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Trainee Emergency Ambulance Crew

Band 4

Main area
Emergency Services
Grade
Band 4
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
308-18-TEAC-0002
Site
OPS TEAC Trainees
Town
London
Salary
£22,962 - £23,609 p.a inc. HCAS plus unsocial hours
Closing
20/06/2018 23:59

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 will provide Care, Clinical excellence and commitment. 

Care - Helping people when they need us; treating people with compassion, dignity and respect; having pride in our work and our organisation.

Clinical excellence - Giving our patients the best possible care; leading and sharing best clinical practice; using staff and patient feedback and experience to improve our care.

Commitment -Setting high standards and delivering against them; supporting our staff to grow, develop and thrive; Learning and growing to deliver continual improvement.

 

TRAINEE EMERGENCY AMBULANCE CREW, vacancies across London

Our staff respond and provide excellent care for more than one-and-a-half million patients every year. Working for us is an experience like no other.

In return you will be working with very established and experienced team. You will receive hands on experience across the spectrum in the service, protected training and continued professional development through individual learning accounts.

We will also provide you with detailed induction which is tailored to your role.

You do not need a medical background for this role, but you will need to demonstrate your ability to work with people from all walks of life, handle stressful situations, be flexible in your approach and have basic computer skills.

You will commence with us as a trainee Emergency Ambulance Crew on the Associate Ambulance Practitioner Apprenticeship Standard. For the first 27 weeks you will attend workshop based training to achieve the Level 4 Diploma as well as the Level 3 certificate in Emergency Response Driving and Level 2 Award in Ambulance Driving. On successful completion of these elements of your training, you will join as a full time Emergency Ambulance Crew Apprentice position delivering emergency and urgent care to patients and members of the public alongside experienced colleagues.

You will work as part of an Emergency Ambulance Crew or working alongside and supporting an HCPC registered Paramedic, or another qualified crew member in the provision of high quality effective clinical care.

For the first 27 weeks (15 weeks classroom based learning + 4 week driving programme + 3 weeks scheduled leave + 5 weeks operational placement. Please note - The number of weeks classroom learning maybe adjusted to accommodate Bank Holidays) you will attend workshop based training. This period of time will also include 4 weeks of driving training and 3 weeks of scheduled leave.

On successful completion of these elements of your training, you will join as a full time Emergency Ambulance Crew Apprentice position delivering emergency and urgent care to patients and members of the public alongside experienced colleagues.

During the following 13 months you will continue to be supported in your ongoing on the job training by your tutor and working colleagues. You will need to be recording your experiences and collecting evidence to demonstrate your growing knowledge and skills. You will be supported in this by course tutors.

During the initial 27 weeks training course you will receive a salary of £14,556 plus + an additional Higher Cost Allowance payment which varies according to the location of your training location. After this period rising up to £19,409 plus HCA and Unsocial Hours payment. The total amount will vary an can rise to a maximum of £27,901 inclusive.

After training, and successfully completing the Apprenticeship your salary then rises in annual increments up to a maximum of £32,142 inclusive.

Your exact salary will depend on your location and working pattern. The salaries quoted are based on Inner London Weighting and a shift pattern post training of 25 % unsocial hours. Please note some of our training venues/ ambulance stations are based in Outer London sites and some of the rotas worked may attract less than 25 % unsocial hours.

After training, you will be posted to any of the LAS site across London.

The job description and person specification in the application pack identify the key requirements of the role, these include:

A current manual driving license, valid in the UK, with a maximum of three penalty points. C1 category license if not already achieved, must be obtained and you’ll need the provisional C1 category on your license along with completion of the C1 Theory test before we can appoint you. We can provide an interest free loan for successful applicants towards their C1 practical training.

Applicants need to have 1 year driving experience.

Short-listed applicants must successfully complete all relevant assessments, in order to progress to interview. Driving and lifting assessments will also be part of this selection process.

Applicants are required to show evidence of achieving English and Maths to Level 2 (GCSE A-C or 4-9 grades or equivalent). Candidates without these qualifications maybe considered if they are able to demonstrate the other skills required of the role.

Successful applicants will be required to pass a 27 weeks training course, based on elements of the level 4 Diploma in Associate Ambulance Practitioner, including clinical knowledge and care, lifting and handling, and blue-light driving before progressing onto the rest of the Apprenticeship programme.

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.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS POST IS EXEMPT FROM THE REHABILITION OF OFFENDERS ACT. THIS MEANS THAT AN ENHANCED DISCLOSURE CHECK WILL BE COMPLETED PRIOR TO JOINING AND YOU MUST DECLARE CERTAIN CONVICTION/ CAUTION(S), PLEASE REVIEW THE DBS POLICY STATEMENT ATTACHED FOR FURTHER INFORMATION OF WHAT TO DECLARE. PLEASE CLEARLY ANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS UNDER THE SAFEGUARDING SECTION CONTAINED IN THE APPLICATION FORM AND IF YOU ANSWER YES TO ANY OF THESE QUESTION; PLEASE ENSURE YOU STATE DATE, NAME AND CIRCUMSTANCES SURROUNDING ANY CAUTION/ CONVICTION(S), THESE CAUTION/CONVICTION(S) WILL BE CONSIDERED AGAINST THE POST BEFORE YOUR APPLICATION WILL PROCEED TO SHORTLISTING.

You will have experience of dealing with and communicating effectively with members of the public; be self-motivated, enthusiastic and able to work with people from diverse backgrounds.

We positively welcome diversity and want to be a truly inclusive place to work. We are looking for self-motivated, enthusiastic people from all backgrounds who care about making a difference.

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details / informal visits contact:

The Recruitment Centre

Email: recruitment@lond-amb.nhs.uk

Telephone: 02030690260