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Join as an experienced paramedic

We are CQC rated ‘Good’. With your help we can be Outstanding.

Our paramedics in Kent, Sussex and Surrey are committed to delivering our Trust objective to provide a first class, pre-hospital, emergency and urgent health care service to ensure our patients get the right level of care, first time and, where appropriate, avoid an unnecessary hospital visit.

What are the benefits?

  • As a band 6 paramedic with the Trust, we offer accredited and non-accredited mentorship qualifications and refreshers and you will join a team of staff influencing, developing and shaping our future paramedic service.
  • Experienced paramedics have access to structured learning and development and there is great potential to progress quickly to dual roles, leadership and managerial positions, or upskill to become a Paramedic Practitioner, Critical Care Paramedic or join our Hazardous Area Response Team.
  • Develop your clinical skills in emergency and trauma care - we are one of a handful of Trusts to offer a Critical Care Paramedic training pathway.
  • We operate across one of the most beautiful parts of England, including coastal and rural areas, yet enjoy close proximity to London and excellent transport links.
  • We have opportunities across our region - tell us which location you’d like to work in and which areas you’d like to focus your development on.
  • For candidates applying from outside our areas of Kent, Surrey, Sussex and North East Hampshire we offer a relocation allowance of up to £8k.

 

What qualifications do I need?

If you are an experienced and committed paramedic with an excellent approach to delivering pre-hospital and compassionate patient care, hold two years post-registration experience with one of the following qualifications: BTECH Level 4, BSc, DipHE, FdSc, or have achieved your IHCD Paramedic Award, we’d love to hear from you.

 

Mark’s story

Mark Booker - Experienced ParamedicAt SECAmb we believe in offering every member of staff the opportunity of a career for life. Through a structured programme of learning and development, including coaching, mentoring, clinical training courses and leadership programmes, people like Mark can progress right through the Trust over a period of years, acquiring new skills and experiencing fresh challenges as they go.

Mark began his career in 1999 working for Sussex Ambulance Service, transferring across when the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Ambulance Services merged to become South East Coast Ambulance Service.

Starting out as a Call Handler and Ambulance Dispatcher in our Emergency Operations Centres, Mark then underwent 10 weeks’ training to become a Technician (a post no longer recruited to at SECAmb) before upskilling to become a qualified Paramedic.

The concept of encouraging staff to perform a dual role within the Trust has been around for a long time. Mark split his shifts between the Dispatcher and Technician jobs for several years before starting full time as a Paramedic and, as of 2018, he is wearing two hats once more as a dual role Paramedic and Clinical Supervisor.

“I work in six-week rotations in each role,” explains Mark. “I wanted to do this to give me more variation and to acquire new skills. It also gives me new options in case injury or illness prevents me going out on the road. The transition was OK and there were no obstacles put in the way by my line manager. 

“Having a dual role has given me a greater understanding of ambulance triage and the various clinical pathways available, which I have utilised more often whilst working on the road.
“It is fair to say I am a lot nearer the end of my career than I am the beginning, so I don’t currently have any other ambitions within the Trust, but there are lots of opportunities for progression for those who are interested.”

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