Salary: £22,383 a year

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Band 2

Main area
Estates & Facilities
Band 2
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (Working 8-4pm over a 19 week rota)
Job ref
£22,383 per annum
Salary period
02/11/2023 23:59

Job overview

The postholder will work as part of the Patient Movement team providing a 24 hour, 7 days per week efficient and effective service throughout the Trust transferring patients from one ward to another and/or clinical area via wheelchair, trolleys or beds.

The postholder will also be responsible for the transportation of items required for immediate patient care including items such as medical gases, samples, fluids, bloods, medication.

To adopt a caring and friendly manner at all times.

Hours of work will be 37.5 per week working 8-4pm over a 19 week rota basis which will include weekends and bank holidays

Main duties of the job

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarise yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

Safe handling and lifting of patients and the movements of patients via wheelchair, trolley, bed, PAT slide, hoists, to all wards and departments.

Assist the nursing team whilst transporting patients who are on ventilators/medical gas etc.

Transfer deceased patients to the mortuary in a dignified manner ensuring the safe opening and closing of the mortuary.

Ensure that patient movement requests are actioned promptly.

Inform the supervisory/management team of any untoward incident and equipment faults.

Respond to requests for medical gases from wards and departments.

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarize yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

Adhere to health & safety and departmental procedures relating to the security of the Gas stores.

Provide an emergency collection service of blood samples in the event of pneumatic tube failure.

Working for our organisation

Our organisation is driven by our strategic objectives and organisational values and we look for people who are strongly aligned with them. Our Team is tight knit and work well together. This vacancy would suit an individual who wishes to have a physical and rewarding role as part of patient care and patient experience at NUH. Patient Movement services provide a high level of support on an on-going basis for overall capacity and flow.

With over 17,000 staff, we are one of the biggest employers in the city with a central role in supporting the health and wellbeing of our local population. We play a leading role in research, education and innovation.

Come and join our wonderful team at NUH. We are big believers in diversity and welcome new ideas to help develop our team in order to deliver world class healthcare to the vast patient populations we serve. With endless personal development opportunities available, at NUH we will endeavour to turn your job into a career!

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are striving to be better represented at NUH.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

As well as the main duties as above this role also includes the following:


Patient Escort provides a service to the Pharmacy Department. Staff based within this area will be required to provide a medicines transport service to wards and departments to expedite patient discharges. These duties will include:

Collecting all pharmaceutical products from Pharmacy

Delivering all pharmaceutical products to wards and clinic areas in accordance with the daily schedule

Ensuring that all Pharmacy safe systems of work and procedures are adhered to in accordance with the handling of controlled drugs.

Person specification

Training & qualifications

Essential criteria

  • Ability to understand and adhere to working practices for providing a Patient Escort service.
  • Ability to undertake all training sessions required to undertake the role of Patient Escort.


Essential criteria

  • Effective social skills gained from dealing with the public.

Desirable criteria

  • Experience working in a Hospital environment.

Communication and Relationship Skills

Essential criteria

  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills (must be able to complete application data and paperwork accurately and legibly).

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Deadline: 02-01-2024

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