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Trinity Care

Head Housekeeper

Trinity Care

  • Meath
  • Negotiable
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 10/12/2012
  • Human Resorces Director
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Head Housekeeper Gormanstown

 

We are a 89 bedded Nursing Home in Gormanstown near Balbriggan and are currently recruiting for a Head Housekeeper. You will be responibile for managing the domestic team and ensuring that the Home is mainintainted to the highest standard. You must have an excellent standard of English.

We are an 89 bedded Nursing Home in Gormanstown near Balbriggan and are currently recruiting a Head Housekeeper. You will be responibile for managing the domestic team and ensuring that the Home is mainintainted to the highest standard. You must have an excellent standard of English.

Overall objective:

Supervise the day to day running of the Housekeeping Department, working with the team to ensure a high degree of cleanliness in all areas of the Home

Main responsibilities:

  • To ensure agreed standards of cleanliness and hygiene are maintained in all public areas in accordance with correct procedures and administration.
  • To ensure agreed standards of cleanliness and hygiene are maintained in all bedrooms and recreation areas in accordance with correct procedures, infection control guidelines and
  • To organise day to day work requirements and set required standards against which work will be checked, in accordance with correct Standard Operational Procedures. All SOP’s must be filled in daily signed by Head Housekeeper weekly and filed in Director of Nursing office.
  • To ensure that all equipment, furniture and furnishings are maintained, checked and kept in good working order in accordance with correct procedures and report all relevant faults.
  • Ensure linen is dealt with in accordance with the Home's procedures and administration.  
  • To ensure that any complaints or feedback from clients are discussed with the Nurse in charge.
  • Liaise with relevant staff, in a timely fashion, to ensure that the client expectations are consistently met with regard to the cleanness and where possible exceeded.
  • To take all reasonable steps to ensure the safety of clients, property and the building.
  • Ensure cleaning stores, linen room, trolleys and materials are kept clean and tidy at all times.
  • Ensure Home's procedures are carried out when recording any items delivered to or taken from the stores.
  • Ensure correct products are purchased and are used in a cost effective manner.
  • Ensure there is a stock control system in place.
  • To work with and supervise the Domestic team to ensure a high standard of cleanliness, in accordance with correct procedures
  • To ensure personal protective equipment is available and used when required  
  • Report any areas that require refurbishment within the Home.
  • To carry out any reasonable request made by the DON or a member of management in a timely and cost effective mann

TRAINING

  • Induct new members of staff so as they become quickly effective
  • Train and encourage other staff as necessary
  • Arrange with the DON training in all identified areas e.g. chemical, CPI manual handling
  • Take an active role in training sessions offered to you and use information gained for the benefit of the nursing home.

 HEALTH & SAFETY

  • Report any general mechanical problems within the Home report faults and defects in equipment and ensure staff in your remit also comply and are compete
  • Be aware of fire policy and evacuation procedure within the whole house
  • An economic and efficient use of resources must be maintained:
    • Be aware of HACCP regulations
    • In accordance with Health & Safety ensure as far as it is reasonably practical, the health & welfare of Yourself, Clients, Staff & Visitor.
    • You are required to enforce the Health & Safety Policy of the Home

Training attendance is compulsory

(The above description is not exhaustive but the above points represent the general duties of a Trinity Care Head Housekeeper).

Ref: HHC
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