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Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services Apprentice posted by West Midlands Ambulance Services NHS Foundation Trust

Full Time
£3.90 per hour

Job Description

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of people from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities. Selection will be on a basis of merit. The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Employer and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy. To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

The Trust is proud to support our Armed Forces community and have signed up to the Step Into Health initiative. We welcome applications from Armed Forces Veterans and Service leavers.

Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services Apprentice
•*12 months fixed term apprenticeship**

Salary:            £3.90 per hour

Hours:            37.5 hours per week

Base:              PAN Birmingham PTS Contract, Frankley B45 0LD / Gravelly B24 8HZ

West Midlands Ambulance Service is looking to recruit PTS Apprentices to join the Patient Transport Service Team within its PAN Birmingham contract covering the Birmingham area.

On successful completion of the apprenticeship you will obtain NVQ Level 2 in Healthcare Support Services in participation with Performance through People.

The post holder will perform the duties of a Non-Emergency Patient Transport Apprentice complying with protocols and local agreements with a high duty of care. The main purpose is to transport patients with varying mobility’s to and from treatment centers or other venues as directed this may be by car or ambulance or other vehicles.

The successful candidate must be willing to complete a Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship qualification.

Applicants must also be willing to undertake training in the use of Ambulance Service lifting equipment and first aid and resuscitation techniques and Driver training

During the 12 months contract, applicants must obtain their full driving licence showing no more than 3 points and DVLA Group 2 Standards.

Please note that Graduates and applicants who have already completed a level 2 or 3 Health & Social Care qualification are not eligible for this vacancy.

This position involves a regulated activity which will require an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check. The disclosure will, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children, adults or both.

Where a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is required for the post, applicants are required to cover the cost of the check. The cost (£49 for an enhanced check or £30 for a standard/basic check) is payable to our online provider at the time that the DBS application is submitted.

West Midlands Ambulance Service positively welcomes diversity and aims to be a truly inclusive place to work. We are looking for self-motivated, enthusiastic people from all backgrounds that care about making a difference.

We also support the ‘Disability Confident’ scheme and therefore guarantee to invite to assessment all applicants with a disability who meet the standards required for a job vacancy


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If you are unable to apply online, please contact the Recruitment Team on [Click here to apply] for a paper application form.


Closing date for return of applications: Monday 22ndJuly 2019

Please note: Only fully completed application forms will be accepted

Where a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is required for the post, applicants are required to cover the cost of the check. The cost (£49 for an enhanced check or £30 for a standard/basic check) is payable to our online provider at the time that the DBS application is submitted.

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