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Housekeeper

Job Reference: 188-OTH1211

Employer:
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Housekeeper
Location:
Royal south hants hospital, Southampton
Salary:
£17,652 - £19,020 pa

The Dermatology day unit are looking for a friendly, outgoing and hardworking housekeeper to support the nursing staff.

ABOUT THE TEAM

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.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

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.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

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!

WHAT WE CAN OFFER 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.

ABOUT OUR TRUST AND SOUTHAMPTON

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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Interviews will be held on Thursday, 12 September 2019.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Luan Cowlishaw - Senior Sister

Luan.cowlishaw@uhs.nhs.uk

 




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.

GETTING TO WORK

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.

OUR COMMITMENT TO EQUALITY

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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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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