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HEMS Paramedic

Band 6

Main area
Paramedic
Grade
Band 6
Contract
1 Year Secondment
Hours
37.5 Hours Per Week
Job ref
308-PARA-0033
Site
Royal London Hospital
Town
London
Salary
£33,660 to £41,066 per annum
Closing
24/03/2019 23:59
Interview date
24/04/2019

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust is the busiest emergency ambulance service in the UK with over 5,000 staff who works across a wide range of roles. Our service operates over an area of approximately 620 square miles across London based in 70 ambulance stations. 

 

We serve more than eight million people who live and work in the London area. Our main role is to respond to emergency 999 calls, getting medical help to patients who have serious or life-threatening injuries or illnesses as quickly as possible.

 

However, many of our patients have less serious illnesses or injuries, and do not need to be sent an ambulance on blue lights and sirens. Often these patients will receive more appropriate care somewhere other than at hospital and so we provide a range of care to them, recognising that many have complex problems or long-term medical conditions. We also provide clinical assessments over the phone to more callers with less serious illnesses and injuries. 

 

As an integral part of the NHS in London, we work closely with hospitals and other healthcare professionals, as well as with other emergency services. We are also central to planning for, and responding to, large-scale events or major incidents in the capital. 

 

In everything we do, we are Respectful, Professional, Innovative and Collaborative. 

 

Respectful - Caring for our Patients and each other with compassion and empathy. Championing quality and diversity. Acting fairly.

 

Professional - Acting with honesty and integrity. Aspiring to clinical, technical and managerial excellence. Leading by example. Being accountable and outcomes orientated.

 

Innovative - Thinking creatively. Driving value and sustainable change. Harnessing technology and new ways of working. Taking courageous decisions.

 

Collaborative: Listening and learning from each other. Working with partners. Being open and transparent. Building trust.

HEMS Paramedic (1 Year Secondment)

We are currently recruiting existing Band 6 Paramedics, or above, for secondment opportunities with London’s Air Ambulance Charity (LAAC) for 2019/2021. Secondments will be for a period of 1 year with staggered commencement dates from July 2019.

In this role you will form part of a specialised team aimed at enhancing patient care by providing rapid helicopter and land based responses to incidents with a specific focus on trauma. A major part of your duties will be to staff the trauma section of the Clinical Coordination Desk in the Emergency Operations Centre to allocate appropriate calls to the HEMS team as well as provide clinical advice to frontline crews on the treatment and movement of trauma patients to the appropriate treatment centre.

You will need to be able to demonstrate accurate clinical decision making skills under pressure, continuous use of Paramedic skills to a high standard and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. Successful candidates will have a strong knowledge base built through education, experience, reflection and training.

Whilst this role is primarily targeted at improving on-scene trauma care, there are also development opportunities in research methodology, presentation skills and inter-agency working, as well as gaining a broader view of clinical pathways from scene to discharge.

Our ideal candidate will be a fully qualified Band 6 paramedic with significant experience working within emergency ambulance operations.  Due to the HEMS insurance restrictions, you must be 25 years or over by the advert closing date and not have more than three penalty points on your driving licence.

Please note that you must discuss your application with your Location Group Manager (or equivalent) to ensure they support your application and will release you for the duration of the secondment.  At the shortlisting stage of the process a reference request will be sent to your authorising manager to confirm this.

Successful candidates will be paid at the relevant AfC Band 6 spine point plus 20% inner high cost area supplement. The rota will be a mixture of 12 hour day shifts, either on HEMS call sign DM01 or in EOC, 12 hour night shifts, either on HEMS call sign DM02 or in EOC and flexi shifts which include training hours.

Assessment Dates

If your application is shortlisted you will be invited to attend a written paper assessment on Friday 12th April at Fulham Education Centre.

Candidates who pass the paper assessment will be invited to an assessment centre on Saturday 13th April also at Fulham Education Centre.

Interviews for candidates that are successful at assessment centre will be held week commencing the 24th April at the Royal London Hospital (please note these are the only dates available).

Closing date for applications: 24-Mar-2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

If you have any questions please contact the LAA Clinical Liaison officer - Andrea Riggs for an informal discussion - andrea.riggs@lond-amb.nhs.uk