Cleaning standards are of major importance to the Trust and our Service Assistants are a key part of the nursing team in our Units. You would be primarily responsible for ensuring the provision of a clean, tidy, pleasant and friendly ward environment together with undertaking food and beverage preparation for our patients.
Main duties of the job
The successful applicant will be primarily responsible for ensuring the provision of a clean, tidy, pleasant and friendly ward environment together with undertaking food and beverage preparation for our service users.
NVQ Level 2 in Housekeeping and a valid Food Hygiene Certificate, or a willingness to work towards. Candidates should have good organisational and communication skills, be flexible in their approach to the work demonstrating their ability to work using their own initiative and as part of a team. The candidate must be approachable, non-judgmental and sensitive to the issues faced by people with mental health problems.
Working for our organisation
As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, fantastic pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.
The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone’s throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.
There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will to experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan – there is truly something for everyone!
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic Service Assistant to work on our busy inpatient wards in Bridgwater, Somerset.
Service Assistants within the hospital play a key role in our ongoing fight against hospital acquired infections by ensuring that the ward is cleaned on a regular basis to a consistently high standard and make a valuable contribution in the wider care team that supports a patient during their time in hospital.
- Health and Safety awareness
- Ability to use cleaning and cooking equipment
- Experience of mental health difficulties