Housekeeper | University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospital Southampton NHS FT
Southampton, England, GB
4d ago
source : GOV.UK

We are looking for a hardworking Housekeeper to join our friendly and dynamic team in the Children’s Emergency and Trauma department here at University Hospital Southampton, to work 18 hours per week.


Our Children’s ED and the paediatric assessment have joined to make our new children’s emergency and trauma department.

Within a large teaching hospital we’re also the regional children’s major trauma centre. The new children’s emergency and trauma centre sees approximately 30,000 children and young people.

The purpose built service is a standalone department offering the following facilities an 11 trolley acute illness and injury service, a safe room, eight bedded children short stay, children’s X-ray within the service, a treatment / procedural room.


The role will involve cleaning general and specialist medical equipment such as defibs and ECG’s, so experience and knowledge of an acute hospital environment is an advantage for this role.

Other key tasks will include :

  • To assist in monitoring and maintaining cleaning standards on the ward and kitchen areas in line with all relevant Trust guidelines and policies
  • Ensure the thorough cleanliness and tidiness of the ward beverage point and kitchen area, including equipment, is maintained at all times.
  • Check and clean all ward refrigerators, including those in staff areas (but not drugs fridges), disposing of any food not in date, not covered / labelled properly.
  • Ensure records of checks and daily temperatures are recorded accurately. Inform Nurse in Charge of any deviations or issues.
  • Agree action plans and ensure action taken where necessary.


    We are looking for an individual who has a flexible approach to their working day and someone who has a focus of supporting the clinical staff to assist in a smooth and efficient service for our patients.

    No previous experience is required as our priority is finding the right type of person who shares our values of Patients First, Working Together and Always Improving.


    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.


    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.


    Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 01 December 2020.


    If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit.

    Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

    This advert closes on Thursday 26 Nov 2020

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