Qualified Ambulance Crew - Full Time and Casual

Paddock Wood
£19342 per annum
07 Sep 2017
21 Sep 2017
Full Time
Contract Type

Qualified Ambulance Crew
Paddock Wood / Redhill
36 hours Full Time Contracts
Casual staff - 12 hour shifts
GBP 19,342 per annum, pro rata

About the role
These qualified ambulance crew opportunities are a fantastic opportunity within the Red Cross Ambulance Crew service. We are looking to recruit full time crew members and casual staff, who are available to work 12 hour shifts. The post holders will work as part of the Red Cross Ambulance Crew to provide high quality care to patients, in partnership with the South Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) NHS Foundation Trust across the Trust area.

The Ambulance Crew are responsible for the day to day operation and deployment of a Red Cross Emergency Ambulance working under contract for 'SECAmb'. The role will be to work as part of a two person team responsible for providing safe and effective emergency and non-emergency pre-hospital care for people within the South of England, and if necessary further afield.

This role will require the use of your relevant skills and qualifications provided by the organisation, including:

  • British Red Cross BTEC Level 2 ambulance crew award, to treat and convey patients to hospital as required

It might be necessary to respond as a "first response" to life threatening emergencies, or assist and support another qualified practitioner in the delivery of high quality and effective clinical and personal care and the safe transportation of patients. You will utilise your qualification in selecting and applying appropriate equipment and skills to treat and transport patients in line with the scope of practice current protocols and Care Quality Commission standards.

About the organisation
The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts. Our volunteers and staff help people in crisis to live independently by providing support at home, mobility aids and transport. We also teach first aid skills. We are part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian network. We refuse to ignore people in crisis.

Ambulance Support services are delivered by around 140 full-time employed staff and a further 80 casual staff trained to provide patient transport, urgent, or emergency ambulance services as required operating from 15 bases across the UK. Our services are directly managed by dedicated teams led by Service Delivery managers supported by Co-Ordinators and Team Leaders. A national leader ship team oversees our service performance, quality and development.

About the team
Ambulance Support services are delivered under contract to NHS Ambulance Trusts and Ambulance Commissioners across the UK. In England, we provide urgent and emergency ambulance support to the North East, South Central, and South East Coast NHS Ambulance Trusts. In Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man we provide Patient Transport Services under contract to local Health commissioners.

Our services are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in England and we apply the same standards to our service delivery across the whole of the UK. We have a fleet of approximately 80 vehicles of varying specifications and we are constantly reviewing these to ensure that they are current and meet the requirements of our services and service users. Our fleet and equipment is comparable with those deployed by NHS services and we have recently introduced bariatric patient transport capability in to our services in Northern Ireland and the North East of England.

In addition to our contracted Ambulance Support services, the British Red Cross provides ad-hoc, short-notice ambulance support (for example, surge-capacity) through our volunteer ambulance crew managed by our Event First Aid services. We also offer supported hospital discharge services through our Independent Living services.

About the person
We are very interested in receiving applications from candidates who feel they meet the following criteria:

  • Qualified to British Red Cross Ambulance Crew Award level, or a recognised equivalent qualification such as IHCD Ambulance Technician.
  • Experience of working in an emergency ambulance environment
  • Experience of delivering high quality emergency care to the public
  • Experience of working as an Ambulance crew
  • Able to work shifts including unsocial hours, bank holidays evenings and weekends as required
  • Hold a full UK car license
  • Hold a full UK C1 licence (preferred)
  • Hold a recognised emergency driving qualification (preferred)
  • Full manual driving licence, with a maximum of 3 points.
  • Fitness to carry out the moving handling of patients and equipment.
  • Able to pass pre-employment medical checks.
  • Flexible approach to working hours and job demands.
  • Able to work shifts including unsocial hours, bank holidays evenings and weekends as required.

Closing date for applications is 23:59 on, Thursday 28th September with interviews to follow.

We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:

  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays) pro rata
  • Up to 6% contributory pension
  • Childcare vouchers

The British Red Cross is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible diversity of backgrounds, cultures and experiences - including disabled and ethnic minority candidates. This is to contribute to the breadth of experience we need to respond to people in crisis.

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