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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 31/05/2019.

Student Critical Care Paramedic

Job Reference: 278-CCP-0519-KJ

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
£37,570 to £43,772 pa

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has a vision to ‘support our staff to provide a caring, high quality and efficient urgent and emergency care service to our communities’.

Our 3,500 staff provide services to 4.7m people across Kent, Surrey, Sussex and North East Hampshire. We handle over 1 million calls to 999 and 1 million calls to NHS 111 every year.

We are delighted to announce this exciting opportunity for experienced Paramedics to become Critical Care Paramedics (CCP). We have vacancies across the Trust in Surrey, Sussex and Kent.

The South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust’s critical care programme has been active for over 10 years, and is continuously redefining and reshaping its role in order to match the needs of the Trust, its local population and most importantly, its patients. The programme operates ten 24/7 CCP teams across the breadth of the Trust, providing a range of treatment and therapies to the most seriously ill patients the trust attend. You will join one of the most advanced Paramedic led pre-hospital critical care systems in the country.

The scope of a Critical Care Paramedic includes a range of advanced pharmacological, clinical and surgical interventions, e.g. advanced pain relief and procedural sedation, surgical airways, thoracostomies and paralysing agents for post ROSC care and many more. One of the main qualities and requirements of a Critical Care Paramedic is to bring seniority, leadership, advanced decision making, and support to the scene.

We are now in a position to recruit another cohort of Student Critical Care Paramedics (S/CCP) in order to commence training in September 2019. Salary:This is a band 7 position on completion of training: £37,570 - £43,772 + unsocial hours.

Requirements: In order to apply you must have successfully completed a minimum of 3 years clinical paramedic practice (when submitting your application).

You must provide evidence that you have an Honours Degree 2.2 or above in Paramedic Science or related subjectoras a minimum, completion of at least 30 credits at level 6 or higher with a pass.(you will be required to provide evidence at an assessment centre should your application be shortlisted).

Have a practice portfolio that highlights your development towards a critical care role. Candidates must be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in improving patient outcomes within the critical care arena. You will also be required to demonstrate clinical competence, effective communication skills, a forward thinking, positive approach and a commitment to CPD.

The CCP role is more than just operational in nature. It is integrated into all areas of the Trust and supports the delivery of training activity, along with clinical advice whilst working on the Critical Care Desk (CCD), located within the Emergency Operations Centre (EOC).

The selection process is rigorous. Following shortlisting, successful candidates will be invited to attend an assessment centre consisting of written, practical elements and a fitness test.

Assessments centres will be held on 26th, 27th and 30th June 2019 - PLEASE NOTE - You will only be required to attend one assessment date. Venue will be confirmed at shortlisting stage.

Successful candidates will start their journey as a student CCP. You will be assigned to an operational base station where during year 1 you will undertake the full range of paramedic duties whilst developing as a student CCP. Upon completion of year 1 student CCPs transition to full time CCP practice under supervision whilst continuing the training programme. You will also be expected to undertake duties on the Critical Care Desk dispatching CCPs, providing advice and coordinating major trauma activity within the Trust.

This is a challenging but hugely rewarding career opportunity and you will join highly motivated and supportive teams based across the Trust. If you are interested please submit an application, this vacancy will close 31st May 2019.

For more information about the education pathway for Critical Care Paramedics, please contact Dan Cody (Consultant Paramedic) on 07423 077503 ( or Mick Carter (CCP Education Manager) on 07798 872462 (

The Trust is committed to equality of opportunity of all staff. We welcome applications from individuals regardless of age, any disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, The Trust aspires to reflect the diversity of our community in our workforce and guarantees an interview to candidates with disability who meet the essential criteria specified. We particularly encourage applications from black, Asian, ethnic minority, and disabled applicants and those from other under-represented groups.

When completing the application please use your passport name and please ensure you include email addresses and contact numbers for your referees to avoid delay in the recruitment process.

If you have previously applied for this role and was deemed not appointable at any stage of the recruitment process, you cannot normally apply for the same or similar role for a minimum of six months from the date of application. This is to allow time for the candidate to receive feedback and undergo the appropriate development.

Should you require an application form in an alternative format off line, please contact stating the vacancy reference number and we will be happy to provide this.

When completing the reference section, please include details to cover the last 3 years history.

Due to the high volume of applications at SECAmb, we regret that we will only be able to contact those applicants who are shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from us within 10 working days of the closing date, then please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview on this particular occasion.

Please note that we contact all applicants via NHS Jobs and would advise you check your NHS Jobs account regularly.

Please be aware that the trust reserves the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applicants are received.

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