Newly Qualified Paramedic Band 5

Job Description

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust is the busiest emergency ambulance service in the UK with over 4,500 staff who works across a wide range of roles. Our service operates over an area of approximately 620 square miles across London based in 70 ambulance stations.

We serve more than eight million people who live and work in the London area. Our main role is to respond to emergency 999 calls, getting medical help to patients who have serious or life-threatening injuries or illnesses as quickly as possible.

However, many of our patients have less serious illnesses or injuries, and do not need to be sent an ambulance on blue lights and sirens. Often these patients will receive more appropriate care somewhere other than at hospital and so we provide a range of care to them, recognising that many have complex problems or long-term medical conditions. We also provide clinical assessments over the phone to more callers with less serious illnesses and injuries.

As an integral part of the NHS in London, we work closely with hospitals and other healthcare professionals, as well as with other emergency services. We are also central to planning for, and responding to, large-scale events or major incidents in the capital.

In everything we do, we will provide Care, Clinical excellence and commitment.

Care – Helping people when they need us; treating people with compassion, dignity and respect; having pride in our work and our organisation.

Clinical excellence – Giving our patients the best possible care; leading and sharing best clinical practice; using staff and patient feedback and experience to improve our care.

Commitment -Setting high standards and delivering against them; supporting our staff to grow, develop and thrive; Learning and growing to deliver continual improvement.

Newly Qualified Paramedic

Salary: HCPC Registered: Band 5 £22,128 to £28,746 per annum plus high cost area supplement of 15% for Outer London / 20% for Inner London plus up to 25% unsocial hours payments

Salary: Pending HCPC Registration: Band 4, £22,683 per annum plus high cost area supplement of 15% for Outer London / 20% for Inner London

We are recruiting Newly Qualified Paramedics who would like to join us in improving our service in London.

Working 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.

To apply for our graduate role you will be final year students currently studying a UK Paramedic Science Degree Course graduating in 2017 or graduated recently in the UK. If you are graduating / graduated with Paramedicine degree outside the UK, please refer to our International Paramedic advert when this comes out.

You will have demonstrable evidence of completing your university practice work placement in the last 3 years of studying and full manual driving license valid in the UK with no more than 3 penalty points.

Beyond that, a dedicated approach to providing top quality care to others could well see you into one of the most satisfying and highly respected roles in the community.

Benefits of joining:

• 2 weeks paid classroom based course plus 300 hours operational placement

• 4 weeks blue light emergency driving course for those who do not hold the Emergency Blue Light Driving Award

• Clinical Induction tailored to your job

• Protected training and continued professional development through individual learning accounts

• A Clinical career path which is well established and expanding
• Regular clinical updates.

• Enhanced hands on experience across the spectrum in the Service

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an assessment centre and interview. Assessment centre is scheduled twice every month and consist of Clinical paper, Lifting and Advanced Life Support assessments

Conditional offer of employment is subject to satisfactory employment checks includes Enhanced Disclosure and Baring Service DBS, references, Occupational Health clearance, HCPC registration, Identity check and right to work verification.

Please ensure you send the completed Clinical Familiarisation Skills Gap form no later than the closing date to the email address below:


Please note that potential assessment / interview dates will be held on the 4th and 6th July.

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust is a member of the Business Disability Forum, Business in the Community (Opportunity Now and Race for Opportunity), Stonewall and a member of Inclusive Employers.

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 the application will be done via email to all job applicants. Ensure you provide current e-mail address on the job application form and please check your email inbox regularly.

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.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.