Ambulance Crew (Trainee) - Paddock Wood / Redhill

Reference: REQ0000013BB

Date Posted: 8 Feb 2017

Salary: £17,877

Location: Greater London



Role title Ambulance Crew (Trainee) - Paddock Wood / Redhill

Role reference REQ0000013BB

Date posted 08/02/2017

Application closing date 26/02/2017

Location Kent and Sussex

Salary £17,877

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

Role category/type Distribution & Driving, Emergency Response UK, First Aid (Including Training), Health & Social Care

Role description

Paddock Wood / Redhill (x 10 vacancies)

36 hours (3 x 12 hour shifts per week)


GBP 17,877 starting salary

About the role

This trainee post is a fantastic opportunity to develop into the role of Red Cross Ambulance Crew. Once qualified, the post holder will work as part ofa Red Cross Ambulance Crew to provide high quality care to patients, inpartnership with the South Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) NHS FoundationTrust across the Trust area.

Thispost holder is required to attend and complete the intensive training period tobecome competent as Red Cross Ambulance Crew.

Oncequalified, the Ambulance Crew is responsible for the day to day operation anddeployment 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 forproviding safe and effective emergency and non-emergency pre-hospital care forpeople within the South of England, and if necessary further afield.

Thisrole will require the use of your relevant skills and qualifications providedby the organisation, including the British Red Cross BTEC Level 2 ambulancecrew award, to treat and convey patients to hospital as required.

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

About the organisation

The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK andaround the world to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies,disasters and conflicts.

Our volunteers and staff help people in crisis to liveindependently by providing support at home, mobility aids and transport. Wealso teach first aid skills.

We are part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescenthumanitarian network. We refuse to ignore people in crisis.

About the team

AmbulanceSupport services are delivered under contract to NHS Ambulance Trusts andAmbulance Commissioners across the UK. In England, we provide urgent andemergency ambulance support to the North East, South Central, and South EastCoast NHS Ambulance Trusts. In Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Isleof Man we provide Patient Transport Services under contract to local Healthcommissioners.

Ourservices are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in England and weapply the same standards to our service delivery across the whole of the UK.

Wehave a fleet of approximately 80 vehicles of varying specifications and we areconstantly reviewing these to ensure that they are current and meet therequirements of our services and service users. Our fleet and equipment iscomparable with those deployed by NHS services and we have recently introducedbariatric patient transport capability in to our services in Northern Irelandand the North East of England.

AmbulanceSupport services are delivered by around 140 full-time employed staff and afurther 80 casual staff trained to provide patient transport, urgent, oremergency ambulance services as required operating from 15 bases across the UK.Our services are directly managed by dedicated teams led by Service Deliverymanagers supported by Co-Ordinators and Team Leaders. A national leadershipteam oversees our service performance, quality and development.

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

About the person

We are very interested in receiving applications fromcandidates who feel they meet the following criteria;

  • Fully attend the 6week training programme, subsequent mentoring and any other developmentactivities as required. Once complete, the post will then be confirmed as RedCross Ambulance Crew and adopt the following Job Description.
  • Full manual drivinglicence, with a maximum of 3 points.
  • Fitness to carry out the moving handling ofpatients and equipment.
  • Ability to take basic information from carers orothers at scene.
  • Ability to work on own initiative or underinstruction from others.
  • Caring attitude and sensitivity to others.
  • Able to pass pre-employment medical checks.
  • Flexible approach to working hours and job demands.
  • Able to work shifts including unsocial hours, bankholidays evenings and weekends as required.

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Closing date for applications is (23:59), Sunday, 26th February 2017.

Successful candidates will be invited to attend a selection day on Monday, 13th March 2017.

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

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

Should you have any questions on this role please email us at quoting reference REQ0000013BB

Please click here to apply for this vacancy

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

As part of its recruitment and selection process the BritishRed Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of allindividuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerableadults.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908,is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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Refusing to ignore people in crisis.

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