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Critical Care Practitioner

Job Description

Welcome to ABM University Health Board. We welcome applications from people who share our values: caring for each other, working together and always improving.

Croeso i Fwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol ABM. Rydym yn croesawu ceisiadau gan bobl sy’n rhannu ein gwerthoedd: gofalu am ein gilydd, cydweithio a gwella drwy’r amser.

ABM University Health Board reserve the right to close this vacancy after 24 hours if a large number of suitable applications are received. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post.

Prior consideration for this vacancy will be given to staff currently awaiting redeployment and we therefore reserve the right to withdraw this advert at any stage.

The Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service (Cymru) is Wales’ exciting and innovative aeromedical pre-hospital and transfer service.

The service is based on the Wales Air Ambulance Charity’s fleet of EC-135 Helicopters, backed up by Audi Q7 response vehicles to provide weather resilience. The service also responds on Wales’ two HM Coastguard helicopters when necessary.

EMRTS is consultant-delivered, and is committed to being the best pre-hospital and transfer service in the world.

We are now recruiting for a Critical Care Practioner to provide high quality clinical care in both the pre-hospital / and inter hospital transfer environments. You will also be required to successfully complete the Helicopter Technical Crew Member Course.

This exciting post requires an individual to be ambitious, motivated and be able to remain calm under pressure. We know that learning and development is of immense value to patient care and we will provide MSc level education to support your practice as well as protected time to study.

To qualify for this role you must be either HCPC / NMC registered with demonstrable experience in the pre-hospital emergency care setting.
We require our CCP colleagues to operate as part of the Air Support Desk team located at Cwmbran, South Wales. This position will cover duties at our Welshpool base as required,

If you want to join a progressive, and caring healthcare organisation responding to the needs of the Welsh community then we would like to hear from you.

Selection for this rewarding role is demanding, and consists of a fitness test, several scenario assessments, and an interview including Crew Resource Management elements. Successful candidates will be put through an accelerated training programme to ensure that they are familiar with our Standard Operating Procedures and equipment, and have the ability to respond to the full range of clinical challenges in rural Wales, including children and babies.

For further information please contact our Clinical Team Leader: Jason Hughes on  ( Phone number removed ) 

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Seri Cooke  ( Phone number removed ) 

ABMU Health Board is committed to supporting its staff and processes to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing service users’ experience. In our commitment to increase the number of staff able to communicate in Welsh, we would welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The HB is a Two Tick Disability Symbol user and is committed to fulfilling the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. If you are unable to submit your application in the requested format because of a disability as defined by the DDA please contact us, and we will agree a more suitable way for you to apply. All disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria for a post will be invited to interview.

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If you are appointed, by completing the application form you authorise the UHB to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the IAT process on the national ESR.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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