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Qualified Ambulance Technician - Leicestershire

Employer
East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Location
Leicestershire
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum including Section 2 unsocial hours enhancements
Closing date
12 Dec 2023

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Profession
Pharmacist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are currently looking to employ Qualified Ambulance Technicians to join the team at EMAS NHS Trust. As an Ambulance Technician you will serve our diverse community responding to 999 calls as part of an emergency ambulance crew. You will deal with a range of different people and situations and use clinical guidelines to manage and direct patients to the most appropriate care pathway.

You must be already working as a fully Qualified Technician, with at least 12 months experience as a Newly Qualified Technician and holdoneof the following clinical qualifications:
  • IHCD Technician/Ambulance Aid
  • Futurequals Level 4 Associate Ambulance Practitioner (AAP)
  • Qualsafe Awards FREC 5 (underpinned by evidence of FREC 3 & 4 and SALM), Diploma in First Response Emergency & Urgent Care

We are also interested in hearing from applicants holding alternative clinical qualifications:
  • British Red Cross Ambulance Technician Qualification (BRC Technician underpinned by IHCD BRC Ambulance Crew)
  • St John Ambulance Emergency Transport Attendant (ETA)
  • Class 1 Combat Medical Technician (CMT)/RAF, Royal Navy Equivalents

Please note, applicants with alternative qualifications may be considered to undertake an EMAS Technician conversion course.

Main duties of the job

As an Ambulance Technician you will serve our community responding to 999 calls as part of an emergency ambulance crew. You will deal with a range of different people and situations and use clinical guidelines to manage and direct patients to the most appropriate care pathway.
  • AFC Band 5 (�28,407 - �34,581) + unsocial hours enhancement as per the current Agenda for Change terms and conditions of service.
  • Attend cases of accident and sudden illness and respond to urgent, special and planned patient transfer requests.
  • Use advanced driving skills under blue light and normal traffic conditions to respond to emergency and routine calls as required.
  • Delivery of high quality and effective clinical and personal care and the transportation of patients, selecting and applying appropriate equipment and skills in line with the scope of practice and associated training.
  • Working as a crew or solo, you will initiate appropriate care and effective treatment to patients in both hospital and pre-hospital environment, selecting and applying appropriate skills and equipment safely and within appropriate level of training, competency and scope of practice.
  • You will already hold your fullC1 category on your driving licenceand you will need to provide evidence that you have completed anationally recognised emergency driving qualification allowing you to drive under blue light conditions in a C1 size vehicle.


About us

Here at EMAS, we can offer you:
  • Great staff support networks, including LGBTQ+, BAME, Disability, and Peer to Peer
  • Flexible working including part-time hours, job shares and flexible hours.
  • 27 days annual leave, increasing to 33 with service plus bank holiday entitlement
  • Contributory Pension
  • NHS Discounts
  • Dedicated employee assistance and counselling service

Our Recruitment Process:

Candidates who are successful at shortlisting stage will be informed of the next stages of the process in due course. The selection process will likely include a clinical scenario and interview, either in person or remotely.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the job description and person specification for more details of the role.

Please note that we are recruiting across all divisions within the Trust. Please only submit one application.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • IHCD Technician/Ambulance Aid
  • Futurequals Level 4 Associate Ambulance Practitioner (AAP)
  • Qualsafe Awards FREC 5 (underpinned by evidence of FREC 3 & 4 and SALM), Diploma in First Response Emergency & Urgent Care
  • Nationally recognised emergency driving qualification


Skills

Essential

  • Full C1 category on driving licence


Experience

Essential

  • At least 12 months experience as a Newly Qualified Technician
  • Experience of working as a lead clinician and supporting/developing other staff/clinicians.


Knowledge

Essential

  • Applied anatomy and physiology in Technician practice
  • Legal and ethical practice in Technician practice
  • Evidence based clinical practice in Technician practice
  • JRCALC clinical practice guidelines
  • Basic pharmacology in Technician practice
  • Alternative care pathways


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Ability to empathise with other people, a caring and respectful disposition.
  • Able to use initiative within Technician practice.


Employer details

Employer name

East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Address

Leicestershire Division

Leicestershire

LE19 0LF

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