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Emergency medical technicians

NHS Scotland

6.9

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What do people say about working as a emergency medical technicians at NHS Scotland?

  • Best thing

    Job satisfaction, time off

    Worst thing

    Late finishes, interrupted meal breaks, constant hospital vehicle stacking

    8.5

    NHS Scotland Employee, September 2021

What do other people say about working at NHS Scotland?

  • Best thing

    Knowing I'm helping people

    Worst thing

    Pressure short staffed,night shift is worse half the staff but can be just as busy,constantly moving patients to other wards during the night when they were asleep, not good

    7.6

    NHS Scotland Employee, April 2022

  • Best thing

    Helping people stay independant

    Worst thing

    Office politics. Favouritism

    7.8

    NHS Scotland Employee, April 2022

  • Best thing

    Staff and patients.

    Worst thing

    Staff shortages

    7.1

    NHS Scotland Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Caring for ppl

    Worst thing

    Travelling and short staff

    2.1

    NHS Scotland Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Patients

    Worst thing

    Understaffed and not enough beds

    6.4

    NHS Scotland Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Nice team of people

    Worst thing

    Need longer rotas

    8.2

    NHS Scotland Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Amazing colleagues

    Worst thing

    Poor pay due to working at a GP practice and being employed directly by the GPS’s so they can pay what they want and don’t have to pay the same rates as hospital receptionists that do less work than we do

    7.7

    NHS Scotland Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    The best team I have ever worked with, all very kind, caring and compassionate and incredibly helpful.

    Worst thing

    Way too busy, whereas others in similar roles have more staff, unfair treatment.

    6.3

    NHS Scotland Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Flexible working hours
    Some good colleagues

    Worst thing

    Stressful situations
    Lack of understanding
    Lack of communication
    Cancelled clinics, theatre sessions
    Waiting times

    4.6

    NHS Scotland Employee, January 2022

  • Best thing

    The team environment is amazing and everyone helps out

    Worst thing

    It can be a highly stressful job with long 12 hour shifts

    9.8

    NHS Scotland Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    I love my job and my boss, every single member of staff stepped up during covid

    Worst thing

    The patients are beginning to be very rude to us as they feel they should be seen face to face and this is because of the message that the government are giving out that GP practices and the NHS are getting back to normal. Which they are not

    9.8

    NHS Scotland Employee, September 2021

  • Best thing

    Getting to look after people

    Worst thing

    Pay, hours, pressure, lack of progression, impossible to get further training

    1.1

    NHS Scotland Employee, September 2021

  • Best thing

    Seeing people get well

    Worst thing

    Being under staffed

    3.3

    NHS Scotland Employee, September 2021

  • Best thing

    Self rota
    Sick pay
    Job security
    Long shifts but more days off

    Worst thing

    Getting moved to other wards
    Understaffed

    9.8

    NHS Scotland Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    Chatting with the patients and seeing them recover

    Worst thing

    Patients lashing out coming round from anaesthesia and the injuries/RSI's from frequent intensive physical lifting

    8.2

    NHS Scotland Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    Helping patients

    Worst thing

    Time factors politics

    6.2

    NHS Scotland Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    the people the staff one family

    Worst thing

    when i'm no longer needed :(

    9.5

    NHS Scotland Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Good team

    Worst thing

    Short staff, lack of understanding of workload by management

    6.1

    NHS Scotland Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    I be been in the NHS for 40 yrs it must be a good place to work for

    Worst thing

    Driving in all weathers

    9.9

    NHS Scotland Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    The satisfaction of helping people as best you can

    Worst thing

    Phone from distressed people who have lost a loved one

    9.8

    NHS Scotland Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Team comradeship

    Worst thing

    Communication
    Not feeling valued

    7.3

    NHS Scotland Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    The work itself

    Worst thing

    Managers attitude to things

    9.6

    NHS Scotland Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    I love my job because I love caring for people

    Worst thing

    Understaffing and overworked constantly and no proper breaks, often going all day with no more than a tea break of 15 mins. Too many Managers getting big bucks not enough nurses

    1.5

    NHS Scotland Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    The team

    Worst thing

    Pay, stress, abuse

    9.8

    NHS Scotland Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Working with great colleagues who work really hard & aren't always appreciated. Caring for the people we look after.

