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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/10/2019.

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Lead Paramedic - INTERNAL ONLY

Job Reference: 202-A-19-10957

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Trowbridge Ambulance Station
£30,401 per annum

Support the County Commander (CC), Deputy County Commander (DCC) and Operations Officer (OO) in the day to day management of the Operational Base with particular responsibilities for the administrative arrangements of the base.

Assist the OO and DCC in ensuring that operational personnel carry out their duties in accordance with Trust policy, service instructions and to the standards of conduct and performance defined in the Institute of Health and Care Development (IHCD) Ambulance Service Basic Training Manual/ IHCD Paramedic Training Manual, out-of-hospital care guidelines published by Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaison Committee (JRCALC), and Trust Clinical Notices.

Promote and establish a healthy and safe working environment, ensuring health and safety policies are complied with particularly those relating to accident reporting and investigation procedures.  Ensure health and safety checks are actioned in line with agreed recommendations and timescales and ensure that appropriate standards of cleanliness of vehicles and equipment are maintained, as agreed with the OO’s responsible for Lead Paramedics.

Assist with the induction of new staff, ensuring that they are aware of all necessary procedures, policies and information in order to carry out their role effectively.

Assist the DCC and OO with the setting up and maintenance of local systems and controls to ensure that time sheets, annual leave, sickness records, travel claims etc are correct and appropriately authorised.

Maintain accurate records of resources issued and requisitioned. Maintain drug audit records of distribution, requisition and use.

Participate in the delivery of quality measures, in consultation with the OO and County Business Manager to ensure the highest standards of service are achieved.

Exhibit standards of personal and professional conduct and performance as required by HPC and its succeeding bodies.

Candidates must have two years’ experience in a Qualified Paramedic position.

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) was the first Ambulance Trust in the country registered as a NHS Foundation Trust (FT) demonstrating the highest levels of service quality, performance and financial management. SWAST delivers high performing emergency and urgent care to the residents and transient population of Cornwall and Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Somerset along with NHS 111 service in Dorset.

SWASFT offers consistent high-quality, locally responsive and trusted care to patients, ensuring long-term sustainability and financial strength for the future.

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust reserve the right to close this vacancy early, should we receive sufficient applications.

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I am sure that you will appreciate the financial pressures on NHS organisations and our desire to prioritise resources into patient care. Whilst we would wish to respond to all correspondence, we are unable to contact candidates who have not been shortlisted for interview. If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that you have not been successful on this occasion.

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust is working towards equal opportunities. Due to under representation within the Trust we would particularly welcome applications from minority ethnic groups, women and those with a disability.

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