Paediatric Emergency Care Attendant (Casual)
About the Role
As an Emergency Care Attendant - paediatrics, you will provide a high level of care, compassion and professionalism while responding to emergency and non-emergency situations. You will be responsible for assessing, transporting and attending to patients whilst ensuring that they receive high-quality care.
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.
This is a rewarding but challenging role working closely with the Paediatric Intensive Care retrieval team based at the Evelina Children's Hospital (South Thames Retrieval Service). Candidates must possess a C1 on their licence and be Blue Light qualified.
You will also be responsible for driving ambulances in a safe and controlled way.
You must have a minimum of two years driving experience, and hold a full UK driving licence with a maximum of six penalty points.
You will be working with patients who could be vulnerable or experiencing trauma, so you must be compassionate and have excellent interpersonal skills with 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.
This is a casual role and if successful you will be asked to work as required, including weekdays as well as some evenings and weekends.
Interview Date: 5 March 2019
Application Review Date: 17 February 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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