Hello and thank you for taking a look at our vacancy. We are SSGL Medical, a friendly CQC registered independent ambulance service based out of Barnsley in South Yorkshire. We are recruiting owing to expanding patient transport requirements from the NHS. We care passionately about our small team of staff, as they are the ones delivering care to the patients we care for. Working for us means working as part of a family, and you will be well looked after in all aspects.
We are seeking passionate and committed individuals with previous care experience to join our friendly family to fulfil the role of Ambulance Care Assistant (ACA), working either as a single crewed Wheelchair Access Vehicle (WAV), or with a colleague on an Ambulance, to transfer patients on a non-emergency basis. We are interested in candidates joining us for the long-haul and who want the job because they thoroughly enjoy the role, and our values.
An immediate start is available for compliant and experienced applicants and would ideally fulfil this role within 7 days, owing to outstanding requirements. Let's start with a summary of the role:
Summary of Vacancy:
As you will be working on a WAV or patient transport ambulance (both vacancies are available) with a colleague, being a team-player is incredibly important, as is self-motivation, passion for patient care and a high degree of common sense.
You will collect a variety of suitable patients, generally from their home to hospital appointments, and indeed from hospital appointments back home. On a WAV you will drive for the duration of your shift, and on PTS you will switch between driving an ambulance (normal B category car licence) and attending to the patient in the rear of the vehicle. These patients will often have health issues requiring use of ambulance manual handling equipment. Your induction will fully cover the use of transfer equipment, safe movement of patients and the process of collection and drop-off of patients.
An immediate start is available for compliant individuals
Transporting of patients to and from hospital with excellent customer service skills throughout their journey
Flexible shifts available, both part-time and full-time positions available across either 9 or 12 hours, we have anything from 2 shifts per week available, up to 5 days per week
After probation rates of up to £11.00 per hour is available, which is the highest paid in the region, we pay a minimum of £10.00 per hour
WAV hours are 31.5 hours per week (averaged over the month) , with every other weekend off working a rota similar to Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday one week, and Wednesday, Thursday and Friday the next
That would be a salary of £18,080 after probation
PTS hours are flexible to you, minimum of 2 days per week at 24 hours, up to 5 days per week at 60 hours per week
A full-time salary would be £34,320
Travel is fully paid base to base
These are day shifts, WAV starting at either 06:00 or 12:00 and PTS starting at 09:00
Available Self Employed or PAYE after probation (if you've never worked self employed, we have an in-house Finance Director who can sort this for you at no cost)
Preferably available immediately, up to 1 week is acceptable (we therefore can't accept applications from those who have a 2-4 week notice period)
Hold a manual UK Driving Licence, preferably with 12+ months driving experience and confident with driving
Be first aid trained (additional accredited training can be provided)
Hold an enhanced DBS check (or one can be provided)
Able to use own initiative and have plenty of common sense
Able to use a basic smartphone app to attend jobs and utilise Google Maps etc
Superb customer service and patient skills
Looking for a position for a permanent position, as we are seeking those willing to provide long-term commitment
We have excellent rates of pay that are higher than other service providers, progression opportunities and a friendly welcoming team behind you. Joining our family will see you enjoying a rewarding career, with excellent an excellent wage.
Please note that this starts as a self employed role, meaning we pay you all of your earnings without tax deductions. If you've never worked self employed, don't be put off, it has many, many benefits but you can move to PAYE after probation without issue. We have an in-house Finance Director who can sort this all for you at no cost as we mentioned earlier. This is one of many benefits you have working with us, including access to advances through our employee benefit app Hastee.
A great understanding of the role, including a detailed job description and an introduction video, is available here: http://bit.ly/SSGL-PTS-Summary. We have also placed a detailed description of the role below.
To apply, please do so via email to PTS@securesolutions.group or on Indeed Jobs and detail:
1. Why you would like to be considered for the role 2. Your available start date 3. Confirmation you meet of the the requirement criteria above
We look forward to your application and hope to be welcoming you aboard soon.
SSGL Medical are an Equal Opportunities and Living Wage employer. This role is subject to our Recruitment and Training Policy, including Safer Recruiting and subject to our Compliance Stage and Due Diligence.