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  • Date Listed18/06/2019
  • Location
  • Advertised ByPrivate
  • Job TypeFull-Time

Fern Dean Nursing Home in South Dublin is looking for a Housekeeping/Laundry Assistant.

The purpose of this role is to ensure that the Nursing Home is presented in a clean, fresh, tidy and well kept condition at all times. The role will also involve working in a laundry department.


  • To manage and direct the housekeeping and laundry staff and ensure a high standard of cleanliness in the home at all times
  • To assist in the induction training of new staff to housekeeping and laundry
  • To plan the duty roster for the household and laundry staff in a fair manner while ensuring adequate cover to the nursing home at all times
  • To ensure adequate stocks of janitorial and paper product supplies are available for use, waste is kept to a minimum and regular stock taking practices are conducted
  • To oversee the ordering and storage of continence wear
  • To manage the ordering and restocking of toiletries to resident’s bedrooms
  • To ensure cleaning schedules are strictly adhered to
  • To assist with household / laundry duties when necessary
  • To report any areas throughout the Home that require decorative repair to the Home Manager
  • To prepare bedrooms for the new residents in advance
  • To ensure vacated bedrooms are deep cleaned on a regular basis
  • To ensure that vacated bedrooms are cleaned out thoroughly and all maintenance issues are addressed promptly e.g. re painting, curtains cleaned
  • To assist in the process of air mattress decontaminating
  • To ensure that residents personal clothing is clearly labelled and residents are charged for labelling appropriately
  • To inform relatives when clothes need dry cleaning or altering
  • To ensure the weekly bed light and bell call check is conducted, recorded and issues are referred to the maintenance person
  • To liaise with the maintenance person with regards to maintenance issues and lists
  • To ensure that aquariums are cleaned and fish are fed (if applicable)
  • To assist with household/laundry duties when necessary
  • To liaise with the gardener regarding the garden, flowers and plants for the Nursing Home and to see watering of outside plants and fountain in the absence of the gardener
  • To ensure the upkeep of the key boxes and restocking of spare keys as necessary

In return we offer:

  • Income protection
  • Live Insurance/Death in Service
  • Injury at work payment
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Career Progression opportunities
  • Free ongoing training and development
  • Excellent rates of pay
  • Support in further education
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