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Job Introduction

Your World Healthcare is currently recruiting a Porter based in Newtownabbey on a temporary basis.

Job Description

Your World Healthcare is a leading specialist healthcare recruitment agency, placing a range of healthcare professionals including Non-Clinical and Clinical positions.


Sector: Healthcare

Job Type: Temporary

Duration: Expected to last up to 3 months

Location: Newtownabbey

Pay Rates: £8.21ph - £9.77 paye inc

Band: 2

Start: Asap

Working days: Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm


Job Summary

The postholder will be required to carry our general portering, departmental portering, main and security duties on a daily basis or shift basis as required.


Job Duties

  • Collection, delivery, sorting and franking of mail.
  • Participate in ensuring all operational systems and procedures in respect of security within the hospital and grounds are maintained.
  • Collection of laundry, food trolley’s etc. throughout the hospital.
  • Collecting waste on the Hospital site and delivering to the waste
  • disposal areas. Recycling as required.
  • Delivery of clean linen, food trolleys and other services and goods throughout the hospital.
  • Movement of furniture and equipment.
  • Store, deliver and maintain medical gas cylinders.
  • Check medical gas cylinder valves and flow meters.
  • Convey or accompany patients/visitors between wards, departments etc.
  • Assist nursing staff to lift or move patients.
  • Convey bodies to the mortuary.
  • Deliver requisitions etc. to the stores and works department.
  • Provide relief for departmental porters when necessary.
  • Undertake driving duties as required from time to time.
  • Ensure working base, equipment and vehicles are kept in a satisfactory condition.
  • Observation of Trust Policies and Procedures relating to Support Services as instructed.
  • Carry communication equipment as required e.g. bleep, phone.
  • Collection and delivery of items throughout the hospital including patient charts, patient samples etc.
  • Ensuring the proper use of any equipment and reporting any defects in
  • equipment to the appropriate authority.
  • Undertaking any other duties appropriate to the grade as directed by the Supervisor or Deputy General Manager.


Key Skills, Qualification and Experience

  • Ability to adapt to different situations

  • Ability to prioritise work
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to exercise tact and maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Knowledge of the role of a Porter
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety
  • issues relating to general services including lifting techniques

We are an equal opportunities employer

To discuss this opportunity in more detail, contact the Non-Clinical Recruitment team at Your World Healthcare on 0207 220 0814.

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