Housekeeper

JOB DESCRIPTION

Responsible to: Nurse in Charge of the shift

Reports to: Home manager

Main Purpose of role: To provide domestic and laundry support

Key Tasks

Ensure the home is kept clean and tidy at all times. To undertake all laundry as required.


Main responsibilities

Bedrooms

  • Clean all the bedrooms on a daily basis.

  • Wash all hand basins.

  • Empty waste bins.

  • Dust surfaces.

  • Vacuum floors.

  • Clean windows.

  • Refill anti-bacterial soap dispensers and paper towel as required.

Bathrooms, toilets and sluice

  • Clean all toilets throughout the home on a daily basis.

  • Clean all baths.

  • Mop all floors.

  • Mop sluice room floor.

  • Wipe and disinfect all surfaces.

  • Clean mirrors.

  • Refill anti-bacterial soap dispensers, paper towel and toilet roll holders as required.

Laundry

  • Complete all the laundry for the home on a daily basis.

  • Use the correct procedure for washing clothing which may have been soiled with bodily fluids or where there is a risk of infection.

  • Use the correct machines for washing certain items as directed.

  • Put clean laundry away.

  • Keep the linen cupboard tidy.

Therapy centre

The therapy area includes – physiotherapy, soft play, therapy kitchen, aromatherapy, sensory rooms, music room and pool changing areas.

  • Vacuum all floors and dust surfaces within the therapy centre.

  • Clean the therapy kitchen including mopping the floor.

  • Mop all floors within the pool changing area and wipe all surfaces. General areas • Vacuum, dust/polish the nurse station, dining room and lounge.

  • Damp dust all skirtings, ledges and tops of doors.

  • Mop the conservatory, dining and staff room floors.

  • Empty all bins and take rubbish to the waste disposal area.


This job description may be subject to review and change by agreement with the post holder according to the needs of the service.

Martha Trust operates a no smoking policy in all buildings, work areas, vehicles, and when on duty but working away from Martha Trust. Martha Trust operates a policy banning the use of mobile phones whilst on duty.

The post holder will be required to comply with regulations relating to Health and Safety at Work and the Data Protection Act. The post holder will be required to comply with all policies and procedures issued by and on behalf of Martha Trust Hereford Limited.