As a newly qualified paramedic you will be one of the first healthcare professionals to arrive at a range of emergency and non-emergency situations. You will be a member of a two-person ambulance crew, with an emergency care assistant, associate ambulance practitioner or qualified paramedic to support you. When you arrive at the scene of an emergency, you will assess the patient’s condition and make potentially lifesaving decisions about any treatment needed before the patient is transferred to hospital. You will then start giving the treatment, with the assistance of your crewmate. In non-life-threatening situations, you’ll also have to use your professional judgment to make key clinical decisions.

You will be trained to drive what is, in effect, a mobile emergency clinic to resuscitate and /or stabilise patients using sophisticated techniques, equipment and drugs. You might be called out to someone who has fallen from scaffolding, for example, or an elderly person with a suspected stroke. Based at a local ambulance station along with other emergency crews, you will work shifts, including evenings and weekends, going out in all weathers at all hours of the day or night. You will work closely with doctors and nurses in hospital emergency departments, briefing them as you hand your patient over into their care.

As well as contact with your patients, you will also deal with their relatives and members of the public, some of whom might be hysterical or aggressive. You will also often work alongside the police and fire service. Please note that we are currently unable to recruit external student paramedics. We work in partnership with Portsmouth, Bournemouth and Oxford Brooks Universities to support the development of our staff through internal schemes and programmes.

Entry requirements

These are some of the essential criteria you will need to be successful as a Paramedic; more detailed criteria are available in the Person Specification for the role:

  • Paramedic degree
  • HCPC registered by start date
  • Full UK manual C1 driving licence with no more than 3 penalty points
  • Good communication skills
  • Demonstrable working knowledge of dealing with 
  • Flexible, with a willingness to work shifts
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of the Highway Code.
  • More details are listed on the Person Specification document.

To apply, click ‘Find jobs now’ or send your CV to jobs@scas.nhs.uk .  If you have any questions, please call 01869-365000 option 1 for the recruitment team.

What is the package?

  • Salary: Newly Qualified Paramedics (NQP) Band 5 (plus Unsocial Hours (USH) in line with Section 2 of Agenda for Change)
  • Hours: Full time: 37.5 hours per week (part-time hours may be available on completion of training). Bank (zero hours) agreements may be available
  • Location: Various throughout Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Hampshire
  • Annual leave: Minimum 27 days plus statutory public holidays, pro rata for part-time staff
  • Shift pattern: Rota covering 24 hours, 7 days a week – shift patterns vary by area.