South Central Ambulance Service
Happiness score is 46 out of 100
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Emergency Care Assistant in Southampton
on 20 September 2022
Good job if you know what your signing up for.
If you can get your head around the fact that on your average day you wont be dealing with actual life threatening emergencies and that you may spend hours queuing with your patient to get into the hospital and late meal breaks then you may be okay. The basic pay is pretty poor for what we do however if you work lots of unsociable hours and do at least one over time shift a month then the pay can be good. the good things about this job is when you actually go to the proper emergencies it feels good to of made a difference to someones life. something different every day so you don't get bored. lovely colleagues. depending on where you work some of the management are lovely.
Emergency Call Taker in Bicester
on 6 September 2022
If you are looking for a job which enables you to help people, don't work for Scas. It's all about numbers and targets. The patients are the least important thing, it's not helping people its filing them as quickly as possible.
Paramedic in Hampshire
on 3 September 2022
I advise anyone who is interested in working front line with SCAS to not do so. Middle management is an old boys club that protects itself before supporting staff
Emergency Call Taker in Bicester
on 2 September 2022
Poor shift patterns, lack of respect from management
Shift patterns are terrible, 6 x 10 hour shifts back to back. High up management completely degrade call takers and have a lack of respect for them. You have to be available 90% of your shift, this includes lunch breaks, it’s almost as if they track you as they come to find you if you’ve had a bad call & tell you to return back as they’re short staffed, monthly reviews bring up your call length time etc. Never allowed me to progress to be a coach, promised me the world and completely failed to give me anything. Most stressful job I’ve ever done, you only get 10 seconds in between calls, it’s almost inhumane. I did 15 months here and wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.
NHS 111 Health Advisor in Winchester
on 1 September 2022
Rewarding job but stressful
The shifts would not suit everybody. The pay should be increased as it is a stressful job with a lot of responsibility. The consequences of getting it wrong can be severe. It can be extremely rewarding.

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Interview is average
Process takes about a day or two

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Tell me about yourself. What do you know about the role/SCAS. Give me an example of when you have met targets. Give me an example of when you have dealt with a difficult customer. Explain what data protection is. Explain what equal opportunities means.

Shared on 17 September 2022

This depends on which role you're applying for. The control room will ask different types of questions to operational placements.

Shared on 10 December 2021

If I was able to do 5am shifts.

Shared on 30 July 2020

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