage of waste from locations according to the Hospital waste disposal policy.
Operation of a range of cleaning equipment including floor cleaning equipment, steam cleaners etc ensuring their safe and effective use. Assessing condition of equipment and reporting defects.
Working for our organisation
We are AWP (Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust): a diverse organisation with over 5,000 dedicated staff providing inpatient and community-based mental health care.
We provide services from a range of locations to approximately 1.8 million people living in Bath and North East Somerset (B&NES), Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Swindon, across the county of Wiltshire and in parts of Dorset.
Our outstanding people promote mental health and wellbeing. The expertise and resources within AWP are dedicated to a person-centred approach for those who use our services and for all employees. We recognise that happy and fulfilled employees give better care.
At AWP we actively encourage applicants from all backgrounds; we are particularly keen to encourage applications from people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, those with disabilities and from the LGBTQ+ community. We want people to bring their unique blend of experiences, backgrounds, perspectives and knowledge to AWP, as diversity makes us stronger.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
1. Cleaning in all areas to the agreed NHS specification (including but not
limited to National Standards of Cleanliness, CQC outcomes and PLACE, and in line with local schedules. Areas will include but not be limited to service user bedrooms, communal areas, sanitary areas, clinic rooms, kitchens, offices, corridors. To replenish stocks of disposable items, i.e.: paper hand towels, soap. Working in accordance with all relevant Health and safety procedures at all times e.g. COSHH, Manual Handling
2. Completion of cleaning records signing off areas completed and noting
areas those areas that are inaccessible.
3. Highlighting to the Nurse in Charge or Hotel Service Supervisor areas
of concern e.g. on-going issues around access
4. Adhering to all aspects of Infection Control to ensure the potential for
spread of infection is minimised.
5. Working in accordance with the National Colour Coding guidance
6. Carrying out termination cleans in line with Trust policy
7. Carrying out isolation cleaning in line with Trust policy
8. Completing and documenting a scheduled deep cleaning programme
for the specified area
9. Collection and storage of waste from locations according to the
Hospital waste disposal policy.
10. Complete other cleaning duties as required. This will include items
such as wheelchairs, commodes, trolleys, furniture/fittings, internal glass and wall washing.
11.Report all sightings of pests to the Hotel Services Office.
12. Change soiled screen, cubicle and window curtains as required under
the direction of the Hotel Services Supervisor
13. Receive and store clean laundry/linen. Remove full soiled linen bags
to the collection point. Replace linen bags as required.
14.Operation of a range of cleaning equipment including floor cleaning
equipment, steam cleaners etc ensuring their safe and effective use
15.Assessing condition of equipment and reporting defects.
1. Receipt of chilled meals and stores, checking for quantity, quality.
signing for all goods received, temperature checking chilled and frozen
foods and recording the temperatures. Ensuring any unacceptable
temperatures are reported to the Hotel Services Supervisor.
2. To ensure the correct storage and rotation of chilled meals and stores.
3. Regeneration of chilled/frozen meals, according to guidelines and food
safety instructions. Under Nursing supervision to serve all meals, ensuring correct portioning and presentation of meals.
4. Monitoring, recording of food temperatures, taking remedial action as
required. Monitoring and recording of fridge and freezer temperatures.
5. Washing by machine all crockery, cutlery and utensils
1. Ensuring the security of all stock, monitoring stock levels and re ordering on a top up basis.
2. Reporting maintenance faults to the Hotel Services Office in accordance with local procedure
3. Undertaking flushing of water outlets in accordance with the agreed
schedule. Completion of flushing records.
4. Assisting with the refitting of anti ligature dispenser holders as
5. Maintain high standards of personal hygiene.
Numerate & Literate
- Relevent qualifications
- Previous experience in a cleaning role
Able to use own initiative
- evidence in application
- evidence in application
We are proud to be fostering a diverse workforce that reflects our communities. A key commitment to this is improving staff representation from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities, those from the LGBTQ+ communities, people with ‘lived-experience’ of mental health conditions and people living with disabilities,– we are a ‘Disability Confident Employer’ offering a guaranteed interview to Disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.
We encourage applications from people who wish to work on a flexible basis, recognising that flexibility may mean a range of different working patterns and hours, we do our utmost to work with our staff to meet their needs and the needs of our service users.
Please apply to join us, we would love to hear from you. Any personal details you supply to us are kept safe in line with the General Data Protection Regulations.
Adverts normally close for application a few minutes before midnight on the closing date and we will let you know if we are offering you an interview by email via our recruitment system ‘TRAC’. We contact all applicants within 4 weeks after the closing date, so please check your emails regularly once you have submitted your application; you are welcome to contact us, via the TRAC system, if you have any queries about your application.
Employer certification / accreditation badges
The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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Further details / informal visits contact
- Nickey Worlock
- Job title
- Senior Hotel Services Manager
- Email address
- [email protected]
- Telephone number
- 07785 521 139
- Additional information
Nickey Worlock, Senior Hotel Services Manager 07785 521 139 or Ian Shellard Hotel Services Supervisor 07785 348 142
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