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Qualified Paramedic

Job Reference: 195-22-QP-LSS

South Central Ambulance Service
Stoke Mandeville, Wexham, High Wycombe, Didcot, Bracknell & North Harbour
£32,306 to £39,027 pa

We are looking for Band 6 Qualified Paramedics to join the Trust on a permanent basis who will be ready to join a course starting on 25th April 2022 from our Education Centre in Whiteley. Following the training period, you will be based specifically from the following stations:

North East – High Wycombe, Wexham

North North –Stoke Mandeville

North West - Didcot

North South – Bracknell

South East – North Harbour

If you are confirmed to be based at High Wycombe or Wexham these stations attract the following incentives:

  • You will receive £1,000 after 12 months post training (i.e. when you have finished in training and 3rd manning).
  • In addition to this you will also receive £3,000 if you stay at your allocated station (High Wycombe or Wexham only) after 3 years completion. Please note that these sums are subject to the usual deductions of Tax and NI.
  • We can also offer you up to £1,500 relocation expenses for High Wycombe or Wexham only. Relocation expenses will be reimbursed in line with the Trusts relocation procedure and only upon receipts.
  • 5% High Cost Allowance (Fringe) for Wexham only.

We are looking for applicants that are:

  • Passionate about high quality patient care.
  • Professional in everything you do.
  • Compassionate and able to remain calm under pressure.
  • Wanting a varied and challenging job.
  • Emotionally and physically resilient and a good communicator.

All you need is:

  • To be an existing Band 6 Qualified Paramedic with current HCPC registration.
  • Have a full valid UK manual driving licence (including Category B and Category C1 – over 3500kg with no more than 3 points. The Trust motor insurers would not entertain inclusion 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. Each case would need to be passed to Trust brokers / insurers in order for the individual circumstances to be taken into account.
  • Able to commit to a 1 week (full-time) and upto 3 day driving training course programme (paid) and on-going shift work.

In return we can offer…

  • 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, GPs and the opportunity to apply for other educational qualifications

The finer details:

  • The 1 week induction and driving training period, 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.
  • If your application demonstrates that you are what we are looking for, then you will be invited to an online interview which will be conducted via Microsoft Teams. A driving assessment and lifting assessment will also be required and will take place from one of our Education Centres in either Bicester, Newbury or Whiteley. Further details will be confirmed to you following shortlisting.
  • All successful candidates who are offered a job with us will have to undertake employment checks as part of our recruitment process, including, an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Baring Service) check, which SCAS will fund, clearance from our Occupational Health department, references, ID and right to work verification.
  • Our station availability is specific - you will be asked to complete a location preference form at conditional offer stage. We will take into account your preferences on where you wish to work, and best match this to our available vacancies at the time. We can’t guarantee placing you in your first preference but we will do very our best.

For more details of the role please look at the job description and person specification attached, as well as SCAS Values and other attachments on this advert.

Thegovernment has announcedthat from 1 April 2022, all frontline NHS staff, health and social care workers, and volunteers working in England who have face-to-face contact with service users, will need to provide evidence that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they are medically exempt.

Once the training period has been completed, flexible working in terms of part-time hours could be considered.

Whilst we would like to assure you that SCAS endeavours to continue with the recruitment for this position as planned, please bear in mind there may be COVID19 related Government guidelines for us to adhere to that may cause changes out of our control. These changes may mean that we must alter our training delivery in which case we would inform you of any changes to the plan as soon as we can.

The government has announced that from 1 April 2022, all frontline NHS staff, health and social care workers, and volunteers working in England who have face-to-face contact with service users, will need to provide evidence that they have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they are medically exempt.

We actively welcome job applications from candidates who have a disability or who are members of the BAME, LGBT and Armed Forces community (including: Reservists, Veterans, Spouses and Cadets). Here at SCAS we are proud to have a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve. Applicants who have a disability or are members of the armed forces community who meet the minimum shortlisting criteria for their post of interest will be invited for an interview.

As well as standard NHS benefits like generous holiday entitlement and an excellent pension scheme, we offer lots of extras for our staff. You can find out more information here –

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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