Logistics Operative Job at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust – in Nottingham

Job Description

Job overview

The post holder will provide support and assistance to Healthcare Professionals within all areas of the Trust. The role will be to work under the direction of the Logistics Team Leader and are primarily concerned with the movement of goods and services in the most efficient and effective way, using the correct lifting and handling equipment.

The post holder will be responsible for providing a high quality service from designated destinations as directed, maintaining high standards of service delivery and ensuring the safety and well-being of patients, staff and visitors at all times. They will be responsible for ensuring the electric vehicle meets the daily demands of this service.

To adopt a caring and friendly manner at all times.

Hours of work are 37.5 per week covering a 24 hour period on a rota basis which will include weekends and bank holidays.

Main duties of the job

In addition to the below summary you need to familiarize yourself with full Job Description and Person Specification documents attached to this advert.

Responsible for ensuring all the hospitals entrances are kept clean and free from debris, including the removal of all types of waste materials i.e., cardboard, glass, clinical and confidential waste, and sharps.

Respond to all out of hour’s requests from Medical Equipment Library for the delivery and collection of all medical equipment.

A basic knowledge of Health & Safety is required in order to correctly complete incident forms and report any untoward incidents to Team Leaders.

Clear all corridors, wards and departments of empty cardboard boxes, glass, sharps, clinical, domestic and food waste, and place in the designated containers.

Working for our organisation

Our organisation is driven by our strategic objectives and organisational values and we look for people who are strongly aligned with them. Our Team is tight knit and work well together. This vacancy would suit an individual who wishes to progress their career into management and working for a Team that provides an excellent patient focused service and support on an on-going basis.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Main duties are as above as well as the following:
Logistics Duties

Collect soiled linen from all wards and departments and deliver to the designated storage areas for later collection by Transport.

Collect clean linen from the designated storage areas and deliver to all wards and departments including the emergency adhoc linen requests. Put all items in the linen cupboards in a neat and tidy manner.

Undertake specific site cleaning both internally and externally as directed by the Team Leaders, wearing appropriate protective equipment where necessary.

Assist with the delivery of medical gases to the Trust and provide a delivery service following requests from wards and departments.

Distribute pharmaceuticals including the safe transportation and delivery to wards and departments of controlled drugs.

Assist other staff with their duties such as furniture removal etc.

Safe use of equipment used personally; appropriate use of expensive/highly complex equipment e.g. electric vehicles.

To maintain electric vehicles and equipment to defined standards at all times, reporting any defects to the Team Leaders. This will include ensuring that all vehicles are in operational readiness, carry out safety checks including re-charging and topping up of batteries as required.

Radios are to be collected from the Co-ordinators office at the start of every shift, ensuring they are switched on and fully charged.

To adopt a flexible approach in response to operational needs regarding duties and hours of work.

Assist Patient Escort with patient movement as and when required.

Demonstrates own activities to new or less experienced employees – supports induction on new starters.

Undertake any other duties that may reasonably be required as appropriate to the Grade.


Liaise with clinical staff where appropriate as to the requirements/needs of the department.

Report and relay to appropriate personnel information regarding queries/problems.

Ensure that the communication equipment is fit for daily use, test batteries each day and report any fault to the Team Leader.


Undertakes surveys or audits, as necessary to own work.

Follow departmental policies, comment on proposals for changes in working practices.

Use equipment safely and take a duty of personal of care in relation to equipment.

Demonstrates own duties to new or less experienced employees.

Person specification

Training & Qualifications

Essential criteria

Good basic level of secondary education

Knowledge and understanding of a range of working practices and procedures providing a Logistic Service e.g. knowledge of hospital layout, equipment requirements, manual handling; gained through training and induction.

Desirable criteria

Significant experience in relation to working in a health care setting.


Essential criteria

Experience in the safe use of electric vehicles i.e., hand held tugs and sit-on electric vehicles

Bring your whole self to work for us at NUH. We love diversity and we value your difference, your unique skills, knowledge and experience. Becoming one of our people may realise your potential, helping us to raise our performance in delivering world class healthcare to the diverse patient populations we serve.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, or Disabled, as we are currently under-represented at NUH.

Covid-19 vaccination: remains the best way to protect yourself, family, colleagues and our patients/service users from the Covid-19 virus. Whilst Covid-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this present time unless you work in a Care Home facility, we continue to encourage our current and potential colleagues to get vaccinated. For helpful advice and information about the Covid-19 vaccination and how to access visit: https://nottsccg.nhs.uk/covid-19/covid-19-vaccinations/

Closing Dates: Please submit your application form as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of completed application forms.

Communication: All communication related to your application will be via the email address you have provided. Please ensure you check your email account including your junk email regularly.

Easy read application: if you have a disability and find it difficult to complete our online application form, you can apply via our easy read application which you can find on the intranet https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/easy-read-job-application

Salary: The quoted salary will be on a pro rata basis for part time workers.

Disability Confidence: All applicants who have declared a disability and who meet the essential criteria for the post will be shortlisted.

At Risk of redundancy: NHS employees within the East Midlands who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy will be given a preferential interview where they meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

Skilled Workers Visa: We welcome applications from individuals who require a skilled worker visa in line with the Home Office regulations. NON-UK/NON SETTLED candidates may not be appointed, if a suitably qualified and skilled UK/SETTLED candidate is successful at interview stage as it is unlikely that the Trust is able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements

ID and Right to work checks: NUH authenticate all ID and right to work documentation such as passports, visa’s and driving license through a system called Trust ID. NUH will scan your ID and right to work documentation in to the Trust ID system at your face to face ID appointment. The system will run a check against the key security features within your documentation. The system will provide us with an outcome of your check which will be stored securely on your personal file along with all other pre-employment check documentation.

Transfer of information: If I have previous NHS service – I consent to the transfer of my Electronic Staff Record (ESR) data between this and other NHS Trusts. I also consent to the Occupational Health Department confidentially accessing my occupational health records from my current or previous employer in order to check the status of my vaccinations, immunisations s and screening tests as relevant to the post. I understand this is an automated process and the information will only be used for these purposes prior to me taking up the position at NUH.

Disclosure and Barring Service: Your post maybe subject to a DBS check which incur a cost dependent on the level of check required (£45 for enhanced and £28 for standard). I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check if it is required (by deduction from first month’s pay). Should I decide to withdraw from my job offer, I agree to reimburse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust the cost of the DBS check undertaken by cheque or other agreed method.

About Company

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Company Location:  Nottingham

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