Housekeeper Heathfield House
Pennine Care NHS FT
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Heathfield House- Cale Green, Stockport
Rehabilitation and High Support
Band & salary scale
Main duties of the job
The post holder will assist staff in the delivery of non-clinical care.
The post holder will ensure tidiness, cleanliness, effective stock control and equipment management.
The post holder will support the Multi-Disciplinary Team in maintaining a safe clinical environment and participate in service audits as required.
The post holder will provide clerical support where necessary and in the absence of administration staff.
The post holder will support the clinical team in maintaining the nutritional needs of the patients.
Pennine Care is a thriving and vibrant Mental Health Trust. Established in 2002, Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust is a Specialist Mental Health Trust, covering a population of almost 1.2 million throughout the Boroughs of Bury, Rochdale, Oldham, Stockport, Tameside and Glossop. As an NHS provider the Trust strives to lead on innovation and delivery of modern evidenced based mental health care. The Trust has a proven track record of staff support and development and sees itself as a leader in health care provision.
The Rehabilitation and High Support (RHS) of Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust has a range of services including, Low Secure, Intensive (PICU) Female and Male Community Step-down Services.
Key Responsibilities of the Post:
To maintain high standards of general cleanliness and tidiness of all wards / clerical environments and replacement of fabric and furniture as required, liaising with the domestic staff and organising spot cleaning and terminal cleaning as necessary
Liaising with clinical staff regarding admissions, discharges to ensure terminal cleans are completed and areas are ready for new admissions.
Working within the role of the Infection Control Champion, as directed by the Trust infection Control.
The completion of the weekly infection control audits/cleaning schedule and report to the shift coordinator any issues. Ensure all clinical areas meet requirements of the Infection Control Policy and cleaning standards.
Mattress cleaning and maintenance as per guidelines
To ensure that all stock levels are maintained and sufficient to meet hospital demands. To contribute to cost effective control of medical, surgical and food items. This will include laundry stock.
Checking the expiry date of food and drinks in all kitchen fridges and cupboards also stock rotation, this will include recording kitchen fridge temperatures.
Cleaning kitchen shelves, cupboards and oven, also ensuring that fridges and freezer cleanliness is maintained .
Maintenance of stock cupboards.
Empty the waste bins in the grounds area and keeping the garden area tidy and free from rubbish.
Maintaining a tidy communal lounge and visitors room.
Clearing of the refreshment area following CTM/CPA meetings.
Ensure the dietary needs of patients are addressed following nursing direction and to liaise with the Catering Department about dietary supplies, supplements and special needs whilst ensuring meal provision is maintained to the highest standard.
To ensure hot/cold drinks and snacks are available as required during any 24 hour period.
To maintain and monitor equipment as fit for use.
To maintain effective liaison and communication with the following services to ensure service level agreements are achieved:
- Estates / Maintenance
- Distribution contacts
- Domestic Services
- Infection Control Nurse
- Stock suppliers
As and when necessary carry out general office clerical duties answering the telephone taking messages communicating with patients and visitors.
Education / Qualifications
Work related Circumstances
Skill and Abilities
Certificate of Sponsorship
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