General Assistant

  • Moate
  • Mowlam Healthcare

Set in the grounds of the old Carmelite College in the beautiful town of Moate, our purpose built Nursing Home and Convalescent Centre provides a high standard of care 24 hours a day.

We are now looking for a General Assistant to join the team in Moate Nursing Home . This is a part time role. Hours include weekdays and weekends so full flexibility is required. Purpose of the Role As General Assistant, you will contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of the home management with regards to ensuring that a high standard of cleanliness is adhered to at all times. This role will involve working in both the Kitchen and Housekeeping teams. Responsible To: Director of Nursing What does the role of a General Assistant entail?

  • Carrying out all daily and weekly routines together with any special duties as directed by the home manager/person in charge
  • Responsible for all aspects of cleaning within the home, such as vacuuming, damp, mopping, dusting, retaining excellent cleaning standards throughout the Nursing Home.
  • Ensuring that all cleaning products/chemicals and equipment are used and stored appropriately
  • Assisting in the preparation and service of all meals
  • Ensuring storage, preparation and service areas are clean
  • Handling laundry
  • Adhere to good practice with regard to hygiene, health and safety, HACCP and COSHH Regulation at all times meeting all legislative requirements.
  • Maintaining a good manner with residents, family and visitors and maintain strict confidentiality at all times.
  • Ad hoc duties as required.

What are the qualifications/skills needed?

  • HACCP Trained
  • Experience working in a similar role preferable
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Can work as part of a team
  • Able to work in a busy environment and deliver excellent standards
  • Fluent level of English both written and oral.

This job description is intended to give the post holder an appreciation of the role and the range of duties, it does not attempt to detail every activity. Given the nature of the work, it must be stressed that maximum flexibility is required to work in the nursing home. Specific tasks and objectives will be agreed with the post holder periodically by the Home Manager