Band 1

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Band 1
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£15,404 - £15,671 pa
17/01/2018 23:59

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our dynamic team in the endoscopy department. This is a new post so we are looking for a hardworking and enthusiastic individual to take on the challenge.

As general assistant you will be responsible for;

• Cleaning, restocking and setting up procedure rooms,
• Monitoring the cleanliness of areas around endoscopy and cleaning where necessary, as well as reporting any damage or repairs to the maintenance team,
• Re-stocking the linen throughout the wards,
• Checking the fridge temperatures meet the standards of the trust,
• Managing the stores for the department by ordering stock if levels are low, monitoring deliveries and chasing if required.
• Caring for patients by ordering their food, moving patients for procedures and taking prescriptions to the pharmacy.

We are looking for an individual who has a flexible approach to their working day and someone who has a focus of supporting the clinical staff to assist in a smooth and efficient service for our patients.

Endoscopy is a demanding and busy environment; constantly modernising to deliver high quality services, we are currently leading within the region and undergoing an expansion, providing an exciting opportunity for personal challenges and development.

No previous experience is required as our priority is finding the right type of person who shares our values of Patients First, Working Together and Always Improving.

This is a new role which will require a very flexible approach to your working day with the focus of the job being to help the clinical staff operate a smooth and efficient service by performing a wide variety of tasks. This will allow the clinical staff to concentrate completely on our patients.

There will be a small amount of patient contact, along with clerical and administrative tasks, assisting with ward to ward transfers as well clinical cleaning and organising of supplies, and generally ensuring that the department looks and is clean, tidy and organised at all times.

No previous experience is required, although you will be willing to help, flexible in your approach and able to respond in a positive way to changing clinical requests as the day progresses.

UHS was rated in the top 5 Acute NHS Trusts as one of the best places to work according to staff in 2014

Stonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Disability confident employerCare quality commission - Good

Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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