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London Ambulance Service NHS Trust
The London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (LAS) is the largest free ambulance service in the world, caring for more than one-and-a-half million patients every year.
We are the only London-wide NHS Trust and are at the frontline of the NHS in the capital. We serve an area of approximately 620 square miles. Broadly speaking, this is the whole area within the M25.
We have two main functions - the provision of an Accident and Emergency service to respond to 999 calls and our Patient Transport Service, which performs an important role in taking patients to and from their hospital appointments.
In addition, we also manage the Emergency Bed Service, which co-ordinates registers of specialised care facilities available across London, along with some national monitoring services.
International Newly Qualified Paramedic
Closed for applications on: 22-Aug-2022 00:01
Vacancy status: Closed
Closed for applications on: 22-Aug-2022 00:01
- Q&A New Entrant Trainees - Paramedics International
- SE1 8SD
- Major / Minor Region
Contract type & working pattern
- Full time - 37.5 hours per week
- £27,055 - £32,934 per annum plus Inner / Outer HCAS
- Salary period
- Main area
- Newly Qualified Paramedic
London Ambulance Service covers an area of 620 sq. miles, serves one of the world’s most dynamic and diverse cities and is the busiest ambulance service in the UK. We handle over 1.9 million emergency calls from across the capital and attend more than 1.2 million incidents every single year as well as delivering a 24 hour NHS 111 Integrated Urgent Care Service in South East and North East London that we estimate will respond to around 1.4million urgent care calls by the end of the year.
We employ over 8,000 people who work or volunteer, across London to respond to the health needs of over eight million people who live, work and travel in the capital. We work closely with our NHS partners and are commissioned by 32 clinical commissioning groups spread across 5 sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and NHS England for our specialist services. We work alongside London’s hospital, mental health and specialist trusts, as well as the five STPs across Greater London.
In addition we work in partnership with the other emergency services, London’s Air Ambulance and London’s Resilience Forums to make sure we are ready and prepared to respond to major incidents and ensure we keep Londoners safe.
As the only pan-London NHS provider we have a unique opportunity to play a leading role in integrating access to emergency and urgent care right across London.
By 2023 we will improve outcomes and experiences for all our patients by providing the right care to patients at the right time, and in the most cost effective way. This will mean up to 122,000 fewer patients being taken to emergency departments when their needs could be better met in a different way, and we will deliver significant efficiencies in avoided costs to the urgent and emergency care sector.
If you have previously applied to this vacancy, then please do not make repeat applications.
We strive to provide our patients with the level of care that distinguishes us as a great service provider. We are working towards being London’s primary integrator of access to urgent and emergency care ‘on scene’, ‘on phone’ and ‘on line’, taking fewer patients to hospital by using more alternative care pathways, treating more patients in their home and giving more advice to callers over the phone. in London will give you a level of experience which is second to none with the opportunity to really develop your practice as a paramedic.
If you have not yet submitted an HCPC application, It is essential that you submit your HCPC application once confirmation of shortlisting has been received.
If you’d like to be part of building a world-class ambulance service for a world-class city, the key skills and experience required are:
- Hold either the Diploma or Degree qualification from an approved education provider
- To be eligible to register as a paramedic with the Health Care Professions Council (or already be registered) and have successfully completed a HCPC approved paramedic programme.
- Have demonstrable evidence of clinical practice within at least the last 12 months
- Possess a current full licence. On arrival in the UK you will need to be able to convert your licence to a UK licence and obtain C1 entitlement to allow you to drive larger vehicles
- Have no more than three demerit points or equivalent in your home country.
So if you’re serious about us, then we are serious about you. Apply today for the opportunity to be a part of the LAS family.
Working for our organisation
We can offer you the following benefits:
- Assistance with relocation costs (for example flights and cost of transporting personal effects for you)
- Full conversion to London/UK paramedic requirements – this includes a comprehensive training course followed by operational mentoring with experienced paramedics
- Protected training and continued professional development along with a clinical career path which is well established and expanding, with experience allowing you to develop into many other roles (subject to visa conditions).
- A full emergency response ambulance driving course, enabling you to drive ambulance vehicles in London using blue lights and sirens
- 27 days annual leave rising to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
- NHS Pension scheme, cycle scheme and season ticket loan
- Access to wellbeing services should you require them – including counselling and physiotherapy
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
- Carry out paramedic duties as part of an operational crew, working within scope of practice and adhering to protocols, procedures, SOPs and clinical guidelines, seeking appropriate clinical advice and/or support* as required.
- Reduce inappropriate demand for emergency services by referring patients to appropriate health and social care agencies in response to emergency/urgent calls not requiring hospital attendance, seeking appropriate clinical advice and /or support as required
- Ensures a continuous duty of care to patients to the required HCPC Standards of Proficiency and within the scope of practice and competency of this role, ensuring an appropriate level of
monitoring and treatment is maintained until the patient is either discharged, referred or transferred on the advice of an experienced paramedic or handed over to the the care of another healthcare professional and agency.
- Follow and adhere to Trust clinical policies, protocols, procedures and SOPs Treat and Release, or refer patients who access the health service through the 999 system, but who do not need hospital admission seeking appropriate clinical advice and/or support as required
- Following Trust clinical policies, protocols, procedures and SOPs administer drugs in accordance with national and local guidelines and relevant Patient Group Directives issued by the Trust and seeking appropriate clinical advice and/or support as required
London Ambulance Service NHS Trust is a member of the Business Disability Forum and is a Disability Confident Committed Employer.
For more information on our equalities strategy, please visit our website and review our current equalities strategy.
In addition to the basic salary for all Agenda for Change posts, London Ambulance Service NHS Trust in line with the NHS Agenda for Change provides 15% or 20% High Cost Area Supplement (HCAS) dependant on the location of your role. The supplement is subject to minimum and maximum payment.
High Cost Area Supplement (HCAS) for part time employee will be based on the part time salary.
Correspondence regarding an application will be done via email to all job applicants. Please ensure you provide current e-mail address on the job application form and please check your email inbox regularly.
If you are successful at interview and offered employment, your personal details will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.
Pre-employment checks will be required for all applicants who are issued with a conditional offer of employment. This includes Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) checks as required for the post and registration with the DBS update service. Documents presented for the purpose of Identity Checks will be verified for authenticity via an ID Scanner. The security features to be checked include machine readable zone, ultra violet image and infra-red image.
The London Ambulance Service NHS Trust reserves the right to close adverts before the published closing date due to high volumes of applications received.
If you do not hear back from us within four weeks of the advert closing date, please assume that you have not been successful at the shortlisting stage.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
- Paramedicine graduate or working towards a paramedic degree
Skills, Knowledge & Experience
- Demonstrate ability to handle stressful/sensitive situations with tact, diplomacy and assertiveness. Including Self-Discipline
- Example of being collaborative in professional and/or clinical setting
- Example of being innovative in a professional and/or clinical setting
- Example of being respectful in a professional and/or clinical setting
- Must hold - Full B Class and minimum Provisional C1 Class categories on licence with with no more than 3 points
Further details / informal visits contact
- Recruitment Team
- Job title
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 0203 069 0260