Paediatric Emergency Care Attendant
About the Role
As an Emergency Care Attendant at St John Ambulance, you will provide a high level of care, compassion and professionalism while responding to a variety of emergency and non-emergency situations including medical emergencies, inter-hospital transfers and urgent hospital admissions. You will be responsible for assessing, transporting and attending to patients whilst ensuring that they receive high-quality care including driving ambulances in a safe and controlled way.
This is a challenging yet very rewarding role, working with the Paediatric Intensive Care retrieval team (STRS) based at the Evelina Children's Hospital. Not only will you be responsible for the safety and transportation of the team, but be an integral part of the team that makes a significant impact on the recovery of very sick children.
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.
When working with more junior team members, you will act as the senior team member and maintain clinical responsibility for the Ambulance, patients and crew.
Please see the job description for more detail (this can be viewed on our website or once you click apply)
You must have a minimum of two years driving experience, and hold a full UK driving licence with a maximum of six penalty points.
Candidates must also hold a C1 entiitlement on their driving licence and hold a Blue Light qualification.
You will be working with patients who could be vulnerable or experiencing trauma, so you must be compassionate and have 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.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people 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 and the communities we serve.
We are a team of 1,600 employees and 18,000 volunteers, united by our goal of saving lives through first aid.
You will receive;
- Competitive salary & pension scheme
- Cycle to work scheme
- Health and Wellbeing portal - Access to financial, health and wellbeing guidance and support.
- Discounts - Blue Light, NHS Discounts and SJA discounts including discounts on mobile phone, gym membership, cinema, restaurants, holidays and shopping-including your weekly food shop.
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Application Review Date: 15 September 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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