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Clinical Assessment - Paramedic

Job Reference: 195-19-CPN-LJH

Employer:
South Central Ambulance Service
Department:
195 11 N CSD
Location:
Bicester
Salary:
£30,401 to £37,267 pa

Are you looking to make a real difference to patients, our community and colleagues?

Are you looking for the challenge of working in a fast paced, dynamic and adaptable Service, with a focus on clinical excellence?

South Central Ambulance Service is a progressive, innovative and caring part of the NHS, with a vision towards excellence, saving lives and enabling our patients to receive the best care possible. With around 3800 staff we have been able to help with over 450,000 emergency incidents over the 2018/19 period and now we need your help to continue this level of care for a population of over 7 million people.

We are looking to recruit reliable and enthusiastic Paramedics to join our motivated, friendly and hardworking team of Clinicians based in Bicester,Oxfordshire to support the smooth running of our 999 service. Applicants will need to have an up to date HCPC registration with clinical triage experience.

 

The Role

We are looking for Paramedics to work as part of our dynamic team where you will use your clinical judgement and extensive knowledge to carry out complex clinical assessments of patients over the phone. You will be required to deal with sensitive information whilst providing appropriate advice and information to the patients in line with the clinical assessment software, care pathways, the latest evidence based research and current clinical guidelines. You will be supporting whole system healthcare, working with partner organisations to assess needs and plan care for communities and individuals.

Working as part of the team on the Clinical Support Desk you will be working in the ambulance control centre alongside Call Takers, Dispatchers and other NHS professionals. You will be directly involved with live emergency calls helping with patient assessments and supporting non clinical colleagues as well as road staff.

You will be required to demonstrate excellent communication skills with a broad range of patients, family members and other healthcare professionals, often exploring and resolving complex clinical and social issues. Balancing the needs of our individual patients with the availability of resources and demand on the Service requires critical thinking and problem solving skills, team working, innovation and good IT skills.

 

Successful candidates will be required to complete a nine week fulltime training programme at commencement of post which is fully paid. This covers internal systems, NHS pathways assessments and call centre mentoring.

 

Still interested?

As well as offering a great basic salary of £30,401 - £37,267 pro rata, Candidates will receive the following unsocial allowances on top:

All day Saturday (midnight to midnight) as well as any week day after 8pm and before 6am – Time plus 30%

All day Sunday and public holidays (midnight to midnight) – Time plus 60%

 

We are offering a variety of hours from a minimum of 20 hours a week up to Full Time hours of 37.5. Candidates will be required to work a variety of shifts which may include nights, weekends, bank holidays and religious holidays.

 

What we can offer in return

SCAS is a competitive ambulance service that can also offer the following benefits to you alongside the extensive training offered, unsocial hour allowances, generous annual leave and outstanding opportunities to develop within the role and the trust:

- 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

 

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

If you have any queries or to arrange informal visits please contact Laura Halsall on laura.halsall@scas.nhs.uk

 




We actively welcome job applications from candidates who have a disability, or who are members of the BAME, LGBT and Armed Forces community (including: Reservists, Veterans, Spouses and Cadets). Here at SCAS we are proud to have a workforce that reflects the diverse community we serve.

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We do require three years’ worth of references (with no gaps), please be sure to provide the sufficient information in the referencing section of your application form. 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 (pro rata) plus bank holidays.

USH paid in line with section 2 terms and conditions.

All employees are automatically enrolled into the NHS Pension scheme (or NEST).

We operate from 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 or are members of the armed forces community who meet the minimum shortlisting criteria for their post of interest will be invited for an interview.

As an employer of choice, we value the wellbeing of our staff and have support networks in place to offer assistance as required.

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.


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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.



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