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Experienced HEMS Paramedic

Band 6

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Experienced HEMS Paramedic
Band 6
1 Year Secondment
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Royal London Hospital
£36,481- £44,044 pa inc
25/09/2019 23:59
Interview date

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.

Experienced HEMS Paramedic Secondment (1 year part time 50% pro rata WTE)

We are currently recruiting experienced HEMS Paramedics, who have already completed a full time or Experienced HEMS Paramedic secondment within the last five years with London’s Air ambulance (LAA) by the advert closing date, for return secondment opportunities to LAA (2019/2020).

Secondment opportunities exist for 1 year part time 50% pro rata WTE with staggered commencement dates from November 2019.

We are seeking experienced HEMS paramedics who are enthusiastic, motivated team players with excellent clinical leadership skills to join LAA on a return secondment basis.

Successful candidates will have a strong knowledge base built through education, experience, reflection and training. The ability to mentor their colleagues and other clinicians in the LAS is essential.

Applicants will be able to collaborate effectively with clinicians, colleagues and managers from all areas of the tripartite organisations which form London HEMS.  Ultimately the focus is on providing the best possible care to the patients of London with a specific emphasis on trauma.

Whilst this role is primarily targeted at improving on-scene trauma care there may also be development opportunities in research methodology, presentation skills and inter-agency working.

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 Line Manager 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, 20% inner high cost area supplement and 25% unsocial hours (pro rata). 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.

Applications to be submitted via Trac Jobs with a closing date of midnight Wednesday 25th September 2019.  

Please ensure your application includes the Experience HEMS Paramedic essential criteria and answers to the five evidence questions. Please note you are not required to provide evidence relating to the job specification in the 1500 words supporting evidence section of the application form.

If your application is shortlisted you will be invited to attend an interview week commencing the 14th October.

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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 ([email protected])