The Healthcare Professional Service (HCP) is a dedicated service providing a timely response to groups of patients who have already been clinically assessed by a GP or frontline ambulance clinician and deemed appropriate for hospital admission or assessment. The HCP Service ensures safe and holistic care for these patients.
HCP staff provide non-emergency transportation of patients to and from hospitals and other specialist units, caring for the well-being of patients and utilising clinical skills where required. There is a potential requirement to respond to frontline, emergency calls when demand is high, and applicants should be aware of this.
This is a great opportunity for caring individuals to support patients when accessing NHS treatment centres, and will give you invaluable experience and exposure to a wide variety of situations.
The HCP Ambulance Technician will be a qualified ambulance technician, who has been trained to meet patients’ clinical needs during transportation. They will also act as mentors to HCP Trainee Technicians.
These are some of the essential criteria you will need to be successful as an HCP Ambulance Technician; more detailed criteria are available in the Person Specification for the role:
- IHCD BTEC Level 3 in Ambulance Aid
- St. Johns Emergency Medical Technician or Red Cross equivalent
- Combat Medical Technician level 3
- PHEM Emergency Medical Technician or equivalent
- Applicants will ideally hold the IHCD Ambulance Driving Qualification, although training will be provided to successful, clinically qualified candidates
- A full C1 category driving licence with no more than 3 penalty points is essential for this role and candidates would be required to obtain this prior to their start date. Applications will be accepted with a provisional C1 licence, but a full C1 category licence must be obtained prior to commencing training.