Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
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The NHS is the biggest employer in Europe. It's a world-renowned institution and an exciting place to work, full of challenges and opportunities.
The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital (RJAH) is one of the leading specialist orthopaedic hospitals in the country, with some of the highest levels of staff and patient satisfaction, as well as a strong reputation for innovation. We work together as a team of over 1,600 expert members of staff to make a difference for our patients and their families.
Our latest CQC Report was published in February 2019 and saw us rated as 'Good' overall and 'Outstanding' for care.
Who we're looking for...
We are looking for a dedicated and caring person to take pride in cleaning to a high standard to join our very successful and hardworking Housekeeping Team. The post is to specialize in all aspects of cleaning.
Main duties of the job
The role itself is physically demanding but rewarding. Experience of cleaning in the work place and an NVQ in Housekeeping/Domestic Services is desirable but full training will be provided for the right applicant. Completing a certificate in Housekeeping/Domestic Services will be offered to successful applicants.
Our aim is to aspire to deliver world class patient care, and we want talented, dedicated and passionate people to help us achieve this.
Our continued success is accomplished through the skills and expertise of our staff, which is underpinned by our values: Friendly, Caring, Excellence, Professional and Respect. If your values align to ours, and you would like to join us in aspiring to deliver world class patient care, we would love to hear from you.
Joining RJAH is more than just a job - we want our people to have the best opportunities to thrive in their role.
Whether you're starting out in your career, or have a wealth of experience - we're always looking to recruit outstanding individuals in a range of clinical areas, as well as support and administrative roles.
We have a range of fantastic staff benefits on offer to everyone who joins RJAH and you'll have access to state-of-the-art facilities and outstanding professional development opportunities.
RJAH has strong links with a range of universities including Staffordshire, Keele, Glyndwr, Chester and Birmingham.
Shropshire is also one of the most attractive parts of the country, with a rich historic culture and excellent transport links. The hospital is located on a site outside Oswestry, just off the A5. The nearest train station is in Gobowen, approximately two miles from the hospital. The station is part of the Chester to Birmingham line.
To organise own day to day activities to ensure the cleanliness of the area you are assigned to under the direction of the Housekeeping Manager or Deputy. This will include cleaning areas such as corridors, offices, stairs, toilets, bathrooms, kitchens, dining rooms, theatres and bedrooms on a frequent basis using a variety of tasks and procedures including: damp dusting all horizontal and vertical surfaces, high and low cleaning, replenishment of disposable items, emptying of waste bins and deep cleans (where applicable)
Work to NHS and Trust policies and standards of cleanliness and the required work frequencies as per the Work schedules provided.
To ensure the correct use of chemicals for the type of surface and finish, making certain the handling, storage and safe usage are in line with the COSHH regulations, data sheets and training given.
To adhere to all aspects of Infection Control in all areas of work, including the use of colour coded equipment to ensure there is no spread of infection.
Responsible for observing and monitoring the condition of the environment you clean and report any defects that will prevent you from carrying out your duties via the Trust Estates reporting mechanism.
Responsible for assessing the condition of all equipment you use and report any defects observed to ensure its continued quality and safety and reporting defects via the Trust Estates reporting mechanism.
Responsible for maintaining clear and accurate records providing documentary evidence that cleaning has taken place
To respond to any actions that may arise from cleaning monitoring audits and surface swabbing audits.
To adhere to the outlet flushing regime set out by the Trust to minimise the accumulation of Legionella bacteria in water systems in accordance with relevant technical guidance.
Responsible for reporting of incidents, accidents and near misses that occur at work via the use of Datix.
To ensure that all work is carried out in strict accordance with the handling and moving training received to ensure your personal health and safety and that of others.
To ensure all tasks are completed using the risk assessments and safe systems of work as instructed by your Housekeeping Manager or Deputy.
To ensure patients privacy and dignity is maintained throughout your work
To carry out your duties adhering to the Lone Working procedures as per the training given by your manager.
Report any problems that might arise from your duties.
Responsible for ensuring security of stock whilst also monitoring and managing the stock levels and re-ordering on a weekly basis or as required.
Undertake surveys as part of own role, including review/testing of new equipment.
Ensure that the assigned area of work is left secure by ensuring that where necessary all windows and doors are closed or locked, alarms are set and that lights are turned off.
Co-operate fully when new methods of work or frequencies of cleaning are introduced.
Demonstrate own activities/tasks to new employees on a work shadowing basis.
Act as a liaison for the service by responding to ad hoc requests via the trusts paging system.
Physically utilise cleaning equipment such as; pushing vacuum cleaners and trolleys, lifting buckets, mopping floors and operate cleaning machines on a frequent basis.
Safely move small items of furniture on a regular basis in adherence with Trust procedures to facilitate cleaning procedures.
Safely move bags of linen and waste bags on a regular basis in adherence with Trust procedures.
The post holder has a legal duty to take reasonable care to avoid injury to themselves and to others by their work activities or omissions, and to co-operate with their employer in the discharge of their statutory duties.
Concentration is required when preparing cleaning chemicals ensuring that the correct dosage and dilution ratios are strictly adhered to. This is essential to ensure the efficacy, quality and sustainability of the products used.
Ensure that you place hazard signs to warn other users of the area in which you are carrying out a cleaning task.
Ensure that you never leave any piece of equipment or machinery unattended where it could be a source of danger to patients, staff, carers and visitors.
Skills and Competencies
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