Housekeeper/ Patient Service Assistant


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Number of Positions:
Contract Type:
Fixed Term – Full Time
Contract Details:
32.5 hours per week - fixed term contract 31/03/2022
AFC Band 2 - £9.21 per hour Saturday £12.98 Sunday/PH £16.85
Working Hours:
32.5 - fixed term contract 31/03/2022
Barnstaple, North Devon
Closing Date:
Job Category:
Sodexo Segment:
UK Healthcare

Package Description

Looking for a Patient Services Assistant/ Housekeeper to work at North Devon District Hospital. Duties include: General cleaning of kitchen and patient areas to a high standard  Preparing and serving beverages and patients meals.  Monitor and record temperatures of food

Hours for this post is 32.5 hours per week  

Week 1: Monday 13.00-20.00 Tuesday 13.00-20.00  Wednesday 13.00-20.00 Thursday 13.00-20.00  Saturday 13.00-20.00 Sunday 13.00-20.00

Week 2: Tuesday 13.00-20.00 Wednesday 13.00-20.00 Thursday 13.00-20.00 Friday  13.00-20.00

Weekend enhancement Saturdays  £12.98 per hour,  Sundays & Public Holidays £16.85 per hour

Due to the high number of applications received, it is with regret if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of your application that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion. Successful applicants are required to provide an enhanced disclosure with expense met by employer

Job Introduction

We currently have an opportunity for a Patient Services Assistant / Housekeeper to join our team. This is a great opportunity for a customer focused individual to join a world leading food and facilities management company, which can offer unrivalled opportunities for career progression

Main Responsibilities

Food Service Duties:

  1. Preparation - Serving of beverages
  2. Preparing setting up and serving patients meals. Maintaining fluid charts.
  3. Monitoring - maintaining the highest standards of Hygiene in the ward kitchen.
  4. Collecting, washing and distributing of water jugs and glasses.
  5. Collecting and clearing all crockery, trays etc after meal is served.
  6. Carry out the meal service of all food, ensuring adherence to portion control and food hygiene instructions
  7. Ensure stock control and rotation procedures are maintained.
  8. Distribute and collect menu cards
  9. Ensure stock levels of ward issue foods are at required levels.
  10. Carry out required temperature monitoring and recording of food at ward level.
  11. Monitoring and accurately record any wastage.
  12. Carry out beverage service using Zenith trolley.
  13. Load and empty crockery and cutlery used in the provision of meals and clean dishwasher and replace chemicals as appropriate
  14. Transport food service trolleys for patient meal service
  15. Check temperature of foods prior to service to patients
  16. Monitor and report wastage levels of patient meals
  17. Cleaning
  18. Carry out all routine cleaning duties at the prescribed times and in compliance with the specific ward/ department policies and procedures at all times.
  19. Use and care of approved cleaning material and equipment at al times in accordance with the operator instructions
  20. Ensure that all equipment and materials are used and stored safely in compliance with COSHH regulations
  21. Undertake all cleaning duties in a safe manner using Hazard signs as appropriate
  22. Maintenance of high standards of cleaning throughout the area of allocation following correct procedures and equipment
  23. Housekeeping
  24. Maintain ward kitchens in a clean and hygienic manner, reporting any equipment faults as necessary
  25. Minimising the risks of cross infections by following cleaning and disposal procedures
  26. Assist in bed washing as necessary
  27. Use only correct cleaning products and equipment for the specific tasks
  28. Check and clean toilets/bathrooms and replenish supplies as necessary
  29.  Maintain equipment
  30. At the discretion of the Hotel Services Co-ordinator, carry out cleaning duties in any other area of the hospital as and when required

The Ideal Candidate


1.Ability to communicate at all levels

2.Physically able to push trolley’s at all times

4.Ability to follow instruction

5.Ability to comply with service requirements in line with client policies at all times.

6.Observance of Health and Safety legislation at all times

7.Undertake training as and when required

8.High standards of personal hygiene

9.Ability to work independently and as part of a team

10.Basic literacy skills

About The Company

Sodexo is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults within a regulated activity. Certain roles will require applicants to undergo screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and/ or Disclosure Scotland (Scotland).

In the UK and Ireland, Sodexo employs some 35,000 employees to deliver integrated facilities management services to clients at over 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, defence and justice sectors.

With an annual turnover of over £1bn, we provide everything from catering, cleaning and reception to security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling our clients to focus on their core business