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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/09/2019.

A&E Paramedic

Job Reference: 416-IM5520

Employer:
Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
Department:
416 A & E Department
Location:
Bedford
Salary:
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

Bedford Hospital is a uniquely situated NHS Trust with a relatively small footprint with up to 410 beds and over 2700 staff supporting a planned and reactive healthcare service to a cohort of over 300,000. We foster a community spirit within our Hospital underpinned by our Values which allow us to carry out our ethos; “Every Patient Matters”.

It is an exciting time to be joining the newly formed Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust which has resulted from the merger of The Luton and Dunstable University Hospital and Bedford Hospital NHS Trusts. The merger took place on 1 April 2020 and under the umbrella of the single NHS Trust both hospitals will retain their identity and individual hospital names. This will bring many benefits for patients and opportunities for staff. Both hospitals will retain their identity with individual hospital names and key services will remain on both sites and be managed as single teams across the whole Bedfordshire catchment area. Travel between hospital sites may be required.


Would you like to work for a Trust in which you can make a real difference? Would you like to be recognised for your effort and hard work?

Bedford NHS Trust is a uniquely situated NHS Trust with a relatively small footprint with up to 410 beds and over 2700 staff supporting a planned and reactive healthcare service to a cohort of over 300,000. We foster a community spirit within our Hospital underpinned by our Values which allow us to carry out our ethos; “Every Patient Matters”: 

Because of our unique position, Bedford has a great community spirit and working environment and can provide a great platform for you to continue to grow as a professional. We are also very passionate about furthering your potential by creating different pathways, whether that being further education and supporting you on your MSc, through to providing varied experience via Rotation or even a specialist provision, the choice is yours!

What will I be doing in my new role?

The Emergency department currently sees an average of 60,000 patients per year and serves a varied population across a wide area.  Our service users present with a wide range of medical, surgical, trauma and psychiatric complaints and we aim to provide first class emergency care. 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to be part of a committed team in the delivery of acute and emergency care. We are looking to recruit a highly motivated registered paramedic with a commitment and enthusiasm for delivering quality care to ensure a positive patient experience. You need to have excellent communication skills and be prepared to work in a busy and sometimes challenging environment which will be rewarding and exciting 

Although we have a very strong learning and development function, we appreciate you will need to have acquired some skills and experience from your career you will require in order for your time with us to be a real success. These can be found in the Person and Job Description attachment on NHS Jobs. However we have highlighted three of them below 

  • 1 Current registration as a paramedic with the HCPC

  • 2 Minimum of 2 years’ experience post registration in the provision of acute care

  • 3 Experience of research based practice 

Want to know more?

The hospital has grown significantly especially within the last 30 years. It now provides a wide range of services which include beds for Care of the Elderly, ENT, General Medicine, General Surgery, Gynaecology, Neonatal, Obstetrics, Oncology, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Paediatrics, Vascular Surgery, Breast Surgery and Urology. A modern Accident and Emergency Department includes a 6-bedded observation ward.  The Critical Care Complex provides both High Dependency and Intensive Care beds to a maximum capacity of 12 beds. 

Bedford Hospital is situated in a beautiful part of the UK in the county of Bedfordshire. Bedford is a quaint riverside town with easy access to quiet unspoilt countryside, which can become useful after a fulfilling shift. Bedford is one of, if not the most, cosmopolitan town in the UK with over 50 different ethnic groups represented.  

Contact Mandy Roberts (Matron) for further info: 01234 355122 ext 6364




Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all members of the community including people with disabilities.

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