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Paramedic- Tactical Response Unit

Band 6

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Band 6
37.5 Per Week
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CEN Tactical Response Unit
£30,550 to £40,105 pa inc
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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.


Paramedic- Tactical Response Unit

The Tactical Response Unit forms part of the response element of the Department for Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response, which ensures that the London Ambulance Service prepares, trains and exercises for potential incidents and events. Emerging threats over the past few years has led to the creation of the Tactical Response Unit who, alongside delivering high quality patient care on a day to day basis, receive additional training and equipment to be able to work as part of a multi-agency team to respond to specific firearms incidents, should the need arise. The Tactical Response Unit also supports some of the wider EPRR functions at events and incidents.

Key elements of the role of a Paramedic within the tactical response Unit are:
•Undertaking the full range of core operational duties on response cars and ambulances
•Working as part of a multi-agency team to deliver specific response capabilities in challenging environments

•Undertaking Joint Response Unit shifts as part of the partnership working with the Metropolitan Police Service, responding directly to Police generated calls
•Working as part of a Medical Response Team, responding in crowded places and at events and incidents
•Supporting the wider EPRR Department through roles such as; Command Support Vehicle driver, Loggist, and SORT Operative

Applications are currently being invited from suitably qualified and experienced Band 6 Paramedics who are interested in carrying out this role within EPRR. Candidates will need to read the attached role profile, and demonstrate how they meet each of the criteria in their application.

Those successful through shortlisting of their application will then be invited to an assessment centre and interview. Candidates will need to be free to attend an assessment centre during the week commencing 30th October 2017 and an interview during the week commencing 6th November 2017.

The assessment centre will comprise of the following assessments:
Clinical Knowledge Paper
Major Incident Paper
ALS Scenario
Operational Assessment
Trauma Practical Assessment
Triage Practical Assessment
Physical Competency Assessment

Candidates must complete an online application form.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team in the warm zone of a firearms incident can be mentally and physically demanding. Although appropriate training, equipment and Personal Protective Equipment will be provided to mitigate against any risks, individuals will need to be both mentally and physically resilient to undertake this role. Therefore the assessment centre will involve a physical competency assessment which will assess stamina, flexibility and manual dexterity while working in PPE.

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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

For any further questions, or for an informal discussion about the role, please contact Nick Osborne, Operations Officer (07717 807613) or Kay Dark, Training Officer (07909 916049)

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