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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/08/2020.

Practice Placement Educator (INTERNAL RING FENCE TO SOMERSET ONLY)

Job Reference: 202-A-20-12668

Employer:
South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Location:
Taunton & Yeovil
Salary:
£31,365 - £37,890 pa

An exciting position for a Practice Placement Educator (PPEd) has arisen within the Somerset area of the Trust. We havetwo subtantive positions andone 12 months secondment available.

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.

Previous applicants need not apply.

*This is a permanent relief position ring-fenced to Somerset only. The successful candidate will remain at their current base station. Due to establishment levels, we are unable to take applicants from the Bank at this time.




At South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) every team member matters, we have a culture where everyone is valued for being themselves. Our aim is to work together to promote the most inclusive environment possible, which attracts people from the widest possible range of backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work that we do together, for the benefit of all of our employees and patients and communities we serve. We offer flexible working opportunities, inclusive policies and a range of feedback mechanisms to support individual needs and to enable a positive, welcoming environment in which our people and their careers can thrive.

As the first Ambulance Trust in the Country to be registered as a NHS Foundation Trust (FT) SWAST offers consistent high-quality, locally responsive and trusted care to the residents and the transient population of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

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



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