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Domestic Assistant

Band 2

Main area
Facilities
Grade
Band 2
Contract
Permanent
Hours
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Several shift patterns available. 07:00-14:00 (Everyday), 08:00-16:00 (Everyday), 12:00-20:00 (Monday to Friday), 16:00-20:00 (Saturday to Sunday))
Job ref
339-G10-B2-Domestics
Site
North Bristol NHS Trust - Southmead Hospital
Town
Bristol
Salary
£20,270 - £21,318 pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
30/10/2022 23:59

Please note that if you apply for a position with this Trust, you may be contacted via Trac or via email. This includes invites for job interviews. We therefore recommend that you regularly check your Trac Account and email accounts.

Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.


 

Job overview

We are looking to recruit Domestic Assistants, who will play an integral role in making a positive impact on every aspect of our cleaning service. 

As part of a dynamic team, you will be helping to deliver the best environment and standards of cleanliness to our staff and visitors. 

You will provide a high quality responsive, efficient and effective patient support service to wards, and departments in North Bristol NHS Trust acting in a caring and professional manner. 

This opportunity will ideally suit someone who has experience in delivering excellent cleaning standards, is a customer focussed and can work on your own or as part of a team. 

We have the following hours/ shifts available  

07:00-14:00 (Everyday),

08:00-16:00 (Everyday),

12:00-20:00 (Monday to Friday),

16:00-20:00 (Saturday to Sunday).

Main duties of the job

This advert may close early, if we have received a sufficient amount of applications. Therefore you are highly advised to apply as soon as possible if you are interested in this position. 

 

Carrying out cleaning duties as instructed. 

Cleaning of departments, wards and offices as designated including communal areas, stairs, corridors, lift, laboratories and toilets. 

Carry out cleaning in accordance with schedules 

Ensure waste is correctly segregated 

Emptying rubbish bins and ensuring the replacement bags are in accordance with the Trust waste policy. 

Carry out safe hygiene practices and procedures in accordance with Trust policy and code of practice. 

Damp dust furniture, fittings, edges, ledges, paintwork walls, and doors. 

To maintain safe and efficient standards of work, following codes of practice. 

Working for our organisation

North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead.  We are the regional Major Trauma Centre, and an internationally recognised centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialities. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered. 

 

We commit to treating each patient as an individual with respect and dignity, aiming to deliver excellent clinical outcomes and a first-class experience for everyone who uses our services. 

 

North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups. 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Carrying out cleaning duties as instructed. 

Cleaning of departments and offices as designated including communal areas, stairs, corridors, lift, laboratories and toilets. 

Domestic trolleys are to be kept clean, fully stocked, and tidy at all times. 

Equipment should be thoroughly cleaned after use including filters in vacuum cleaners in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions 

Carry out cleaning in accordance with schedules 

Replenishing toilet paper, soap, paper towels as required 

Advise Domestic stores of consumables that need replenishing 

Ensure waste is correctly segregated  

Damp dust furniture, fittings, edges, ledges, paintwork walls, and doors. 

Emptying rubbish bins and ensuring the replacement bags are in accordance with the Trust waste policy. 

Carry out safe hygiene practices and procedures in accordance with Trust policy and code of practice. 

Checking of equipment prior to use to ensure all faults are reported to the manager as they develop. 

Reporting of accidents/dangerous occurrences to management and contributing to the completion of accident forms. 

Ensure correct cleaning procedures are adhered to and keep updated with changes to products. 

Person specification

Education/Training/Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • BICs Cleaning Standards
Desirable criteria
  • NVQ level 1 in cleaning, customer and support services or equivalent experience

Work Experience

Essential criteria
  • Have a flexible approach on a day to day basis.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

Desirable criteria
  • Understanding of domestic services activities in relation to NHS cleaning standards and the associated local cleaning frequency schedules

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - GoodArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)

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.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Paul Cowley
Job title
Duty Manager
Email address
paul.cowley@nbt.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

Address
Talent Acquisition Team, First Floor, Middle Wing
Beaufort House
Southmead Hospital,
Southmead Road
Westbury-on-Trym
Avon
BS10 5NB
Telephone
0117 414 4550