Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
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Band 2 Domestic Assistant
We currently have Vacancies for Domestic Assistants to work as part of the Domestic Team at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust at Stepping Hill Hospital. We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated people to join our current 204 strong team, who have a passion for delivering a quality cleaning/ decontamination service.
As this is a public facing service we are seeking individuals who enjoy customer interaction and have the ability to react to a changing and sometimes challenging environment. Our service covers wards, department and office areas across the site.
We use all the latest cleaning equipment and materials. We offer further development via apprenticeships/ NVQ opportunities.
The shift hours are:
Saturday / Sunday 07.00 - 13.00 (12 hours)
Main duties of the job
To work as part of the FM operational team, responsible for providing a comprehensive support service in the hospital environment.
This will involve carrying out the following Facilities Management functions:
The primary function is general cleaning within the hospital environment, including clinical and patient areas such as the emergency department, Theatres, wards, non-clinical areas. You will be required to work in any of the areas following the required training.
To provide a high quality responsive, efficient and effective patient support service to wards and departments within Stockport NHS Foundation Trust acting in a caring and professional manner and ensuring we meet the National Cleaning Standards required.
We hold a unique position in the Stockport community as the provider of healthcare and we are one of its largest employers.
Our mission is to make a difference every day. Our values are that we care, we respect, and we listen
We believe that the best organisations are those that reflect the communities they serve. We are therefore seeking to improve the diversity of our workforce to make it truly representative of our local population.
We actively encourage applications irrespective of race, age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage & civil partnership, or pregnancy or maternity. Recognising those communities that are underrepresented within our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from you.
We recognise that flexible working is important. We take requests for flexible working seriously, consider any request we receive and try to work with you, so we can explore if your request may fit with the needs of the service.
The salary for the role is only one part of the excellent package of benefits we offer to you:
- Between 27-33 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
- NHS pension scheme membership
- Salary sacrifice schemes for lease cars, home electronics and more, to make your salary go further
- NHS Staff discounts
- Cycle to work scheme
- Salary finance - for loans, savings, budget planning and tips on managing debt
- Stockport Credit Union- for local financial advice
Carrying out daily duties as instructed by the Domestic Supervisor.
- General / routine cleaning of wards, clinical and non-clinical departments / offices, communal areas and public areas, toilets in line with the local cleaning schedules as designated.
- Assisting in any infection control deep cleans are directed by the Domestic Supervisor or Facilities Support Services Manager.
- Ensuring that all barrier nursing and infection related PPE is fully utilised in line with the displayed signs on patient doors.
- Ensuring that all cleaning materials are used in accordance with mandated facilities processes eg. One cloth and one mop per patient room.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trusts policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.
If successful this vacancy will require a standard DBS at a cost of £21.90, this will be deducted from your first Trust salary.
In addition to this it will be a condition of your employment that you will join the DBS update service and pay the annual subscription fee of £13.
Certificate of Sponsorship
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