Location
Devon 111
Specialism
111 Call Handlers
Advertising Salary
£10.91 - £14.03 per hour
Vacancy Type
Permanent
Schedule Type
Full Time

About The Role

About the Role:

Ever wanted to play your part in an exciting service that really makes a difference to everyone’s lives? We’ve been awarded 111 Devon from the 1st of October and we are very excited to start recruiting for our newest 111 sites in Plymouth. We also have a contact centre in Exeter. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join us at Practice Plus Group, the largest independent provider of Healthcare to the NHS and fast becoming the largest provider of NHS 111 services in England. As an innovative, award winning provider, with a rating of outstanding with the CQC we are in a period of significant and exciting growth with two new major contracts mobilising this year.

This is your chance to train to be a Health Advisor in our 111 contact centre, handling calls from members of the public. You’ll learn how to use a state-of-the-art triage tool called NHS Pathways to assess patients over the phone and direct them to the most appropriate care. Although these are not emergency calls, you’ll also need to be prepared to deal with emotional, distressing or life-threatening scenarios and to arrange for 999 services if required.

The extensive training equips you with valuable skills and includes assessments.

You can choose from two training options:

Full-Time Monday-Friday (9am-5pm) for four weeks; (Monday 10th October 2022)

Part-Time Tues, Weds, Thurs (6pm-10pm) and Sat-Sun (9am-5pm) for five weeks (Saturday 15th October 2022.).

You must attend every training day. This is followed by a further eight weeks’ support before you are signed off to work on your own.

Once you’ve completed your training, you can join the team full or part-time on a variety of shift patterns to suit your lifestyle. However, please note that this is a 24/7, 365-days-a-year service and is particularly busy at weekends and weekday evenings – so you should expect to work at these times, plus some bank holidays, which may include Christmas.

Upcoming Training Dates:

Monday 10th October – Full Time Course

Saturday 15th October - Part Time Course 

About You

What you will need:

  • GCSE/Functional Skills English and Maths at Grade C (or equivalent) or above.
  • Excellent listening and communication skills, ideally with IT and keyboard skills, plus some previous experience of working and communicating with the public.
  • A real passion for helping other people, with the ability to learn all sorts of new skills and to thrive and develop in a fun, friendly, well-supported team.

What you will get:

  • Pay:
    £10.91 per hour– daytime and during training (07:00-23:00);
    £13.56 per hour – contractual night rate (23:00-07:00);
    £14.03 per hour – Red Zone night rate (23:00-07:00) – when working a night shift your pay rate is enhanced to Red Zone rate!
  • 25 days’ annual leave, increasing with service up to 28 days per year + bank holidays.
  • Great job security, flexibility over hours (whenever we can), and full support for ongoing career progression into coaching, training and management roles.
  • Practice Plus Group benefits including company pension scheme, life assurance, cycle to work scheme, retail discounts, and an employee assistance programme for you and your family.
  • Integrated Urgent Care team benefits that range from Healthcare Hero Awards and recognition prizes to themed occasions, charity days, a fantastic range of social events + the option of overtime to boost your earnings.

About Us

About the Company:

Practice Plus Group is passionate about great healthcare. We believe that anyone should be able to access excellent care, whether via the NHS or privately. Our breadth of expertise spans surgery, diagnostics, general practice, offender health and urgent care, with an unrivalled range of different services provided across the country. We’re proud to be at the forefront of developing new and exciting ways to support the nation’s health too, helping patients to maximise their wellbeing and live life to the full.

When you’re part of the Practice Plus Group team, you don’t just have a job. You have a career. We work with you to help you grow in your role and take your career in the direction you want to go. We’ll help you be the best you can be.

We want our team members to feel motivated and rewarded. So we offer a competitive package of pay and benefits. We also recognise the value of a healthy work-life balance – so we always try to be flexible, helping you fit your working life around your home life.

You could work flexibly in a healthcare setting alongside your studies - for more information please email Sarah on [email protected]

Please note that offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory references and a DBS check.

Practice Plus Group is committed to creating a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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