Ambulance Care Assistant
About the Role
As an Ambulance Care Attendant at St John Ambulance, you will provide a high level of care, compassion and professionalism while responding to a variety of emergency and non-emergency situations including medical emergencies, inter-hospital transfers and urgent hospital admissions. You will be responsible for assessing, transporting and attending to patients whilst ensuring that they receive high-quality care including driving ambulances in a safe and controlled way.
You will ensure that you take all relevant information from the patient, carers or others at the scene, to ensure the best possible care for the patient including being vigilant to ensure that you are aware of the patient’s social and environmental condition, this includes reporting to healthcare professionals, hospitals or others as required whilst ensuring patient confidentiality is maintained.
When working with more junior team members, you will act as the senior team member and maintain clinical responsibility for the Ambulance, patients and crew.
You must have a minimum of two years driving experience, and hold a full UK driving licence with a maximum of six penalty points. It is essential that you have two years blue light experience and hold C1 on your licence.
You will be working with patients who could be vulnerable or experiencing trauma, so you must be compassionate and have the ability to communicate effectively at all levels, as well as, being able to work as part of a team.
Due to the nature of this role, if successful, you will be subject to enhanced DBS checks.
St John Ambulance works at the heart of communities, providing first aid, keeping people safe at events and working alongside the NHS in response to 999 calls. Much of our front-line delivery is provided by our dedicated and highly-trained volunteers.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people, many of them under 18, also learn how to save a life through our training, education and youth programmes.
Over the next decade, we have bold ambitions to help transform out-of-hospital care, having a positive impact on the people we treat, the communities we serve, and our own people.
We are a team of over 1,600 employees and 18,000 volunteers, united by our goal of saving lives through first aid, training and campaigning.
Your wellbeing is very important to us, we, therefore, provide a variety of confidential services to help manage your money, health and mental wellbeing which you can start using from the moment you join.
You will receive; Competitive salary, fantastic pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, health and wellbeing portal, access to discounts portal including gym discounts, high street stores and restaurants and access to our confidential assistance programme.
Application Review Date: Monday 8th April 2019
We may review applications before the Application Review Date, however, if you apply after the Application Review Date, your application may not be considered. We will accept applications until we have successfully filled the role
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