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Hospital Porter18 reviews
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It was my first serious job

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I worked as a hospital porter and it was a great experience, the work is hard alot of walking and pushing heavy gear but the staff are generally nice and as a porter there is a sense of family within the work place and all that goes along with that type of environment
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Great bunch of co workers once they get to know you are a hard worker and earn there respect.

Good place to work, friendly managers who recognise good people, it's a shame that to advance here that the managers are excluded from recognising and having an input to the NHS office admid types that sit at a desk in london and have never done the job before,and for that, I would say that the managers you directly work for recognise your hard work but ultimately your future dependency lies with upper management that have no clue what a good worker is.The NHS is ran ultimately by people that have no clue who is a good loyal worker is!The managers you directly work for are excellent in my opinion.

Pros

Good friendly colleagues, Job satisfaction in helping people Flexible hours Do not take the job home with you

Cons

Very poor recognition from London based managers, box tickers.
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  • Trust in colleagues

Great place to work

You have a sense of achievement when you are working as a porter. The N H S is a great place to work as there is a great team spirt and every body gets on great.
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enjoyment and friendly environment

a great place to work for, even as a volunteer. i enjoyed my time there, everyone helps you out and there was one lady that gave me a recommendation as a porter. i had a great experience there and met some new people and the people who worked there was a great help to and the patients always had a good chat on the way to an operation.

Pros

getting experienced learning something new

Cons

long hours and was a volunteer
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fun

I enjoy working at the hospital has made load of new friends and got on with the members of staff and patients I could not imaged a good place to work then this
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a very busy job

to many long hours not enough gaps in between shifts which makes it hard to balance family life which can be frustrating at times. good salary though which is ok

Pros

long breaks

Cons

long hours
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Enjoyable

Enjoyable job, varied tasks are given to you. Marred by the disjointed management and stress placed upon the staff due to budget cuts etc. The staff themselves are supportive
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good place to work

It was my first job after leaving shcool my mother was a nurse there so she got me a job there until i was older to deside wot i wanted to be the hardest was taking the desease down the morg

Pros

free lunches

Cons

long hours
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General porter duties

Removing waste Patient transfer Delivering and collecting to other hospital units Generally support nursing areas Provide security for MIU Key handler am/pm shifts

Pros

Interesting and sociable
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NHS Porters - Brilliant and Easy Working Environment

Being a porter at Ayrshire Central, Irvine was probably one of the best times of my life. It was a good time of year, good weather (for a change) and the working environment actually made me want to go to work everyday rather than stay home and kip on my couch all day curled up watching E4. The porter role is adaptable, you can adapt to any situation in the matter of hours. To make it even better: you are not doing the same thing every single day unless that is what is on your contract. Contract roles is when a hospital porter does the same job every day but if you are on a flexi-contract you are mixing it up. One day you could be transporting stuff from one hospital to another and the next day you could be working with the patients.

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Discount Lunches
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Great team

This is a very relaxed environment to work in. The whole team is like a family The team leader are cool. I don't see working there as I am at work but rather as I am with my relatives.
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Productive and fun

Good place to work with fun people. Everyday is different and very busy. You get to meet people from all walks of life and have to sympathise with people in different ways
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long hours day and night

while working for the nhs lots of roles AandE Department xray department work with lots of agencys plan personnel hays montrose learn how to do gases work nights and day some day work as a theater porter
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A fast and someone stressful working environment

There is no typical day at work in this hospital, each day is different regarding shifts, as they could be worked on different departments that require different duties from a porter. I have learnt a lot in regards to providing excellent care for patients and also how stressful the NHS can be to work in. Management only see you as cover for the next shift and don't really take into account that you have a life outside of work. Albeit they have worked with me in ensuring I get the days off that I require for personal appointments most of the time. My co-workers try to make everyday matter but can find as difficult as I can with what management expect of us and what our own capabilities are. There is a high sense of negativity within the portering services due to this. Keeping up with the demand of the role and the ever changing shift pattern that doesn't give much room to plan a life around, quick returns are also extremely taxing due to coming back to work 8 hours after finishing a prior shift. Sadly the more veteran porters agreed to these shifts and it now seems to be expected of everyone. I would have to say for me at this point in time is when I get to go home and forget about the place.

Pros

Helping people

Cons

No fixed shift pattern, changes weekly
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Friendly and interesting workplace.

During my two weeks work experience as a Porter at the NHS, I found that a typical days work often consisted of patient transfer and specimen collection. However, The role of the Porter has a lot more to it. I found that I had learnt a lot about how the hospital operates, and how Porters play an important role in keeping the hospital running. I also found that all of the staff were very friendly, helpful, and have a good sense of humor. Moreover, during my work experience, I loved the fact that each day was different, and how receiving a job (on a walkie talkie) was quite exciting, because you wouldn't know what you're going to get. Overall, I can happily say that I really enjoyed my time at the NHS, and would happily do it all over again.

Pros

Being busy with jobs.

Cons

Having no jobs to do.
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enjoyable work with colleages

Moving patients,equiptment around hospital, attending any requests from doctors ,nurses,consultants etc. maintaining oxygen/gas bottles replacing when empty. responding to fire emergencies acting as fire coordinator between attending fire brigade officers. liasing with police in security problems.

Pros

secure job, can be interesting

Cons

permanent night work, very unsocial
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NHS has gone downhill as an employer

Would not choose nhs as a career, have started to put to much work on the individual little guys "statues fat cats the pigeons". Matrons overpaid and lazy Nurses under pressure co-workers lazy

Pros

good leave status

Cons

poor work conditions
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Friendly working enviroment

I am a proactive person, a good team player with attributes skills, effective communication, and supports the management in everyway I could, work hand to hand with co-workers,Though, it is difficult to please everyone in the work place but the most interesting thing is I enjoy the work I am doing in the work place.
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3.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.4 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.1 out of 5 stars for Management
3.4 out of 5 stars for Culture

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