- Clinical Advisor Paramedics
- Band 6
- Full Time 37.5 hours per week
- Waterloo and Bow
- £33,660 to £43,307 P.A Inclusive HCAS
- 04/11/2018 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.
Clinical Advisor Nurses or those with dual registration wanting to maintain clinical expertise
Emergency Operations Centre (HQ Site, SE1 and Bow Site, E3)
Band 6 £33,660 to £43,307 P.A Inclusive HCAS
Permanent position (internal or external candidates)
It’s an exciting time to join the multi-professional team of Clinical Advisors at the London Ambulance Service.
Using your experience as a Nurse, you will be able to provide a full telephone based clinician assessment and ensure our patients are signposted to the most appropriate level of care.
We particularly welcome Nurses from a range of clinical backgrounds, including paediatrics, community, gynaecology and end of life care.
For those who are dual qualified registrants, with an adult nursing registration, the opportunity to work flexibly, can contribute toward your re-validation requirements (those with a dual registration as a midwife/mental health nurse/specialist community health nursing or health visitor wanting to maintain clinical skills as an adult nurse are also welcome).
Our vision is to be a World-class Ambulance Service for a World-class city
We want to be London’s primary integrator of access to urgent and emergency care ‘on scene’, ‘on phone’ and ‘on line’.
Be part of the team as we work to further integrate ambulance services with community health teams and social care hubs to enable the delivery of high quality and cost-effective delivery of urgent and social care.
As a Clinical Advisor you will provide a full telephone based clinical assessment function and deliver a high level of service, supporting patients to access the most appropriate level of care including advice to manage their symptoms at home.
This is a rewarding challenge affording you the opportunity to utilise your clinical expertise to enable our patients to have the most appropriate care and advice in the appropriate location and the appropriate time.
Want to know more?
Candidates will be registered Nurses with significant post qualification experience.
Candidates must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to undertake a high level of clinical questioning and analysis.
Clinical experience within the last 6 months in the pre-hospital field/Emergency Department or similar setting is essential.
Successful candidates at shortlisting will be invited to attend an interview/assessment on 21th/22th November 2018.
Please note no other dates will be available.
Training is currently planned for Jan 2019.
These dates are subject to change
Full attendance and successful completion is mandatory for the entire course.
Post course you will be required to complete a minimum of seven mentored consolidation shifts in either Waterloo or Bow Emergency Operations Centre (please note parking is restricted at both sites).
These shifts must be completed within 4 weeks post course completion.
Part time applicants will be considered however a minimum of 24 hours per week (2 x 12 hour shifts) is required.
It is not possible to do the training on a part time basis. The seven mentored consolidation shifts must be completed within 4 weeks post course completion.
Maintenance of clinical skills is essential for this role.
We recognise that having the opportunity to maintain patient facing clinical duties is important for our staff. Our Clinical Hub is committed to assist with supporting this across all our professional groups of staff.
Paramedic applicants need to be able to undertake full operational front line duties. If currently on restricted duties candidates must be operationally fit within 6 months of joining the Clinical Hub.
To apply for this role you will need to register with TRAC (Internal Recruitment System) and complete the online application form.
For an informal discussion or enquiry please email ChubWatchManagers@lond-amb.nhs.uk
Closing date for applications is midnight on 4th November 2018.
All candidates must fully complete a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check as part of the pre-employment process.
Please note that if you are an LAS employee in addition to the process above you will need to submit a completed manager’s referral.
This should be emailed to recruitment at the point of application.
You will not proceed at the shortlisting stage unless we have received this document with your application.
Should you experience any problems with this, please contact the Recruitment Centre on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0203 069 0260.
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.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
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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