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Motorcycle Response Paramedic

Job Description

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.

The Role

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As part of the continuing expansion process, the Motorcycle Response Unit (MRU) is looking to recruit to the position of permanent MRU Paramedic.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced HCPC Paramedics.

As a Motorcycle Response Paramedic, you will work in congested areas to serve the local population across all categories of calls. You will be expected to carry out a clinical patient assessment, utilising alternative care pathways where appropriate and work as an autonomous practitioner. As a resource, you will be required to assist or be supported by EAC/EMT ambulances when required. The nature of your role as an HCPC Paramedic means that you are expected by the department to be capable and competent of performing all skills and duties within your remit.

Applicants must hold a current full entitlement ‘class A’ motorcycle license for a minimum of eighteen months by the start date of the riding course, and have a range of experience riding large capacity motorcycles over 600cc, both in metropolitan and rural environments.

Short-listed applicants will progress on to an Assessment Centre which will include a motorcycle riding assessment; practical clinical skills assessment and a written theory paper (driving and clinical topics). The assessment day will be on 24th November 2016 at Ilford Ambulance Station, Ilford, Essex.
On completion of the assessment day, successful candidates will be invited for interview on either the 6th or the 7th December 2016. Provisionally appointed candidates will then be required to pass a three week standard response riding course, based residentially with the North Wales Constabulary Driving School.

All applicants must be able to attend both the assessment day and interviews. respectively; and a three week residential police riding course from 8th May – 26th May 2017.

Further information may be obtained from MRU Team Leader Steve Godfrey by email ( Email address removed ) or by contacting ( Email address removed ) where a member of the MRU Management team will be able to assist you.

Interested applicants are welcome to visit any operational MRU hub by arrangement.

The closing date for the receipt of completed applications is midnight on the 6th November 2016.




Please note that we will send all correspondence to your email address, with the exception of the DBS application form. Therefore, please keep us updated if this changes and ensure that you check this email address regularly. Please note if you do not have an email address then we will send correspondence by post.

Priority will be given to NHS employees who are at risk of redundancy.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Steve Godfrey, telephone  ( Phone number removed ) , email ( Email address removed )

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust is a member of the Business Disability Forum, Business in the Community (Opportunity Now and Race for Opportunity), Stonewall and a member of Inclusive Employers.

For more information on our equalities strategy, please visit our website and review our current equalities strategy.

In addition to the basic salary for all Agenda for Change posts, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust in line with the NHS Agenda for Change provides 15% or 20% High Cost Area Supplement (HCAS) dependant on the location of your role. The supplement is subject to minimum and maximum payment.

High Cost Area Supplement (HCAS) for part time employee will be based on the part time salary.

Correspondence regarding the application will be done via email to all job applicants. Ensure you provide current e-mail address on the job application form and please check your email inbox regularly.

The London Ambulance Service NHS Trust reserves the right to close adverts before the published closing date due to high volumes of applications received.

If you do not hear back from us within four weeks of the advert closing date, please assume that you have not been successful at the shortlisting stage.

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

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

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