- Qualified Paramedic
- Band 6
- 37.5 hours per week (Full time)
- SEC Deptford Ambulance Station
- £26,565 to £35,577 pa
- 29/01/2018 23:59
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.
Exact salary will depend on location and working pattern.
With 8.5 million people from all nationalities and backgrounds living in 620 square miles and around 5,060 calls a day, almost a quarter of which are immediately life-threatening (Category A), 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 now 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.
If you’d like to join us in improving our service in London the key skills and experience required are:
- Qualified paramedic with HCPC registration.
- Have demonstrable evidence of practice within at least the last 12 months.
- Possess a current full manual driving licence, valid in the UK
- Have no more than three penalty points
Beyond that, a dedicated approach to providing top quality care to others could well see you into one of the most satisfying and highly respected roles in the community.
We will need to undertake employment checks as part of our recruitment process, and this will include an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure & Barring Service which LAS will fund, references, Occupational Health clearance; and ID and Right to Work verification.
Benefits of joining:
- Protected training and continued professional development through individual learning accounts
- A Clinical career path which is well established and expanding
- Enhanced hands on experience across the spectrum in the Service
- In addition you will receive 27 days annual leave rising to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years plus access to childcare vouchers, NHS Pension scheme, cycle scheme and season ticket loan.
Closing date for receipt of completed application and clinical familiarisation skills gap analysis checklist is midnight 29th January . Please ensure that this is attached to your application when it is submitted.
Should you be successfully shortlisted all details regarding the assessment centre and interview will be provided to you. Assessment day will be held on 19th February.
*****Please note if you do not meet the essential criteria in the attached band 6 job description and person specification, you may be considered for our band 5 Paramedic role*****
*****Please note, this is a full-time post*****
PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU CLEARLY EVIDENCE HOW YOU MEET THE PERSON SPECIFICATION FOR THIS ROLE BY ADEQUATELY COMPLETING THE ‘SUPPORTING INFORMATION’ SECTION OF THE APPLICATION FORM
The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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