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Job summary

Main area
Housekeeper
Grade
Band 2
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
Up to 18.75 hours per week
Job ref
372-COM1715
Employer
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Calderdale Royal Hospital
Town
Halifax
Salary
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum, pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
03/08/2021 23:59

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Housekeeper

Band 2

Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust is a leader in the digital health revolution. With the launch of a full Electronic Patient Record in 2017 the Trust aims to be the safest, most efficient and patient centred Trust in the NHS. The launch is part of a 10-15 year ongoing project of modernisation with future opportunities for research, development in this rapidly developing field of medicine. Through working at CHFT you can be part of this innovative area aiming to bring safer and more effective care to our patients.


 

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Housekeeper role within the Inpatient and Outpatient Therapy teams currently based at CRH. 

The postholder will support the clinical teams by ensuring that a high standard of cleanliness is maintained within treatment areas at all times. You will also help in the smooth running of the department by ensuring equipment is kept well maintained, and everything is at hand and well stocked to allow a high standard of clinical care to be delivered to patients.

 

Main duties of the job

Main Tasks

  • To clear crockery, etc used outside routine clearing periods.
  • To tidy sluice and linen storage areas as required.
  • To tidy other areas, as requested by the departmental therapy manager.
  • To run errands for patients and other members of staff.
  • Cleaning of the old Hydrotherapy pool area.
  • Cleaning of all treatment and assessment areas within the In and Out-patient Therapy departments.
  • To tidy linen storage areas and to ensure a plentiful supply of linen at all times.
  • Cleaning and checking of all returned crutches and mobility equipment to ensure that they are ready and appropriate to be issued to patients.
  • Cleaning of all equipment both with the In and Outpatient areas

Working for our organisation

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust is a dynamic and successful organisation with a strong organisational and personal development focus. With over 5,500 employees and a turnover of £310 million, the Trust provides a comprehensive range of primary and secondary care services to the people of Calderdale and Huddersfield and has an exceptional reputation for service delivery, the Foundation Trust aims to design and implement services, policies and measures that meet the diverse needs of both the local population and the Trust workforc

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Main Tasks

  • To clear crockery, etc used outside routine clearing periods.
  • To tidy sluice and linen storage areas as required.
  • To tidy other areas, as requested by the departmental therapy manager.
  • To run errands for patients and other members of staff.
  • Cleaning of the old Hydrotherapy pool area.
  • Cleaning of all treatment and assessment areas within the In and Out-patient Therapy departments.
  • To tidy linen storage areas and to ensure a plentiful supply of linen at all times.
  • Cleaning and checking of all returned crutches and mobility equipment to ensure that they are ready and appropriate to be issued to patients.
  • Cleaning of all equipment both with the In and Outpatient areas.

Clinical Duties

    • To create and maintain effective working relationships with other members of staff.
    • To answer the telephone in a professional manner.
    • To follow Health and Safety policies relevant to working environment and attend mandatory updates in accordance with Trust policy eg fire procedure and food hygiene.
    • To adhere to Trust policies and procedures.
    • To highlight potential hazards to the senior therapists.
    • To handle appropriate equipment safely, following training/instruction.
    • To decontaminate equipment according to infection control policies.
    • To report faulty equipment to the Estates Department.
  • This job description reflects current priorities and commitment and may change as a result of service changes and can be varied after consultation with the post holder.
  • To check that the crash trolly/s are functioning correctly with all appropriate equipment in place.

Person specification

Qualifications

Desirable criteria
  • NVQ Level 11 or 111

Training

Desirable criteria
  • Customer care certificate in food hygiene
  • Health/Social care courses

Special Knowledge/ Expertise

Essential criteria
  • Literacy skills

Experience

Desirable criteria
  • Previous employment within a healthcare setting

Practical/Intellectual Skills/Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to organize own workload as part of a team
  • Ability to work in a busy environment
  • Ability to ensure the cleanliness, tidiness and efficiency of the department
  • Ability to maintain satisfactory level of attendance
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Applicant requirements

This post will require a submission for Disclosure to be made to check for any unspent criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Sally Robertshaw
Job title
Clinical Lead Physiotherapist
Email address
sally.robertshaw@cht.nhs.uk
Telephone number
01484 342435
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