NHS Porter

Recruiter
Cordant People
Location
Gateshead
Salary
Competitive
Posted
01 Dec 2021
Closes
02 Dec 2021
Hours
Part Time
Contract Type
Permanent
This Role is a part time role on a weekly rota basis
37.5per Week based on a Rota Basis - Overtime is offered.

Shifts are both days and nights
0pm
2am

General Duties entail;
* Assisting patients, staff and visitors with directional enquiries and other queries.
* Using all communication equipment in a polite and appropriate manner.
* Maintaining good relationships with other departmental staff, both within and out with the
Portering Department.
* Using PDA equipment to carry out duties
* Using computers to carry out online training
* Answering telephone at help-desk and responding to customer enquiries
*Managing own work tasks in accordance with Departmental standards.
* Maintaining, supplying and distributing of medical gases cylinders for wards and departments
and manifolds
* Ordering and replenishing of medical gases stock as required.
* Identifying and replacing faulty medical gas regulators.
* Driving Vehicles and ensuring vehicles are used appropriately and all faults, accidents are
reported.
* Reporting any faulty equipment to Head Porter's office and assisting in withdrawing
equipment from use.
* Cleaning of all Patient Moving Equipment after every use.
* Deep cleaning of all Patient Moving Equipment when required using appropriate substances
and equipment.
* Undertaking the decanting of liquid nitrogen for Dermatology as required.
* Disposal of all waste
* Maintaining cleanliness of entrances, work areas and grounds as necessary
* Promoting and adhering to all Trust Health and Safety and Security polices.
* Assist in training of new staff, including one to one training
* To report any incidents, accidents and near misses in accordance with the Trust Incident
* To maintain safe clinical practice in diagnosis and treatment (clinical staff only).
* To ensure own safety and the safety of all others who may be affected by the Trust's
business.
* To comply with all Trust policies and procedures to protect the health, safety and welfare of
anyone affected by the Trust's business.
* To comply with the Trust Risk Management Strategy and Directorate/Department clinical and
health and safety policies and procedures.
* To ensure that equipment provided for the protection of health and safety is maintained and
used appropriately.
* To comply with emergency procedures relevant to your particular Directorate/Department.
* To attend all Mandatory Training with regard to fire, health and safety, manual handling and
control of infection.

Clinical Professional and/or Technical Responsibilities
* Collecting specimens from wards and departments to Pathology and return of specimens if
required.
* Collecting, delivering and processing post for onward distribution
* Delivering of pharmacy to wards and departments
* Transporting of blood and blood products to and from Pathology to wards and departments.
* Undertaking patient transport duties between wards and departments ensuring patient modesty
and safety at all times.
* Transporting deceased patients from wards to the Mortuary using concealment trolleys.
* Assisting in the viewing of deceased patients by relatives in accordance with Trust procedures
* Transferring and moving of training equipment as required.
* Assisting in the transfer, moving and disposal of equipment and furniture.
* Working in all areas covered by the department.
* Assisting Security staff by providing cover to the Control Room when required

Quality/Clinical Governance
Ensure the risk of infection to you, your colleagues, patients, relatives & visitors is minimised by:
* Being familiar with & adhering to Trust Polices & guidance on infection prevention & Control;
* Attending Trust Induction & mandatory training programmes in infection prevention & control;
* Including infection prevention & control as an integral part of your continuous
personal/professional development;
* Taking personal responsibility as far as is reasonably practicable, to help ensure that effective
prevention & control of health care associated infections is embedded into everyday practice &
applied consistently by you & your colleagues
* To be aware of the principles of clinical governance and understand what the benefits for patients
and staff are.
* To understand the clinical governance structure within the Trust and how you may be involved.
* To participate in clinical governance activities within the Trust and where applicable across
organisational boundaries.
* To ensure that you continuously look for ways to improve the quality of the service or care you
provide to patients or other services/departments, where appropriate.
* To explore ways to involve and consult with patients, public and carers when developing or
evaluating services or the care you provide, where appropriate.
* To participate in clinical audit activity where appropriate, involving other professions/disciplines.
* To ensure patient confidentiality is maintained at all times and that you do not access patient
related information (either electronic or paper based) which you do not need during the course of
your work.
* To comply with the procedure for handling any requests under the Freedom of Information Act
thereby ensuring that they are dealt with in a timely, specific and confidential manner.
* Ensure the risk of infection to you, colleagues, patients, relatives & visitors is minimised by:
* Being familiar with & adhering to Trust policies & guidance on infection prevention &
control;
* Attending Trust Induction & mandatory training programmes in infection prevention &
control;
* Including infection prevention & control as an integral part of your continuous
personal/professional development;
* Taking personal responsibility as far as is reasonably practicable, to help ensure that
effective prevention & control of health care associated infections is embedded into
everyday practice & applied consistently by you & your colleagues.
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