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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/03/2020.

Advanced Prescribing Practitioner

Job Reference: 217-VN454-19-20

West Midlands Ambulance Service University NHS Foundation Trust
217 111 CAS
Brierley Hill
£44,606 to £50,819 pa

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of people from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities. Selection will be on a basis of merit. The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Employer and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy. To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

The Trust is proud to support our Armed Forces community and have signed up to the Step Into Health initiative. We welcome applications from Armed Forces Veterans and Service leavers.

Advanced Prescribing Practitioner

Salary: Indicative Band 8a £44,606-£50,819 plus any unsocial hours enhancements relevant to the post as per the NHS Terms & Conditions 2018 (pro rata for part time hours)

Hours: 37.5 hours per week – full & part time positions available (Minimum of 12 hours per week with the majority of shifts covering evenings, nights and weekends)

Base: Brierley Hill, DY5 1LX

“Seeking outstanding clinicians to join our CQC rated OUTSTANDING organisation”

Our award-winning, high performing ambulance service has embarked on an exciting journey providing the NHS 111 service across the majority of the West Midlands region.

To further build on the work already done in 111 and our established infrastructure within the wider organisation and to ensure that our patients receive the excellent standard of care that we strive to deliver and that they have come to expect from our Trust, we are asking experienced dual qualified Nurse / Paramedic/ Pharmacist applicants who also share this passion for patient care to join us and help us to achieve our vision.

Based at our Operations Centres in Brierley Hill, you will assist in the provision of a quality service to patients contacting 111 and the Clinical Assessment Service.The role requires you to function autonomously and within your sphere of competency within a multi-skilled team. You must be able to – via the telephone - assess patients, plan their care, administer treatment and discharge them or refer them as appropriate to other healthcare professionals / external agencies. This will include prescribing for patients as required. The role requires an individual to have the ability to work effectively as part of a multi professional team within a fast pace environment, in line with WMAS protocols and policies.

Applicants must be 1st level Registered Nurse with current registration with the UK Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) OR HCPC registration as a Paramedic OR registered Pharmacist with the General Pharmaceutical Council with proven post registration experience of working in any of these following clinical areas…

  • Accident & Emergency
  • Primary Care Environments
  • Minor Injuries / Illness Units
  • Acute Specialities at a Senior Level.

You must be able to work well under pressure, have excellent communication skills in addition to having a wealth of clinical experience.

Full training on the online triage system will be provided to you and all employees will be on NHS Terms & Conditions and the wide range of benefits associated with this including a minimum of 27 days annual leave (pro rata for part time hours), competitive salaries, excellent pension scheme and hundreds of staff discount opportunities.

Successful candidates must be able to commit to 5 days classroom based training upon commencement.

West Midlands Ambulance Service also prides itself on the range of resources available to staff such as career development training programmes & health and wellbeing initiatives.

Applications for part-time working will also be accepted for this post with discussions held at interview stage regarding working hours.

Don’t delay…apply today!

This position involves a regulated activity which will require an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check. The disclosure will, where appropriate to the role, include information against the Independent Safeguarding Authority barred lists for working with children, adults or both.

Where a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check is required for the post, applicants are required to cover the cost of the check. The cost (£45 for an enhanced check or £28 for a standard/basic check) is payable to our online provider at the time that the DBS application is submitted.

West Midlands Ambulance Service positively welcomes diversity and aims to be a truly inclusive place to work. We are looking for self-motivated, enthusiastic people from all backgrounds that care about making a difference.

We also support the ‘Disability Confident’ scheme and therefore guarantee to invite to assessment all applicants with a disability who meet the standards required for a job vacancy.




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Closing date for return of applications: Tuesday 31st March 2020


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