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International Newly Qualified Paramedic (Australia & New Zealand only)

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
4 Aug 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Ready to start your Paramedic career at the London Ambulance Service?

We are welcoming applications from newly qualified paramedics, experienced paramedics or university students in their final year of study.

Only candidates based in Australia and New Zealand are eligible to apply. The London Ambulance Service recruitment team are planning to visit Australia at the beginning of September to conduct interviews! Dates and locations are to be confirmed.

If you're serious about us, then we are serious about you. Apply today for the opportunity to be a part of the LAS family.

We offer the following benefits:
  • Comprehensive relocation package, assisting with the costs of flights, visas, first months accommodation and other eligible essential expenses
  • Full conversion to London/UK paramedic requirements - comprehensive training course & mentoring with experienced paramedics
  • Protected training and continued professional development along with a clinical career path which is well established and expanding
  • Funding for C1 driving
  • Full emergency response ambulance driving course, allowing you to drive on blue lights
  • 27 days annual leave rising to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • NHS Pension scheme, cycle to work, car lease scheme and season ticket loan
  • NHS and blue light discounts
  • Access to comprehensive welfare support - including counselling and physiotherapy
  • Dedicated international support team
  • International buddy scheme
  • Support from our international staff network

Main duties of the job

If you'd like to be part of building a world-class ambulance service for a world-class city, the key skills and experience required are:
  • Hold either a Diploma or Degree qualification from an approved education provider
  • To be eligible to register as a paramedic with the Health Care Professions Council (or already be registered) and have successfully completed a HCPC approved paramedic programme
  • Have demonstrable evidence of clinical practice within at least the last 24 months
  • Possess a current full driving licence. On arrival in the UK you will need to be able to convert your licence to a UK licence and obtain C1 entitlement to allow you to drive larger vehicles
  • Have no more than three demerit points or equivalent in your home country

Our training centres are based in Outer London, your starting salary will be �32,720 inclusive of high cost allowance supplement (HCAS). You will remain on this salary if posted Outer London. If posted Inner London, your salary will increase to �34,089.

After successful completion of the NQP programme (2 years), your salary will increase to �40,701 (Outer London) / �42,471 (Inner London) inclusive of HCAS.

Unsociable hours and overtime allowance is in addition to this.

About us

With a diverse population of 9.5 million people living in 620 square miles and around 6,000 calls a day, there's no such thing as a routine job, let alone a 'normal' day for employees of the London Ambulance Service.

With the world's busiest airport on our doorstep, our enormous underground network, busy tourist hot spots, and the major public and cultural events we deal with and you'll quickly see why we place so much emphasis on finding the right people to carry out the vital work that we do. 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.

We strive to provide our patients with the level of care that distinguishes us as a great service provider. We are working towards being London's primary integrator of access to urgent and emergency care 'on scene', 'on phone' and 'on line',taking fewer patients to hospital by using more alternative care pathways, treating more patients in their home and giving more advice to callers over the phone.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Carry out paramedic duties as part of an operational crew, working within scope of practice and adhering to protocols, procedures, SOPs and clinical guidelines, seeking appropriate clinical advice and/or support* as required.
  • Reduce inappropriate demand for emergency services by referring patients to appropriate health and social care agencies in response to emergency/urgent calls not requiring hospital attendance, seeking appropriate clinical advice and/or support as required.
  • Maintain a continuous duty of care to patients to the required HCPC Standards of Proficiency and within the scope of practice and competency of this role, ensuring an appropriate level ofmonitoring and treatment is maintained until the patient is either discharged, referred or transferred on the advice of an experienced paramedic or handed over to the the care of another healthcare professional and agency.
  • Follow and adhere to Trust clinical policies, protocols, procedures and SOPs Treat and Release, or refer patients who access the health service through the 999 system, but who do not need hospital admission seeking appropriate clinical advice and/or support as required.
  • Following Trust clinical policies, protocols, procedures and SOPs administer drugs in accordance with national and local guidelines and relevant Patient Group Directives issued by the Trust and seeking appropriate clinical advice and/or support as required.

Person Specification



  • Paramedicine graduate or working towards a paramedic degree

Employer details

Employer name

London Ambulance Service NHS Trust





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