Hospital Porters

Job Ref: JO-2007-10900
Sector: Facilities Management
Job Type: Temporary
Date Added: 15 July 2020
  • Dartford, Kent Dartford Kent South East DA2 8DA
  • £8.72 per Annum
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  • Blue Arrow
  • 01622 662144
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Hospital Porters are needed to join what promises to be an outstanding team of key workers. Working with a leading provider of public services in the UK, you will join a team of Hospital Porters at this extraordinary time of need.
Such is the importance to maintain staffing levels at this time of unprecedented public demand, the fee for attaining Disclosure and Barring Service clearance has been waivered to ensure those willing and able to help in key worker roles, can, wherever possible.
A crucial member of the wider front-line team, your role's purpose will be to provide a comprehensive and quality Portering service within the whole of the temporary hospital, ensuring patient care and customer service are at the forefront of your Portering service.
You will be responsible for:
Ensure that all Portering tasks are undertaken in a professional, competent and safe manner in line with HSE Guidelines and Safe working practices.
Transportation of deceased patients from A&E and/or Wards to mortuary;
Key holders for mortuary out of hours to support with viewings to support legal processes i.e. certification of death;
Removal of soiled laundry from Wards and theatres ensuring delivered to the Laundry in line with Infection Control Regulations and HSE Safe Working;
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 for 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 (Out Of Hours);
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 despatched 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;
Emergency transportation of patients;
Ensure all HSE initiatives are managed proactively to ensure a safe working environment;
Escalate all and any risks to the Patient Ambassador and/or Service Manager;
Undertake any other tasks/duties as identified by the Patient Ambassador, Service Manager or Soft Services Lead
Essential skills:
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.
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.
Basic IT literate is desirable.
If this sounds like a role that you would be interested in please call Lucy on 01622 662144.

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15/08/2020 10:05:11
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