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International Newly Qualified Paramedic (AUSTRALIA & NZ ONLY)

Main area
Newly Qualified Paramedic
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
308-Inter-23-AUS-01
Site
London
Town
London
Salary
£31,163 - £37,875 pro rata per annum inclusive of HCAS
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
28/02/2023 23:59

London Ambulance Service covers an area of 620 sq. miles, serves one of the world’s most dynamic and diverse cities and is the busiest ambulance service in the UK. We handle over 1.9 million emergency calls from across the capital and attend more than 1.2 million incidents every single year as well as delivering a 24 hour NHS 111 Integrated Urgent Care Service in South East and North East London that we estimate will respond to around 1.4million urgent care calls by the end of the year.

 

We employ over 8,000 people who work or volunteer, across London to respond to the health needs of over eight million people who live, work and travel in the capital. We work closely with our NHS partners and are commissioned by 32 clinical commissioning groups spread across 5 sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and NHS England for our specialist services. We work alongside London’s hospital, mental health and specialist trusts, as well as the five STPs across Greater London.

 

In addition we work in partnership with the other emergency services, London’s Air Ambulance and London’s Resilience Forums to make sure we are ready and prepared to respond to major incidents and ensure we keep Londoners safe.

As the only pan-London NHS provider we have a unique opportunity to play a leading role in integrating access to emergency and urgent care right across London.

 

By 2023 we will improve outcomes and experiences for all our patients by providing the right care to patients at the right time, and in the most cost effective way. This will mean up to 122,000 fewer patients being taken to emergency departments when their needs could be better met in a different way, and we will deliver significant efficiencies in avoided costs to the urgent and emergency care sector.

Job overview

This advert is for candidates based in Australia and New Zealand to apply only.  The London Ambulance Service NHS recruitment team will be travelling to Australia to conduct assessments and interviews between March and May 2023, exact dates to be confirmed.  These interviews will take place face to face (in person) locations TBC.

With a diverse population of 9.5 million people living in 620 square miles and around 6,000 calls a day, there’s no such thing as a routine job, let alone a ‘normal’ day for the London Ambulance Service.

Factor in the world’s busiest airport on our doorstep, the enormous underground network, the busy tourist sites, and the major public and cultural events we deal with and you’ll quickly see why we place so much emphasis on finding the right people to carry out the vital work that we do. Working in London will give you a level of experience which is second to none with the opportunity to really develop your practice as a paramedic.

We strive to provide our patients with the level of care that distinguishes us as a great service provider. We are working towards being London’s primary integrator of access to urgent and emergency care ‘on scene’, ‘on phone’ and ‘on line’taking fewer patients to hospital by using more alternative care pathways, treating more patients in their home and giving more advice to callers over the phone.

Main duties of the job

If you’d like to be part of building a world-class ambulance service for a world-class city, the key skills and experience required are:

  • Hold either the Diploma or Degree qualification from an approved education provider
  • To be eligible to register as a paramedic with the Health Care Professions Council (or already be registered) and have successfully completed a HCPC approved paramedic programme. 
  • Have demonstrable evidence of clinical practice within at least the last 12 months
  • Possess a current full driving licence. On arrival in the UK you will need to be able to convert your licence to a UK licence and obtain C1 entitlement to allow you to drive larger vehicles
  • Have no more than three demerit points or equivalent in your home country.

So if you’re serious about us, then we are serious about you. Apply today for the opportunity to be a part of the LAS family.

Working for our organisation

We can offer you the following benefits:

  • Assistance with relocation costs (for example flights, visas and cost of transporting personal effects for you
  • Full conversion to London/UK paramedic requirements – this includes a comprehensive training course followed by operational mentoring with experienced paramedics
  • Protected training and continued professional development along with a clinical career path which is well established and expanding, with experience allowing you to develop into many other roles (subject to visa conditions).
  • Full emergency response ambulance driving course, enabling you to drive ambulance vehicles in London using blue lights and sirens
  • 7 days annual leave rising to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • NHS Pension scheme, cycle scheme and season ticket loan

Access to wellbeing services should you require them – including counselling and physiotherapy.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Carry out paramedic duties as part of an operational crew, working within scope of practice and adhering to protocols, procedures, SOPs and clinical guidelines, seeking appropriate clinical advice and/or support* as required.
  • Reduce inappropriate demand for emergency services by referring patients to appropriate health and social care agencies in response to emergency/urgent calls not requiring hospital attendance, seeking appropriate clinical advice and /or support as required 
  • Ensures a continuous duty of care to patients to the required HCPC Standards of Proficiency and within the scope of practice and competency of this role, ensuring an appropriate level of
    monitoring and treatment is maintained until the patient is either discharged, referred or transferred on the advice of an experienced paramedic or handed over to the the care of another healthcare professional and agency. 
  • Follow and adhere to Trust clinical policies, protocols, procedures and SOPs Treat and Release, or refer patients who access the health service through the 999 system, but who do not need hospital admission seeking appropriate clinical advice and/or support as required 
  • Following Trust clinical policies, protocols, procedures and SOPs administer drugs in accordance with national and local guidelines and relevant Patient Group Directives issued by the Trust and seeking appropriate clinical advice and/or support as required.

Person specification

Education

Essential criteria
  • Paramedicine graduate or working towards a paramedic degree

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Name
International
Job title
Recruitment Team
Email address
londamb.noordinarychallenge@nhs.net