Estates - SSD Theatre Receipts and Distribution Porter

  • Department SSD /Theatres R&D (PRH)
  • Salary £18,546.00 – £19,918 per annum
  • Closing Date 26/01/2022
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 2
  • Job ref 223-SSD-036
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent

Job overview

The R&D teams are based at each site, and are a link between the offsite Sterile Services Department and our Hospital Clinics, Operating Theatres, Women and Children’s Unit,  Departments, and our external users.

Primary role is to ensure Sterile processed equipment is readily available for use and used equipment is returned for processing in a timely manner, ensuring continuity of Surgical Services.

This vital role involves the collection and distribution of both used and Sterile equipment from the loading Bays to each User, stock control, rotation and registering of equipment into the Instrument tracking software, against set procedures and protocols thus ensuring full  visibility of the Sterile inventory located at each site.


Main duties of the job

  • To collect unsterile contaminated equipment in specifically designed trolleys and return to a central point for collection and delivery to the SSD QBP.
  • To Scan in using Hand Held Barcode reading equipment and specific software on computer all deliveries of sterile trays and individual instruments for all departments within the trust from SSD QBP.
  • Responsible for re-ordering sterile instrument kits for theatre from SSD QBP.
  • To deliver SSD QBP sterile trays/equipment from the Theatre Sterile Stores area to areas of use e.g. Main Theatres, Outpatients Departments and other clinics throughout the hospital.
  • To inspect the sterile equipment and trays on return from SSD QBP, prior to storage. Inspection to highlight any breakages in sterile tray wrapped trays or damage to sterile storage tins. Any highlighted issues to be reported to SSD QBP.   
  • To manually unload sterile trays into pre-determined specific locations within the Theatre sterile stores area.
  • To stock rotate (date) sterile trays and individually packed instruments on the storage shelves, cupboards and store rooms and stock to predetermined levels from the goods transported and to report issues of over / under stocking to the Theatre Manager.
  • Assist the Theatre stores team in the movement and storage of deliveries to the wards and departments.


Working for our organisation

The position exists at both The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital and The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford.

Informal visits and telephone calls to discuss job role in detail are welcome.

The Trust offers: 

  • Generous Annual Leave Entitlement 
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme 
  • Flexible Working 
  • Home/Remote Working 
  • Pension Scheme 
  • Salary Sacrifice Scheme 

The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require any individuals employed by the NHS where their role involves patient contact, to be fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd dose) against COVID-19 by 1st April 2022.  To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1st COVID-19 vaccination by 3rd February 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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