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Job Reference: 188-OTH1885

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Specialist Medicine
Royal South Hants Hospital, Southampton
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum pro rata

The Dermatology day unit are looking for a friendly, outgoing and hardworking housekeeper to support the nursing staff on a fixed term 6 month basis.


The Dermatology Day Unit is based at Royal South Hants Hospital and is part of University Hospitals Southampton. The Dermatology department is an acute centre, dealing with high volumes of referrals alongside clinics. The Southampton dermatology centre currently operates from 07.00 – 18.00 Monday to Friday, however as our service expands we will be looking at seven day working. The dermatology department is a multi-disciplinary team working together to provide the best standard of care for our patients.


You will be able to provide a clean and friendly environment for patients and manage the day-to-day housekeeping duties.

The post holder will work under the supervision and guidance of the nurse in charge during the clinical shift and will co-ordinate non-clinical patient services/facilities in the unit.


You must have good communication skills both written and verbal and be able to demonstrate your commitment to provide a high standard of work to support the busy environment on a daily basis.

In return, we offer excellent opportunities to be part of our friendly and hard working team, who are committed to making a difference to peoples’ lives and provide the best care and variety of work.

If this sounds like the role for you then we would like to hear from you!


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 10 February 2021.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Luan Cowlishaw

Senior Sister


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