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Motorcycle Response Unit

Band 6

Main area
Paramedic
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 Hours Per Week
Job ref
308-PARA-0031
Site
CEN Waterloo Cycle Response Unit
Town
Across London
Salary
£28,050 to £36,644 pa plus HCAS
Closing
22/02/2019 23:59

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.

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust is the busiest emergency ambulance service in the UK with over 4,500 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.

 

Motorcycle Response Unit - Paramedics

The Motorcycle Response Unit (MRU) is looking to recruit to the position of permanent MRU Paramedic at various locations within the units area of operation.

 

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced HCPC Paramedics. We would very much welcome applications from minority ethnic groups who are underrepresented in these areas.

 

As a Motorcycle Response Paramedic, you will work in congested areas to serve the local population across all categories of calls. You will be expected to carry out a clinical patient assessment, utilising alternative care pathways where appropriate and work as an autonomous practitioner. As a resource, you will be required to assist or be supported by EAC/EMT ambulances when required. The nature of your role as an HCPC Paramedic means that you are expected by the department to be capable and competent of performing all skills and duties within your remit autonomously.

 

Applicants must hold a current full entitlement ‘class A’ motorcycle license for a minimum of eighteen months by the start date of the riding course, and have a range of experience riding large capacity motorcycles over 600cc, both in metropolitan and rural environments.

 

Short-listed applicants will progress on to an Assessment Centre which will include a motorcycle riding assessment; practical clinical skills assessment and a written theory paper (riding and clinical topics).

 

The assessment day will be on 4th March 2019 at Ilford Ambulance Station, Aldborough Road South, Ilford, Essex. IG3 8HQ

 

On completion of the assessment day, successful candidates will be invited for interview the week commencing 18th March 2019.

Provisionally appointed candidates will then be required to pass a three week standard response riding course, based residentially with the North Wales Constabulary Driving School.

 

All applicants must be able to attend both the assessment day and interviews respectively; and a three week residential police riding course with a maximum of two students per course. There are two course dates available:

 

Course 1 - 3rd June 2019 to 21st June 2019.

Course 2 - 14th October 2019 to 1st November 2019.

 

The closing date for the receipt of completed applications is 17:00 on the 22nd February 2019.

 

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU CLEARLY EVIDENCE HOW YOU MEET THE PERSON SPECIFICATION FOR THIS ROLE BY ADEQUATELY COMPLETING THE ‘SUPPORTING INFORMATION’ SECTION OF THE APPLICATION FORM.

 

BOTH PARTS OF YOUR DRIVING LICENSE MUST BE EMAILED TO US WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION - RECRUITMENT@LOND-AMB.NHS.UK

APPLICATIONS RECEIVED WITHOUT THESE ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

 

Please note that we will send all correspondence to your email address. Therefore, please keep us updated if this changes and ensure that you check this email address regularly. Priority will be given to NHS employees who are at risk of redundancy.

 

 

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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

Interested applicants are welcome to visit any operational MRU hub by arrangement.

 

Further information may be obtained from MRU Operations Manager Robert Bentley by email robert.bentley@lond-amb.nhs.uk or by contacting MRUmanagement@lond-amb.nhs.uk where a member of the MRU Management team will be able to assist you.

If you have problems applying, contact

Telephone
02030690260