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Clinical Roles

Ambulance Job Roles

There are many career opportunities open to people wishing to develop a career as a frontline ambulance clinician.

Our entry level for joining the service as a frontline clinician is as an emergency care support worker (ECSW).

You may wish to use this route to go on and develop your career and become a paramedic.

However it doesn’t have to stop there as we have innovative paramedic career pathways which could lead you to become a critical care paramedic, dealing with some of our most serious and life-threatening emergencies, or a paramedic practitioner, supporting patients with less serious emergencies but with the ability to work with other healthcare professionals making referrals to ultimately help  keep patients out of hospital.

You could even go on to become one of our leaders, planning services for the future, supporting new and aspiring paramedics through education or influencing policy makers.

The salaries are good too. You can expect to earn more than £29,000 as a paramedic, with further increases as you take on more training and responsibility.

 

Emergency Operations Centre Clinicians

For those with nursing and/or paramedic experience looking to apply their skills in a different supporting role, we offer a range of clinical positions in our Emergency Operations Centre helping our teams deal with 999 calls, and also roles helping less critical patients who call NHS 111.

Find out more about these roles from the clinicians who already support our service.

 

 


Clinical Supervisor

In the busy role of Clinical Supervisor you will be based in one of our two Emergency Operations Centres (EOCs, based at Crawley and Coxheath) and, as a registered nurse or paramedic, be confident in providing clinical supervision to 999 calls entering the NHS Pathways call triage system.

As an expert communicator, you will offer remote clinical leadership, information regarding referral pathways, safeguarding and care guidance to front-line ambulance clinicians, and also act as the first point of call for queries and support to the Trust’s call handlers - or Emergency Medical Advisors (EMAs) - and ambulance dispatch staff.

In essence, a Clinical Supervisor plays a pivotal part in the assessment and prioritisation of incidents to ensure that our patients receive the right care at the right time and, using evidence-based practice and national guidelines, helps ensure patient safety at all times.

What are the benefits?

We offer full or part-time opportunities, along with a range of excellent benefits including the NHS pension scheme, up to 33 days Annual leave (exclusive of bank holidays), training and development opportunities, access to NHS discounts, Car Lease Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme, NHS Mortgages and Childcare Vouchers.

What qualifications do I need?

You will need to have a degree in paramedic science, paramedic studies or paramedic practice (or BTECH/IHCD equivalent) with three years qualified practice as an HCPC registered paramedic OR have completed a BSc/DipHE or equivalent in nursing and have three years clinical experience as an NMC registered nurse.

 


Clinical Safety Navigator

As a senior clinician (with nursing or paramedic experience) working in one of our two Emergency Operations Centres (EOCs, based at Crawley and Coxheath), you will provide clinical oversight of the case queues within our EOCs, directing staff activities to the demands within those queues, to ensure any risks to patients are minimised while maintaining patient safety, and you will support the diverse EOC clinical team in delivering a first class service.

You will also provide thorough telephone-based assessments for patients calling 999, managing their journey through the NHS Pathways call triage system, referring them to an alternative care setting and/or providing home management advice and discharge as appropriate.

With previous experience in a management, developmental or mentoring role, you will act as an integral source of advice, guidance, motivation, direction and leadership for the Trust’s Clinical Supervisors.

Additionally, you will support Clinical Supervisors in their duties to an expert level taking responsibility for Call Audit, NHS Pathways compliance, performance management, clinical quality and governance within EOC.

What are the benefits?

We offer a range of excellent benefits including the NHS pension scheme, up to 33 days Annual leave (exclusive of bank holidays), training and development opportunities, access to NHS discounts, Car Lease Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme, NHS Mortgages and Childcare Vouchers.

What qualifications do I need?

You will need to have a degree in paramedic science, paramedic studies or paramedic practice (or BTECH/IHCD equivalent) with three years qualified practice as an HCPC registered paramedic OR have completed a BSc/DipHE or equivalent in nursing and have three years clinical experience as an NMC registered nurse.

You’ll also need to be able to demonstrate minimum 6 months experience of NHS Pathways use, how risk management is stratified in the management of clinical queues, as well as the ability to innovate and respond to the fluid environment of acute care in the EOC setting.

 


Paramedic & Clinical Supervisor – dual role

This exciting and varied role blends duties as a qualified operational frontline clinician with those of a Clinical Supervisor, stationed in one of our two Emergency Operations Centres (EOCs, based at Crawley and Coxheath).

Self-motivated, flexible and patient-focused, as a SECAmb Paramedic you will be accountable for the assessment, treatment, diagnosis, supplying and administering of medicines and the management, discharge and referring of patients in a range of urgent, emergency, critical or out of hospital settings, which may include but are not limited to ambulances, response vehicles, patients’ homes, primary care settings, minor injury units and accident and emergency departments.

Within the EOC you will give the operational team, including newly qualified Paramedics and trainees, the benefit of your clinical leadership and mentoring skills and liaise with internal and external stakeholders, including other health and social care organisations, over the development of an integrated approach to the delivery of unscheduled/out of hours care.

What are the benefits?

We offer a range of excellent benefits including the NHS pension scheme, up to 33 days Annual leave (exclusive of bank holidays), training and development opportunities, access to NHS discounts, Car Lease Scheme, Cycle to Work Scheme, NHS Mortgages and Childcare Vouchers.

What qualifications do I need?

You will need to have a degree in paramedic science, paramedic studies or paramedic practice (or BTECH/IHCD equivalent) with two years qualified practice as an HCPC registered paramedic.

How do I apply?

To apply please visit our vacancies page where you can view all our latest vacancies and apply online.

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