Cleaner/Kitchen Assistant

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2018-02-09 Care Homes Job Title: Cleaner/Kitchen Assistant

Job Setting: Care Home / Nursing Home

Job Role: Domestic / Domestic Assistant

Date Posted: 10 Jan 2018

Job Location: Redbridge , London

Salary: £7.55 to £9.01 per hour

Hours: Full Time or Part Time

Contact Name: Nicola Cawthorn

Job Reference: ref


Your role as a member of the Ancillary Staff team encompasses tasks of, Kitchen Assistant, Cleaner and Domestic Help. Please note that we consider you as part of the care team even though you may not be directly providing care to Service Users. £7.55 ph.

General Job summary

  • To ensure that the physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual well-being of all Service Users is maintained at the highest possible level in the pleasant, safe and harmonious environment of the Home.
  • To maintain Confidentiality at ALL times
  • To be aware of their responsibilities in maintaining the Health & Safety of all and staff
  • To be caring towards all Service Users
  • When necessary to help with the feeding needs of SUs who are incapable of feeding themselves, serving meals in a presentable manner.
  • To take care of the clothes and personal belongings
  • To ensure that SUs are suitably dressed at all times
  • To tidy rooms and wardrobes ensuring the resident's rooms are clean and tidy at all times
  • To ensure clothing and bed sheets are laundered daily/weekly
  • To take reasonable care to prevent damage to clothing, equipment etc.
  • To participate in activities for the general leisure and social care of the Service Users when necessary.
  • To remove and dispose of clinical and other domestic wastes and place in the appropriate containers for disposal.
  • To participate in the assessment and reviews of to assess the needs of each SU when requested.
  • To monitor the needs of each SU and report any change of needs to the Senior Care Assistant, Registered Nurse or Senior Registered Nurse as appropriate.
  • To encourage SUs to learn new skills, take up new interests and activities and maintain those they already have when necessary.
  • To seek to understand the emotional and personality problems among residents and to work through such problems with the assistance of other professionals in group sessions where necessary.
  • To assist in various leisure activities outings where necessary.
  • To help residents when necessary in casual shopping (but never proprietary drugs -see drugs policy) to assist residents in selection of clothing.
  • To assist the Cook in the preparation cooking and serving of food and beverages (including snacks).
  • To highlight to the Cook, any shortfall in the service and suggestions as to how to overcome them.
  • To undertake simple cooking duties.
  • Transporting and serving of meals.
  • To undertake general kitchen and dining room duties (e.g. washing up, setting up and clearing away equipment and tables).
  • To work with the Cook as part of a team to meet quality assurance standards.
  • The reporting of any defects with the equipment to the Quality Control Manager.
  • Restrooms must be cleaned and disinfect sinks, countertops, toilets, mirrors, floors, etc.
  • It is your responsibility to replenishes bathroom supplies when needed and report to the Quality Control Manager when they are low.
  • Metalwork should be polished, such as fixtures and fittings.
  • Floors must be swept, mopped, vacuumed, using a broom, mop and vacuum cleaner when necessary.
  • Other work may be required such as scrubbing, waxing, polishing floors and shampooing of carpets.
  • All kitchenettes must be cleaned and disinfect sinks, countertops, tables, chairs, refrigerators, etc.
  • Furniture, equipment, partitions, etc. must be dusted when necessary.
  • Wastebaskets must be emptied on a daily basis and moved to the disposal area.
  • Other Duties include cleaning rugs, carpets, and upholstered furniture, using vacuum cleaner and sponge where necessary. Walls, windows, door panels, partitions, sills and woodwork must be washed regularly.
  • Ensure room in question is properly ventilated before commencing any cleaning.
  • All Service Users are to be provided with bibs in order to preserve their clothing.
  • To wear appropriate protective clothing and aprons as instructed.
  • Be familiar with and put into practice the cleaning policies and procedures
  • Check all cleaning equipment etc. ready for use.
  • Collect rubbish from rooms and lounges.
  • Sweep and wash/vacuum corridors
  • Clean lavatories and bathrooms with disinfectant in the water
  • Replenish toilet rolls
  • Wash hand basins with disinfectant and sanitizer
  • Start cleaning rooms, (i.e.) windows, skirting boards, tops of wardrobes, under the beds.
  • Clean buckets, wash mops and cleaning clothes and dusters and store away.
  • Put rubbish outside in the paladins. Suitable gloves must be worn to handle this.
  • Carry out any other duties as instructed by the Registered Nurse in charge and the management team.
  • To be fully aware of emergency fire exits and equipment
  • To be able to use emergency equipment if necessary and be able to practice
  • To know of and put into practice when required the drill for emergency evacuation in case of fire.
  • To report all accidents and incidents, however minor to the Nurse in charge
  • To report defects in equipment to the management and comply at all times to the policies of the Home in relation to Health & Safety policy at work

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