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Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services Apprentice

West Midlands Ambulanc
Competitive salary
Closing date
15 Oct 2021
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The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of people from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities. Selection will be on a basis of merit. The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy. To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

The Trust is proud to support our Armed Forces community and have signed up to the Step Into Health initiative. We welcome applications from Armed Forces Veterans and Service leavers.

Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services Apprentice **18 months fixed term apprenticeship**

Salary: £4.30 per hour

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Base: Coventry PTS, CV2 5DB

An exciting opportunity has become available for an Apprentice to work within our Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services Team.

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 are unfortunately not eligible for this post.

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

The government published on 4th August 2021 operational guidance for people working or deployed in care homes. This publication, for which all PTS staff fall under the remit of, outlines that staff working in or deployed to work in care home must not enter the care home unless they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This is a nationally published policy that the Trust is required to adopt.

Although this is a mandated requirement, it is also the Trust's view that this is the right thing to do to protect vulnerable people in care home settings, as well as assisting to protect colleagues, all patients and loved ones.

This requirement will come into effect from 11th November 2021, meaning that from this date PTS staff will only be permitted to enter a care home once they have received full vaccination against COVID-19 and are a minimum of 8 weeks post their second vaccination. Entering care homes to assist patients to and from planned appointments is a fundamental part of the PTS role. Due to the requirement to have an 8 week period between doses, all applicants must have received the first dose no later than 16th September 2021.

All applicants must therefore have received both COVID vaccinations at the point of submitting an application to the Trust and this requirement forms part of the conditions for any subsequent offer of employment. All successful applicants will be asked to evidence receipt of both COVID-19 vaccinations at their Occupational Health appointment

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 (£45 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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    Closing date for return of applications: _Monday 11thOctober 2021_

    Please note: Only fully completed application forms will be accepted.

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    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.

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