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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.

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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