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Bank Domestic Assistant

Our Domestic Services Department plays a vital role in the hospital by maintaining a pleasant, hygienic and comfortable environment for patients.

The department provides a cleaning service to wards, departments, communal areas and staff residences as well as providing an internal postal and a central wash up service.

There are approximately 45 members of staff made up of permanent, bank and agency domestic staff.

Additionally, Ward Technicians provide a housekeeping service on the wards and are responsible for the provision of food and beverages, kitchen hygiene and clean laundry distribution services.

Main objectives of the role are to:

  • assist with maintaining a clean, safe and comfortable environment that ensures a positive experience for patients and reflects the values of the hospital.
  • assist with the delivery of a high standard and effective cleaning service and maintaining hygiene standards within wards and departments across the hospital.
  • work in accordance with the Hospital’s Infection Control policy and assist with the delivery of special (barrier) cleaning as required.
  • be responsible for the safe storage and maintenance of domestic services stock and supplies and to ensure that these are available within the designated area of work.

Key responsibilities

  1. Clean specific areas in line with training given and in accordance with approved methods, standards and frequencies.
  2. Work in accordance with the day to day tasks and activities, as delegated.
  3. Safely use mechanical and electrical cleaning equipment following appropriate training and to be responsible for cleaning domestic services equipment after use.
  4. Work to prevent the spread of infection by following RHN colour code systems.
  5. Ensure that cleaning cupboards are locked and secured every time they are not in use and to be responsible for the security of keys issued to these areas.
  6. Ensure compliance with mandatory training and attend other relevant training, as directed.
  7. Ensure compliance with relevant hospital policies and procedures.
  8. Report accidents and near misses or unsafe situations, so appropriate action can be taken.
  9. Treat patients, visitors and staff with dignity and respect.
  10. Undertake any other duties appropriate to the role / as requested by line management.

To apply for this role, please download our application form here.