Job descriptionWe are looking to recruit a full time Housekeeper to work alongside both the clinical and administrative team on CCU We are a friendly and supportive team and we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and organised individual to join our team. You will have an invaluable role in ensuring the smooth running of the ward and making sure that our patients have the best possible experiences whilst they are with us. You will interact with our patients and their families each day and will be expected to liaise with various departments throughout the hospital. The post holder will be responsible for the ordering of ward stores and equipment as well as maintaining vital stock levels and ensuring high standards of hygiene throughout the ward in conjunction with our cleaning team and ensuring all patients' rooms are kept clean and tidy. You will also assist with patient menus and meal times. You will ideally have knowledge of COSHH, colour coding and infection control policies, although full training can be provided. This is an active role and will involve periods of work at a computer. You would need to be enthusiastic, organised and methodical in your approach to work as well as eager to learn and take on new tasks as required. You should have basic computer skills and be literate, articulate and numerate. As an ideal candidate you will need to demonstrate that you can manage conflicting priorities; be a team player and work on your own initiative. You will be expected to complete all statutory and mandatory training and be willing to undertake basic IT training and other training as required. An ability to work with a broad range of professionals in a multi-disciplinary environment is essential to the role as is attention to detail. Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research. Find out more here www.ouh.nhs.uk The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury. Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel. To work as an integral part of the ward team ensuring a high quality service to patients and to provide a service that ensures that the patients’ needs are satisfied and ward requirements are met. To assist the ward manager to ensure the appropriate and effective delivery of the facilities service in order to properly maintain the patient environment and services to the patients. Bed making and ensuring all patients rooms are always clean and tidy. Ensure linen room, store room and sluice are all kept stocked up and clean and tidy. To supervise an effective waste segregation and disposal service ensuring compliance with all relevant procedures and legislation. To work effectively with the cleaning and catering staff as well as their supervisors to ensure that standards and policies are met and that the ward is kept clean and tidy. To ensure that patients have the necessary access to beverages throughout their stay in hospital. To assist with patient breakfasts, menu ordering, collection of menus from patients.
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