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Theatre Patient Escort Job at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust – Nottingham

Band 2

Main area

Patient Escort


Band 2




Full time

Part time

37.5 hours per week

Job ref



Cross site




£20,270 – £21,318 £20,270 – £21,318 per annum

Salary period



26/10/2022 23:59

Job overview

Could you achieve that excellent rapport, so pivotal in achieving good patient outcomes? Do you work well as an individual and as part of a team?

Healthcare experience or having worked within customer care is desirable but all training will be given.

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.

We work with a variety of different wards and departments, walking long distances, transporting a range of equipment and utilising various methods of patient transportation.

Working for our organisation

We have excellent links with the ward areas and the Theatre teams themselves; our communication and interpersonal skills are exemplary, as a good rapport with our patients is top priority.

This is cross site post, the postholder will be required to work across site as the Team Leader requires.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To work as part of the Theatre Patient Escort reception team and the wider multidisciplinary team, providing an efficient and effective patient movement service within the Theatre directorate.

The post holder will also be responsible for the transportation of items required for immediate patient care, including items such as medical gases, specimens, blood, medication and equipment.

The post holder will be trained in house in all aspects of patient escorting/reception and will be expected to carry out their duties adhering to all trust policies and procedures.

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • Ability to undertake all training sessions required to undertake the role of Patient Escort, e.g. back care, moving and handling, infection prevention, fire training and BLS

Desirable criteria

  • GCSE or equivalent in literacy & numeracy


Essential criteria

  • Ability to understand and adhere to working practices for providing a Patient Escort Service (e.g. transfer of patients, medical gases, specimens, blood, management of heavier patients)

Desirable criteria

  • Previous experience in a Health Care setting

Communication and Relationship skills

Essential criteria

  • Able to communicate clearly in verbal and written format ( must have basic numeracy & literacy skills)
  • Understands and practices the principles of confidentiality

Desirable criteria

  • Demonstrate Computer literacy & use of IT skills – e.g. e-mail, Word, Excel etc.
  • Demonstration of team working and ability to work in team


Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

Covid-19 vaccination: remains the best way to protect yourself, family, colleagues and our patients/service users from the Covid-19 virus. We continue to encourage our current and potential colleagues to get vaccinated. For helpful advice and information about the Covid-19 vaccination and how to access visit:

Closing Dates: Please submit your application form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Communication: All communication related to your application will be via the email address you have provided. Please ensure you check your email account including your junk email regularly.

Easy read application: if you have a disability and find it difficult to complete our online application form, you can apply via our easy read application which you can find on the intranet

Salary: The quoted salary will be on a pro rata basis for part time workers.

Disability Confidence: All applicants who have declared a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted.

At Risk of redundancy: NHS employees within the East Midlands who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given a preferential interview where they meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

Skilled Workers Visa: We welcome applications from individuals who require a skilled worker visa in line with the Home Office regulations. NON-UK/NON SETTLED candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably qualified and skilled UK/SETTLED candidate is successful at interview stage as it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements

ID and Right to work checks: NUH authenticate all ID and right to work documentation such as passports, visa’s and driving license through a system called Trust ID. NUH will scan your ID and right to work documentation in to the Trust ID system at your face to face ID appointment. The system will run a check against the key security features within your documentation. The system will provide us with an outcome of your check which will be stored securely on your personal file along with all other pre-employment check documentation.

Transfer of information: If I have previous NHS service – I consent to the transfer of my Electronic Staff Record (ESR) data between this and other NHS Trusts. I also consent to the Occupational Health Department confidentially accessing my occupational health records from my current or previous employer in order to check the status of my vaccinations, immunisations s and screening tests as relevant to the post. I understand this is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to me taking up the position at NUH.

Disclosure and Barring Service: Your post maybe subject to a DBS check which incur a cost dependent on the level of check required (£41.90 for enhanced and £21.90 for standard). I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if it is required (by deduction from first month’s pay). Should I decide to withdraw from my job offer, I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of the DBS check undertaken by cheque or other agreed method.

About the Company

Company: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust –

Company Location:  Nottingham

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