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Skills required

Skills required

As a member of the wider healthcare team you will form an essential part of the running of the NHS. Here are some of the skills required for the variety of roles in the wider healthcare team. As the roles within this area are so varied not all roles require all of these skills.

Some of the skills required include:

  • organisational skills
  • remaining calm under pressure
  • attention to detail
  • basic computing skills.
  • being attracted by the idea of using and developing your skills within the NHS
  • enjoying providing hospitality and looking after people's comfort and well-being
  • an aptitude for hospitality
  • awareness of hygiene and nutritional issues
  • liking practical, hands-on work (skilled and unskilled)
  • interested in problem solving and management
  • taking pride in improving the surroundings for patients, staff and visitors
  • an awareness of safety issues and some technical or design flair
  • leadership skills
  • project management skills
  • confidence in dealing diplomatically with tricky situations
  • flexibility, reliability and good driving skills are valuable
  • an interest in technology
  • an aptitude for science