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NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able...

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

Position

Domestic Assistant

Banding

2

Roster

Monday-Sunday

Contracted Hours

22.3

Shift Times

16:30-21:00

Locality

Angus Locality

Site

Stracathro Hospital & Susan Carnegie Centre


Domestic Services Department are recruiting for Domestic Assistants to undertake cleaning responsibilities across Angus locality in order to deliver the highest standard of cleanliness within the healthcare setting. This includes areas such as wards, side rooms, theatres, offices, health centres, GP practices etc.


You must have the ability to:

  • Work as part of a team or on your own initiative. This may include lone working
  • Possess good verbal / written communication skills as well as listen and communicate information effectively
  • Respond constructively to unpredictable situations and be able to cope under pressure
  • Complete Domestic related paperwork
  • Have awareness of basic H&S and Infection Control issues associated with the role
  • Carry out tasks in a methodical manner
  • Follow instructions
  • Carry out mandatory training, both online and face to face
  • Undertake range of duties in safe and competent manner, which includes walking  and standing for most of the shift, bending, stretching, pushing, pulling and lifting, using appropriate aids
  • Cope working in busy clinical and non-clinical environments. This may include working in areas with increased heat, secure units, and areas with distressed patients
  • Have a professional approach
  • Understand the importance of maintaining and observing confidentiality
  • Learn and adapt


All Domestic Assistants are required to work throughout NHS Tayside at various sites/areas should there be a requirement to do so.


Informal enquiries to:

Carrie Gill, Kym McCagh, David Gordon

Telephone: 01356 665006


You will be required to complete the Health Care Support Workers Workbook to ensure you are competent in your role and you must comply with the Code of Conduct throughout your employment.  


NHS Tayside has a legal obligation to ensure that it does not employ any worker who has not been granted the relevant permission to work in the UK. This permission is, without exception, granted by UK Visa and Immigrations. We are required to check the entitlement to work in the UK of all prospective employees.


Please note: This post does not meet Home Office Guidelines for Sponsorship/Skilled Worker Visa. 


Short-listed applicants will be contacted by email. Please check your emails regularly, including your junk/spam folder.


NHS Scotland is reducing their full time working week from 37.5 to 37 hours per week from 1 April 2024 but with no change in pay.  This reduction will also be applied pro rata for part time staff.  This advert and any subsequent offer/contract of employment therefore reflects the new working hours.  However, as not all service areas will be able to adopt the 37 hour working week immediately from 1 April 2024, you may be required to work up to an additional 30 minutes per week for a temporary period for which you would be paid until the service you are working in changes rosters or working patterns to accommodate the new reduced working week.  If you have any questions or concerns please contact the Recruiting Board.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR CANDIDATES

  • You should apply for this post by completing the application process on Jobtrain.
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  • Posts close at midnight on the indicated date.
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