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Bank Patient Environment

NHS AfC: Band 2

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Patient Environment Assistant
NHS AfC: Band 2
Flexible working - Bank
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Across Bay
Barrow - Lancaster
£18,005 - £19,337 Pro rata - per annum
Salary period
27/07/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.

Job overview

Furness General Hospital and Royal Lancaster Infirmary are looking for enthusiastic and motivated people to join our Bank Staff for Patient Environment.

You should be hard working, punctual, reliable and able to work on your own initiative or part of a team. The role is to support the clinical teams in maintaining the optimum environment for our patients.

Main duties of the job

The  main duties are to support patient movement, removal and disposal of waster, handling of medical gases and collection and movement or patient meals. Cleaning will also be a requirement for this role when required.


In addition the role requirements are require you to be able to;


Communicate effectively and in a timely manner with a range of hospital staff, the public and colleagues across the Trust and attend monthly staff meetings.

 Carry out safe Patient Movement.

 Wear correct uniform and PPE in line with Trust  Policies.

When requested carry out cleaning duties in a hospital environment in line with the relevant  skills of BICS or equivalent training matrix.

Report and removal of any damaged furniture, fittings, equipment and décor.

Carry out  mortuary duties in line with Standing Operating Procedures.

Change, handle and replace  medical gas cylinders in line with Trust Policy.

Removal and disposal of waste in accordance with the Waste Disposal Policy.




Working for our organisation

We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.

FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.

WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.

All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Driving Licence
  • Basic Numeracy and literacy skills
Desirable criteria
  • NVQ or BICS qualification in cleaning sciences or equivalent
  • Certificate in COSHH
  • Certificate in Health and Safety


Essential criteria
  • Previous operational manual handling experience
  • Able to handle internal and external communication using both verbal and written material
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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Judith Pearce
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