Student Paramedic – South Western Ambulance Service

Job Title: Student Paramedic Employer: South Western Ambulance Services NHS Trust Department: Delivery/Operations Location: Trustwide Salary: £16,110 to £19077 Job Type: Permanent Staff Group: Additional Clinical Services Pay Scheme: Agenda for change Pay Band: 3 Working pattern: 37.5 hours per week Closing Date: 27/06/2012 Description South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust (formerly Westcountry Ambulance Service and Dorset Ambulance Service) is an important institution that provides the highest quality care, treatment and ambulance transport. South Western Ambulance Service NHS Trust is currently looking for competent Student paramedics to fill the holding pool for positions across the Trust. By following an assessment process, chosen candidates can receive an employment subject offer especially on available vacancies and other planned trainings. Other chosen candidates will be held in the holding pool if not immediately offered a position. Running the training course for posts in Dorset and Somerset on October 2012 is highly anticipated. On the other hand, the holding pull will still be filled with other applicants for all other areas of the Trust. Applicants are required to have a good general education, enthusiasm for driving, excellent driving skills with road sense, in-depth knowledge of the Highway Code, good interpersonal skills and most importantly, interest in emergency healthcare. Qualifications: • Must be a qualified ACA with 1 year experience and an Open University ‘openings course’ OR Four GCSEs or equivalent A-C grades in Math, English, Science and other subjects. • Must have a full driving license held for at least one year with a maximum of 3 penalties for certain driving offences. • Holds a category C1 on a driving license. Internal SWAST applicants can apply without category C1 but will not accept any post until the applicant can provide a C1. • Committed to undertake Paramedic Science with an Open University Foundation Degree. • Must have an experience in dealing with a range of age and social groups. • Has excellent interpersonal skills and enthusiasm. • Has the ability to function in stressful situations with minimum supervision. • Has a wide understanding when it comes to patient needs. • Flexible enough in working odd hours with regard to job demand.

First stage assessments will be on the following dates: Dorset – SWAST, St Leonards Training Centre, Ringwood : 16th July 2012 Devon and Cornwall – Westpoint, Exeter: 18th July 2012 Somerset – Yeovil District Hospital: 20th July 2012 If you are accepted, you will surely appreciate the financial pressures placed on NHS organization with our desire to prioritize resources into patient care. We would like to respond on all correspondence because we want to contact candidates with no names on the shortlist. Absence of our response within 4 weeks from the closing dates means that you have not been successful with this application. Submission of application forms means you authorize South Western Ambulance Service for confirmation on any previous NHS service details through the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process which is needed for your appointment to a specific post. Working towards equal opportunities is the goal of South Western Ambulance Service. Through the representation within the Trust, are encouraging applicants from minority ethnic groups, women and most especially, persons with disability.

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