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Hospital Porters

Hospital porters perform various manual tasks in hospitals to assist nursing and domestic staff with the care of patients.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 4,853
£ 21,412
£ 45,411

Available jobs

In the past year there were 20,465 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Assists with unloading and delivery of supplies.

  • Collects and disposes of refuse from wards and other departments.

  • Moves hospital equipment and furniture.

  • Assists with the delivery of meals, laundry, medical supplies and post to the wards or theatres.

  • Lifts, escorts and wheels patients between hospital wards.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Patient Transport

  • Medical Records

  • Pathology

  • Pharmaceuticals

  • Waste Transport

  • Nursing

  • Patient Transfer

  • Manual Handling

  • Ambulances

  • Infection Control

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communications

  • Customer Service

  • Management

  • Cleanliness

  • First Aid

  • Mathematics

  • Lifting Ability

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Self-Motivation

  • Teaching

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.