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Ambulance Paramedic (band 6) or NQP (band 5)

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Newport, Isle of Wight
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (plus unsocial hours enhancements as worked)
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Isle of Wight NHS Trust is located on a beautiful Island, four miles from the South Coast of England. Its the perfect place to bring up a family and ideal if you enjoy the outdoors, Festivals, and events. London can be reached within two hours and our closest airport at Southampton flies to destinations across Europe.

Follow this link to see what the Island has to offer:

We are recruiting into permanent Paramedic posts. The positions are full-time and will be based at Newport Ambulance Station.

The role is as exciting and varied as it is challenging. When you join the Isle of Wight NHS Trust Ambulance Service you'll work with a host of public and voluntary services Police and Fire & Rescue Service and volunteers from organisations such as British Red Cross, St John Ambulance, RNLI, IoW Search and Rescue & HM Coastguard.

Successful applicants will demonstrate high levels of personal commitment to facilitate the delivery of a patient-focused service.

We need individuals who have the drive and passion to make a difference to people's lives, but also the personal resilience to work in a high-pressured environment.

Successful candidates will need to be available to start in post on 2nd September 2024.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values are Compassion, Accountable, Respect and Everyone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

Why not come and see for yourself the CARE we give to our patients and staff. Apply to be part of our team today.

About us

We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trusts beach hut in Ryde. We offer flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Our 2020-2025 strategy sets out to ensure that we continue to be a provider of excellent and compassionate care. As part of this strategy, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that we recruit and retain the highest quality of talent to provide CARE and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This role is suited to people who remain calm under pressure, are good at problem-solving and have excellent interpersonal skills, with an empathetic nature.

Applicants must be able to work a fully rotating shift pattern including days, lates and night shifts, 7 days a week including public holidays.

Applicants must have the knowledge to provide specialist, clinical, social and holistic care to patients in a pre-hospital environment. The Isle of Wight by its nature and geographical location provides a unique set of clinical challenges to practice in an autonomous way utilising your skills and knowledges as well as having the opportunity to develop new clinical skills.

You will have the chance to enhance you skills and knowledge in areas such as intubation, pre hospital sepsis treatment using antibiotics, thrombolysis.

It is likely your daily activity will involve working in a multi disciplinary setting in terms of undertaking critical transfers via hover craft, car ferry and other cross Solent options looking after your patients for an extended period of time.

Person Specification



  • Current HCPC Registered Paramedic


  • C1 Driving Licence
  • D1 & D2 (Blue Light) driving qualification



  • Experience of delivering high quality patient-centred care in a pre-hospital environment

physical skills


  • Physically capable of performing the role and responsibilities expected of the post holder e.g. Manual Handling and Lifting

Employer details

Employer name

Isle of Wight NHS Trust


St Mary's Hospital

Newport, Isle of Wight

PO30 5TG

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