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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 20/12/2021.

Respiratory Mask Face Fitter

Job Reference: 348-CORP-685A

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£20,330 to £21,777 pa

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities

Any personal information you provide will be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.

Southern Health Foundation Trust (SHFT) is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect. As an employee, you are accountable to ensure that you know to how to respond when you are concerned for the safety of a child, young person or adult at risk, applying the principles of the Family Approach to ensure evidence based analysis, risk management and appropriate action and escalation. SHFT require staff to work effectively together using the Family Approach to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and families. The Trust will support you in this duty by providing ongoing training, support and advice and have a Corporate Safeguarding Team who can be contacted for guidance and the provision of safeguarding supervision.

An opportunity has arisen for 5 Respiratory Mask Face Fitters to join the Trust. As a successful candidate you will be responsible for fit testing to ensure that respirators fit the face of an individual to provide protection against harmful pathogens.

You will inform and promote practical procedures, such as RPE donning and doffing, to all levels of staff. The post holder will ensure timely completion of the fit testing records onto a centralised database to enable an oversight of overall testing compliance with a service breakdown of which staff require testing and the masks involved.

Participate in the evaluation of face masks and Fit Testing equipment used within the Trust, to give constructive feedback about product suitability to ensure the trust Complies with the health and safety policies, procedures and guidelines.

Promote infection prevention activity and undertake a range of observations and checks in clinical areas. This includes promoting social distancing, mask usage and hand hygiene around the hospital site and appropriately addressing areas of non-compliance

Duties will include;

• To follow the Fit Testing administration and booking process. Collecting, recording and storing audit data and undertaking a range of administrative tasks.

• Undertake fit tests for a variety of close fitting RPE, using quantitative or qualitative testing methods. Monitor fit testing requirements and support as required.

• Maintain good record keeping to track fit tested staff across all services.

• Maintain stock levels required to maintain the Fit Testing trust wide schedule in liaison with the procurement.

• Ensure Porta count Machine or Hood and solution bottles are operating correctly reporting any issues.

• Actively problem solve Fit Testing issues related to staff Fit Tests to ensure best practice

• Assist in the collection of statistical information for analysis purposes on a regular basis.

• Being responsible for any data to which you have access and/or are required to transfer. All data must be kept securely and in line with the Trust’s policies and procedures and you must comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 and with common law on confidentiality.

You must have the ability to work closely with all levels of management. We are looking for someone that has experience of working within a professional team.

As a team player, you’ll be able to prioritise your work in order to meet deadlines and have a customer focused approach. Previous experience of working within a team or the NHS is desirable but not essential.

If you would like to find out more about the post please do not hesitate to contact Andy Bowdidge at

Happy to talk flexible working- all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.

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A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment.

Frontline Healthcare workers (who have face-to-face contact with service users) in England will be required to ensure they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, from 1 April 2022 . To work as a frontline healthcare worker from 1 April 2022 it will be a condition of employment to be fully vaccinated. This requirement will also apply to those in ancillary support roles such as porters or receptionists who may have social contact with patients but are not directly involved in their care.

To be fully vaccinated you must receive both doses of a Covid-19 vaccination. Successful applicants will be required (unless exempt*) to provide evidence of their covid vaccination status (NHS COVID Pass) or evidence that they have commenced their journey to becoming fully vaccinated. If the required evidence cannot be provided then any offer of employment may be withdrawn.

You can book your vaccination via the national booking line

*Exemptions include aged under 18, medically exempt, part of a clinical trial for C19 vaccine

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