General Porter

University Hospitals B
Bristol, Bristol
Competitive salary
30 Apr 2021
05 May 2021
Role Type
Start Date
General Porter

Location: Bristol City Centre

Join the team at the largest University Hospital in the South West, where our people and patients are at the heart of everything!

We are currently recruiting General Porters to work on a flexible basis within the team to provide a comprehensive Portering service of a high standard across the whole hospital. This is a great opportunity to work our 'outstanding' patient friendly hospital.

The position we are looking to recruit 2 Full Time Porters (37.5 hours per week) to work various shifts across Monday to Friday, earlies & lates

On a day to day basis, tasks will include:-
  • Providing a Portering and messenger service including the transfer of patients and visitors between wards and departments.
  • Collecting and delivering a range of goods including drugs, bloods, furniture, case notes, specimens, x-rays and medical gas cylinders.
  • Collecting and delivering mail
  • Loading and unloading hospital deliveries
  • Transferring furniture and other portable equipment and machinery
  • Maintaining confidentiality and attend trust training
  • Responding to emergency bleeps including cardiac arrest, fire, and major trauma.
  • The above duties are not an exhaustive list, you may be asked to assist with other tasks as and when required.

You will have:-
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Pleasant and friendly personality
  • Ability to use your own initiative
  • Understanding of the need to deal with patients, parents and staff in a helpful and supportive manner.

In return for your hard work and your professional, caring and reliable service you will have access to the following benefits:
  • Competitive pay
  • Access to the NHS pension scheme
  • Paid annual leave, maternity and sick pay (subject to qualifying criteria)
  • Training and development opportunities including apprenticeships!
  • Industry leading discount schemes at local and national outlets, including insurance, holidays and shopping!

Please note - the advert normally closes early due to a high volume of applications.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Harry Packer - Recruitment & Retention Manager

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University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is CQC rated Outstanding. As one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West, we have over 13,000 staff, over 100 different clinical services. Working in ten hospitals across Bristol and Weston, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond.

Our hospitals are based across Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, meaning you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, with easy access to all that the South West has to offer.

UH Bristol and Weston is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.

  • Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. We may also contact you by texting the mobile number, if provided, on the application form. Due to high volumes of applications, vacancies may be closed before the closing date.
  • As a guide interviews should usually take place within 3 weeks of the closing date.
  • When providing employment reference details, please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your referee must all be known to you in a line manager or professional lead capacity.

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