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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 16/09/2020.

Trainee Specialist Practitioner - Critical Care

Job Reference: 202-A-20-12876

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
EPRR – Special Operations
Henstridge Airbase
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum

South Western Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust is covered by six air ambulance units operating in partnership with five air ambulance charities across the South West. An exciting opportunity has arisen to join this team working within South Western Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust EPRR department. These vacancies will be in partnership with the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance at their Airbase in Henstridge

The aim of our service is to deliver the highest possible standard of care to our patients in the pre-hospital environment, which may involve transport by air or land.

Applications are invited from HCPC registered Paramedics, NMC registered Nurses and Qualified Specialist Practitioners in Critical Care who fulfil the essential criteria (described in the application pack) and would like the challenge of providing specialist clinical care to our patients in challenging environments. The unit provides both critical and enhanced care, responding to incidents via helicopter and Outreach Cars currently between the hours of 0700 and 0200 currently operating 2 x shift patterns on the aircraft and 1000-2200 on the car

Successful candidates will be expected as part of their role to continually develop their CPD aligned with the aspirations of both SWAST and the Charity. You will be expected to engage in ongoing postgraduate education towards a Masters level qualification, achieve the Diploma in Immediate Medical Care, hospital placements and other relevant courses, as well as engaging with DSAA charity in a range of events.

Successful applicants will progress through a HEMS Technical Crew Member qualification (if required) and clinical development as needed to operate as SP-CC (Specialist Paramedic – Critical Care). They will be expected to achieve all the standards detailed in the job description and study at academic level 7.

One day practical assessments including fitness will take place at Henstridge Airbase on either the 12th or 13th October at Henstridge Airfield and interviews will take place on the 3rd and 4th November at either Henstridge or charity HQ in Wellington.

Following interview appointments will be made subject to achieving a blue light driving qualification and a swimming assessment.

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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