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999 Development Nurse

Job Reference: 195-19-747-LJH

South Central Ambulance Service
195 11 N CSD
£24,214 to £30,112 pa

Are you looking for a new exciting challenge?

Are you currently NMC registered?

Do you want to continue to make a difference to the lives of our patients but in a less physically demanding way?

Do you want to work for an Ambulance Trust in the UK that has been rated ‘good’ over all by the Care Quality Commissioning group (CQC)

We are looking to recruit reliable and enthusiastic Nurses to join our motivated, friendly and hardworking team of Clinicians based in Bicester, Oxfordshire to support the smooth running of our Emergency Services.

The Role;

Working within this role you will carry out complex clinical assessments over the phone in a sensitive manner providing advice and information in line with clinical assessment software, whilst utilising your own knowledge, experience and professional judgement and referring to other services where appropriate.

This is an exciting, challenging and extremely rewarding Band 5 role with a view to progress to Band 6 on completion of our development programme which includes one day a month of bespoke CPD training to enable you to feel confident in your new specialty. Topics will include telephone assessment skills for injury and illness, mental health assessment over the telephone, paediatric emergencies and courageous conversations.


Essential Requirements:

  • · Current NMC registration
  • · Registered general nurse (RN1, RNA) / Registered Paramedic
  • · Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • · Good level of computer literacy
  • · Ability to communicate effectively over the phone

Desirable Requirements:

  • · Motivated towards further professional development

Successful candidates will be also be required to complete an eight weeks fulltime training programme, covering internal systems, NHS pathways assessments and call centre mentoring.

What we can offer;

SCAS is a progressive, innovative and caring NHS Trust, with a vision towards excellence, saving lives and enable our patients to receive the appropriate care they need while demonstrating SCAS core values Teamwork, Innovation, professionalism and caring. Working for SCAS as a Clinical Health advisor Nurse provides outstanding opportunities for you to develop within the role and the Trust, while offering the following benefits;


  • · Up to 41 days Annual Leave dependent on length of service (inclusive of bank hols)
  • · Providing a Nationally recognised Pathways License
  • · Continued support and development from our in house education team.
  • · Additional CPD training Opportunities and access to educational qualifications
  • · Occupational Health support along with an Employee Assistance Programme.
  • · NHS Discounts in over 200+ stores including Holidays, Days out, Car insurance, Restaurants and Clothing.
  • · Uniform provided
  • · Enrolment in the NHS Pension Scheme
  • · Child care vouchers


You will need to be able to commit to an initial 8 week full time training programme which will be fully paid.

Please see the job description and person specification for further details.

Please note that the closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy when we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment. Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification will be short listed for this role.

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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.

South Central Ambulance Service has a Freedom to Speak Up Guardian and a Freedom to Speak Up Policy (formerly known as Whistleblowing). We believe that effective speaking and listening up arrangements protect patients and improve the experience of patients and NHS workers.

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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