Name: Jodi Bushnell
Job Title: Scheduling Assistant
Base: Warwick Ambulance Hub, Tournament Fields, Warwick
Length of service: 3 years
Role within WMAS:
I use advanced computer systems to ensure there is a full complement of ambulance staff scheduled to work each day in the Warwickshire area. I prepare rosters in advance so staff know what they are working and also make sure that day off and annual leave requests are granted and scheduled whenever possible. With Christmas and New Year being very busy, overtime opportunities and shift swaps are always more common than normal. Some staff prefer to work Christmas and new year, whereas others prefer the time off with their families to celebrate wherever possible. We try to accommodate as many staffs requests as possible, but we must ensure that we have a full complement of staff working over our busiest period.
Christmas day plans:
I will be spending Christmas Day and Boxing Day with my family and partner, but will be back in the office before New Year to ensure that all shifts are covered and the Trust has a full complement of staff on during its busiest time in Warwickshire.
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