As an Emergency Care Assistant you will attend cases of accident and sudden illness and respond to urgent, special and planned patient transfer requests .You will use advanced driving skills under blue light and normal traffic conditions to respond to emergency and routine calls as required.
You will be required to assist a qualified practitioner to support the provision of high quality and effective clinical, personal, social and holistic care to patients.
Full salary of £18,813 per annum will be paid on completion of probationary period. During this period (3-6 months, subject to reviews) you will receive a reduced salary of £16,053.48 per annum. Upon successful completion of the 8 week training course and commencement on station, you will also receive unsocial in this role.
Would you be suited to this type of role?
The nature of this role often means the ECA will be assisting the qualified practitioner in dealing with life and death situations. You need to be compassionate, caring and committed.
You need to enjoy helping people whilst understanding their needs and treating them with dignity and respect. You need to be enthusiastic, reliable, self-disciplined and flexible.
- Able to work the shift patterns as required, including unsocial hours and weekends?
- Able to stay calm in pressurised and emotional situations. Able to handle sensitive situations assertively and tactfully?
- Are you able to deal with blood?
- Due to the emergency nature of the services provided by SWASFT, staff may be required in the interest of patient safety to work beyond their normal finishing time, are you prepared for this?