ECA (Emergency Ambulance Crew) – Full Time
Emergency Ambulance Crew (ECA 2)
Job Title: Emergency Ambulance Crew
Hours: Full time 37.5, Part-time or Bank
Location: Met-Medical Ambulance Station and deployment throughout the UK.
Salary £9 – £12 per hour
Ambulance staff must have a blue light emergency driving qualification e.g. IHCD D1/D2 or Emergency Response Ambulance Driving QCF. You will preferably have a full UK driving license with C1 entitlement (or complete the C1 driving test within 4 weeks of starting)
Due to the nature of this role successful candidates must have the ability to work in an emergency ambulance environment and have good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels, as well as being able to work as part of a team.
- Working as a crew or solo, you will initiate appropriate care and effective treatment to patients in both hospital and pre-hospital environment, selecting and applying appropriate skills and equipment safely and within appropriate level of training, competency and scope of practice.
- When working as a crew with a Paramedic, support the work of the senior clinician by providing effective clinical care using appropriate knowledge and skills in order to assist them make professional judgements; conduct diagnostic procedures and provide safe and effective treatments as and when requested by the senior clinician in accordance with MET-Medical procedures, guidelines and protocols.
- To provide and contribute to the care, effective treatment and safe transportation of patients, providing the highest standards of clinical and personal care within the hospital and pre-hospital environment.
- Provide patient assessment and treatment in line with the scope of practice and within MET-Medical guidelines. To ensure that patient confidentiality is maintained at all times and that personal / clinical information is only disclosed in accordance with MET-Medical policy, procedure and protocol and in accordance with Caldicott regulations, whilst ensuring that all appropriate information is recorded in a timely and efficient manner.
- To ensure informed consent is obtained before treatment or intervention is undertaken and to ensure that the communication of information between self, the patient and colleagues is handled, sensitively, clearly, pro-actively and in a manner mindful of patient confidentiality
- To ensure the efficient use of medical supplies, maintaining 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 MET-Medical policy and current legislation. To practice in accordance with protocol and current legislation governing the use of medicines and prescription only medicines, in relation to the storage and security of such items both while operational and on station.
- Receive and interpret information from patients, carers, Healthcare Professionals and other Emergency Services and ensure clear and legible notes are made on the PRF’s and handed over correctly to the receiving department ensuring continuity of care throughout
- To report any incidences of risk, neglect, abuse or endangerment to vulnerable children or adults in accordance with MET-Medical policy.
- To be responsible for the security of patient’s property during the transportation and hand-over at their destination.
- Be aware and sensitive of the patient’s social and environmental condition and report any matters of concern to the appropriate person or body as defined in local operating procedures.
- Complete all records and returns properly and promptly. PRF’s are a compulsory requirement and a crucial record of the transfer. These must be completed simultaneously and handed in at the end of your shift. PRF’s are at no time to be taken home.
- To ensure that all monitoring of patients such as cardiac, pulse oximetry and oxygen management are recorded correctly and legibly at the time of intervention.
- To comply with all road safety regulations exercising the safe use of road traffic exemptions in emergency driving. To carry out vehicle and equipment checks at the start of duty, in accordance with Trust policy and procedures, ensuring that the vehicle is roadworthy, properly kitted, cleaned (paying particular attention to infection control) and stocked, faults or omissions reported and all appropriate recording procedures completed.
- Actively participate in personal and environmental cleaning routines including vehicles, equipment and areas of the garaging facilities to ensure that infection prevention and control standards are adhered to.
- To undertake all mandatory training and training related to the advancement of patient care commensurate with this role.
- Enhance own performance through continuously developing own knowledge, skills and behaviours to meet the current and future requirements of the job and respond to the learning needs of MET-Medical.
- Act within acceptable parameters as an employee/ Manager for MET-Medical, having regard to the applicable ‘Code of Conduct’ for your role and ensuring own practice is in accordance with MET-Medical policies.
- Maintain own CPD and contribute to own personal development by participating in appraisal with line manager, developing a PDP, and actively participating in agreed learning activities and evaluating effectiveness of learning in relation to role.
- Regularly review own practices and makes changes in accordance with current and/or best practice, makes suggestions for improved practice and identifies where other activities affect own practice
- To contribute positively to the effectiveness and efficiency of the teams in which he/she works.
- To contribute to a healthy, safe and secure working environment by adhering to health and safety regulations, MET-Medical policies, procedures and guidance. Take necessary action in relation to risks in the workplace including supporting others to manage risks and reporting incidents as necessary.
- To act in ways that support equality and diversity and the rights of individuals, ensuring own practice is in accordance with Trust policies. Identify and take action when own or others’ action undermines equality and diversity.
- To raise concerns around risk, malpractice or wrongdoing at work, which may affect patients, staff or the organisation, at the earliest reasonable opportunity.
Essential / Experience:
- Hold a valid EU Driving License (No more than 3 endorsement points)
- C1 Category entitlement (Or have provisional with the aim to gain within 6 weeks of starting)
- Have successfully completed an Emergency Care Assistant Course, FREC, FPOS-A or FPOS-I
- Evidence of Continual Professional Development
- Have successfully completed an approved emergency ambulance driving course to the national standards eg. D1/D2
- Effective social skills gained from experience, dealing with the public
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
- Ability to carry out manual handling including the lifting of patients and equipment.
- Good knowledge of current operational procedures and clinical practices
- Good verbal, listening and written communication skills
- Able to communicate across wide demographic boundaries in an appropriate manner
- Displays good interpersonal skills
- Demonstrate the ability and commitment to providing high quality patient care, appropriate to patient needs
- Able to operate all appropriate information systems in an efficient and effective manner relevant to this post
- Respects and applies patient confidentiality at all times
- Displays good diplomatic skills, is tactful and discreet.
- Good organisational skills, is able to identify priority pathways and act effectively under pressure
- Able to produce accurate records in accordance with MET-Medical policy.
- Is self motivated with ability to work within occupational guidelines
- Displays excellent attention to detail
- Maintains a flexible and proactive approach to work
- Demonstrate a commitment to team working
For more information about this role, please see below. Please click on the link to download either the Application Form or Job Description.
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Equality and Diversity
MET-Medical are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to avoiding unlawful discrimination in employment. In endeavouring to become an equal opportunity employer we intend that no job applicant or employee shall receive less favourable treatment because of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, colour, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability or age; not be disadvantaged by any other conditions or requirements which are irrelevant.
There will be equal opportunities in the recruitment, training and development and promotion of employees. MET-Medical strives to ensure that the work environment is free of harassment and bullying and that everyone is treated with dignity and respect is an important aspect of ensuring equal opportunities in employment.
Data Protection Act
All staff must comply with the Data Protection Act and must not disclose personal information regarding patients or other employees to unauthorised personnel. Staff must ensure that patient documents are secure (this includes handwritten or printed job sheets) and are not accessible to other parties