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Theatre Porter

Princess Grace Hospital – London
Full time
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Role: Theatre Porter

Location: The Princess Grace Hospital, London, W1U 5NY

Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours/ week (various shifts between 0730-2100)


Salary: Competitive + Benefits (pension, health cover, flexible benefits and excellent career development)

We have an exciting opportunity for a Porter to join our Theatre teams over at The Princess Grace Hospital. This role is vital in providing a 5* portering service to all patients, consultants and visitors to the theatres unit as required. This will include taking patients and their visitors to their rooms, transferring patients between theatre and wards, equipment and materials and ensuring the safety and security of everyone within our hospital. 

Above all else, we’re committed to the care and improvement of human life. It’s this guiding vision that influences everything we do at HCA UK. From the CEO to the colleagues on the floor we all have a part to play in delivering exceptional care to our patients. Other’s may think this is just a role in our Materials team, but to us, you’ll be part of a wider team with a unique sense of purpose, one that helps improve lives on a daily basis.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide a high standard of patient care and safety in the operating theatre
  • To appear professional and courteous at all times, whilst providing support to other departments within the unit
  • To check gauges and storage of gas bottles, changing them as necessary
  • To support the clinical teams in moving and transporting equipment and materials, as required
  • Provide assistance to the clinical staff inside theatres to position the patient and when transferring the patient
  • Escort and transfer of the patient to the operating theatre and back to their room after surgery
  • Maintain patient confidentiality at all times and ensure compliance with HCA polices
  • Provide support and undertake activities to support the running of the theatre lists as required

What you’ll bring:

  • Previous porter experience within healthcare, ideally within theatres
  • Able to lift heavy items when required
  • Good spoken English
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety procedures


Originally founded over 50 years ago by Dr Thomas Frist, HCA has gone on to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers. In the UK, we’re one of the largest providers of privately funded healthcare and have invested over £500 million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques, medication and facilities. Being part of a large multisite, established healthcare group we can offer you unrivalled opportunities for career progression through internal and external courses, as well as working conditions that prioritise both your mental and physical wellbeing. 

By caring for our employees, we empower them to provide exceptional care for our patients. That’s why we offer a host of flexible benefits that reflect the invaluable contribution they make every day. You’ll be eligible for:

  • 25 days holiday each year (plus bank holidays) increasing with service, with option to buy or sell leave to suit you
  • Private Healthcare Insurance for treatment at our leading hospitals
  • Private pension contribution which increases with length of service
  • Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work scheme
  • Group Life Assurance from day one
  • Critical illness cover
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
  • Corporate staff discount for all facilities including Maternity packages at The Portland
  • Comprehensive range of flexible health, protection and lifestyle benefits to suit you
  • Discounts with over 800 major retailers

Diversity and Inclusion

Patients first. Colleagues always. That’s the guiding philosophy behind our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We believe healthcare is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and for each other. By working together with our colleagues we’re creating a truly inclusive environment, where individual differences are celebrated and everyone can achieve their potential.

We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their full self to work and be afforded the same opportunities. That’s why we’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements to suit your needs as well as offer reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, and in the workplace, to anyone that needs them.


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