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Housekeeper

Band 2

Main area
Specialist Medicine
Grade
Band 2
Contract
Fixed term: 6 months
Hours
Full time: 37.5 hours per week (part time will be considered)
Job ref
188-OTH1885
Site
Royal South Hants Hospital
Town
Southampton
Salary
£18,005 - £19,337 per annum pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
22/01/2021 23:59
Interview date
10/02/2021

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.

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 Wednesday, 10 February 2021.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Luan Cowlishaw
Job title
Senior Sister
Email address
Luan.cowlishaw@uhs.nhs.uk
Telephone number
02380540309

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