Lewisham and Greenwich Trust provides hospital and community services for more than 526,000 people across south east London. We put patients at the heart of everything we do, which is reflected in the positive feedback we receive. We are a friendly and dynamic place to work, with high levels of job satisfaction and excellent transport links serving our two hospitals – University Hospital Lewisham and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Greenwich.
We are seeking dedicated, motivated people to help us provide high quality care to our local communities. In return for your hard work, we offer well-established, structured mentoring and staff development packages to support you in your role.
GUIDELINES FOR VOLUNTEERS ASSISTING WITH
Role Summary: MASK STATION ASSISTANT
Location: Queen Elizabeth Hospital-Woolwich, and University Hospital Lewisham.
Contacts: Voluntary Services Department
Queen Elizabeth Hospital 020 8836 6546/8
Lewisham Hospital 020 3192 6332/6418
Hours: A minimum of one 2 – 4 hour session per week – day and time are flexible and are negotiated with the Department Manager and the Voluntary Services Team, but with a commitment of six months regular attendance.
Task Description: To assist colleagues at all entrance’s and thoroughfares of the hospital sites, ensuring visitors, and staff members are provided with a mask, and directed to the sanitizer stations. To assist visitors with queries if required.
Desired Skills and Abilities:
- Friendly and approachable manner
- Sensitive and an awareness of others needs
- Excellent verbal communication and interpersonal skills
- Ability to relate to people of all ages and from a diverse background
- Reliable and punctual
Mandatory Guidance and Standards:
These guidelines must be followed by all volunteers
- Infection control and prevention standards must always be followed. If you enter a clinical area with an INFECTION PREVENTION sign (any colour) on the door DO NOT ENTER – even if you have been asked to
- Anything you see or hear during your work with the Trust MUST be treated in the
- If you are in a clinical area, do not have any contact with body fluids, e.g. blood, vomit, urine
- Manual handling/lifting of patients is not permitted
- Please do not come in to the hospital if you are feeling unwell
Volunteer polo shirt and Identity Badge to be worn at all times
A copy of the Dress Code is available in the Voluntary Services Department
Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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
- Gemma Kelly
- Job title
- Voluntary Services Coordinator
- Email address
- Telephone number