Cleaning Services Assistant
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts
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We require proactive and hardworking staff to work as part of a team within Cleaning Services.
The role involves cleaning in Clinical and non-clinical areas providing and maintaining the highest standard of cleaning to all areas in all wards and departments, ensuring at all times the highest degree of cleanliness, safety and care.
Hours of work are 15 per week working 9am to 12pm Monday to Friday.
Main duties of the job
In addition to the below summary you need to familiarize yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.
Cleaning experience is desirable though full training will be given. Responsibilities will include deep cleaning tasks such as hard floors, fixtures and fittings including sanitary areas of toilets, bath/shower areas. Replenishment of disposable commodities, i.e., soap, gel and hand towels as required and the removal of waste from all areas to designated collection points.
Our organisation is driven by our strategic objectives and organisational values and we look for people who are strongly aligned with them.
Our Team is tight knit and work well together.
Free parking for staff is available on site as well as a subsidised staff restaurant which is open 7am-11pm 7 days a week.
Annual Leave starts at 27 days a year plus bank holidays. There are also a number of staff discounts via NHS Discounts website.
Cleaning Service Duties
Ensure a timely and accurate response to all cleaning requests.
Work in partnership with the Ward Team, Facilities Team Leader/Assistant Facilities Manager.
Assist in monitoring and maintaining cleaning standards and infection control practices in the department as appropriate.
Maintain the integrity and reputation of the department by effective communication and harmonious attitudes with patients, staff and visitors.
Ensure patient dignity and privacy is respected at all times and report where you feel this has been breached.
Safe use of cleaning equipment/assemble and dismantle cleaning equipment; order stock.
Use effective and efficient cleansing/decontamination techniques across a range of skills.
Suction clean/dry mop floors, spot clean floors and remove spillages.
High dusting, damp dusting furniture, fixtures, fittings and ledges.
Spot clean internal glass as necessary.
Cleansing of wash hand basins, sinks, showers, WCs and fittings. Replenish supplies.
Cleansing of beds, bedside lockers.
Cleanse and refill soap dispensers and paper towel holders.
Removal of waste from wards and departments to designated collection points.
Use of polishing/scrubbing machines for maintenance of hard floors.
Use of extraction machine for carpet/upholstery cleaning.
Routine curtain changes (bed/window/screen curtains).
Making up of on-call and relatives overnight stay beds.
Use of ride on cleaning equipment; sweeper, scrubber dryer and burnishing equipment.
Undertaking any other relevant duties which are delegated from time to time.
Safe handling of cleaning agents and dilution ratios. Hazardous chemicals to be kept securely in storage areas when not in use.
All cleaning equipment must be decontaminated daily and maintained in a safe usable condition - faults must be reported to a Facilities Team Leader immediately.
Attend training courses including on the job training and training in the use of specific machinery as required.
Cleansing cupboards are to be decontaminated and kept tidy at all times.
Cleansing of infected room/bays in accordance with NUH Infection Control & Prevention Policy.
Close liaison with the cleaning services and team leader and ward manager in identifying additional cleans, such as isolation rooms and bed space terminal.
To act as a buddy to new starters (after training).
To ensure that a clean protective uniform is worn at all times when on duty and to use relevant Personal Protection Equipment in accordance with the policies provided by the Trust.
Demonstrates cleaning procedures to new starters.
Completes timesheets or similar work records.
Ensure concentration while using cleaning equipment.
To undertake isolation cleansing when required following Infection Control Isolation Policy and Procedures.
To work in accordance with the Trusts Policies and Procedures including COSHH, Manual Handling, Health and Safety, Infection Control and attend annual training.
Descale baths, toilets, showerheads, tiles using specialist chemicals.
Carry out specialist cleaning when required / with relevant training in:
Theatres, Pharmacy, Laboratories, Labour Suite, Bioquell Training (Decontamination).
Training & Qualifications
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