The post holder will be the principal link between the London Ambulance Service NHS Trust and the University of Cumbria for the LAS Paramedic Apprentice programme. This role is based predominately in the EAST (based at Dockside but also requires travel to South-East, North-East and North Central Sectors).
This is a unique opportunity to develop a new role between the LAS and the University of Cumbria to support all of our 'in-house' paramedic apprentice's
This will take place:
- within education centres in a formal classroom setting or virtual classroom
- within the partner higher education institutions
- within an operational environment where there will be patient interaction
- on operational vehicles as Paramedics interacting with patients
- in external environments to support partner education programme
The post holder will deliver these activities, as scheduled to meet the demands of the Trust and the partner HEIs, including the monitoring and mentoring of all learneractivities.The post holder will be actively involved in promoting best practise across the service whilst maintaining compliance with local and national policies and standards both within the Trust and the HEIs.Delivering appropriate Emergency Operational services and managerial duties as required by the Clinical Education & Standards (CE& S) DepartmentThe post holder will be required to work at pan London Education and HEI sites.Main duties of the job
- Supporting HEI students whilst on placement to complete their formal learning, including Practice Assessments Documents (PADs) working with Practice Educators Practice Education Leads CTM's/ATM's/LGM's locally.
- Deliver mandatory pre-placement briefings for all students on an HEI programme on placement with LAS prior to every placement block.Attend Placement debriefs following all placement blocks in association with the practice leads for the relevant HEI and year group answering questions of practice and policy and as a way of quality assurance.
- Liaising with HEIs and relevant student for additional placement time and/or support where necessary including Placement retrieval for the failing students, recovery packages when placements fail.
- Mentorship of new HEI Tutors into the workings of general HEI link tutor/practice education.
London Ambulance Service serves one of the worlds most dynamic and diverse cities and is the busiest ambulance service in the UK. We handle over 1.9 million emergency calls from across the capital every year as well as delivering a 24 hour NHS 111 Integrated Urgent Care Service in South East and North East London that we estimate will respond to around 1.4million urgent care calls by the end of the year.
We employ over 9,000 people who work or volunteer, across London to respond to the health needs of over 8 million people who live, work and travel in the capital.
We work closely with our NHS partners and are commissioned by 32 clinical commissioning groups spread across 5 STPs and NHS England for our specialist services.
As the only pan-London NHS provider we have a unique opportunity to play a leading role in integrating access to emergency and urgent care right across London.Job descriptionJob responsibilitiesPLEASE NOTE: We are willing to accept applications from candidates that do not hold the essential criteria of the person specification but are willing to work towards them.
Qualified Clinical Tutor (Cert.Ed, PGCEd etc).Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) or equivalent, or ability to completeParamedic qualification and HCPC registrationEducated to degree level or equivalent professional qualificationFull, driving licence, valid in the UK and no more than 3 penalty pointsCertificate in Practice Education DesirableIHCD Driving Tutor Award / Approved Driving Instructor DesirableExperienceCurrent practising and HCPC Registered Paramedic with two yearsexperienceExperience in teaching / educationDeveloping staff within a team contextExperience of supervising and mentoring staffExpert knowledge of UK ambulance service clinical practice guidelines,and pan London patient care pathwaysComprehensive knowledge and experience of operational ambulanceduties, work procedures & practiceMaintain currency with clinical/technical developments, usingappropriate reference materialsWorking to deadlines without compromising performanceAbility to design and adapt training packages using a wide range ofinformation resources, including computer software programs and digitallearning modes.Practical experience in the development and application of digital modesfor education deliveryEffective people management skillsAbility to adapt and maintain flexibility within a changing organisationThe ability to motivate staff in a challenging environment, and theability to actively promote team working initiativesAwareness and understanding of the Trusts key objectives as definedin the current strategic plan for the TrustEffective written and oral communication and the ability to networksuccessfully, working collaboratively with colleagues in operations,other agencies and emergency servicesAbility to demonstrate and assist staff in a range of safe handlingpractises utilising all appropriate equipmentAbility to work remotelyAbility to interpret and make logical deductions from numerical dataAct as a role model by demonstrating commitment & adherence to theAbility to deliver education of a sensitive and/or controversial natureDemonstrable commitment to the services equal opportunity anddiversity policies and evidence of incorporating them into local practice.Ability to manage both self and others and use initiative to problemsolve based on sound rationale.High level of IT literacyAbility to utilise digital technologies e.g Totara, ESR/OLM, GRS , ePCR,CMC, MiDOS, MPDS, Adastra, mobile /electronic learning apps.Adhere to the Trust values and behavioursResilient individual with the ability to cope under pressure within acontinually changing environmentMaintaining a professional image at all timesDesire for excellenceSensitivity to the needs of othersWell organisedAttention to detailPerson SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Qualified Clinical Tutor (Cert.Ed, PGCEd etc)
- Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (CAVA) or equivalent, or ability to complete
- Educated to degree level or equivalent professional qualification
- Full, driving licence, valid in the UK and no more than 3 penalty points
- Current practising and HCPC Registered Paramedic with two years' experience
- Experience in teaching / education
- Developing staff within a team context
- Experience of supervising and mentoring staff
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Expert knowledge of UK ambulance service clinical practice guidelines, and pan London patient care pathways
- Maintain currency with clinical/technical developments, using appropriate reference materials
- Comprehensive knowledge and experience of operational ambulance duties, work procedures & practice
- Ability to design and adapt training packages using a wide range of information resources, including computer software programs and digital learning modes
- Effective people management skills
- The ability to motivate staff in a challenging environment, and the ability to actively promote team working initiatives
- Effective written and oral communication and the ability to network successfully, working collaboratively with colleagues in operations, other agencies and emergency services
- Ability to demonstrate and assist staff in a range of safe handling practises utilising all appropriate equipment
London Ambulance Service NHS TrustAddress
Brentside or Dockside Education Centre
Brentford or Newham
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