Domestic Support Worker Higher Level

  • Fecha de publicación: 29/03/2021
  • Nombre de la empresa: University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
  • Descripción de funciones:

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    COVID-19 Vacancy Domestic Support Worker Higher Level

    NHS AfC: Band 2

    ''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

    University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

    Job overview

    Do you want to go home at the end of your shift knowing you helped make your local hospital a great place to be cared for?

    Are you passionate about service delivery and keen to develop in a role within a support setting?

    If you have answered yes to any of the above then we want to hear from you!



    Main duties of the job

    We have new exciting opportunities to join our Facilities department at Furness General Hospital as a Domestic Assistant to support the Trust in delivering a clean and safe environment for patients, visitors and staff.

    These vacancies are:

    11.5 hours per week - 07.30 - 13.15 Saturday and Sunday.


    Working for our organisation

    Here at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, employees and patients are at the heart of everything that we do. 

    Working for the NHS also has various benefits and discounts, such as Childcare Vouchers, salary sacrifice schemes for employees who work with UHMBT (car leasing, electronic devises, cycling to work) and many more benefits at local shops and fitness centres. We look forward to receiving your application.

    Anyone newly appointed to the trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period (this includes bank staff). This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment


    Detailed job description and main responsibilities

    • To be responsible for a high standard of cleanliness in Clinical areas, public areas and external areas using the appropriate recognised cleaning methods.
    • Responsible for identifying areas to be cleaned, plan and organise a cleaning programme with relevant ward or departmental staff, ensuring Patient, Staff and Visitor safety is not compromised.
    • Operating cleaning equipment, machinery in accordance with manufacturer’s instruction ensuring that it is in a good clean working order, reporting faults immediately to supervisor.
    • Undertake deep clean/isolation cleans following national and local guidelines.
    • Change curtains on rotation or in the event of infection.

    For full details of main responsibilities can be found in the attached job description and person specification for this role.


    Person specification

    Education and qualifications

    Essential criteria
    • Evidence in good literacy and numeracy skills
    • Possess or is willing to work towards a BIC's Qualification or equivalent NVQ Level 2
    Desirable criteria
    • Health and Safety
    • Knowledge of COSHH


    Essential criteria
    • Previous cleaning experience
    • Ability to work on your own or in a team without direct supervision
    Desirable criteria
    • Knowledge of cleaning in a healthcare establishment
    • Knowledge of the potential of cross contamination within a healthcare setting

    Skills, ability and knowledge

    Essential criteria
    • Ability to communicate clearly and effective
    • Ability to plan your own workload
    • Be able to understand writtern and spoken instructions
    • Be able to use heavy equipment on a regular basis
    • Be able to handle hazardous cleaning chemicals on a regular basis
    • Knowedge of infection control in the cleaning environment
    Desirable criteria
    • Deal with a diverse range of people face to face
    • Ability to communicate within a team and provide diverse feedback to colleagues and line managers

    Personal Qualities

    Essential criteria
    • Reliable
    • Presentable, polite and friendly manner
    • Be adaptable and flexible to the changing needs of the service
    • Ability to rectify cleaning standards in a timely manner
    • Ability to travel
  • Localización del puesto ofertado: UK - Barrow in Furness