The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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The Estates and Facilities Directorate is seeking to recruit a highly motivated maintenance assistant at the Freeman Hospital to assist with Planned preventative maintenance, minor works, and day to day reactive maintenance. The maintenance assistant programme is critical to achieving a suitable patient environment for all Wards and Departments to deliver the highest level of care.
- Interview Date: 3 October 2023
- 37 hours 30 minutes per week
- You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will be accountable directly to the Building Supervisors and overall, to the Estates Building Officer. The post holder will be expected to perform a wide range of duties covering all aspects of maintenance applicable to the role.
You will be required to carry out necessary repair works. In conjunction with the Building Supervisor, you will liaise with clinical teams when carrying out work in patient areas to ensure patient safety and Infection Control is not compromised so good communication and organizational skills are paramount to being a success in this role. It is essential you have an understanding of other works in relation to their own discipline to provide a coherent service when carrying out both maintenance and minor work schemes.
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.
We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.
- Work under the direction of a craftsperson while working alongside
o Carry out a range of individual and support duties including maintenance, clinical / general waste duties and respond to Estates emergencies.
o Assist with installation, repair and commissioning of equipment.
- Specific duties for site & plant room tidiness and safety
- Driving duties as required
- Carry out a range of maintenance activities on a variety of plant and equipment
- Domestic appliance repairs
Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.
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