General Porter

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

Applicants must have good communication and interpersonal skills, be able to undertake manual tasks & have the ability to priorities their work. They must be able to work on their own, as well as part of a team, and be willing and able to work early's, lates, weekends, nights and public holidays.

Some aspects of these jobs are physically demanding and a good level of physical fitness is desirable, applicants will be expected to work outside in all weather conditions and help keep the hospital safe during the winter months.

Hours vary depending on the needs of the service.

This post will require you to be trained in all aspects of the Portering Department

Main duties of the job

General Portering1. Transport patients round the hospital2. Undertake general mortuary duties in accordance with the agreed procedures3. Collection and disposal of refuse4. Frank mail for Royal Mail collection5. Collect and deliver blood supplies & blood products.6. Delivery & collection of specimens & results to & from the wards & laboratories7. To carry and respond to a bleep8. Collect and deliver items from and to the Pharmacy9. Collection & delivery of Hospital sterilise services items & equipment.10. Keep simple records, where necessary11. Collection and delivery & changing of medical gas cylinders.12. Collection and delivery of food, when required13. Collection and delivery of equipment, beds, bedding equipment, furniture documents and mail (both Royal Mail and internal) around the hospital14. To carry out any other work as requested by the Contract Support Manager or hisrepresentative15. To make sure the trusts waste is segregated correctly16. To collect and move Clinical, Household/General and all other waste types from inand around the Hospital site to waste compounds17. To keep waste rooms free of waste and clear of all clutter. Keep waste rooms floorsclean and mopped18. Collection and delivery of equipment, beds, bedding equipment, furniture around thehospital19. To issue/deliver shredding sacks and collect full shredding sacks to & from wards/departments and place in store as required.

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A&E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarise yourself with all requirements of the job.

Date posted

08 September 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 2

Salary

£22,383 a year Per Annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

418-POR9521-EH

Job locations

Luton & Dunstable Hospital

Lewsey Road

Luton

LU4 0DZ


Job description

Job responsibilities

We are actively seeking to recruit Porters to join our Portering Department.

You will have the opportunity to work in all areas of the service; therefore flexibility is an essential aspect of the role.

Applicants must have good communication and interpersonal skills, be able to undertake manual tasks & have the ability to priorities their work. They must be able to work on their own, as well as part of a team, and be willing and able to work earlies, lates, weekends, nights and public holidays.

Some aspects of these jobs are physically demanding and a good level of physical fitness is desirable, applicants will be expected to work outside in all weather conditions and help keep the hospital safe during the winter months.

This is a full time substantive post, working 37.5 hours per week (5 out of 7 days)

This post will require you to be trained in all aspects of the Portering department.

General Portering1. Transport patients round the hospital2. Undertake general mortuary duties in accordance with the agreed procedures3. Collection and disposal of refuse4. Frank mail for Royal Mail collection5. Collect and deliver blood supplies & blood products.6. Delivery & collection of specimens & results to & from the wards & laboratories7. To carry and respond to a bleep8. Collect and deliver items from and to the Pharmacy9. Collection & delivery of Hospital sterilise services items & equipment.10. Keep simple records, where necessary11. Collection and delivery & changing of medical gas cylinders.12. Collection and delivery of food, when required13. Collection and delivery of equipment, beds, bedding equipment, furniture documents and mail (both Royal Mail and internal) around the hospital14. To carry out any other work as requested by the Contract Support Manager or hisrepresentative15. To make sure the trusts waste is segregated correctly16. To collect and move Clinical, Household/General and all other waste types from inand around the Hospital site to waste compounds17. To keep waste rooms free of waste and clear of all clutter. Keep waste rooms floorsclean and mopped18. Collection and delivery of equipment, beds, bedding equipment, furniture around thehospital19. To issue/deliver shredding sacks and collect full shredding sacks to & from wards/departments and place in store as required.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are actively seeking to recruit Porters to join our Portering Department.

You will have the opportunity to work in all areas of the service; therefore flexibility is an essential aspect of the role.

Applicants must have good communication and interpersonal skills, be able to undertake manual tasks & have the ability to priorities their work. They must be able to work on their own, as well as part of a team, and be willing and able to work earlies, lates, weekends, nights and public holidays.

Some aspects of these jobs are physically demanding and a good level of physical fitness is desirable, applicants will be expected to work outside in all weather conditions and help keep the hospital safe during the winter months.

This is a full time substantive post, working 37.5 hours per week (5 out of 7 days)

This post will require you to be trained in all aspects of the Portering department.

General Portering1. Transport patients round the hospital2. Undertake general mortuary duties in accordance with the agreed procedures3. Collection and disposal of refuse4. Frank mail for Royal Mail collection5. Collect and deliver blood supplies & blood products.6. Delivery & collection of specimens & results to & from the wards & laboratories7. To carry and respond to a bleep8. Collect and deliver items from and to the Pharmacy9. Collection & delivery of Hospital sterilise services items & equipment.10. Keep simple records, where necessary11. Collection and delivery & changing of medical gas cylinders.12. Collection and delivery of food, when required13. Collection and delivery of equipment, beds, bedding equipment, furniture documents and mail (both Royal Mail and internal) around the hospital14. To carry out any other work as requested by the Contract Support Manager or hisrepresentative15. To make sure the trusts waste is segregated correctly16. To collect and move Clinical, Household/General and all other waste types from inand around the Hospital site to waste compounds17. To keep waste rooms free of waste and clear of all clutter. Keep waste rooms floorsclean and mopped18. Collection and delivery of equipment, beds, bedding equipment, furniture around thehospital19. To issue/deliver shredding sacks and collect full shredding sacks to & from wards/departments and place in store as required.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience working with the public

Desirable

  • Portering experiance
  • Good interpersonal skills

Qualifications

Essential

  • Good general standard of education

Desirable

  • Ability to undertake training and learn new skills

IT

Essential

  • Ability to use IT systems

Desirable

  • Understanding of in house IT systems

Communication

Essential

  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, patients, visitors and members of the public

Desirable

  • Good interpersonal skills

Other

Essential

  • Good level of general physical fitness.
  • Ability to undertake heavy manual tasks
  • Ability to be flexible around service needs.
Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience working with the public

Desirable

  • Portering experiance
  • Good interpersonal skills

Qualifications

Essential

  • Good general standard of education

Desirable

  • Ability to undertake training and learn new skills

IT

Essential

  • Ability to use IT systems

Desirable

  • Understanding of in house IT systems

Communication

Essential

  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff, patients, visitors and members of the public

Desirable

  • Good interpersonal skills

Other

Essential

  • Good level of general physical fitness.
  • Ability to undertake heavy manual tasks
  • Ability to be flexible around service needs.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Luton & Dunstable Hospital

Lewsey Road

Luton

LU4 0DZ


Employer's website

https://www.bedfordshirehospitals.nhs.uk/working-here/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Luton & Dunstable Hospital

Lewsey Road

Luton

LU4 0DZ


Employer's website

https://www.bedfordshirehospitals.nhs.uk/working-here/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Deputy Portering Services Manager

Ian Schilling

ian.schilling@ldh.nhs.uk

01582497482

Date posted

08 September 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 2

Salary

£22,383 a year Per Annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

418-POR9521-EH

Job locations

Luton & Dunstable Hospital

Lewsey Road

Luton

LU4 0DZ


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