Hospital Porter

Job Ref: JO-2006-10681
Sector: Hospitality & Catering
Job Type: Temporary
Date Added: 18 June 2020
  • Swindon, Wiltshire Swindon Wiltshire South West SN3 6BB
  • £8.72 per Annum
  • Blue Arrow
  • 01793 64200
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Our client is looking for a Hospital Porter to join their team for an initial 4 week contract. We are looking for someone who ideally has a care or similar background but this is desirable but not essential.
This is a rewarding role ideal for someone who is looking for part time hours or to supplement income. You will work in a tight knit team that works on a 4 on 4 off basis. With this role comes with natural challenges and environments but at the same time a great opportunity to work in a bespoke role.
We are looking for candidates with an enhanced DBS but we have a special opportunity with fast track results for candidates that don't currently have an enhanced DBS certificate.
Key tasks and responsibilities -
* Ensure that all Portering tasks are undertaken in a professional, competent and safe manner in line with HSE Guidelines and Safe working practices.
* Responsible for responding to cardio arrests and providing trolley and supporting equipment to the incident;
* Ensure that all equipment is in a clean and hygienic state - weekend cleaning rota of wheelchairs;
* Ensure that all equipment used to undertake the role are to the required standards to support safe working practices;
* Transportation and collection of medical gases to all department and wards regularly;
* Transport patients to and from X-ray when required (OOH);
* Support the Patient Ambassador/Service Manager or Soft Service's Lead to ensure the full service is compliant with the site ISO Regulations, quality and environmental policies;
* Performance targets are to be met at all times in line with agreed standards;
* Assist with maintaining appropriate records in line with service delivery
* Ensure all tasked dispatched via Portertrac are correctly accepted, started and completed in accordance with SLA's
* Undertake the delivery of Specimens, Blood samples to the Pathology department in addition to the delivery of controlled drugs books to the Pharmacy. These tasks are the associated task relating to the Standard Operating Procedure of the Pneumatic Tube System.
* Support in the provision of clean linen as and when required;
The above list is an example and subject to additional or alternative tasks.
Essential skills required
- This is a physical role and the post-holder will be required to be mobile for the majority of their working day with manual handling being necessary to lift / carry / operate cleaning machinery.
- NVQ or Equivalent Qualification.
- Ability to read, write and converse clearly in English.
- Basic awareness of Health & Safety working practices.
- Previous experience working within a hospital or service environment.
- Customer service skills including clear verbal communication.
- Understand the importance of patient care, infection control and safety.
- IT Literate to support innovation.
Things to consider regarding the role
- Exposure to unpleasant work conditions / Willingness to work in such an environment that is hospital or medically related.
- Rare exposure to verbal and physical aggression.
- Occasional mental / emotional demands when interacting with patients and visitors.
Essential skills and behaviours
- Flexibility and adaptability
- Good organisation skills
- A 'can do' attitude
- Ability to work effectively alone and as part of the team
- Present a professional image
- Ability to work within a busy environment
- Ability to work under pressure
- Ability to follow departmental regulations and assimilate training
- Flexible approach to working shift patterns
- Attention to detail
If you would like more details on the role please call Darren on 01793 642000 or email

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