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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 26/03/2020.

Practice Placement Educator (Wiltshire) - INTERNAL ONLY

Job Reference: 202-A-20-12262

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Wiltshire - exact location to be confirmed
£30,401 per annum

An exciting position for a Practice Placement Educator (PPEd) has arisen within the Wiltshire area of the Trust.

PPEd’s provide a stable, supportive environment for staff to develop. As a PPEd, your role is the key to unlocking potential. You are expected to be excellent role models and to act as an ambassador of the paramedic profession, helping to inspire and develop staff.

The role is considered a career pathway to the Learning & Development department and as such, a PPEd should have a passion for education and also have a desire to become part of the Learning & Development team.

Role Summary

The PPEd will support staff undergoing restrictions of practice by working frequent operational shifts as part of a crew in order to monitor their progress on their individual development plan.

They will co-ordinate, and assist with, the Learning & Development department, identifying training needs, developing staff and implement action plans set by Learning and Development Officers (LDOs).

PPEds will also support new joiners and work with them on their early operational shifts following the Trusts formal induction and preceptorship packages to ensure that new staff are supported appropriately.

PPEds will monitor and review Newly Qualified Paramedics (NQP’s), including reviewing the NQP portfolio during the first 6 months of the consolidation of learning period as set out by the trusts NQP process.

Produce written reports on a range of issues including student progress and compliance.

Maintain confidentiality in line with service policy and ensure compliance with the Data Protection Act.

Any other reasonable operational assessment and/or support of operational staff as required by Learning and Development Officers or Clinical Training Managers.

This role meets the requirements of the Health and Care Professions Council as regards to learners. Deployment will vary by locality in order to fit with local rostering needs.

Interviews will we held on Friday 3rd April 2020.

If you have any queries please contact Jane Whichello

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) was the first Ambulance Trust in the country registered as a NHS Foundation Trust (FT) demonstrating the highest levels of service quality, performance and financial management. SWAST delivers high performing emergency and urgent care to the residents and transient population of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset along with NHS 111 service in Dorset.

SWASFT offers consistent high-quality, locally responsive and trusted care to patients, ensuring long-term sustainability and financial strength for the future.

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust reserve the right to close this vacancy early, should we receive sufficient applications.

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I am sure that you will appreciate the financial pressures on NHS organisations and our desire to prioritise resources into patient care. Whilst we would wish to respond to all correspondence, we are unable to contact candidates who have not been shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is working towards equal opportunities. Due to under representation within the Trust we would particularly welcome applications from minority ethnic groups, women and those with a disability.

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