Clinical Waste Operative Jobs – Sunderland

Established in 2013, City Hospitals Independent Commercial Enterprises Ltd (CHoICE) was initially set up to provide Pharmacy Services to City Hospitals Sunderland Foundation Trust, but more recently we have created an additional strand to provide Facilities Services. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust, so we have knowledge of NHS organisations as well as looking to work in partnership with other public bodies and private partners.

We provide a wide and varied range of services to support clinical directorates by delivering an excellent quality care for patients and all who visit City Hospitals Sunderland. CHoICE has been established to provide the full range of non-clinical hard and soft facilities services. These services impact on areas across the entire Trust and contribute to the overall hospital environment, providing safe, secure and comfortable facilities for access by patients, staff and visitors.

CHoICE has been established on the solid foundations of the NHS and is able to provide a flexible, proactive range of high quality services on a commercial basis

At a time of major change and significant operational challenges for the NHS, the company has a platform to be more competitive and we are focussed on reducing costs and delivering added value to our customers to improve frontline patient care.

We are looking for motivated people to join a team that is dedicated to delivering first class services. This is an exciting time to join CHoICE and if you want to become part of our dedicated team, we want to hear from you.

The post is 20 hours per week working 7 days per week including weekends and public holidays.

About the role:

The Portering department provide a range of services to the Trust including:

  • Patient movement,
  • Supplies/Pharmacy deliveries,
  • Furniture/equipment delivery and transfer,
  • Post services,
  • Medical gases,
  • Collection and segregation of waste.

Waste operatives can be required to carry out all of the duties above, but will work predominantly in the collection and segregation of waste throughout the hospital site. Waste operatives can be required to work on their own or as part of a team depending on the area they are allocated to.

The post holder will be required after training to cover annual leave and sickness absence within the department and will be expected to be able to cover weekends, unsocial hours and public holidays

Key requirements:

The post holder will need to be physically fit, have good communication skills to be able to converse with patients, visitors and staff, have basic computer skills to undertake e-learning, have competent numeracy and literary skills to follow written instructions.They will need to be flexible in the hours they can work.

The successful applicant will be able to undertake manual handling tasks, be able to work on their own and within a team. You should be self-motivated, flexible and helpful and have experience of dealing with people face to face and telephone.

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If you do contact them, tell them that you saw this on the Clinical Waste Discussion Forum. Good luck!


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