Theatre Porter

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We are looking for an experienced Theatre Porter to assist in the provision of quality planned care for pre-operative patients.

Schoen Clinic Orthopaedic & Spinal Hospital London - The LaingBuisson Hospital of the Year 2019.


Reporting to the Theatre Manager, you will assist in the provision of quality planned care for patients during their pre-operative phase of care.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Prepare the appropriate equipment prior to the start of a list, which may include wheel chairs and trolleys, undertaking the appropriate checks to ensure the equipment is clean and used safely.
  • Receive the patient collection slip from the Registered Practitioner and collect the patients from the ward area.
  • Assist in the transfer from the theatre to the Recovery area as required.
  • Accompany the Registered Practitioner and the patient back to the ward area.
  • Assist in the safe transfer and positioning of the patient.
  • Communicate appropriately with others involved in the care of the patient, including answering the telephone in a professional manner, while taking and relaying accurate messages
  • Monitor the specific items within the department, such as masks, fluids in the warming cabinet/fridge and theatre blues, replenishing as required and reordering as appropriate
  • Ensure any accidents or complaints are fully documented and that the appropriate manager is informed
  • Complete all written documentation, in a timely manner and to an acceptable level.
  • Assist in the cleaning of the appropriate area after the completion of the operating list.
  • Assist in the safe and appropriate removal of clinical waste from the department
  • Support the administrative requirements of the department, including the shredding of sensitive information, the photocopying of documents and the replenishing of stationary and forms.
  • Monitor specific pieces of equipment as instructed, such as the temperature of the fridges.
  • Collect and return items to and from the main hospital reception and other external hospital departments.
  • When/if necessary monitor par stock levels of consumable items, place appropriate orders, receive orders and replenish the stock in the department.
  • Suggest ways in which the delivery of care could be improved to the theatre manager.
  • Promote and ensure an environment conducive to the continuing prevention and control of infection for all staff, patients and visitors.
  • Be aware of and comply with all infection prevention and control policies and ensure best practice is maintained to ensure low infection rates.
  • Assist in the delivery of patient care.
  • Contribute to quality improvement
  • Apply legislation, policies and procedures correctly.
  • Respect the patient’s dignity, privacy, wishes and beliefs.

Schoen Clinic Culture

Our culture of world-class medical excellence is based around our five key values:

Accountable      Taking ownership of the things I say and do

Caring                 Treating others as I would like to be treated

Collaborative    Working together to make a winning team

Courageous       Being proud to be different and challenge the norm

Determined       Seeing things through to meet and exceed expectations


Please note:

Due to the volumes of applications we expect to receive, Schoen Clinic reserves the right to close the job advert before its assigned closing date if we find the ideal candidate for this position.

Schoen Clinic Orthopaedic & Spinal Hospital London - The LaingBuisson Hospital of the Year 2019.

Permanent, Full Time


£18,000 - £22,000

Closing Date
31st December 2021


  • A basic standard of general education with proven literacy and numeracy
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Previous experience in a healthcare environment as a Porter or Theatre Porter.
  • ​Experience of customer care, including interacting with customers in challenging situations
  • Previous experience working within the acute healthcare sector,
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Great attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal,
  • Motivated and enthusiastic,
  • Holding a caring and Professional nature,
  • Drive and enthusiasm
  • Ability to work in a team, and using own initiative,
  • Punctual and reliable.


  • Salary up to £22,000 with an annual salary review
  • 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Enhanced Private Medical Insurance with BUPA including access to a private GP service, free screening & the inclusion of pre-existing conditions.
  • Eye care scheme with Specsavers
  • Online benefits portal with high street and online shopping discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Group Life Assurance
  • Enhanced maternity & paternity pay
  • Paid emergency leave
  • Occupational Sick Pay above SSP
  • Interest free season ticket loans
  • Employee Assistance Programme with wellbeing support