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Ambulance Vehicle Preparation (AVP) Operative

Job Reference: 174-AVP-BTM-110619-MB

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Mobile Ambulance Vehicle Preparation role
Leeds Ambulance StationAmbulance Station, Saxton Lane, LEEDS LS9 8HE, , Leeds
£17,652 to £19,020 per an

The Yorkshire Ambulance Service cover nearly 6,000 square miles of varied terrain, from the picturesque Yorkshire Moors, Dales and coastline to our urban towns and cities.

We serve a population of over five million people across Yorkshire and the Humber and strive to ensure that patients receive the right response to their care needs as quickly as possible, wherever they are.

We employ more than 5,700 staff, who together with over 1,150 volunteers, enable us to provide a vital 24-hour, seven-days-a-week, emergency and healthcare service through our 111 and 999 Call Centres, Patient Transport Service and Accident & Emergency Operations.

One Team, Best Care is our Corporate Strategy which has been developed to identify our key priorities over the next five years. This has been influenced by local demands, national policy and an extensive consultation with our staff and stakeholders.

We want people to join us that can uphold and live our values every day:

  • Compassion
  • One Team
  • Innovation
  • Resilience
  • Empowerment
  • Integrity

We want to make the best use of technology and learning to deliver the best patient care and make YAS a great place to work by investing in our colleagues’ career skills development and health and wellbeing.

To meet our expanding and developing AVP requirements we are now able to offer further vacancy opportunities to join our existing dedicated AVP Operative teams within Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

This exciting opportunity for a Mobile AVP Operative is now available at our Leeds Ambulance Station.

A DRIVING LICENSE WITH C1 CLASS IS ESSENTIAL - You will be required to confirm within your application that you hold a full C1 Category on your license.

This post a fixed term 1 year contract and is an average 37.5. hour per week contract based on a Monday To Thursday 4 nights a week including Bank Holidays preparing our frontline operational vehicles. The working days and times are dependent upon current provision required to meet operational/patient demand, but will be part of a rotational schedule if required. These contracted working times also attract unsocial hour’s payment.

Unsociable hours are paid for weekend and night shift hours worked

Holiday entitlement is between 27 days and 33 days depending on length of NHS service plus bank holidays.

Please ensure you read and understand the attached job description before completing your application. Completion of the Supporting Information section within your application is essential and please include any relevant experience, knowledge and/or role related qualities to support your application.

Duties to include:

Ambulance Vehicle Preparation Operatives process ambulance service vehicles in a prescribed and controlled way that ensures each ambulance is fully equipped and prepared to attend and treat a patient. The role is a key operational support function, which ensures patient safety whilst supporting Operations in meeting its targets. Main duties include detailed cleaning and Infection Prevention and Control activities, checking and inspecting medical and lifting & handling equipment, restocking all consumables and completing vehicle checks. Other duties include the preparation of consumables, stock control, re-fuelling and moving vehicles across various locations, recording all daily activities and the repatriation of equipment from Hospital Trusts.

The successful candidates must be flexible in their approach and convey a personal commitment to demonstrating the YAS values and behaviour's.

You must be reliable and conscientious with a good eye for detail and be able to work individually and as part of a small team.

No experience is required as full training will be given.

Our training package includes NVQ2 and NCFE.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Andrew Hunter

0777 194 3071

Applicants are advised to read all the information in this advert and the supporting information BEFORE completing and submitting your application. As you complete your application please ensure you demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for the post.

All communication regarding the selection process will be sent electronically to the email address that was provided at the time of the application.

Our Diversity & Inclusion strategy “Embracing Diversity - Promoting Inclusivity” highlights Yorkshire Ambulance Service’s commitment to having a diverse and inclusive workforce reflecting the communities and patients we serve across Yorkshire. Our ambition is to work together to promote a more inclusive environment, which attracts all candidates from all sections of the diverse community and signals our commitment to embracing diversity and promoting inclusivity.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly and consistently at every stage of the recruitment process, including an invitation to the first stage of the selection process and consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability under the “Disability Confident Scheme”.

Benefits We Offer:

NHS Retail Discounts
Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme
Cycle to Work Scheme
Flexible Working
Childcare/Carer Support
Learning and Development
Occupational Health and Counselling Services
NHS Pension Scheme

Disclosure and Barring Service

YAS is committed to safeguarding & promoting the welfare of children & vulnerable adults. If this post is subject to a DBS check you will be notified in your offer letter if you are successful and the check will be carried out in accordance with the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974). If successful, you will be charged for this check by salary deduction in the first month.

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