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Emergency Ambulance Crew- CATS

St John Ambulance
Closing date
7 Jul 2022

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Full Time
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About the Role

We're proud to partner with Great Ormond Street Hospital to be the transport provider to the Children's Acute Transport Service (CATS) and we're looking for passionate, dedicated Emergency Ambulance Crews to support this service. You'll work alongside the clinical teams from CATS to respond to, stabilise and transport critically unwell children between Intensive Care Units across London and surrounding areas.
The Children's Acute Transport Service (CATS) is a paediatric critical care transport team serving around 50 hospitals in the North Thames, Essex, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and East Anglia. St John Ambulance CATS have a longstanding relationship dating nearly 20 years and together we respond to, stabilise and transport critically unwell children between Intensive Care Units across London and the surrounding counties.

Together, we are one of the largest specialist paediatric transport services in Europe and move 1,200 critically ill children a year by road and air. The CATS team take the skills of a paediatric intensive care unit 'on the road', to the bedside of critically ill children where it is needed.

Our small but effective team of Emergency Ambulance Crew (EAC) are co-located with the Trust's clinical team on the Great Ormond Street Hospital site where they plan and respond to thousands of requests to support unwell children each year. Functioning as a truly embedded team, our EACs are part of a truly unique team bringing joy to families lives in caring for their loved ones.

And you can join this amazing team today! We're looking for passionate and committed people to join this service and become part of the team.

As an EAC, you will be responsible for ensuring your vehicle and clinical equipment are ready to respond to referrals, joining the clinical team for planning, coordination and review sessions. You'll expertly handle transporting the clinical team to a referring hospital, be part of the team that helps to stabilise the patient and then safely deliver them to the receiving hospital's Intensive Care Unit. You will be responsible for providing high quality, professional and compassionate care for patients and ensuring current clinical practice procedures and requirements are followed.

About You

To be considered for the role you must be educated to GCSE level and have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels. You should have a minimum of 12 months driving experience and hold a full UK driving licence with a maximum of three penalty points. All applicants must have a C1 on their licence. Those working towards this would be required to have it by an agreed start date. Candidates will need to have an enhanced full DBS check (which we provide) and complete a health check to ensure they are able to take up frontline work. This is a shift based role in a team that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Shifts are 12 hours in duration and on a shift rotation basis. This is not a 9 to 5 role and will include rostered weekend, night and bank holiday working for which enhanced pay premiums are added.

About Us

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 with overtime and unsocial hours premiums
An increasing annual leave allowance with continuous service
Cycle to work scheme
Group Life Assurance scheme
Season ticket (travel) loans
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: TBC

Application Review Date: 30/06/2022

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.

We are committed to increasing the diversity of our team and making sure we best reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, so are particularly interested in applications from women, trans and non-binary people, as well as those from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds and those with different accessibility needs.

Please note: St John does not accept speculative CVs and will only review CVs sent in application for an advertised vacancy.

Recruitment Agencies: We are not utilising the services of recruitment agencies for this vacancy and will accept direct applications only. Any speculative CVs submitted without invitation will not be considered
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