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Newly Qualified Paramedic (UK)

Band 5

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Band 5
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
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London Ambulance Service
£32,720 - £39,769 per annum inclusive of outer HCAS (High cost area supplement)
Salary period
04/06/2023 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 9,000 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

Salary: Band 5 £28,407 - £34,581  per annum + HCAS of 15% for Outer London / 20% for Inner London and unsocial hours payments.

This vacancy is open to applicants who have already graduated from University or 3rd year students who are due to graduate in 2023/January 2024.

Based in one of the world’s most vibrant, diverse and exciting cities, it’s no surprise that we are the UK's  busiest ambulance service.

Our Paramedics see all walks of London life. For you, it means a career like no other providing excellent patient care in the right place, at the right time.

You will have demonstrable evidence of completing your university practice work placement in the last 3 years of studying , a full manual driving license valid in the UK with no more than 3 penalty points and a C1 provisional category on licence. You will have demonstrable evidence of clinical practice within at least the last 12 months.


Main duties of the job

Work within scope of practice and limits of professional competence referring to clinical advice and/or support as required.

Follows established care packages.

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.

Assist in delivering a flexible ambulance service response crossing professional boundaries as necessary and strengthening the delivery of unscheduled care-seeking clinical advice and/or support as required.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept applicants from outside of the UK. If you are an international applicant please email for more information and to register your interest.

Working for our organisation

Benefits of joining:

  • Competitive NQP package.
  • Up to £1,115 towards your C1 practical
  • Up to 4 weeks paid classroom-based course plus 300 hours operational placement
  • 4 weeks blue light emergency driving course for those who do not hold the Emergency Blue Light Driving Award
  • Clinical Induction tailored to your job
  • Protected training and continued professional development through individual learning accounts
  • A Clinical career path that is well established and expanding
  • Regular clinical updates
  • Enhanced hands-on experience across the spectrum in the Service

If you are considering applying for a vacancy with London Ambulance Services NHS Trust, please be aware that we encourage applicants to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, for all patient facing roles.  If successful, you will be asked to confirm your vaccination status or Medical exemption.

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.

*(A person undertaking this role will always have access to clinical advice and support but MUST take clinical advice as dictated by Trust protocol and/or support from an identified source such as a clinical support desk/hub or other Health Care Professional, whenever they consider it may be necessary to deviate from protocols, procedures, SOPs and clinical guidelines).


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 care of another healthcare professional and agency.

Communicate with patients, relatives, colleagues and other health professionals and stakeholders in a calm, caring and professional manner, treating them with dignity and respect at all times.

Communicate condition related information to patients and their relatives requiring empathy and reassurance skills. Provide verbal and written clinical input and feedback on matters of health and safety, risk assessments, accident reporting and investigations.

Promote Equality & Diversity and a non-discriminatory culture.

Identify and take action when other peoples behaviour undermines Equality and Diversity.

Adhere to clinical governance policy requirements within the Trust.

Adhere to protocols controlling drug and clinical supplies.

Complete documentation (including electronic patient records where used )as per Trust guidelines and Information Governance requirements, e.g. Data Protection.

Carry out any other duties commensurate with the post/role.

Exhibit standards of personal and professional conduct and performance required by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) or successor body. Maintain professional registration through the HCPC or successor body.

Reflect on clinical practice and behaviours and develop a portfolio of practice in line with HCPC guidance to demonstrate competence against the NQP framework.

Attend training and development programmes identified as individually appropriate.

Behave as an ambassador for the trust by displaying trust values and professionalism in all engagements.

Engage with CPD opportunities

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Are you a Para-medicine Graduate OR working towards a Para-medicine Degree

Skills/ Knowledge & Experience

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable ability to handle stressful/sensitive situations with tact, diplomacy and assertiveness. Including self-discipline
  • Example of being collaborative in a professional and/or clinical setting
  • Example of being innovative in a professional and/or clinical setting
  • Example of being professional in a professional and/or clinical setting
  • Example of being respectful in a professional and/or clinical setting


Essential criteria
  • Must hold a full licence, valid in the UK with no more than 3 points

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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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