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LAS Paramedic Programme

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37.5 Hours Per Week
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29/09/2019 23:59
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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 HCPC Paramedic Programme (Academy)

Job title:  Student: Work-based Paramedic Programme 

Salary:  (current banding) Will retain existing salary

Department:  Clinical Education & Standards/Operations

Location: Fulham & Pan-London

The London Ambulance Service HCPC approved Paramedic Programme enables employees of the Service to work towards eligibility to apply for registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) as a paramedic.

It is a “closed” programme that only accepts applications from eligible employees of the Service. 

Please read the Paramedic Programme Advertising document prior to completing your application (attached to the advert).

Please also view the provisional dates planned for the delivery of the programme (attached to the advert). Note that there is an intention to recruit to three cohorts, starting in February, April and June 2020.

The working day whilst in centre is 0830-1630 and attendance at all taught elements is a requirement of the programme; If there are dates you cannot attend on these cohorts, then PLEASE DO NOT APPLY. If you have a preference for one cohort over the other this can be discussed at interview.

Please be aware this role is only available to Service employees who have successfully completed all aspects of an EAC/EMT programme, including any consolidation periods and associated assessments. TEACs may not apply. Part-time staff are encouraged to apply, but please see the list of Part-time Worker FAQs to make a fully informed choice regarding the commitments that the course requires.

Part of the application process involves proof of numeracy and literacy requirements. Only applicants who provide evidence of previous Maths/English qualifications (see application form and for more details) will be moved onto shortlisting stage and invited to assessment.

You should be aware that other opportunities for progression to paramedic such as the Higher Education routes offered by St.George’s University of London may be recruited to in the future. It is important that you only apply to the HCPC Paramedic Programme if you have no intention of pursuing these other opportunities. Once you are enrolled on the Internal HCPC Paramedic Programme, you will not be supported in transferring to an HE programme if you change your mind, which is why it is important to choose which route you want to take now.

***The closing date for applications is ………Sunday 29th Sept…. 2019 (midnight) with assessment and interview dates currently planned for 4th - 8th November 2019


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Applicant requirements

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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