Housekeeper | Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 24 May 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £22,383 per annum
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 23 June 2024
Location: Manchester, M13 9WL
Company: Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6268859/349-MRI-6268859

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Ward 31 is looking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic Housekeeper to join our team. This is a part time position to work alongside another housekeeper on the unit. We are a 25 bedded mixed sex Stroke rehabilitation and acute medical ward.

We are looking for a person who is keen to work with this group of people, who has great communication skills and organisation skills to ensure the smooth running of the ward. The post holder will work as an integral part of the team to continue to uphold the high standards on the ward.

As a housekeeper, you will lead ward services such as catering, cleaning, equipment and supplies. The work can include but not limited to:
• talking to and reassuring patients
• ordering non-clinical supplies
• keeping the ward clean and tidy
• serving and clearing away meals
• preparing snacks and drinks
• reporting faults
• clerical and admin tasks

Manchester Royal Infirmary at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is the leading Trust for teaching, research and specialist services in the North West of England. .

We are seeking a motivated and committed Housekeeper to join our team. You will be working 17.5 hours per week between Monday and Friday.

This is an exciting and pivotal role in which you will work closely with the nursing and domestic staff to ensure a safe, clean and organised clinical environment.

You will take responsibility for ensuring that all medical equipment is clean and well maintained. You will undertake the ordering of stores and equipment on the ward, excellent computer skills are essential for this role. You will be responsible for assisting with obtaining feedback from our patients by using the What Matters To Me tracker and friend and family test. You will also be assisting the team in continuous quality improvement work.

You must be able to empathise with and consider patients as you go about your duties, you will have an organised and positive approach to ensure the tasks at hand are carried out in a timely, effective manner. Able to cope well under pressure, you will utilise excellent communication and team skills.

MFT is England’s largest NHS Trust with a turnover of £2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We’re creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you’ll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We’ve also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive; our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we’ve launched in September 2022.

We’re proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What’s more, we’re excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience you’ll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the ‘Supporting Documents’ heading. So that you’re even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, you’ll need to take time to read the ‘Candidate Essentials Guide’that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how ‘we care for you as you care for others’. Most importantly, it also contains critical information you’ll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

This advert closes on Friday 7 Jun 2024

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