Paramedic - Band 5

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust
GM West/GM South/CAM South/CAL Fylde
£28,407 to £34,581 a year PA
Closing date
6 Oct 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Are you ambitious, motivated and calm under pressure?

Agenda for Change - Band 5 -�28,407.00 to �34,581.00 per annum plus a percentage of unsocial hours payment dependent on rota and hours worked in line with Section 2 of Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions of Service Handbook.

Vacancies are available in Greater Manchester West, Greater Manchester South, Cheshire & Merseyside South and Cumbria & Lancashire Fylde.

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Main duties of the job

A valid EU driving licence with no more than 3 endorsements. Any person with a drink driving conviction in the last five years (whether or not spent) will not be considered for the role.

You must hold C1 on your driver's licence in provisional or full to apply, and in full before a start date is confirmed. Any applications received without this entitlement will be withdrawn. C1 training/tests are to be sourced and funded by applicants.

Maximum weight of the post holder to be no more than 120kg as assessed by the Trust Occupational Health provider. (This limit equates to approximately 18 stone 12 lbs. and reflects the manufacturer's vehicle cab safe seat weight limit).

About us

To participate in a structured programme to properly integrate and support newly qualified paramedics into the ambulance service workplace, enabling time to consistently apply academic knowledge, skills and placement experience in to confident practice. The newly-qualified paramedic (NQP) will expected to undertake a two yeas consolidation of learning.

This will include reflective practice and feedback, where through direct and indirect clinical supervision they will learn to apply their knowledge.

The NQP will be expected to operate within trust clinical policies, JECALC guideline's, protocols, procedures and as directed by the agreed NQP scope of Practice and to seek advise or refer to a more senior NWAS clinician when a decision to deviate is needed.

We welcome applications from international candidates.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please ensure that you have read and understood the job description and person specification before applying.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Education


  • Able to meet the requirements of the Knowledge and Skills Framework for their role
  • HCPC registered Paramedic
  • Hold a valid EU Driving License (No more than 3 endorsement points. In exceptional circumstances a maximum of 6 points may be considered)
  • C1 Category entitlement


  • ALS, PHTLS, PHEC or other advanced clinical courses

Skills and Abilities


  • Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving ability
  • Planning and decision making skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to maintain confidentiality of information and deal with situations in a sensitive manner
  • IT Literacy Skills
  • Able to complete clinical and other records to a high standard
  • Understanding of goals and objectives within the NHS structure (e.g. Clinical Governance, Reforming Emergency Care)
  • Able to operate all equipment safely and in accordance with Trust policy, procedures and protocols


  • Computer literate

Knowledge and Experience


  • Able to develop effective working relationships with colleagues and the public
  • Able to use initiative/self motivated
  • Flexibility in relation to shifts and job demands
  • Quality/patient focused
  • Caring attitude and sensitivity to others
  • Able to participate in clinical audit to evaluate clinical practice
  • Confident with the ability to take a lead role when required
  • Able to interact with people from varying cultural backgrounds and social environments and promote values of equality and diversity
  • Able to develop effective working relationships with colleagues and the public
  • Reliable and good attitude to attendance and punctuality
  • Demonstrate a commitment and recognition to the core values and beliefs of an employee of the NHS
  • Committed to high quality patient care and patient experience
  • Able to ensure care of own health and wellbeing to promote improvements to physical and emotional wellbeing
  • Able to perform the requirements of the post to an acceptable standard
  • Demonstrates a positive and flexible approach in line with the changing nature of the trust service delivery model
  • Committed to the values based principles of high quality patient care to include compassion care competence communication courage and commitment in all aspects of service delivery

Other Requirements


  • Flexible and able to work
  • Physically fit - is able to undertake the manual handling of patients and equipment using appropriate equipment
  • Maximum weight of the postholder to be no more than 120kg as assessed by the Trust Occupational Health provider. (this limit equates to approximately 18 stone 12 lbs ad reflects the manufacturer's vehicle cab safe seat weight limit)
  • Good attendance record
  • Demonstrates a commitment to the Trusts equal opportunity and diversity policies and can demonstrate their incorporation into personal practice.

Employer details

Employer name

North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust


GM West/GM South/CAM South/CAL Fylde

GM West/GM South/CAM South/CAL Fylde


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