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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/04/2020.

Ambulance Care Assistant - Basingstoke

Job Reference: 195-20-ACA-HAM-N

Employer:
South Central Ambulance Service
Department:
195 19 PTS SHIP North
Location:
Basingstoke
Salary:
£18,005 to £19,337 pa

PTS Ambulance Care Assistant - Basingstoke

Are you looking for a career and not just ‘another job’? Perhaps one where you can make a real difference to outcomes for patients?

Then Patient Transport Services at South Central Ambulance Service is the place for you!

The role:

This is a driving role in a C1, van-sized vehicle with manual transmission.

We are recruiting Ambulance Care Assistants, working with patients to ensure they are transported safely and punctually for their non-emergency appointments.

The work involves caring for the most vulnerable in society so a caring nature is essential. There is also a need to be capable of lifting, as some of our patients are not able to make their own way to our vehicles.

You will be collecting and transferring patients from their home or healthcare setting to attend pre-arranged appointments, including hospital admission.

As an Ambulance Care Assistant, you have a crucial driving role within South Central Ambulance Service.

You will be based at Basingstoke and will join part of our successful patient focused team.

About you:

This role is ideal for those looking for their first patient facing role, to gain knowledge of SCAS and become equipped for further opportunities within the Trust.

You will have some experience of working in a customer or patient care role.

You will have a warm, welcoming and friendly nature and be able to reassure the patients in your care.

We will equip you with all the clinical skills you need to perform this role.

You be willing to work a variable roster pattern covering 7 days per week (including bank holidays). A sample roster is attached to this advert under the additional vacancy documents.

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

You will be willing to commit to a three week, full time training programme based at our Newbury Resource and Education Centre.

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What can we offer?

  • Competitive salary of £18,005.00 plus applicable anti-social payments under section 2.
  • Full-time work and Bank Agreement Hours
  • Automatic enrolment to the NHS Pension Scheme.
  • Starting annual leave entitlement of 27 days plus bank holidays, 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

You will have the opportunity to learn basic life support, the safe practice of manual handling and the lifting of patients.

We actively support applications from members of the BME community.

We operate a comprehensive set of policies.

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.

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.




We actively welcome job applications from candidates who have a disability, or who are members of the BAME, LGBT and Armed Forces community (including: Reservists, Veterans, Spouses and Cadets). Here at SCAS we are proud to have a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve.

Communications regarding your application will be sent via NHS Jobs to your inbox. Please look out for e-mails from us relating to your application.

We do require three years’ worth of references (with no gaps); please be sure to provide sufficient information in the referencing section of your application form. 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 (pro rata) plus bank holidays.

USH paid in line with section 2 terms and conditions.

All employees are automatically enrolled into the NHS Pension scheme (or NEST).

We operate from a comprehensive set of policies.

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 or are members of the armed forces community who meet the minimum shortlisting criteria for their post of interest will be invited for an interview.

As an employer of choice, we value the wellbeing of our staff and have support networks in place to offer assistance as required.

South Central Ambulance Service has a Freedom to Speak Up Guardian and a Freedom to Speak Up Policy (formerly known as Whistleblowing). We believe that effective speaking and listening up arrangements protect patients and improve the experience of patients and NHS workers.


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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