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Qualified Paramedic posted by London Ambulance Service NHS Trust

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Full Time
London, London
£34,961 - £44,044 / year

Job Description

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust is the busiest emergency ambulance service in the UK with over 5,000 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 are Respectful, Professional, Innovative and Collaborative.

Respectful - Caring for our Patients and each other with compassion and empathy. Championing quality and diversity. Acting fairly.

Professional - Acting with honesty and integrity. Aspiring to clinical, technical and managerial excellence. Leading by example. Being accountable and outcomes orientated.

Innovative - Thinking creatively. Driving value and sustainable change. Harnessing technology and new ways of working. Taking courageous decisions.

Collaborative: Listening and learning from each other. Working with partners. Being open and transparent. Building trust.



The Role


Band 6 Qualified Paramedic

Salary: £34,961- £44,044 per annum including HCAS*, plus unsocial hours payments (under the provisions of Section 2: maintain round the clock services)

Posting Locations: Hanwell, Brent, Romford, Edmonton, Friern Barnet, Hillingdon

Based in one of the world’s most vibrant, diverse and exciting cities, it’s no surprise that we’re one of the world’s busiest ambulance services. Our Paramedics see all walks of London life. For you it means a career like no other providing excellent patient care in the right place, at the right time.

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 you will need 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
  • C1 (provisional entitlement at application will be accepted with full C1 Licence on joining)

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.

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 NHS Pension scheme, cycle scheme and season ticket loan.

Qualified Paramedics who are appointed and join LAS at one of the above posting locations by 30th November 2019 will also be eligible to claim the following;

  • Package consisting of Welcome incentive (taxable), claimable relocation expenses and travel expenses whilst training up to £5,500**
  • Up to £915 towards your C1 practical (if applicable)

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment and interview on Saturday 28th SEPTEMBER 2019. This will consist of a lifting assessment and competency based questions.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU CLEARLY PROVIDE EXAMPLES OF HOW YOU MEET THE CRITERIA ON THE PERSON SPECIFICATION FOR THIS ROLE BY ADEQUATELY COMPLETING THE ‘SUPPORTING INFORMATION’ SECTION OF THE APPLICATION FORM.

**Terms and Conditions apply

Unfortunately we are unable to accept applicants from outside of the UK. If you are an International applicant please email ( Email address removed ) for more information and to register your interest.

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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.

In addition to basic salary there is 15% or 20% High Cost Area Supplement dependent on the location of your role. This is subject to minimum and maximum payment and pro rata for part time employees.

Correspondence regarding the application will be done via email. Please ensure you provide a current e-mail address on the job application form and please check your email inbox regularly.

Your application via NHS Jobs will be imported into our preferred third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website. Furthermore, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to London Ambulance Service NHS transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Pre-employment checks will be required for all applicants who are issued with a conditional offer of employment. This includes Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) checks as required for the post and registration with the DBS update service. Documents presented for the purpose of Identity Checks will be verified for authenticity via an ID Scanner. The security features to be checked include machine readable zone, ultra violet image and infra-red image.

We reserve 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

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 [Click here to apply]

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement.

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Reference Number

308-QUALPARA-0035-WC

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