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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/11/2019.

Critical Care / Air Support Dispatcher

Job Reference: 130-AC355-1119

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Vantage Point House, Cwmbran
£21,089 - £23,761 per annum

Welcome to Swansea Bay University Health Board. We welcome applications from people who share our values: caring for each other, working together and always improving.

Swansea Bay University Health Board reserve the right to close vacancies after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. We encourage early applications to ensure consideration for a post.

Prior consideration for this vacancy will be given to staff currently awaiting Redeployment and we therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.

Applications may be submitted in Welsh. Applications submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.

The Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service (Cymru) is Wales’ exciting and innovative aeromedical/ car based pre-hospital and transfer service. The Wales Air Ambulance Charity provide H145 & EC 135 helicopters and the service operates Audi Q7 road response vehicles. EMRTS also collaborates with Wales’ two HM Coastguard helicopters when necessary. EMRTS delivers both a Consultant and Critical Care Practitioner response as well as the Children's Wales Air Ambulance and is committed to being the best pre-hospital and transfer service to our communities.

We are now recruiting for an EMRTS Critical Care/Air Support Dispatcher, with experience of working in an emergency medical service dispatch environment.

The post holder will be required to deliver an effective high-quality communications and dispatch service on behalf of EMRTS to our patients and stakeholders, which include WAST, the wider NHS family and other emergency services across the 24 hour period, 7 days per week.

Working as an essential part of the dispatch team you will be required to constantly monitor all information systems, input and record relevant details and utilise radio, telephony and database equipment to appropriately task air/road based assets to incidents that meet the criteria for dispatch.

This exciting post requires an individual to be ambitious, motivated and be able to remain calm under pressure. Whilst your base location will be at Cwmbran there will be a need to travel to our various bases, across Wales for education and service delivery requirements.

If you want to join a progressive and caring healthcare organisation, responding to the needs of the Welsh community then we would like to hear from you.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Mark Winter

0300 3000 057

Swansea Bay University Health Board is committed to supporting its staff and processes to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing service users experience. In our commitment to increase the number of staff able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we would particularly welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

Equality remains at the centre of the Health Boards policy-making, service delivery and employment practices. We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and applications are welcomed from persons with disabilities. A disability will not prejudice your application. If you are unable to submit your application in the requested format because of a disability please contact the Recruitment Team, who will agree a more suitable way for you to apply. All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria listed in the Person Specification will be invited to interview.

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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