    Worst thing

    Pressure to get the job done. Lack of time to care for the people we look after.
    The government think we're super human & don't seem to catch illness like anyone else. Different rules for NHS staff than ordinary people.
    Just being a number. A caring service that doesn't care for its staff

    8.5

    NHS Scotland Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    The team and how we all support each other

    Worst thing

    Expected to do admin work

    8.9

    NHS Scotland Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Absolutely nothing!

    Worst thing

    Team mate doesn't want me there even though I was employed to help them.

    4.1

    NHS Scotland Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    The team I work with and the patients

    Worst thing

    Management not understanding staff

    5.0

    NHS Scotland Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    My work colleagues that have been there for years

    2.4

    NHS Scotland Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Helping people
    The people I work with

    5.5

    NHS Scotland Employee, June 2021

  • Worst thing

    Have to assist patients who are incontinent when unwell but these patients need us to do this job to prevent sores and need to have good hygiene.

    6.6

    NHS Scotland Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Helping make a difference

    Worst thing

    bullying by management

    2.6

    NHS Scotland Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Job Security, working hours, and leave allowance.

    Worst thing

    It can be repetitive.

    9.4

    NHS Scotland Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Caring for the patient

    Worst thing

    Stress.

    7.3

    NHS Scotland Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Good team work

    Worst thing

    not sure

    9.4

    NHS Scotland Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Rewarding, satisfying get to meet amazing people.

    Worst thing

    Unsupported at times , taken for granted not family friendly and not respect from majority of the public you deal with .

    3.0

    NHS Scotland Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Near to home

    Worst thing

    Stress levels are massive staff morale is very low

    6.0

    NHS Scotland Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    You get to look after people when their in need

    Worst thing

    Being treated like a child , and often our environment isn’t very safe for clientele or staff

    2.8

    NHS Scotland Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    I love my team and the work I do. I am happy to go to work each day. I am just tired and burning out at the moment. The workload has increased drastically due to the pandemic.

    Worst thing

    4% pay increase 50% workload increase.

    Short staffed. But little jobs advertised.

    Patients attitudes.

    Higher management not listening to people on the ground. Patients have same complaints as us.

    8.3

    NHS Scotland Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    rotaatt

    Worst thing

    attitude of some managers

    6.1

    NHS Scotland Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Great colleagues and love working with the patients.
    Not too far away from where I live.

    Worst thing

    Short staffed
    No breaks most of time

    2.6

    NHS Scotland Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    The patients and their families

    Worst thing

    Uncaring team

    2.5

    NHS Scotland Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Good work colleagues
    Enjoy patient interaction
    Supportive team.

    Worst thing

    Highly stressful
    Moved everywhere but the place you were employed to work in.
    Poor support from senior management.
    No scope for promotion.

    3.2

    NHS Scotland Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    My team and the job diversity

    Worst thing

    The stress and the job diversity

    5.0

    NHS Scotland Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    The pay and conditions

    Worst thing

    Very little support, lots of bullying tactics used for mgmt to get their own way

    4.6

    NHS Scotland Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Being able to provide care to patients most in need

    Worst thing

    Management do not understand the demand in staff. Unfair behaviour towards individuals. To much jobs to be completed with not enough staff to cover it.

    1.9

    NHS Scotland Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Dynamic and opportunity

    Worst thing

    Double standards, not follow polices ,lack equality ,lack training, bank staff is marginalized. Difficulties in team work as people are trained om defeferent standards or not full train to do task safe

    4.6

    NHS Scotland Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Helping others

    Worst thing

    Managing patient expectation

    6.7

    NHS Scotland Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    The work is enjoyable it's the job that isn't

    Worst thing

    Management and poorly trained staff

    4.6

    NHS Scotland Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Making a difference and helping others

    Worst thing

    Not enough pay not even fairness with rota and other things

    2.8

    NHS Scotland Employee, June 2021