Job Types:

Full-time, Permanent

Salary:

£15,000 starting salary

Work Location:

Sheffield, S35 2PH

Application Deadline:

31st July 2024


Position Overview

This is an exciting opportunity for highly motivated, enthusiastic individuals to join one of our key customers, Echo Fire and Medical based in Sheffield. This is an excellent opportunity to enter the ambulance sector where you will be supported via a nationally recognised apprenticeship. This allows you to work, get paid and have all your education taken care of at no cost to you. Our customer is looking for a number of individuals to join their expanding team. The starting date will be 26th August where you will need to be available to complete your training course lasting 6 weeks.

Some excellent benefits include

  • Pension
  • All training provided
  • High street discount club
  • Access to 24/7 employee assistance programme
  • In house counselling services
  • Free parking
  • Development opportunities to further career prospect
  • On-site discounted gym membership
  • Full support via our approved mentorship programme

The role of an Emergency Care Assistant (ECA) is to support clinically qualified practitioners in the provision of high quality and effective pre-hospital clinical care to the community, responding to a wide variety of situations including medical emergencies, inter-hospital transfers, urgent hospital admission and other allocated operational activities commensurate with the role.

 

The ECA will drive a range of vehicles provided by Echo Fire, under both emergency and non-emergency conditions as required.

The post-holder will work under the direct and/or supervision of a clinically qualified practitioner e.g. Paramedic, Technician, Paramedic Practitioner, Emergency Care Practitioner or Ambulance Clinician.

  • Under the direction of a clinically qualified practitioner, assist and support in the provision of high quality and effective pre-hospital clinical care to the community, responding as appropriate using emergency driving skills, to a wide variety of situations, including medical emergencies, inter-hospital transfers, urgent hospital admissions and other allocated operational duties within the ECA’s Scope of Practice.
  • To drive a range of vehicles as provided and directed by Echo Fire, under both emergency and non-emergency driving conditions, in accordance with company Policies and Procedures, the Roadcraft driving manual and guidelines and current legislation.
  • Under the direction of a clinically qualified practitioner assist and support in the provision of emergency clinical scene management.
  • Ensure that the patient report forms pertaining to this role (i.e. for urgent work only) are completed according to Echo Fire policy/procedure/protocols, current legislation and Caldicott guidelines.
  • Ensure the safe transfer of patients, to and from vehicles, following health and safety and other appropriate protocols and procedures, being mindful of the safety of patients, self, colleagues, and others, using appropriate equipment and manual handling techniques.
  • Communicate with patients, relatives, colleagues, other health professionals, emergency services and members of the public in a calm, caring and professional manner, treating them with dignity and respect always.
  • To ensure that patient confidentiality is always maintained, and the personal/clinical information is only disclosed in accordance with Echo Fire’s policies, procedures and protocols and in accordance with Caldicott regulations.
  • To undertake a dynamic risk assessment on arrival at the scene of an incident, or to support colleagues in the duty in accordance with Echo Fire policies and professional guidelines, having due regard for the health and safety of self and others, and to request additional support appropriate to the circumstances through the Operations Centre.
  • To use/operate all equipment, facilities, vehicles and premises in an efficient, effective and safe manner, reporting faults in the appropriate manner.
  • To carry out relevant vehicle and equipment checks at the start of duty, in accordance with Echo Fire policy and procedures, ensuring that the vehicle is properly kitted cleaned (paying particular attention to infection control) and stocked. Faults or omissions reported, and all appropriate recording procedures are completed.
  • (in exceptional circumstances theses checks could be delayed but must be performed as soon as practically possible).
  • To assist in ensuring the efficient use of medical supplies, maintain adequate supplies throughout the shift, ensuring single use items are used according to protocols and ensuring that all clinical waste is disposed of according to Echo Fire policy and current legislation.
  • To maintain skills and competencies required by the ECA Scope of Practice and participate in annual personal development reviews.
  • To undertake all statutory and mandatory training commensurate with this role.
  • To maintain timely communications with the Operations Centre using appropriate means and ensure that the Operations Centre is always made aware of the operational availability. To ensure compliance with Echo Fire guidelines, policies, procedures, protocols and the ECA Scope of Practice always, ensuring patents receive the highest quality and standard of care and attention.
  • Be able to respond as a first responder to appropriate incidents within the ECA Scope of Practice.
  • To report any incidents of risk, neglect, abuse or endangerment in accordance with Echo Fire policy.
  • To assist and support colleagues to ensure station security and cleanliness and the availability of vehicles, equipment and supplies and assist in other station duties as required i.e.
  • Cleaning vehicles and equipment
  • Replenishing, restocking, and replacing items
  • Decontaminating equipment
  • Completing paperwork – e.g. incident forms, police statements, coroners’ reports, solicitors’ statements etc.
  • Re-fuelling vehicles
  • To attend court when required e.g. coroners, magistrates, crown courts and give evidence or be cross examined under oath.
  • Record promptly and in accordance with Echo Fire policies and procedures any accident/incident in which you are involved in whilst on duty.

  • Experience of dealing with the general public
  • Stable employment record
  • Minimum of 1 years driving experience

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to communicate across wide demographic boundaries in an appropriate manner
  • Displays good diplomatic skills
  • Good organisational skills, is able to identify priority care pathways and work effectively whilst under pressure
  • Able to produce accurate records
  • Able to work as part of a team

  • Hold English and Maths GCSE grace A-C or equivalent
  • Hold a current UK driving licence with no more than 6 points
  • Be a UK resident or hold a valid permit to work in the UK

If this posts interests you, please hit the apply now and ensure you put the post ID of REF001 and attached your CV.

Key Details

Reference ID: REF001

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £15,000 starting salary

Work Location: Sheffield, S35 2PH

Application Deadline: 31st July 2024

How to Apply

If you wish to apply for this position, you can either send your CV to recruitment@medipro.co.uk or attach your CV to the box below.

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