Housekeeper

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Part Time working 30 hours a week.

The role of the housekeeper is a vital role in maintaining the efficiency of the unit and supporting nursing and therapy staff to provide effective services to patients.

We are looking for someone who is friendly, enthusiastic, lively and efficient. Someone who has a genuine desire to contribute to the team in making a real difference to the lives of our patients. The role will involve undertaking a broad range of housekeeping tasks and supporting a range of activities on the unit.

Previous experience of working in a caring environment is desirable but not essential. Relevant support and training will be provided. If you are energetic, reliable, and friendly and work well as part of a team then this may be the ideal job for you.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide nutrition and hydration to the patients during the day
  • Maintain a safe, clean, efficient and therapeutic environment for all patients
  • Accepting deliveries and keeping storage areas neat and tidy.
  • Identifying and reporting faulty equipment.

About us

Come and join the CNWK MK Home1st inpatient intermediate care team at Windsor Intermediate Care Unit, 19-bedded unit in Bletchley. Our purpose is to provide an enhanced Intermediate Care, rehabilitation and sub-acute service predominately for the older person. Preventing acute hospital admissions and facilitating early discharge are our primary goals.

You will be working in multi-disciplinary team and will be able to have an impact on the patients journey.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Date posted

14 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 2

Salary

£22,383 a year pa pro rota

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time, Job share

Reference number

333-D-MK-CM-1058

Job locations

Windsor intermediate care unit

Whalley Drive

BLETCHLEY

MK36EN


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To assist the dietician assistant and nurses in preparing and giving the patients their breakfasts
  • To carry out food fortification for patients as required, using the MUST tool
  • Carry out regular hot drinks rounds, ensuring all patients are offered and assisted with drinks and snacks as required
  • To assist patients with cutting up food, feeding and giving nutritional supplements as advised by the nursing staff
  • Assist nursing staff at mealtimes, including setting up and clearing dining room before and after meals
  • Ensure the kitchen is kept clean and presentable
  • To remove all dirty linen from the unit and take to the laundry.
  • To assist the staff in identifying and reporting faulty equipment.
  • To liaise with the appropriate personnel and keep an accurate record of these pieces of equipment
  • To work with the team in developing good practice and help implement improvements to the unit
  • To assist in the ordering, receiving, unpacking, checking and putting away of stores.
  • To participate in training as appropriate for role; to include food hygiene.
  • To report faults in the kitchen area promptly and in a timely fashion
  • Maintain infection prevention and control standards within the unit
  • To have an understanding of different cultural/Religious requirements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To assist the dietician assistant and nurses in preparing and giving the patients their breakfasts
  • To carry out food fortification for patients as required, using the MUST tool
  • Carry out regular hot drinks rounds, ensuring all patients are offered and assisted with drinks and snacks as required
  • To assist patients with cutting up food, feeding and giving nutritional supplements as advised by the nursing staff
  • Assist nursing staff at mealtimes, including setting up and clearing dining room before and after meals
  • Ensure the kitchen is kept clean and presentable
  • To remove all dirty linen from the unit and take to the laundry.
  • To assist the staff in identifying and reporting faulty equipment.
  • To liaise with the appropriate personnel and keep an accurate record of these pieces of equipment
  • To work with the team in developing good practice and help implement improvements to the unit
  • To assist in the ordering, receiving, unpacking, checking and putting away of stores.
  • To participate in training as appropriate for role; to include food hygiene.
  • To report faults in the kitchen area promptly and in a timely fashion
  • Maintain infection prevention and control standards within the unit
  • To have an understanding of different cultural/Religious requirements.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Experience

Essential

  • Willingness to undertake training
  • Functional skills level 2 in English.
  • Ability to maintain quality in own work and encourage others to do so

Desirable

  • Understanding of the role of a Ward housekeeper
  • Previous experience within a Health and Social Care role or in a domestic services role
  • Food handling experience in commercial environment
Person Specification

Qualifications & Experience

Essential

  • Willingness to undertake training
  • Functional skills level 2 in English.
  • Ability to maintain quality in own work and encourage others to do so

Desirable

  • Understanding of the role of a Ward housekeeper
  • Previous experience within a Health and Social Care role or in a domestic services role
  • Food handling experience in commercial environment

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Windsor intermediate care unit

Whalley Drive

BLETCHLEY

MK36EN


Employer's website

https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/work (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Windsor intermediate care unit

Whalley Drive

BLETCHLEY

MK36EN


Employer's website

https://www.cnwl.nhs.uk/work (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Unit manager

Vanessa North

vanessa.north@nhs.net

01908376415

Date posted

14 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 2

Salary

£22,383 a year pa pro rota

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time, Job share

Reference number

333-D-MK-CM-1058

Job locations

Windsor intermediate care unit

Whalley Drive

BLETCHLEY

MK36EN


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