2024/25 Graduate Campaign - Newly Qualified Paramedic

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

The closing date is 31 July 2024

Job summary

Are you due to complete your Paramedic degree in 2024 or January/February 2025 and want to work in an exciting and forward-thinking ambulance service?

Join us as a Newly Qualified Paramedic (NQP) and you'll find an ambulance service with an impressive commitment to supporting clinicians in advanced and autonomous clinical care to ensure the best outcomes for patients.

We can offer:

  • A funded C1 practical test
  • An enhanced supportive preceptorship programme to help develop your confidence as an autonomous professional, and support your continuous learning
  • An award winning staying well service
  • Enhanced end of shift protections
  • A welcome payment if joining Somerset, Wiltshire or Dorset

Examples of our clinical highlights include

  • Treating more patients at home without the need to attend ED
  • A dedicated team of senior clinicians to ensure that our Paramedics continue to enjoy being able to practise the highest skill level in the UK, with autonomy. If a new intervention becomes available, we want our patients to benefit first.
  • A wide range of local guidelines to deliver care well beyond JRCALC to maximise clinical autonomy.
  • 24/7 senior clinical support for decision making and in cases when you need that little extra help.
  • A fully embedded NQP consolidation of learning period to ensure that you develop and progress as quickly and fully as possible.
  • A structured career pathway gives great opportunities to progress to specialist Paramedic roles in primary and critical care.

Main duties of the job

Upon joining us, we can assure you of a warm welcome as well as help with the practicalities of securing your first NQP role, plus a supportive preceptorship programme to guide you through your early employment.

You must hold a full UK driving licence, with no more than six points allowed for certain offences. If you do not currently hold the full C1 licence you can apply, however you must be able to evidence a C1 pass before commencing employment with the Trust, within six months of application. We are excited to be able to offer funding for your C1 if this is not something that you already hold (repayable if start date not fulfilled).

Those who accept a vacancy in Somerset, Dorset or Wiltshire will receive a 'welcome payment' of £2,000 (pre-tax) upon starting with the Trust before 31 August 2024, or £1,000 (pre-tax) upon starting with the Trust after 01 September 2024.

Assessment dates will take place during August and September.

Please see attached a full station map which will help you specify what county you are interested in working within at point of assessment.As part of your offer of employment you will be provided with a funded Emergency Response Ambulance Driving course. If you have obtained this prior to application, a refund of course fee costs can be made, on a receipted basis.

About us

At South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SWASFT) 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 range of backgrounds and experiences to enrich the work that we do together, for the benefit of all of our employees, our patients and the communities we serve. We offer flexible working opportunities, inclusive policies and a range of feedback mechanisms to support individuals and to enable a positive, welcoming environment where our people and their careers can thrive in.

We employ over 5,000 employees mainly clinical, operational and emergency response staff as well as supporting roles. We also employ Doctors and volunteers which include community first responders and fire co-responders.

We take all the steps needed to provide the most compassionate patient care possible whilst also providing an enjoyable and safe place to work. We actively promote a positive set of behaviours as being key to our performance both individually and collectively. Our recruitment, selection and screening processes are designed to uphold these standards and we invite all our candidates to actively share with us through these processes how they will bring these behaviours to life.

To view the Trust's Mission, Vision, Values and Goals clickhere

Date posted

28 May 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum plus unsocial hours payment

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

202-6334876

Job locations

Trustwide

Trustwide

EX2 7HY


Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about this role please see attached the job description and person specification attached.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information about this role please see attached the job description and person specification attached.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • HCPC registered Paramedic (or working towards HCPC registration)
  • Due to Graduate from BSc Paramedic Science Autumn/Winter 2024/25

Desirable

  • C1 Driving Licence
  • CERAD (Blue Light Driving)
Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • HCPC registered Paramedic (or working towards HCPC registration)
  • Due to Graduate from BSc Paramedic Science Autumn/Winter 2024/25

Desirable

  • C1 Driving Licence
  • CERAD (Blue Light Driving)

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Trustwide

Trustwide

EX2 7HY


Employer's website

https://www.swast.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Trustwide

Trustwide

EX2 7HY


Employer's website

https://www.swast.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

HR Services Officer

Michaela Whipps

Michaela.Whipps@Swast.nhs.uk

Date posted

28 May 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum plus unsocial hours payment

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

202-6334876

Job locations

Trustwide

Trustwide

EX2 7HY


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