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NHS 111 Senior Clinical Advisor/homeworker

Job Description

Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) serves over 5 million people in the Yorkshire region covering an urban and rural area of almost 6,000 square miles and operates over vastly differing terrain ranging from isolated moors and dales to city centres, large urban areas and coastal stretches. YAS employs around 4500 staff and has over 2000 volunteers working together to provide 24 hour accident and emergency healthcare services through our Communication centres and frontline A&E crews and our Patient Transport Service (PTS) that conveys in excess of 11 million patients to and from their hospital appointments across Yorkshire and neighbouring counties each year. YAS is an integral part of all the health communities across Yorkshire and we are committed to delivering the highest quality patient care.

Applicants are advised to read all the information in this advert and the supporting information BEFORE completing and submitting their application.As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

We pride ourselves on absolutely everyone that works within the Trust contributing to the achievement of our Mission: “Saving lives, caring for you”. We also want people to join us that can equally uphold our organisational values: WE CARE.

Homeworking for NHS111 and Urgent Care – Yorkshire Ambulance Service

Are you a Nurse or Paramedic who wants to try something innovative How about working from home?

Are you a Nurse or Paramedic? Do you have telephone triage experience? Are you NHS Pathways trained? Do you want to change direction in your clinical career?

We are looking to recruit Senior Clinical Advisors (Band 6 –Subject to banding) to work from home full time and part time.

At NHS 111 we are always seeking new and innovative ways to work.

This opportunity will be offered to Clinicians who meet the criteria of at least 6 months experience working as an NHS Pathways advisor (111 or 999).

You must be able to attend Wakefield or Rotherham for induction, familiarisation and ad-hoc times for refresher training etc. (Training is 2 weeks full time – Travel & Accommodation provided subject to distance).

In order to Homework you must have a suitable working environment (Quiet location, private room with desk, chair and broadband connection of min 4mbps)

A Clinical Advisor for NHS 111 will be responsible for ensuring that the NHS 111 patients receive a quality service. You will have quick clinical decision making skills and excellent communication skills;

• You will need to be able to speak with a variety of patients. Using your professional clinical judgment supported by decision support software

• Clinical Advisors provide assessment, medication advice, and health information to patients calling NHS 111. You will support patients to access appropriate levels of care, including home care management.

• We require registered nurses or paramedics with generalist and specialist skills to assess and deliver care to patients across all age groups.

• As a Clinical Advisor you will need to be able to demonstrate the following key skills; - Work with a variety of clinical specialists to ensure safe clinical processes for patients - The ability to make timely safe clinical decisions - Meet the required standards for key performance indicators - Undertake referrals to internal and external clinicians - Be committed to self-development and training In addition to this you will be able to demonstrate your flexibility to meet service needs and enthusiasm to deliver high quality patient care.

We offer a full training package, this will include NHS Pathways update training and enhanced communication skills.

We can offer you:
• Flexible hours
• Ongoing training/self-development
• Line management support
• On line e-learning with our Training and Development team
• Support with validation with NMC (for nurses) and help with preparation with your documents

Please refer to the job description and person specification for further details.

If you are not NHS Pathways trained and are still interested in working for us please apply for one of our Clinical Advisor posts advertised on NHS Jobs and Yorkshire Ambulance Service website.

Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification will be short listed for this role. For any queries, please contact the NHS 111 office on  ( Phone number removed ) 

This is an exciting time to join NHS 111 and the Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Jaybe Bradbrook -  ( Phone number removed ) 

YAS actively pursues a policy of equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, particularly ethnic and minority groups who are presently under-represented in YAS. We support the ‘Positive about Disabled People’ scheme (the two ticks system) which means we guarantee to invite to assessment all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for a job vacancy and to consider them on their abilities. Please note that reasonable adjustments for successful applicants with a disability will be made on appointment.

Please note the salary range stated in advertisements is calculated on a pro rata basis if the vacancy is part time.

All invites to attend appointments regarding the selection process will be sent electronically via the NHS Jobs Website to the email address that was provided at the time of the application. IT IS IMPORTANT, therefore, that you read your emails on a regular basis and respond as necessary.

Benefits We Offer:
Flexible working arrangements
Childcare/Carer support
Ongoing Learning and development
Free Occupational Health and counselling services
An excellent pension scheme

Please note that we operate a Smoke Free policy

When you accept an offer of employment from the Trust you agree to become a Public Member of YAS for the first 12 months of your service. After that, all of our permanent members of staff and people on contracts of more than 12 months’ duration, and who have been continuously employed for at least 12 months, will be automatically transferred to opted-in Staff Members. For further information please refer to, the Membership Strategy, May 2014 (available on the Trust website).


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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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