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Newly-Qualified Paramedic (South Area)

Job Reference: 195-18-603-LSS

South Central Ambulance Service
South Area
Andover, Whitchurch, Basingstoke, Alton
£23,023 to £29,608 pa

**Please note this vacancy is for candidates who currently have the Right to Work in the UK (do not require a visa) and have studied for their Paramedic qualification in the UK**

Qualified staff who were appointed and registered on 1st September 2016 or after will be appointed as a Newly Qualified Paramedic on the Band 5 range until completion of their two year consolidation of learning period. For candidates transferring from other ambulance trusts their existing progress against the consolidation of learning programme will be recognised.

We are recruiting Newly Qualified Paramedics who are completing their Paramedic Degree and will be in position to start from April 2019 onwards to work in our progressive, innovative and caring Trust, responding to accident, emergency and urgent care requirements of our diverse population.

Be part of a Trust who dispatches clinicians to treat life threatening injuries and conditions which provides specialist care whilst transporting those people to the most appropriate healthcare facility.

This is your opportunity to work for an Ambulance Trust in the UK that has been rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commissioning group (CQC).

We are looking for applicants that are:

  • Highly motivated.

  • Passionate about high quality patient care.

  • Professional in everything you do.

  • Have excellent driving skills and ready to be trained to drive under blue light conditions

  • Compassionate and able to remain calm under pressure.

  • Wanting a varied and challenging job.

  • Emotionally and physically resilient and a good communicator.

  • Want to work in a challenging environment or situation and deal with patients and relatives with dignity and respect.

All we need you to have is:

  • A full valid UK driving license (including Category B and Category C1 – over 3500kg with no more than 3 points. (You must have as a minimum a Provisional C1 on your license in order for your application to be shortlisted). 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

  • A category C1 element to your driving license (over 3500kg) (minimum of provisional entitlement must be held at the point of application and full entitlement obtained at least one month prior to starting the training)

  • A paramedic science degree that is recognised by the HCPC

  • Able to commit to a 6 week (full-time) training programme (paid) and on-going shift work

In return we can offer…

  • Full corporate induction.

  • Initial 6 weeks (full-time) training including driver training – blue light conditions.

  • A preceptorship programme.

  • Regular clinical updates.

  • Opportunity to develop your career to a clinical mentor, team leader, specialist paramedic or other clinical roles such as clinical advisor within CCC.

  • Access to continual professional development.

  • Access to apply for other educational qualifications.

  • Occupational Health support along with an Employee Assistance Programme.

The finer details:

  • The 6 week training programme, 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 good enough to treat our patients and you are what we are looking for, then you will be invited to an assessment centre so that we can see how you behave, respond and drive, these are usually based at either our following location: Nursling Resource Centre (Southampton), Newbury (Berkshire) or Northern House (Bicester, Oxfordshire).

  • All successful candidates who are offered a job with us will have to undertake clearance from the DBS (Disclosure and Baring Service) and our Occupational Health department.

  • Our vacancies are across the SCAS wide area, therefore you will be asked to complete a location preference form at interview stage, which we will take into account your preferences on where you wish 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 information visit our website link under the contact section or find us on You tube – SCAS999films.

We actively support applications from members of the BME community.

Communications regarding your application will be sent via NHS Jobs to your inbox. Please ensure that you are able to access your inbox on a regularly to check for e-mails relating to your application otherwise this may delay the process (and we don’t want that!)

Please provide e-mail addresses/contact details for your referees so we can contact them easily.

We do require at least three years’ worth of references (with no gaps) from at least two different referees. We require references from all employers within this time-frame, if you do not provide sufficient information in the referencing section of your application form, we will take this information from the Employment History section of your form and will go directly to previous employers via their HR departments. We will only contact your referees after we have offered you a job.

The benefits bits…

The starting holiday entitlement is 27 days per annum (based on full time hours) plus bank holidays.

All employees are automatically enrolled in NEST or the NHS Pension scheme.

We operate a comprehensive set of policies.

We also operate regular staff surveys and our staff are encouraged to develop transferable skills and experience.

We work in partnership with our trade unions.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the minimum shortlisting criteria for the post will be invited for the next stage of the recruitment process.

We aim to represent the diversity of our local communities and positively encourage applications regardless of age, race or ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion or belief.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) 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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