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Modern Housekeeper

Band 2

Main area
Support Services
Grade
Band 2
Contract
1 year (Fixed term/Secondment)
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
320-MED-0531-INT
Site
Royal Derby Hospital
Town
Derby
Salary
£18,005 - £19,337 pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59
Interview date
30/06/2021

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

 A fantastic opportunity has arise for the right person to join the Medical Assessment Unit at the Royal Derby Hospital as a Modern housekeeper. 

This is 1 year Secondment/Fixed Term contract .  Please ensure that you have your managers approval before applying for a secondment. 

You would work as an integral part of the Clinical Team and would be responsible for the co-ordination of all patient facilities services in the ward area, ensuring a clean, safe and comfortable environment.

Ideally you should:

  • Already be working in a housekeeping role. but not essential
  • Be educated to GCSE or equivalent, including English and Maths.
  • Have a basic food hygiene certificate or be studying towards.
  • Be currently working in a customer orientated environment.
  • Have an NVQ Level 2 in Housekeeping/Building Interiors or have the ability to undertake.
  • Experience of Health and Safety and Waste Policy is desirable but not essential.

This post has an 18 month training package incorporating the 12 week care certificate as well as Hospitality Development Programme.  Successful completion will lead to a band 3 post.

Main duties of the job

You will  have a good awareness of infection control principles with cleanliness and tidiness being an important part of your role in maintaining the working environment.

The main elements of the role are to ensure that there is a seamless approach to the provision of non-clinical services. You will be expected to ensure the appropriate delivery of cleaning, catering and minor maintenance, together with other specified tasks. You will need to meet individual patients' needs, as determined by the Ward Senior sister in accordance with NHS National Standards.

Working for our organisation

Key facts about our Trust:

  • Every day our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – the 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients every day
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day
  • We employ 12,000 staff across our 5 hospital sites
  • We have a Director of Allied Health Professionals who is committed to provide leadership, progression and direction to AHPs

Closing date of applications: 16 June 2021

Interview date: 30 June 2021

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Medical Assessment Unit is a busy and ever changing environment.  We have 60 beds and take admissions from the Emergency department, GP referrals and specialists clinics.  The unit will see an average of 80 patients in a 24 hours period so it is essential you can be calm with a "can do" and flexible approach in supporting our unit team to achieve smooth running of our department.

You should have a caring and compassionate attitude, excellent communication skills and maintain patient confidentiality. You will be able to demonstrate literacy and numeracy skills and have the ability to deliver high standards in all aspects of the role.  

Person specification

Essential

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrable experience working within the acute trust within a patient facing role
Desirable criteria
  • Demonstrable experience working in a modern housekeeper role
  • Demonstrable Evidence of working within the acute trust
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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Sarah Guy
Job title
Senior Sister
Email address
Sarah.guy3@nhs.net
Telephone number
01332 786374
Additional information

MAU Senior Sisters: Amy Frost and Sarah Baker 

 

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
Recruitment Team, Workforce Management
Training Centre
Rehab Block, Level 3
Royal Derby Hospital
Derby
Derbyshire
DE22 3NE
Telephone
01332 783342 / 07385 367225