Newly Qualified (Graduate) Paramedic

£20,000 - £24,999
29 Aug 2019
04 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Great healthcare requires great people. That's why we are doing everything we can to recruit committed, skilled people - and to make sure we support our new and existing employees, so they choose to stay with us.


We are recruiting enthusiastic, compassionate, and caring HCPC Registered Paramedics (or those due to register in 2019) to work within our organisation and to deliver the best patient care possible.

East of England Ambulance Trust is looking for professional clinicians to join us in order to continue to deliver outstanding compassionate care. We know how challenging both the ambulance environment is, and being a clinician working remotely can be, but importantly rewarding. We use the national clinical practice guidelines, local guidelines and our clinical app to support your practice along with access to a clinical advice line. Our clinicians are trusted to give the care they assess and consider are appropriate to meet their needs.

We need our staff, like you, to be part of improving care to patients through individual practice and through delivering our clinical strategies like our end of life, or improving cardiac arrest survival. We have a dedicated quality improvement team and a new strategy to help good ideas be explored, developed and implemented. We have a great success in safeguarding our most vulnerable patients, with over 4,000 referrals per month. The Trust is extremely research active and encourages individuals to be involved in research to improve patient care. We have active engagement with our commissioners to explore new ways of working and pathways of care. This includes opening up referral pathways and rotational opportunities for staff in other roles or organisations.

Our ideal candidate will demonstrate:
  • Excellent communication skills, attendance, and attitude
  • Adaptability in a fast-paced environment
  • Problem-solving
  • Planning and decision-making
  • IT literacy
  • Trust values
  • Understanding of goals and objectives within the NHS structure (e.g. Clinical Governance, Reforming Emergency Care, and Infection Protection Control, CERAD).

When shortlisted, you will be invited to our engagement and information Graduate/NQP assessment day, at our Head Quarters.

NB. In accordance with the National Banding Agreement for Paramedics a "consolidation of learning" portfolio will apply to all newly qualified paramedics (NQP) recruited into an NHS ambulance trust in England after 1 September 2016. These staff will be expected to remain in pay band 5 normally no longer than a period of two years, consolidating and acquiring experience and competence. Further details of the NQP consolidation programme will be made available during the recruitment process.


All references from current and previous employers, will be sought via their Human Resources Department and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and email address of the Human Resources Department and indicate your current/previous line manager and their departmental details.

All appointments will be subject to currently having a clean disciplinary record.

Please be advised that a No Smoking Policy is in operation throughout the Trust.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme - Under the Trust's commitment 'Positive about Disabled People', if you consider yourself as having a disability and you meet the minimum selection criteria for any post, you will get an automatic interview. By minimum selection criteria we mean that you must provide us with evidence in your application form which demonstrates the essential requirements as set out in the person specification and advertisement for a post.

We aim to represent and value the diversity of our local communities through our workforce and service provision. We therefore positively encourage applications, regardless of age, race, religion & belief, gender, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity or disability.

If you have a disability and wish to send in an alternative format of the application form please contact the Recruitment Team on 01234 243200

The Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy before the advertised closing date if a large number of applications are received. If you would like to apply for this position then please keep this information in mind when preparing your submission.

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