International Newly Qualified Paramedic
London Ambulance Service NHS Trust
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This advert is for candidates based in Australia to apply only. The London Ambulance Service NHS recruitment team will be travelling to Australia to conduct interviews for this vacancy which will be held at the beginning of May, face to face (in person) in Melbourne and Sydney. The exact date will be confirmed nearer to the time.
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.
Main duties of the job
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.
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
- 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 ofmonitoring 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
Skills, Knowledge & Experience
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).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).