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Qualified Paramedic

Job Description

South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) is part of the National Health Service (NHS). We serve the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire. This area covers approximately 3,500 square miles with a population of over four million.

The service that SCAS provides has gone far beyond simply transporting people to the nearest hospital. Today, we provide a single point of access for people who are ill, injured or concerned about their health. As well as clinical assessment, sign-posting and advice services, SCAS also works closely with clinical networks and trauma team to provide the best possible care for those with critical or life threatening conditions.

We rely on over 3000 member of staff, over 1000 volunteers and have 78 sites including, resource centres, stand by points, Patient Transport Service bases and air ambulance bases. Our staff are proud to work for SCAS, and to serve the residents of the South Central region.

If you would like to find out more about us, please take a look at our Youtube channel: SCAS999films, our Twitter Feed: SCAS999 or our Facebook page: SCAS999.


Are you a Qualified Paramedic who has been working on the road for either an NHS Trust or a private provider? Are you looking to move to a progressive, innovative and caring Trust, responding to accident, emergency and urgent care requirements of our diverse population?

Based at an ambulance resource centre as part of a team, our Paramedics work shifts and attend scenes of emergency and urgent care situations, from transporting a sick baby, to helping an elderly person, to dealing with a multi vehicle accident. The location of care can vary from someone’s home, to the side of the motorway and anything in between, are you ready?

Do you want to work in a Trust with one of the best non conveyance rates in the country?

Do you want to be part of a Trust who dispatches clinicians to treat life threatening injuries or conditions and provides specialist care whilst transporting those people to the most appropriate healthcare facility?


Are highly motivated?

Are passionate about high quality patient care?

Are professional in everything you do?

Have excellent driving skills and you have probably already been training to drive under blue light conditions?

Are caring, compassionate and able to remain calm under pressure?

Want a varied and challenging job?

Are emotionally, and physically resilient and a good communicator?

Want to work in a challenging environment or situation and deal with patients and relatives with dignity and respect?

If you answer yes to the above questions then we would like to hear from you!

For more information visit our website link under the contact section or find us on You tube – SCAS999films.

Do you have:

•A full valid UK driving licence (including Category B and Category C1 – over 3500kg with no more than 3 points. (You must have as a minimum a Provisional C1 on your licence in order for your application to be shortlisted).

•Current registration with the HCPC.

•Able to commit to a 2 week (full-time) training programme (paid) and on-going shift work? (If you need the blue light training, we will tag an extra 4 weeks onto the initial course and put you through our comprehensive driver training course).

In return we can offer …

Full corporate induction.

Initial 2 week clinical updates and training course.

A 2 day driver training update delivered by our specialist driver training team in Newbury.

Regular clinical updates.

Opportunity to develop your career to a clinical mentor, team leader, specialist paramedic (Band 6) and other clinical roles such as clinical advisor within CCC.

Access to continual professional development.

Access to apply for other educational qualifications.

Occupational Health support along with an Employee Assistance Programme.

The details:

The 2 week training programme, whilst you will be paid, is not residential so you will need to be able to get to the venue and back on your own.

If your application demonstrates that you are good enough to treat our patients and you are what we are looking for then you will be invited to an assessment centre so that we can see how you behave, respond and drive, these are usually based at either Southern House (Otterbourne, Hampshire), Newbury (Berkshire) or Northern House (Bicester, Oxfordshire).

All successful candidates who are offered a job with us will have to undertake clearance from the DBS (Disclosure and Baring Service) and our Occupational Health department.

Our vacancies are across the area, and when you apply for a post here, we will take into account your preference on where you wish work, and best match this to our available vacancies at the time. We can’t guarantee placing you in your first preference but we will do our best.

Please note that this advert is for Qualified Paramedics only (qualified for a year or more).

If you are a newly qualified clinician, (qualified for less than a year) we still want to hear from you so look at our Graduate Paramedic advert.

Communications regarding your application will be sent via NHS Jobs to your inbox. Please ensure that you are able to access your inbox on a regularly to check for e-mails relating to your application otherwise this may delay the process (and we don’t want that!)

Please provide e-mail addresses/contact details for your referees so we can contact them easily.

We do require at least three years’ worth of references (with no gaps) from at least two different referees. We require references from all employers within this time-frame, if you do not provide sufficient information in the referencing section of your application form, we will take this information from the Employment History section of your form and will go directly to previous employers via their HR departments. We will only contact your referees after we have offered you a job.

The benefits bits…

The starting holiday entitlement is 27 days per annum (based on full time hours) plus 8 bank holidays (bank contracts accrue one hour to every nine hours worked).

All employees are automatically enrolled in either the NHS Pensions scheme or NEST.

We operate a comprehensive set of policies.

Employees can take advantage of a number of discounts open to NHS staff. (such as Nandos and Dominos).

Working in the NHS may entitle you to apply for a Key Worker Housing scheme.

We also operate regular staff surveys and our staff are encouraged to develop transferable skills and experience.

We work in partnership with our trade unions.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the minimum shortlisting criteria for the post will be invited for the next stage of the recruitment process.

We aim to represent the diversity of our local communities and positively encourage applications regardless of age, race or ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief.

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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