The following homes currently require housekeepers

  • Massereene Manor, Antrim
  • Antrim Care Home, Antrim
  • Drummaul House, Randalstown- 19.5 Hours per week
  • Glenkeen, Randalstown

 

Pay Rate- £8.91 per hour

 

Job Purpose: 

The role of general housekeeper embraces the roles of cleaning and laundry duties. The job purpose will therefore be to ensure that every resident receives a personalised laundry service within a clean homely hygienic environment.

 

Daily Domestic Duties

  • Cleaning of all floor areas, toilets, toilet areas, baths, sinks, wash hand basins, commodes and sluices. Replace towels, soap and toilet rolls` as required.
  • Windows and glass surfaces to be kept clean.
  • All furniture to be dusted including beds, wardrobes, bedside chest cabinets, ledges, doors including frames and skirting boards.
  • Empty and clean all bins and surrounding area.

Other than the aforementioned daily duties a weekly cleaning rota will be compiled and displayed.

Laundry Duties

  • Ensure that all equipment is used properly and report any problems immediately to the Nurse Manager/Nurse in Charge.
  • Use the correct washing powder and fabric softener.
  • Ensuring segregation of all laundry prior to washing.
  • Uniform must be worn at all times and gloves during segregation of laundry.
  • Load the washer and dryers safely do not overload.
  • Items of pure wool must not be washed in the machines.
  • Ensure that all boxes for personal laundry are properly labelled.
  • Laundry bins, etc. to be kept clean and in an orderly fashion.

 

Administration

  • Report all complaints to the Nurse Manager or Nurse in Charge
  • Read company policies and procedures, be aware of their contents and act accordingly.
  • Ensure accidents or incidents are reported immediately to the nurse in charge and recorded in the accident incident book for all staff accidents.

 

General

  • Ensure safekeeping of residents and patients belongings and valuables in accordance with the policy of the Home.
  • Deal courteously at all times with the relatives and visitors of residents and patients.
  • Ensure confidentiality at all times.
  • Help maintain a safe environment in accordance with Health & Safety Legislation.
  • Project and promote a professional, efficient and caring company image at all times.
  • Attend fire drill and any other appropriate training. Ensure that you and all staff are familiar with fire procedures and fire evacuation.
  • Support staff undergoing their induction programme.
  • Take part in staff meetings
  • Ensure all reasonable precautions are taken to prevent accidents, and ensure the safety of residents, relatives, visitors and staff.
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude toward the company and personal duties and responsibilities, with good work habits and a willingness to put forth-extra effort when the situation arises.
  • Promote good housekeeping and prevent neglect of furnishings, fitments and equipment thereby ensuring an efficient and well-managed area of care.
  • Practice due economy in the use of resources.
  • Show interest in updating job skills.
  • The performance of any other duties and responsibilities which may be required from time to time to fulfil the requirements of the role within the centre.