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Domestic Assistant - Band 2

Band 2

Main area
Domestic Assistant
Grade
Band 2
Contract
Permanent: Various hours available
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week (Various hours available)
Job ref
318-21-GMS7580-ABCD
Site
Trustwide
Town
Gloucester/Cheltenham
Salary
£18,883 - £20,228 PA/PR
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
11/08/2022 23:59

GMS provides the estates, facilities, sterile services and materials management services for the Trust. We provide services such as clinical equipment management, provision of facilities services such as catering, domestics, portering and linen, manage the construction and development of new and existing healthcare buildings and manage the building, engineering and grounds services.

GMS aims to provide a best value customer service which ensures a safe, compliant and sustainable environment, and that supports our customers to be efficient and effective in patient care.

Job overview

The post holder will be part of a team providing a clean and safe environment for our service users and help to reduce the spread of healthcare associated infections (HCAI’s) by undertaking general and specialist cleaning duties including Hydrogen Peroxide Vaper (HPV) if required.  As part of this role the post holder will also offer a food and beverage service to patients at ward level as part of a Housekeeping role

Main duties of the job

Responsible for cleaning in the GMS sites to the British institute of Cleaning Science and NHS standards of Cleanliness to the required work frequencies as per the work schedules.  Have the ability to suggest and make changes to work schedules to improve customer experience and improve efficiency.

To rectify any failures in cleanliness standards after routine monitoring has been completed and report completion of the rectification to your Supervisor

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.

Working for our organisation

GMS provides the estates, facilities, sterile services and materials management services for the Trust. We provide services such as clinical equipment management, provision of facilities services such as catering, domestics, portering and linen, manage the construction and development of new and existing healthcare buildings and manage the building, engineering and grounds services.

GMS aims to provide a best value customer service which ensures a safe, compliant and sustainable environment, and that supports our customers to be efficient and effective in patient care

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The post holder will be part of a team providing a clean and safe environment for our service users and help to reduce the spread of healthcare associated infections (HCAI’s) by undertaking general and specialist cleaning duties including Hydrogen Peroxide Vaper (HPV) if required.  As part of this role the post holder will also offer a food and beverage service to patients at ward level as part of a Housekeeping role

 

This post has a significant amount of personal; contact with patients, staff and visitors.

Occasionally, you may be required to cross services and work with other departments in GMS This work will be undertaken under the direct supervision of other qualified/experienced staff.

The post holder will be available for GMS duties in the event of a major incidence or in times of need and the post holder will be expected to adapt day to day routines to deal with unexpected situations.

Person specification

Essential

Essential criteria
  • Good level of english and maths
  • Cleaning experience
  • Good Organisational Skills
  • Be able to work as part of a team for GMS and as part of a wider team working with others
Desirable criteria
  • English GCSE level 2
  • Maths GCSE level 2
  • British institute of cleaning science (BICS)
  • NVQ Level 2 Customer Services Food hygiene level 2
  • Customer Service Skills
  • IT systems – Pay slip and information E learning , complete and maintain

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Pascual Perez
Job title
Domestic Manager
Email address
pascual.perez@nhs.net
Telephone number
03004223639