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Ward Assistant

Public Sector and Government
Craigavon, County Armagh
Up to £11.45 per hour
Ref: J11214_1715868515
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Job description

Ward Assistant

BlueStone Unit CAH


The Client: HSCNI - Southern and Health Social Care trust

The Role:

Working as part of the Domestic Services Team, you will provide a high quality environmental cleanliness, catering and caretaking service which supports the delivery of patient centred care in Hospitals and other non-acute facilities.


  • To follow cleaning procedures and work schedules to ensure that environmental cleaning standards are achieved.
  • Carry out cleaning duties in all areas as detailed on the work schedule or as instructed.
  • To observe correct use and care of machinery, equipment and materials.
  • To empty and clean waste receptacles, removing waste bags, clinical waste bags and sharps to designated area for collection.
  • To carry out isolation/discharge cleaning which involves removal and replacement of screens using safety steps.
  • Prepare, regenerate and serve food and beverages. Assist with patient meal service by identifying patient requests/requirements from the menu card e.g. special diets, red trays etc.
  • Take and record food temperatures, refrigerator temperatures and dishwasher temperatures.
  • Stock control which includes ordering, checking and storage of stock.
  • Be responsible for opening and locking up of work areas and the building where necessary and safe keeping of all keys and fobs.
  • To adhere to all Domestic/Support Services Policies and Procedures including: COSHH, Colour Coding, Food Safety Regulations, Waste Management etc.
  • Practice a good standard of hygiene in all aspects of work, maintain a high standard of personal hygiene and wear PPE provided.
  • Report all accidents and defects in equipment and work surfaces or areas requiring attention immediately to the line Manager or Head of Department.
  • To report any sightings of pests or infestations immediately to a supervisor or manager.
  • To attend all mandatory and other training when scheduled and apply it to the job.
  • To provide a high quality environmental cleanliness, catering and caretaking service which supports the delivery of patient centred care in Hospitals and other non-acute facilities
  • To co-operate and communicate with ward or department staff and work together as a team.
  • Ensure items used for hospitality are removed from offices, conference facilities etc. and returned to kitchen area or prepared for collection by catering supplier.
  • To carry out any other duties of a similar nature and appropriate to the grade as may be assigned by the Catering Manager.
  • Maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times

Hours of work:

Rota between the hours 7.30am - 8.30pm. Monday - Sunday (1 weekend in 2)

35 hours per week


· Hold or be willing to complete Level 2 Award in Food Safety (Basic Food Hygiene Certificate)

· Ability to accept responsibility, to use initiative, to be accountable and cope with difficult situations in a calm manner.

· Ability to work effectively both independently and as a team member.

· Effective communication skills to meet the needs of the post in full.

· Understanding of the importance of confidentiality in the work place.

· Hold a current full driving licence which is valid for use in the UK and have access to a car on appointment. This criteria will be waived in the case of applicants whose disability prohibits driving but who have access to a form of transport approved by the Trust which will permit them to carry out the duties of the post.

· Literacy and numeracy skills. Must be able to read and understand verbal and written instructions, health and hygiene notices and patient menu requirements and undertake basic quantity calculations

In Return:

  • Rates of pay £11.45 per hour
  • Enhanced weekend rate

About Staffline:
At Staffline Recruitment Ireland, we bridge the gap between talent and opportunity. As the leading recruitment agency and an equal opportunities employer, we are dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment. We excel in understanding the specific needs of our clients and candidates, providing tailored, efficient staffing solutions across various sectors. Committed to excellence and driven by a passion for growth, we offer a spectrum of opportunities. Partner with us for a seamless recruitment journey and advance your career with Staffline.


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