As a Domestic Assistant, Supervisor or Manager, you might work in both clinical and non-clinical areas. Your role is vital in making sure all areas are well maintained, clean and safe.
Domestic Assistants often have a lot of contact with patients, depending on where they work. Your tasks would normally include:
- damp dusting
- using vacuum cleaners and other floor cleaning equipment
- cleaning toilets and bathroom areas
- cleaning kitchen areas
- cleaning other clinical areas and non-clinical areas
Working as a Domestic Supervisor, you would oversee the work of a team of Domestic Assistants. To ensure cleaning is carried out where and when it is required, you would assist in the production of shift rotas and allocate work. Supervisors also have patient contact.
As a Domestic Manager, you would be responsible for planning and organising the cleaning operations for a healthcare facility. You may have other management tasks such as:
- recruiting and training staff
- making sure all cleaning activities meets quality standards
- managing absence and discipline
- controlling budgets