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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/10/2019.

Specialist Paramedic - Critical Care

Job Reference: 202-A-19-10980

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Cornwall Air Ambulance
£30,401 - £37,267 pa plus unsocial enhancements

Trainee / Qualified Specialist Paramedic - Critical Care

Based at: Cornwall Airbase, Newquay

37.5 Hours per week

Band 6

South Western Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust is covered by six air ambulance units operating in partnership with five air ambulance charities across the South West. An exciting opportunity has arisen to join this team working within South Western Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust EPRR department. These vacancies will be in partnership with the Cornwall Air Ambulance Charity and located at Cornwall Airbase in Newquay.

The aim of our service is to deliver the highest possible standard of care to our patients in the pre-hospital environment, which may involve transport by air or land.

Applications are invited from HCPC registered Paramedics and Qualified Specialist Paramedics in Critical Care who fulfil the essential criteria (described in the application pack) and would like the challenge of providing specialist clinical care to our patients in challenging environments. The unit provides critical and enhanced car focused on patient care responding to incidents via helicopter and Critical Care Cars currently between the hours of 0730 and 0200 operating over early and late shift patterns.

Successful candidates will also be expected as part of their role to continually develop, engaging in ongoing postgraduate education, hospital placements and other relevant courses, as well as engaging with the CAAT charity in a range of events.

Successful applicants will progress through a HEMS Technical Crew Member qualification (if required) and clinical development as needed to operate as SP-CC (Specialist Paramedic – Critical Care). They will be expected to achieve all the standards detailed in the job description and study at academic level 7 if required.

One day practical assessments including fitness will take place at Cornwall Airbase.

Interviews for this position are scheduled to take place the week commencing 18 November 2019.

At South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) every team member matters, we have a culture where everyone is valued for being themselves. Our aim is to work together to promote the most inclusive environment possible, which attracts people from the widest possible range of backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work that we do together, for the benefit of all of our employees and patients and communities we serve. We offer flexible working opportunities, inclusive policies and a range of feedback mechanisms to support individual needs and to enable a positive, welcoming environment in which our people and their careers can thrive.

As the first Ambulance Trust in the Country to be registered as a NHS Foundation Trust (FT) SWAST offers consistent high-quality, locally responsive and trusted care to the residents and the transient population of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire.

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

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