Qualified Paramedic (North Area)

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On an ordinary day an extraordinary service

**Please note this vacancy is for qualified staff who were registered with the HCPC prior to 1st September 2016. If you are new a newly qualified clinician (qualified for less than a year) then we still want to hear from you! Apply to our Newly Qualified Paramedic advert on NHS Jobs. Please note, you must have the Right to Work in the UK (do not require a visa) any international applications will be rejected**

For those individuals who join the Trust and are based to specific stations (Wexham, High Wycombe and Bracknell) you will receive £1,000 upon joining. In addition to this you will also receive £1,000 if you stay at your allocated station for 12 months post training (i.e. when you have finished in training and 3rd manning). Please note that these sums are subject to the usual deductions of Tax and NI.

In addition to this we can also offer you up to £1,500 relocation expenses for these stations (High Wycombe, Bracknell, Wexham). Relocation expenses will be reimbursed in line with the Trusts relocation procedure and only upon receipts.

Are you a Qualified Paramedic? Are you looking to move to a progressive, innovative and caring Trust, responding to accident, emergency and urgent care requirements of our diverse population? Do you want to work in a Trust with some of the best See and Treat rates in the country? Do you poses the values based behaviors and values of SCAS that are embedded in everything we do?

If the answer is yes – then we and our patients need you!

This is your fantastic opportunity to work for an Ambulance Trust in the UK that has been rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commissioning group (CQC).

We are looking for applicants that are:

  • Highly motivated to look after our patients
  • Passionate about high-quality patient care.
  • Professional in everything you do.
  • Have excellent driving skills and you have probably already been training to drive under blue light conditions.
  • Compassionate and able to remain calm under pressure.
  • Wanting a varied and challenging job.
  • 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.Have demonstrable experience of how you work to the SCAS Values

All we need you to have is:

  • Qualified Paramedic with current HCPC registration.
  • 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). The Trust motor insurers need to review each case of any applicants who had had their driving licence removed following a Dangerous Driving or Drink or Drugs offence for a minimum period of 5 years from when their licence is reinstated. Before we can consider offering a role.
  • Able to commit to a 2 week (full-time) and 2 day driving training course programme (paid) and on-going shift work.

In return we can offer…

  • A structured corporate induction and mentoring program for all frontline staffAn 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.
  • A progressive clinical career path with an opportunity to develop your career to a clinical mentor, team leader, specialist paramedic (Band 6) and other clinical roles such as clinical advisor within our Clinical Coordination Centre
  • Clinically forward thinking and opportunities to get involved in pre-hospital research e.g. Paramedic 1 (Lucas), Paramedic 2 (adrenaline) Right-2 and the “sepsis in children” screening trials, taking part in national trials such as ARP.
  • Using technology to develop staff and improve patient care e.g. ePR, smartphone apps, Simbulance, SCAS Live-Link, access to a Trust library and a variety of e-learning modules to supplement face-to-face training
  • Committed to staff welfare and support e.g. Team working with a named Team Leader, Clinical Mentor & Specialist Practitioner, access to Optum, Occupational Health, TRiM, Health & Well-being initiatives, Mind Blue-Light project, Pubwatch campaign, Inappropriate use campaign
  • Investing in staff development through mandatory and non-mandatory training to continue your professional development e.g. Winter workshops for head injury assessment, paediatrics, mentoring and joint training with other emergency services, hospitals, GPsand the opportunity to apply for other educational qualifications
  • Recognising staff achievements e.g. Ambies awards, commendations, newsletters celebrating staff initiatives

The finer details:

  • The 2 week training programme, whilst you’ll be paid, is not residential so you will need to be able to get to the venue and back on your own.
  • Should you be what we are looking for and successfully shortlisted then you will be invited to an assessment centre, these are usually based at either our following locations: Newbury (Berkshire)

To apply for this job email your details to ben.voller@scas.nhs.uk.