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Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services Apprentice **WIRRAL**

Employer
West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust
Location
United Kingdom
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
8 Jul 2022

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Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services (NEPTS)

APPRENTICE

**Apprenticeship Opportunity - up to 18 months **

Salary: Year 1 - Apprenticeship £4.81 per hour

Year 2 onwards - National Minimum Wage for age

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Base: Wirral PTS, CH49 1AB

West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust is looking to provide apprenticeship opportunities within our Patient Transport Services contracts in Wirral. We are looking for caring individuals who are willing to complete an Intermediate Apprenticeship.

The post holder will perform the duties of a Non-Emergency Patient Transport Apprentice complying with protocols and local agreements with a high duty of care. The main purpose is to transport patients with varying mobility's to and from treatment centres or other venues as directed, this may be by car, ambulance or other vehicle type. You will undertake training in the use of Ambulance Service lifting equipment and first aid.

The successful candidate must be willing to complete an Intermediate Apprenticeship qualification and must already hold both English & Maths qualifications at level 1 or above.

Candidates who already hold Level 2 or above in Healthcare Support of Health & Social Care are unfortunately not eligible for this post.

On successful completion of the apprenticeship you will obtain an Intermediate Apprenticeship Standard in Healthcare Support Work

As a potential employee of a healthcare provider it is important and we strongly encourage you to receive your seasonal flu vaccination each year (when available) and your COVID-19 vaccinations including any boosters if you haven't already done so,to assist in protecting yourself, colleagues and our patients.

It is still possible to catch and spread COVID-19, even if you are fully vaccinated. If you have any of the main symptoms of COVID-19 or a positive test result, the public health advice is to stay at home and avoid contact with other people

COVID-19 remains a risk and we request that you take every possible action to help reduce the spread of the virus and in turn help reduce the pressure on the NHS.

This position involves a regulated activity which will require an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check. The disclosure will, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children, adults or both.

Where a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is required for the post, applicants are required to cover the cost of the check. The cost (£42.50 for an enhanced check) is payable to our online provider at the time that the DBS application is submitted.

West Midlands Ambulance Service positively welcomes diversity and aims to be a truly inclusive place to work. We are looking for self-motivated, enthusiastic people from all backgrounds that care about making a difference.

We are proud to have been awarded Disability Confident Leader status and we therefore guarantee to invite to assessments all applicants with a disability who meet the standards required for a job vacancy. If you wish to discuss and adjustments that you may need for the role of the assessment process prior to your application, then please do not hesitate to contact the recruitment team.

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  • Please ensure all sections of the application form are completed fully. Please particularly ensure that you provide full details of all referees including their email address, telephone contact details and postal address.

  • If you are unable to apply online, please contact the Recruitment Team on 01384 989452 for a paper application form.

    PLEASE READ THE ATTACHED DOCUMENT ENTITLED INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE FOR APPLICANTS.

    Closing date for return of applications: _Thursday 14th July 2022

    Please note: Only fully completed application forms will be accepted

    Where a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is required for the post, applicants are required to cover the cost of the check. The cost (£45 for an enhanced check or £28 for a standard or basic check) is payable to our online provider at the time that the DBS application is submitted.

    Applicants with convictions should familiarise themselves with the new DBS filtering rules which came into effect in November 2020 prior to completing their application. More information can be found on the Nacro website.

    We do endeavour to respond to all candidates on an individual basis. Therefore we do ask for your co-operation and patience whilst the short listing process takes place. After the closing date please ensure you check your emails (including junk mail) & NHS Jobs account regularly as contact is usually made via this method.
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