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Housekeeping Team Leader

  • Location: UPMC Kildare Hospital
  • Job ID: HKTLK001
  • Type: Permanent
  • Department: Housekeeping
  • Reports to: Facilities Supervisor
  • Job Post Close Date: 03 July, 2022


We are currently recruiting for a Housekeeping Team Leader for UPMC Kildare reporting to the Facilities Supervisor.


• To liaise daily with the Facilities Supervisor and Department Managers to ensure that patient areas are given priority.
• To evaluate and review existing practices and where necessary manage the introduction of improved practices. 
• To evaluate and review independently the allocation of housekeeping hours within each department to ensure maximum productivity within the department.
• To liaise and work closely with the Infection Control Department. 
• To manage and ensure that all staff in the Housekeeping Department abide by all current and future Company Policies with emphasis on H&S – Infection Control
• Ensure that all staff in the department attend mandatory training.
• Ensure that all equipment is operated in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and that all defects are reported promptly to the maintenance department.
• In addition to the above, the Team Leader will be required to carry out their tasks as a Housekeeper as the needs of the service dictate. 
• To manage rosters and annual leave requests. 
• Be responsible for the future development and supervision of staff.
• To regularly evaluate and monitor systems used ensuring high standards are maintained.
• To act as a role model within the department, motivating staff to maintain excellent standards of performance.

Qualifications and Experience:

• At least 2 years supervisory experience in a similar role.
• HACCP training an advantage
• Previous experience working in a hospital or healthcare setting.
• Excellent people management and organisation skills.
• The ability to motivate and delegate effectively. 
• The ability to demonstrate Financial Awareness when managing labor cost and supplies.
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Strong focus on setting and maintaining high standards and cleanliness.
• Ability to priorities tasks and react appropriately in pressurized situations.
• Good IT skills.

A $24 billion healthcare provider and insurer, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based UPMC is inventing new models of patient-centred, cost-effective, accountable care. Working in close collaboration with the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, UPMC shares its clinical, managerial and technological skills worldwide through its innovation and commercialisation arm, UPMC Enterprises, and through UPMC International. 
Providing high-quality healthcare in the South East since 2006, UPMC’s operations in Ireland now include UPMC Whitfield Hospital in Waterford, UPMC Kildare Hospital in Clane and UPMC Aut Even Hospital in Kilkenny. Outpatient care is available at the UPMC Carlow Outreach Centre, UPMC Hillman Cancer Centre radiotherapy locations at UPMC Whitfield and in Cork, the UPMC Sports Medicine Clinic at WIT Arena and the UPMC Concussion Network. UPMC is the Official Healthcare Partner of the GAA and GPA. 

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