Blue Arrow Derby are proud to be working in partnership with a leading Healthcare provider, and we are currently looking to recruit a number of 111 Health Advisors for both full or part-time roles (days or evenings) to join their expanding team based at their Derby site.
Please note the client currently is unable to take any candidates who are on furlough, or who are studying courses alongside at this time.
Training will be full-time (even if applying for the part-time role) for 6 weeks at either the Derby or Chesterfield site, and will be over weekdays and weekends.
We encourage all applicants to initially apply online first, so we can process your application as quickly and as efficiently as possible.
About the Role
As a Health Advisor for the NHS 111 Service, you will be working as a key member of the team in a busy fast-paced environment. You will be providing call handling for patients requiring urgent medical assistance ensuring the appropriate response is given based on the patient's symptoms/needs.
We have a high number of full and part-time day and evening shift positions available. These will be based on different shift patterns that will be between Mon-Sun, and include working 3 out of 4 weekends and 6 out of 8 bank holidays. They will be between the below times, so you must be flexible to work during any of these times and days if needed.
Positions available for 15, 18, 22.5, 24, 30 and 37.5 hours per week between 06:00 - 18:30 (weekdays & weekends)
- 20 hours per week - between 16:00 - 00:00 (weekdays) & 14:00 - 00:00 (weekends)
- 24 hours per week - between 13:00 - 02:00 (weekdays and weekends)
- 30 hours per week - between 08:00 - 22:00 (weekdays and weekends)
- 5 hours per week - between 13:00 - 02:00 (weekdays and some weekends) & 08:00 -18:30 (other weekends)
Rotas' are advised up to 4 weeks in advance - a breakdown of exacts days will be shown to you during the interview process.
- £8.88 p/h basic rate
- £10.03 p/h - enhanced rate weekday evenings/overnights
- £11.10 p/h - enhanced rate weekends
- Significant recent experience (within the last year) of working within customer service or with the general public is essential
- At least 2 years solid previous and recent customer service experience is essential
- Experience of handling face-to-face and/or telephone enquires
- Excellent IT / computer skills
- Excellent telephone manner
- Ability to be proactive and have good use of initiative
- Demonstrate at least 3 years previous experience in a care, customer service or call centre environment
- Possess excellent communication skills
- Organised and reliable
- Work quickly and accurately under pressure
Duties will include:
- Taking and dealing with a high number of telephone calls from members of the public
- Communicating with a wide range of people including patients, relatives and representatives, colleagues, appropriate staff in local primary and secondary care services, social services, ambulance services and out of hours and other related services within the local health economy.
- Delivering excellent customer service
- Dealing with a range of patients medical queries including urgent medical assistance
- Logging calls and updating information in the system in a timely and efficient manner using the in-house NHS Pathways software
- Escalate patient calls to a Clinical Advisor where appropriate
- Dispatch an ambulance in the case of an emergency or refer onto, or provide, information about other available services.
Why should you apply?
Working in a challenging yet rewarding role that would be making a huge different to people's lives on a daily basis. This is also a great opportunity to join a fantastic organisation, where many opportunities including career progression and benefits are available.
- On-site parking available (subject to availability)
- On-site canteen and other facilities available
- Competitive Salary
- Generous holiday entitlement
- NHS Pension Scheme
- Westfield Health Scheme
- Advantage of registration with NHS discounts
- Being part of a supportive & innovative team with scope for progression
- Learn new skills and receive feedback on your performance.
Assessment & Interview Process
The interview process will include of a successful agency registration, a literacy and listening assessment, and a final interview including telephone based scenario questions. Assessments are every Tuesday and Wednesday at 10:00am, and are around 1 hour long - these will be based remotely so you must have access to a computer or laptop for this, and be available for one of these slots.
If you have been successful compliance checks (including 2 years referencing), an Enhanced DBS checks (Child and Adult Workforce) and Medical Assessments will then be conducted. Please note this stage can take up to 6 weeks to be completed and you are not able to start until they have been.
Once the above has been successful, you must be available for 6 weeks full-time to complete the required training at Derby or Chesterfield.
If you are unable to commit to any of the above application stage, unfortunately your application will be unsuccessful.
Located in Pride Park, so near Derby City Centre, this location would suit anyone with their own transport in Derby or the surrounding areas. The site is also easily commutable to via bus services, as there are bus stops a short walk from the site, and a 5 minute walk from Derby train station. Travel expenses covered if flexible to attend training in Chesterfield (if you live in Derby or areas that are not local). If training slots are available at Derby they will try to accommodate booking you in for here but we would need candidates to be as flexible as possible in order to be able to start sooner.
The Next Stage
If you are interested in the above role, and feel you can meet the above requirements - we would love to hear from you as soon as possible. We please ask all applications are made via the click apply button.