Chelsea - Domestic

Who's this?

Chelsea works in the Domestic Services Team, currently working on Ward L6 in the Ladywell Building at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (SRFT)

What’s the story of their career to date?

Chelsea has had a number of previous cleaning roles in factories and also McDonalds. Although she enjoyed the role, Chelsea felt the work was repetitive and every day was the same. Because of this Chelsea felt unsettled and unsure about her future career. Everything changed for Chelsea once she signed up for the Princes Trust Programme www.princes-trust.org.uk. As part of the programme, Chelsea completed a six weeks work experience at Salford Royal in the Domestic Services department. It was due to this experience and personal drive that Chelsea successfully gained a permanent position as a Domestic, working on a specialist diabetes ward L6

What do they do?

Chelsea’s daily duties include full daily cleans, washing of utensils, ensuring the bathroom areas and bays are kept clean, emptying waste bins and maintaining a clean supply of hand towels and replenishing soap dispensers at the sinks. Chelsea really enjoys working on Ward L6 as she feels it has a friendly atmosphere which makes her feel like a valued member of the team. Even though she has a daily cleaning schedule to follow Chelsea feels like every day is different for her

What is the best part about their role?

Chelsea feels that it is important to take pride in her work, and that the most important part of this job is to ‘Care’; every day her role involves being around patients. Chelsea feels that the best aspect of her role is communicating with the patients and their families as by showing she cares, Chelsea can build relationships and make a difference in someone’s day

Where can I find out more?

This profile has been created by the Greater Manchester NHS Careers Engagement Hub in partnership with Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. If you have questions then feel free to contact us.

You can find out more about this role by visiting the Domestic section of the Health Careers website. The site gives information about the role and responsibilities, pay and conditions as well as any qualifications that are required and what the relevant courses or entry requirements are.