999 Call Handler - Bristol

  • Job Reference: 00001998-1
  • Date Posted: 8 February 2024
  • Recruiter: South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust
  • Website: https://www.swast.nhs.uk/welcome
  • Location: South Western Ambulance Jobs Bristol
  • Salary: £22,816 to £24,336
  • Bonus/Benefits: plus overtime and unsocial pay
  • Sector: Administration, Call Centre / Customer Service, Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Job summary

999 Call Hander - Ambulance Service, what's your emergency?

Do you want to make a difference?

Do you like working as part of a supportive and motivated team?

Would you like to work flexibly with shift patterns that fit with your personal circumstances?

Would you like generous NHS Benefits, including 27 annual leave days (plus 8 days bank holiday) and NHS Pension?

Would you like to develop your career in the Ambulance Service?

If you answered yes to these questions, then we would welcome an application from you.

When you ring 999 your call goes through to one of our two Control Rooms based in Exeter and Bristol. Our trained Call Handlers are the first point of contact to the ambulance service for people experiencing a medical emergency. Not every call you deal with will be a matter of life or death but the way you listen, interpret and deal with the calls will make a vital difference to the patients we serve every day. When you receive a call, you are responsible for recording the right information, sometimes under difficult circumstances and offering advice or reassurance to the caller/patient. You will enter details onto a computer system about the patient and their condition which categorises the seriousness of the illness or injury, to ensure that the patient receives the most appropriate care from us.