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Ambulance Care Assistant-Gloucester

Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire Industry: Ancillary & Support Services
Salary: £7.00 per hour Contact: Hannah Macfarlane
Posted: 11 months ago Contact Email: hclayton@meridianbs.co.uk

Meridian Health currently have a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking for an ambulance care assistant role.

Candidates need to have a full driving licence, with no more than 3 points. Previous care assistant experience is not essential as full training will be given.

Job Purpose- The care and transportation of non emergency patients to and from hospitals for appointments and treatment, within and outside of the area

Duties:

*to assist patients when required through the use of equipment and by lifting carrying an transferring

*to carry out vehicle and equipment checks as designated or as appropriate

*to assist om the event of critical or large scale incident

Key responsibilities:

*establishing rapport and empathy with patients and relatives

*giving reassurance to confused and distressed patients and their carers/relatives

*communicate in such a Way that promotes respect and dignity

*communicating clearly with others during handovers and hospital visits

Preferred experience in Patient transport duties paid or unpaid to include:

  • Recent experience (within 3 years) of ambulance patient transport
  • Recent driving experience (within 3 years) of van sized vehicles
  • Evidence of recent (within 3 years) training in:
    • Infection control
    • Safeguarding
    • Equality and diversity
    • Manual handling
    • Patient handling (including with and without equipment, e.g. wheelchairs, stretchers)
    • First aid
    • Oxygen administration (advantageous/desirable)
    • FPOS (advantageous/desirable)
    • Direct working in a care and/or NHS environment (advantageous/desirable

Shifts will be 10 or 12 hours per day Monday to Friday, occasional Saturdays

The position will be based from Gloucester

Meridian Business Support is acting on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Business.

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