The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust provides community, acute (hospital-based treatment) and specialist health services to around half a million people living in the Wakefield and North Kirklees areas. We also treat patients who choose to use our services from surrounding areas, including South Leeds, North Yorkshire, Barnsley and Doncaster. Since it was established in April 2002, our Trust has provided mainly hospital services. In 2010, our Trust also started providing community therapy services and intermediate care services. These services provide short-term, specialist care to people who have been discharged from hospital but need extra support, care and rehabilitation before they go home or to the place where they normally live. In April 2011, our Trust expanded to provide community health services for the Wakefield district to include Adult Community Nursing and Childrens and Families Health Services to become a new integrated care organisation for local people. Our Trust completed a major hospital development programme in March 2011, which involved opening new, state-of-the-art hospitals in Wakefield (Pinderfields) and Pontefract. Alongside the excellent modern hospital in Dewsbury, these fantastic new buildings are helping to transform local patient care. We have an annual income of more than £440 million and employ more than 8,500 staff. The vast majority of our income comes from our local Primary Care Trusts, NHS Wakefield District and NHS Kirklees, which are part of the Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield Cluster Partnership. Further information can be found at www.midyorks.nhs.uk.
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Working in the Facilities Department at the new Pinderfields Hospital we require a Linen Assistant to work alongside the existing Linen Team.
The position will be 8am-4pm, 37.5 hours per week, but some flexibility may be required to meet the needs of the service.
The role involves providing an efficient linen and laundry service for the hospital, helping the ward/department team to ensure that a pleasant, safe, welcoming and clean environment is provided to patients., preparing and altering staff uniforms prior to issue, fitting uniforms, , and carrying out any repairs as and when needed.
Previous experience working in a linen and laundry environment is essential, as well as a Health and Safety Level 1 qualification. Knowledge of manual handling, health and safety laws, fire safety, laundry equipment and infection control is also essential. Previous experience of the use of a sewing machine is essential.
Full training will be given in the use of equipment, manual handling and health and safety at work, COSHH and fire safety.
£13,903-£14,614 pro rata
For further information prior to applying please contact Keith Williams on 01924 204509 or email Keith.Williams@bbworkplace.com
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As an employee of The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust you will receive a range of benefits including at least 27 days annual leave a year plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time), acceptance onto the NHS pension scheme and a range of discounts from both national and local retailers. There are extensive benefits offered by the NHS Pension Scheme including retirement benefits, life assurance cover and flexible retirement options. The Trust is also committed to your development and therefore you will receive an annual review of your personal development plan.
Recruiting managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates should apply asap. All interview dates where published are provisional and therefore may be subject to change. To speed up the recruitment process please ensure that you provide appropriate referees (including email address and telephone number) covering the last 3 years of your employment/education history.
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Please note we are not always able to acknowledge applications for individuals who have not been shortlisted. If you have not heard from this department within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.
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