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Qualified 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

Exact salary will depend on location and working pattern

With 85 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 Sunday 30 October 2016. 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.


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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