Tell us whether you accept cookies

We use cookies to collect information about how you use the NHS Jobs website. We use this information to make the website work as well as possible.

Return to search

NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/03/2020.

Newly Qualified Paramedic - Paddock Wood Operating Unit

Job Reference: 278-PWNQP-0220-LH

Employer:
South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Newly Qualified Paramedic
Location:
Paddock Wood Operating Unit
Salary:
£24,214 - £30,112 PA

South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb) has a vision to ‘support our staff to provide a caring, high quality and efficient urgent and emergency care service to our communities’. We are rated ‘Good’ overall by the Care Quality Commission, ‘Outstanding’ for Caring and ‘Outstanding’ for our Urgent and Emergency Care. Our aim is to continually improve and to reach outstanding across all areas of the Trust.

Our 4,000+ workforce provide services to 4.9m people across Kent, Surrey, Sussex and North East Hampshire. We handle over 1 million calls to 999 and 1 million calls to NHS 111 every year. More information regarding our services and locations can be found on our website


Newly Qualified Graduate Paramedic - Paddock Wood (UK Applicants only)

Hours:Full time 37.5 hours (shift pattern)

Do you want to make a difference? Do you have what it takes to help us face our challenges. We always strive to provide patient care and give 100% commitment.


We are recruiting for Newly Qualifying Graduate Paramedic (BTECH Level 4, DipHE, FdSc, BSc) to join us. If you wish to join a Trust with an ethos of excellent patient care and a commitment to supporting staff with their personal development, then we are the organisation for you.

Embarking on your vocation as a Paramedic is exciting. We want to support you through that transition and watch you grow within our Trust. We are looking for empathetic and committed individuals who are eligible to register with the HCPC and hold a BTECH Level 4, DipHE, FdSc or BSc award in Paramedic Science or Practice.

Applicants must have an excellent knowledge of pre-hospital, be methodical and systematic and demonstrate compassionate care in their daily interaction with patients.

Newly Qualified Paramedic applicants must also have the ability to deal with stressful and sensitive situations whilst being highly motivated and enthusiastic. You must also have a full EU driving licence with no more than three (3) points and hold a C1 category or are willing to gain this prior joining (an interest free loan will be made available for those who do not already hold this license and this will be paid back during an 18 month period).

Our vision is to become a world class provider of emergency and urgent health care services in the pre-hospital and out of hospital environments. To help us achieve this aim we aspire to be a patient centred, high performing, efficient and a clinically lead organisation that provides services that meet the needs of our patients and public today and tomorrow.

As a Trust we offer excellent career opportunities. You may aspire to become an Operational Team Leader, 111 Clinical Advisor or EOC Clinical Supervisor in our control centres. We also support other pathways within the Trust. You may decide further into your




We actively support equality of opportunity for all staff and welcome applications regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion or belief. We are making progress towards our aim of reflecting the diversity of our community in our workforce and guarantee an interview to candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria specified. We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and disabled applicants and from other under-represented groups.

Most of our roles will include some travel between sites. If the vacancy you’re applying for includes work related travel, you will be required to ensure that you hold and have covered the cost of suitable car insurance to support this.

If you have previously applied for this role and were deemed not appointable at any stage of the recruitment process, you cannot normally apply for the same or similar role for a minimum of six months from the date of application. This is to allow time for you to receive feedback and undergo the appropriate development.

Should you require an application form in an alternative format including large print or braille, please contact recruitment@secamb.nhs.uk stating the vacancy reference number and we will be happy to provide this.

Due to the high volume of applications at SECAmb, we regret that we will only be able to contact those applicants who are shortlisted for interview. If you have not heard from us within 10 working days of the closing date, then please assume you have not been shortlisted for interview on this particular occasion. Please be aware we may close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.

Follow us on Twitter @SECAmbRecruit , Facebook - SECAmb Recruitment and Linkedin, South East Coast Ambulance Service.


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.


UK Registration

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



SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (https://www.safer-jobs.com), a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Investors in People Gold Logo
  • Disability Confident Employer
  • Improving Working Lives Logo
  • Mindful Employer Logo
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Age Positive Logo
  • Armed Forces Covenant
  • Equality and Inclusion Network Member
  • CQC Good