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Ambulance Care Assistant

Job Reference: 195-18-053-LAF

South Central Ambulance Service
Patient Transport Services
Reading, Maids Moreton
£15,671 to £18,157 + USH pa

Are you looking for a new challenge within a well-structured organisation? Would you like to go the extra mile to help people? Do you consider yourself to have a caring nature? If the answer is yes then we need you!

The Ambulance Care Assistant role is a crucial role within South Central Ambulance Service, you will work as part of a patient focused team, on a shift basis to collect patients from their home or healthcare setting to attend pre-arranged appointments including hospital admission, taking people home and transferring them between locations. This is a non-emergency patient transport role.

We’re looking for warm, welcoming, friendly and confident people who can help reassure all our patients and deliver high professional levels of service.

What do we need from you:

  • Experience of working in a customer or patient care role.

  • A full current driving licence (with B and C1 categories with no more than 3 points for speeding)*

  • An ability to commit to a three-week, full-time training program (paid and based in Newbury) and ongoing shift work.

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In return, we can offer:

  • Full-time work

  • All staff have the option of contributing to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme.

  • Annual leave entitlement is 27 days at first, rising to 33 days after 10 years service.

  • Opportunities for career development

  • Access to apply for continuing professional development

  • Access to apply for other educational qualifications

  • Occupational Health support along with an Employee Assistance Program

This role would be ideal for those who are looking for their first patient facing role to gain knowledge of SCAS before taking your next step up the ladder.

Please note that we have vacancies across Thames Valley apart from in the Milton Keynes area.

We actively support applications from members of the BME community, Former-Services/Forces and Reservists - we are proud to have achieved the Gold award from the Employer Recognition Scheme.

Communications regarding your application will be sent via NHS Jobs to your inbox. Please ensure that you are able to access your inbox on a regularly to check for e-mails relating to your application otherwise this may delay the process (and we don’t want that!)

Please provide e-mail addresses/contact details for your referees so we can contact them easily.

We do require at least three years’ worth of references (with no gaps) from at least two different referees. We require references from all employers within this time-frame, if you do not provide sufficient information in the referencing section of your application form, we will take this information from the Employment History section of your form and will go directly to previous employers via their HR departments. We will only contact your referees after we have offered you a job.

The benefits bits…

The starting holiday entitlement is 27 days per annum (based on full time hours) plus 8 bank holidays (bank contracts accrue one hour to every nine hours worked).

All employees are automatically enrolled in either the NHS Pensions scheme or NEST.

We operate a comprehensive set of policies.

Employees can take advantage of a number of discounts open to NHS staff. (such as Nandos and Dominos).

Working in the NHS may entitle you to apply for a Key Worker Housing scheme.

We also operate regular staff surveys and our staff are encouraged to develop transferable skills and experience.

We work in partnership with our trade unions.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the minimum shortlisting criteria for the post will be invited for the next stage of the recruitment process.

We aim to represent the diversity of our local communities and positively encourage applications regardless of age, race or ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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