Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Southampton
Salary: £12.70-£20.00
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Dispatcher
Contact Name: Team
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 29, 2022 17:36

Job Description

Medicnow works with a variety of public and private sector healthcare clients and roles for Dispatcher have been requested by a large ambulance trust in the South covering the Hampshire area

Our Client have numerous shifts: day and nights . This role is suitable for those with previous Dispatcher experience if you have some knowledge further training will be provided.

OVERALL PURPOSE/ROLE SUMMARY: To be responsible for the effective dispatching, of the Non- Emergency Patient Transport Service (NEPTS) operational resources, ensuring that the day to day service delivery is in accordance with any associated Service Level Agreement (SLA) or Contract. To be a main point of contact for NEPTS Operational Staff. To be a point of contact for patients and health service colleagues, communicating information in a clear and concise method, taking into account the media used. To be familiar with and adhere to Service plans, policies, procedures and Key Performance Indictors (KPI’s). To be an ambassador for NEPTS and the Trust ensuring that the Trust’s values etc are adhered to at all times.


To prioritise / deploy and dispatch journeys to operational resources to ensure that Patient appointment times are met throughout the course of the shift, considering the use of both internal and external resources as appropriate and necessary.

Liaise with the NEPTS Call Handlers with regard to patients’ conditions, mobility, appointments, collection / destination addresses and ready times

To utilise the mapping and two-way data functionality of the 'live data capture’ system to ensure efficient utilisation of operational resources, minimising delays and downtime

To manage/monitor the daily patient activity utilising the Trust’s Patient Transport Information System, in particular patient appointment/discharge times, mobility, medical conditions, care packages and locations / destinations of patients and vehicles. Contact Centre Manager Lead Dispatcher Dispatcher (NEPTS) Dispatcher,

To use the Trusts radio communication system in an appropriate and professional manner in accordance with Trust Policies and Standard Operating Procedures

To respond to changes within the Patient Transport Service as requested in order to meet the requirements of the Customer and its commissioners.

To undertake to be the 'first point of contact’ in liaison with the customer, members of the public, patients and/or relatives that may contact the NEPTS Contact Centre out of core hours.

Liaise with Vehicle and Equipment Unit with reference to vehicle breakdown / faults of the NEPTS vehicles or contact the on call services in the case of vehicle breakdown

To answer all telephones lines in a professional and courteous manner as per training received and any associated call scripts as per the agreed Standard Operating Procedures

To participate in any conference call as required for the relevant area of responsibility and acting accordingly upon the information received and given.

To ensure that all crews have logged on and received all planned work.

To produce reports as/ when required by the Contact Centre Manager

To undertake any other responsible duties as required / directed by the Contact Centre Manager or the Business Manager (CC)

To participate as required in the Trust’s response to Major Incident’s as per agreed protocols.

The post holder must adhere to the Trust’s Policies and Procedures.

To undertake any training as deemed necessary by the Trust. This relates to internal and external training and may involve residential attendance.

To actively participate in Team Meetings, suggesting where appropriate any changes to existing working practices in order to promote service delivery

To participate in the Appraisal System to culminate in a Personal Development Plan in accordance with the Trust’s Policies and Procedures

To ensure that customers and patients are contacted regarding their transport requirements, advising of any inability to meet these requirements and advise of any other options as soon as it is apparent that any genuine commitments cannot be met.

To refer any matters outside area of responsibility to either a Lead Dispatcher, Team Leader or Contact Centre Manager, Team Leader (NEPTS) or Head of Operations.

To participate in conjunction with the Trust’s commissioners in any initiatives that aim to improve service delivery

To promote and enhance the image of the Trust at all times in accordance with Trust work rules, promoting good relations with the public, patients and other health care professional through effective and communication skills and a polite and professional manner.

To participate in any audits or surveys that may be required by the Trust or its commissioners

To ensure you remain up to date with all dispatch protocols checking the standard operation procedures and regular updates.

To undertake occasional planning duties as and when required by the Contact Centre Manager or Business Manager

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