FMA Domestic Cleaner | Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 29-Mar-23

Closing Date: 28-Apr-23

Location: St Helens, WA9 3DE

Salary: Not specified

FMA Domestic Cleaner | Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust

We have 2 vacancies available

Vacancy 1 37.5 hours per week, working on a 2 weekly rota working alternate weekends. Covering the hours between 8 am and 6pm,

Vacancy 2 15 hours per week, Monday to Friday 4pm until 7pm.

The role of Domestic Cleaning Assistant is vital to ensure we deliver clean, safe, high quality care to our service users, visitors and staff.

Previous experience in a hospital environment or a similar setting would be preferable, but training will be supplied.

Shortlisting planned for 13 April.

Interviews planned for 19 April.

Work as a domestic completing daily cleaning duties to a high standard to provide a safe and welcoming environment for patients, visitors and staff. Ensure all cleaning activity is carried out in line with Infection Control, COSHH and Health & Safety procedures.

Mersey Care is one of the largest trusts providing physical health and mental health services in the North West, serving more than 11 million people.

We offer specialist inpatient and community services that support physical and mental health and specialist inpatient mental health, learning disability, addiction and brain injury services. Mersey Care is one of only three trusts in the UK that offer high secure mental health facilities.

At the heart of all we do is our commitment to ‘perfect care’ – care that is safe, effective, positively experienced, timely, equitable and efficient. We support our staff to do the best job they can and work alongside service users, their families, and carers to design and develop future services together. We’re currently delivering a programme of organisational and service transformation to significantly improve the quality of the services we provide and safely reduce cost as we do so.

To undertake cleaning duties in accordance with cleaning schedules and instructions.

Maintain cleaning standards on ward / unit to a high standard in line with National Standards

Support the auditing process of Clean Hospitals

Ensure all domestic equipment is clean and properly stored when not in use and report defects to supervisor for repairs Responsible for ensuring that all products and chemicals are locked away and used in line with COSHH guidelines

Stock control – report any shortfalls of domestic products to supervisor

Responsible for ensuring personal alarms are tested prior to start of shift

To work as members of a team, carrying out facilities tasks as allocated and prioritised. Facilities tasks may include all or a combination of the following:

General cleaning duties: Floor maintenance – Dry / Wet Mopping / Scrubbing and Buffing / Vacuuming/ Strip & re-seals / Spray Cleaning / High / Low Dusting / Damp & Dry Dusting / Spot Cleaning / Shampoo of carpets

Wiping down / cleaning of furniture and general fitments to high standard of cleanliness

Carrying out barrier cleans in line with Infection Control Policies

Provide efficient removal of domestic waste, including waste collection and waste disposal

Clearing of litter / debris / and glass from within Trust premises

Removal of graffiti as required

Wiping down / dusting of Venetian / roller / vertical blinds

Cleaning of sanitary ware – bathrooms / toilet areas / shower rooms

Cleaning of Ward / Unit Kitchen appliances

Salting of dishwashers

Wall cleaning / paintwork / tiles / doors below 6ft

Removal of smears from internal glass

Replenish hand washers, paper towels, toilet tissue, coloured plastic bags and soap as required

Support the sending and receiving of curtains / shower curtains as required

Key handler, locking and unlocking of premises / areas as required. Responsible for the return of all keys issued prior to leaving site. Ensure all areas left secure.

Setting up of beverage trolleys as required

Setting of tables

Full clearing of dining room after meal services

Washing up and the wiping down of spillages on food conveyors as required

To assist colleagues and their line manager, carry out the tasks assigned to the team or individual and to support the minimisation of overtime and sickness costs to the Trust and also minimise the waste of resources, through operating the required reporting, management or information systems.

To comply with all relevant policies and procedures (including, but not limited to, health & safety, security, manual handling). As work may be carried out in a wide variety of locations, adherence to site-specific security procedures is of paramount importance.

To take responsibility for the completion of all duties in a safe and efficient manner, and to maintain regular contact with their line manager.

To stand in for other Domestic Assistants as required.

To liaise with all relevant parties in a friendly and helpful way as is required to ensure the achievement of all duties and responsibilities.

Internal Contacts
Contact with staff of all disciplines and at all levels in the course of day-to-day domestic and catering duties.

External Contacts
Contact with visitors to the Trust, and with a variety of maintenance and other contractors working on site.

Service Users
Contact with patients. This may be daily within inpatient areas for extended periods of time, or infrequently in outpatient areas. This contact may include communication with service users with severe and enduring mental health problems, who may display behavioural difficulties and import sensitive information.

To work unsupervised and use own initiative in line with service requirements.

To ensure timely and accurate completion of documentation, and to enter and use data on information systems.

Ward / Unit specific duties as directed

Any other domestic duties designated by Supervisor / Manager / Ward Manager

To provide flexible cover across all areas where necessary within designated hours

Any other duties that may be reasonably expected and that are commensurate with the grade

This advert closes on Wednesday 12 Apr 2023