NHS Hospital Porter
Provide crucial support to the NHS at this time
About Our Client
The NHS was launched in 1948.
It was born out of a long-held ideal that good healthcare should be available to all, regardless of wealth - one of the NHS's core principles. With the exception of some charges, such as prescriptions, optical services and dental services, the NHS in England remains free at the point of use for all UK residents. This currently stands at more than 64.6 million people in the UK and 54.3 million people in England alone.
The NHS in England deals with over 1 million patients every 36 hours. It covers everything, including antenatal screening, routine screenings (such as the NHS Health Check), treatments for long-term conditions, transplants, emergency treatment and end-of-life care.
The NHS employs more than 1.5 million people, putting it in the top five of the world's largest workforces, together with the US Department of Defence, McDonald's, Walmart and the Chinese People's Liberation Army.
The NHS in England is the biggest part of the system by far, catering to a population of 54.3 million and employing around 1.2 million people. Of those, the clinically qualified staff include 150,273 doctors, 40,584 general practitioners (GPs), 314,966 nurses and health visitors, 18,862 ambulance staff, and 111,127 hospital and community health service (HCHS) medical and dental staff.
As a Porter, you could be moving:
Patients on trolleys or in wheelchairs
Stores and equipment
Samples of patient's blood
Post and parcels
Cylinders of gas
Trolleys of food and drink
The Successful Applicant
- Have worked in a Facilities function previously ideally
- Have a minimum of a standard DBS within the last 12 months. If you do not have this, you will NOT be considered for this job
- Ideally have worked for the NHS previously. If you have not worked for the NHS, then as long as you have worked in a facilities job AND have a DBS within the last 12 months
What's on Offer
£10-£12/h (depending on candidate)