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Job Reference: 188-OTH915-B

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Southampton General Hospital, Southampton
£17,652 - £19,020 pa pro

We are looking for a hardworking Housekeeper to join our friendly and dynamic Acute Medical Unit here at University Hospital Southampton, to work 30 hours per week.




The successful candidate will work as an integral part of the nursing team, responsible for maintaining the cleanliness and safety of the ward; ensuring that our patients are comfortable in the hospital environment at all times.




The role will involve cleaning general and specialist medical equipment such as defibs and ECG’s, so experience and knowledge of an acute hospital environment is essential for this role.




Other key tasks will include:


    • To assist in monitoring and maintaining cleaning standards on the ward and kitchen areas in line with all relevant Trust guidelines and policies


    • Ensure the thorough cleanliness and tidiness of the ward beverage point and kitchen area, including equipment, is maintained at all times.


    • Check and clean all ward refrigerators, including those in staff areas (but not drugs fridges), disposing of any food not in date, not covered / labelled properly.


    • Ensure records of checks and daily temperatures are recorded accurately. Inform Nurse in Charge of any deviations or issues. Agree action plans and ensure action taken where necessary.




University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. We've recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement, and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care. One of our main objectives has been to become a top ten research trust, with the pharmacy department being an integral part of achieving this.




Staff can access discounts for local facilities such as local gyms, and national discounts on everything from holidays to electrical. We have two nurseries that staff can use, one based the Southampton General Hospital site (for UHS employees only) and one at the Western Community Hospital site (rated outstanding by Ofsted).




Closing date for applications will be Wednesday 23rd May

For further details / informal visits contact:

Erica Wallbridge



Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.


We offer parking on site at UHS or through one of our park-and-ride schemes on a limited basis, based on specific eligibility criteria. We encourage our staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible, and our Trust is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.


Equality remains at the centre of our policymaking, service delivery, and employment practice, giving all employees equal opportunity to develop, apply for promotions, and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

UHS actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. We also closely monitor recruitment activity, training, development, and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.


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