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Advanced Paramedic Practitioner

Band 7

Main area
Paramedic
Grade
Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
37.5 Hours Per Week
Job ref
308-PARA-0010
Site
MED Advanced Paramedic Practitioners
Town
London
Salary
£36,224 - £46,315 pa inc
Closing
22/06/2018 23:59
Interview date
09/07/2018

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.

 

Advanced Paramedic Practitioner

If you’re an experienced paramedic looking to develop your career in one of the busiest ambulance services in the world, read on because we are recruiting Advanced Paramedic Practitioners

The London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (LAS) is a unique and complex emergency service network serving a diverse population and responding to 1.8 million emergency calls per year. Demands on urgent and emergency care providers across the capital are increasing, and the Trust is developing services for patients for whom care can be provided closer to home. The Trust is developing its Advanced Paramedic Practitioner (Urgent Care) service across the capital and we have a number of fantastic opportunities across London.

This is an exciting opportunity for clinicians who aspire to provide advanced care to patients presenting with a wide range of urgent care needs, in a variety of care settings.

If you’re successful, you will quickly gain experience of assessing and managing undifferentiated patients across a number of clinical and operational areas. You will practice on a rotational basis, with rotations through at least three distinct practice areas, including the ambulance setting and urgent care/general practice. You will also undertake shifts in the Emergency Operations Centre and Integrated Urgent Care hub undertaking hear and treat consultations, providing clinical advice on urgent care matters, and a dispatch function which maximises the use of a variety of urgent care resources.

Once in post as a London Ambulance Service advanced paramedic you will undertake a fully funded Masters in Advanced Practice over three years. You will also participate in clinical practice development and evaluation, as well as provide support and mentorship to clinical staff at a variety of levels.

If you think this is the next step in your career and you have significant experience of clinical practice (this would normally be broadly equivalent to approximately four years, pro rata.) we want to hear from you.

If you have been qualified for less than 4 years, and feel you have equivalence, please apply, clearly outlining this in your application.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend 2 days practical and theoretical assessment including an interview.

Assessment Date: 9th and 10th July 2018 at St Georges, University of London.

Applicants are advised to read all the information enclosed in the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

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Applicant requirements

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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Further details / informal visits contact

Should you wish to discuss the role in more detail, please contact tim.edwards@londonambulance.nhs.uk or paul.gates@londonambulance.nhs.uk

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