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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 25/05/2020.

Ambulance Care Assistant - Surrey

Job Reference: 195-20-ACA-SUR

South Central Ambulance Service
195 17 PTS Surrey West
£18,005 - £19,337pa

PTS Ambulance Care Assistant

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

If you can answer yes to the following questions then Patient Transport Services at South Central Ambulance Service is the place for you:

  • Do you like driving?

  • Do you have a caring nature and want to help people?

  • Are you happy and able to be trained on lifting patients safely?

We want to recruit people to join our team who can clearly demonstrate the SCAS key behaviours of Caring – Team Work – Professionalism – Innovation.

The role:

We are recruiting Ambulance Care Assistants to work with patients to ensure they are transported safely and punctually for their non-emergency appointments in a range of healthcare settings.

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 work a mixture of shift patterns (see attached example rota) some of which will be with a colleague and others where you will work alone. You will be part of the Surrey team and will have help and support from a number of experienced colleagues as you transition into your new role.

You will be representing SCAS and interacting with colleagues from a range of healthcare settings including care homes and hospitals and we need people who can be professional in all their actions.

What we need from you:

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.

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 category and no more than 3 points for speeding)

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

What will SCAS give you:

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

  • Competitive salary of £17,652.00 plus applicable anti-social payments under section 2.
  • full-time work
  • 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 Programme

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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