As part of improving access to urgent care services for patients, SCAS operates the NHS 111 single point of access service. This enables patients to call a dedicated number 24/7 for health advice and information using a standard assessment process. The NHS 111 service operates 365 days a year and responds to callers over a 24-hour period.
Using NHS Pathways (a clinical assessment tool), the NHS 111 Call Handler will assess the needs of the caller and implement necessary action ranging from dispatching an ambulance to making a referral to the appropriate available service, or simply providing basic advice.
These are some of the essential criteria you will need to be successful in an entry level role within NHS 111, more detailed criteria are available in the Person Specification for the role:
- Excellent communication skills, especially the ability to speak clearly over the telephone
- Customer service experience
- Telephone and general administration experience
- Experience in use of IT systems and ability to input data accurately
- Ability to work calmly especially when under pressure
- GCSE English at grade C or higher and GCSE maths at grade D or higher (or equivalent qualifications)
- NVQ 2/3 Customer Services - or equivalent demonstrable experience
- Fast accurate typing skills (equivalent to at least 40 wpm)
- You must be over 18 to work between 10:00pm and 07:00am.