This is a driving role in a C1, van-sized vehicle with manual transmission.
We are recruiting Ambulance Care Assistants for those looking for a Non-Emergency driving role!
Do you enjoy helping people and have a caring nature?
You can be part of the Patient Transport Service in our well-structured and challenging organisation.
As an Ambulance Care Assistant, you have a crucial driving role within South Central Ambulance Service. You will be collecting and transferring patients from their home or healthcare setting to attend pre-arranged appointments, including hospital admission. We are looking for warm, welcoming and friendly people who can reassure our patients and provide a high level of professional transport service.
Based at our Winchester and Eastleigh Resource Centre, you will join part of our successful patient focused team. This role is ideal for those looking for their first patient facing role to gain knowledge of SCAS and become equipped for further opportunities within the Trust.
We are looking for applicants with:
Experience of working in a customer or patient care role.
A full current driving licence (with B and C1 categories and no more than 3 points for speeding)*
An ability to commit to a three week, full time training program (paid) based at our Newbury Resource and Education Centre and ongoing shift work.
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In return, we can offer:
All staff have the option of contributing to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme.
Annual leave entitlement is 27 days at first, 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 Program
Unsocial hours allowance dependant on the hours worked.
Shift patterns vary across stations, depending on the requirements of the service.
You will have the opportunity to learn basic life support, the safe practice of manual handling and the lifting of patients.
*You may apply if you have a C1 provisional. If you are successful, you will be required to obtain your full C1 category before your start date.
We actively support applications from members of the BME community.
Communications regarding your application will be sent via NHS Jobs to your inbox. Please ensure that you are able to access your inbox on a regularly to check for e-mails relating to your application otherwise this may delay the process (and we don’t want that!)
Please provide e-mail addresses/contact details for your referees so we can contact them easily.
We do require at least three years’ worth of references (with no gaps) from at least two different referees. We require references from all employers within this time-frame, if you do not provide sufficient information in the referencing section of your application form, we will take this information from the Employment History section of your form and will go directly to previous employers via their HR departments. 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 (based on full time hours) plus bank holidays.
All employees are automatically enrolled in NEST or the NHS Pension scheme.
We operate 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 and meet the minimum shortlisting criteria for the post will be invited for the next stage of the recruitment process.
We aim to represent the diversity of our local communities and positively encourage applications regardless of age, race or ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief.