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Band 2 Housekeeper

Job Reference: 313-A-19-73618-KW

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Ellistown ward
£17,652 / £17,983 / £19,020

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? If so read on and take a look at the opportunity below...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust provides a range of community health services for both physical and mental health conditions, as well as a range of specialist services supporting people of all ages including family and young people services, mental health, learning disabilities and physical health community and inpatient services.

We deliver services to the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Our 5500 staff serve a population of one million from over 100 sites across the region.

Two Part time positions covering Monday through to Sunday

We now have an exciting opportunity to join our friendly ward team on Ellistown Ward, Coalville Hospital. We are seeking a flexible, energetic person with good communication skills and a desire to make a difference.

Ellistown Ward staff care for patients with a wide range of health care needs including: sub-acute medicine, rehabilitation and palliative care.

The ward housekeeper primary roles are:

•To ensure nutrition remains a high priority, facilitating current initiatives as well as being instrumental in developing future ideas to enhancing care.

•To ensure the ward environment is meeting the high standards of infection control & cleanliness

•To support the ward ordering of supplies

•To support and improve the patient experience

The successful candidate will have a pleasant courteous manner, excellent communication and organisational skills and with support from the Ward Sister be able to manage their own workload.

You will be a motivated team member who is able to undertake a variety of tasks efficiently focusing on ensuring that patients are supported throughout the day with meals and drinks.

Liaising with catering staff, dietitians and ward staff, you will be expected to assist patients in their selection, preparation and intake of diet and fluids.

The role of the Housekeeper requires good time management skills, the ability to plan own work and to be able to ensure that meal times are patient focused.

We are looking for candidates already working in this area within a ward or hospitality area or can demonstrate transferable skills.

We actively encourage staff development and aim to provide a flexible workforce to meet service need. You must have a flexible approach to your working hours and should also be keen to undertake any training required to fulfil your role. Previous care experience within a Care Home or Hospital and IT literacy would be advantageous.

We can offer: Induction and Orientation programmes tailored to reflect the needs of our patients, Career Development and Multi-disciplinary team working.

If you would like more information, please contact Maria Warden, Acting Ward Manager or Julie Squires Deputy Sister on01530 467402

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients, and so some of our roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you as part of the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, pledge and other important information about the application process, and working for us is contained in the documents linked to our advert.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, rosters are set in advance at a team level and you will be joining an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date. We will consider requests to vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider successful applicants for vacancies for the same post in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of every new member of staff (excluding medical and dental staff) to a post is subject to a 6 month probationary period, details of which are in our Probation Policy.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our service users. To this end we actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups, including members of our black and minority ethnic communities. All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure at the required level will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary following commencement.

Requests from applicants to work alternative hours to those advertised may be considered.

Applicants who are currently ‘at risk’ within the local NHS, and meeting essential criteria will be given preference for interview over any other candidates who may apply for this post.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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