The College of Paramedics is the professional body for paramedics in the UK.  We are committed to strengthening and developing the profession through providing our members with training, advice and support.  We currently represent nearly 20,000 members who are mainly employed by an NHS Trust, a private ambulance service or are studying to become a paramedic.
 

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HCPC Registered Paramedics

Employer: Scottish Ambulance Service
Closing Date: 31st July

Band 6 (£31,800 - £39,169)

The decision to come to work for us is not all about the job; Scotland has more to offer than that!  

Scotland can offer the hustle and bustle of city life as well as the tranquil environment of our rural communities, all in one day.  You can have city living with the mountains on your doorstep or if you prefer living by the sea then you could consider one of our coastline locations.  If rural life suits you more then how about the Highlands with its beautiful scenery.  And for that total lifestyle change we even have vacancies on some of the Scottish Islands.  In Scotland you can really make the most of your free time, whether you are looking for the cafe culture of our big cities, or you enjoy outdoor pursuits like cycling, climbing, walking and water sports, Scotland has it all. With a population of just over 5 million across the mainland and island communities, there is space for everyone’s preference here!  Scotland also has some of these highest attainment levels of education in the UK, so if you have a family of school age this is the ideal place for their education and an enhanced family lifestyle.

And if that wasn’t enough, the cost of living is significantly lower in Scotland compared to the rest of the UK.  For example, the average house price in January 2020 was £152,121 https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/uk-house-price-index-scotland-january-2020/uk-house-price-index-scotland-january-2020 compared to £246,341 in England (GOV.UK, 2020) https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-house-price-index-for-february-2020.  Under agenda for change at the top of pay band 6 in Scotland, your income is £1,200 higher. You will also benefit from initiatives such as free prescriptions, free Higher Education and unmetered water supplies.  Weekly household costs have been shown to be 20% lower in Scotland than in London and 10% lower than the rest of the UK (Talent Scotland, 2020) www.talentscotland.com/live/living. So your disposable income is greater.   Relocation expenses can be considered and will be discussed as part of the interview process.

Quality of life is rated as higher in Scotland than other parts of the UK (Metro Online, 2016) https://metro.co.uk/2016/10/11/scotland-is-way-better-than-england-report-officially-concludes-6184746/.  Scotland is renowned across the world for its friendly and welcoming hospitality, and has embraced visitors and residents into our communities.  Scottish people are classed as some of the friendliest in the world.  Scotland is also renowned for its history, its heritage and its architecture.  There is very much to like and love in Scotland.

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National Clinical Advisor

Employer: Care UK
Closing Date: 20th July

After completion of training - £19.42 - £22.08 per hour (£38,000 - £44,200 pro-rata, dependant on shifts worked)

Are you a Nurse or Paramedic who is passionate about making a different to patients? Are you looking for a role with less physical demands and flexible hours? Then look no further, as Care UK have a job for you!

Care UK are looking for 111 Clinical Advisors to join our busy 111 call centres based in Dorking, Southall, Ipswich and Bristol.

NHS 111 is a 24/7 service, operating 365 days a year so that patients can get help and advice any time of year. It is primarily a non-emergency service and provides advice to the most appropriate urgent care service that patients require.

Working with NHS 111 is a demanding but highly rewarding career where you’ll realise you’re making a difference to patients who use the service every day. If you’re ambitious by nature, then we’ve got ample opportunity for career progression.

About The Job

As a 111 Clinical Advisor, you’ll be seen as an integral member of the team, supporting the Health Advisors within the contact centre.

Calls will be directed to you when patients require clinical advice. By using a combination of your clinical expertise and our NHS Pathways software, you’ll ensure the patient receives the most suitable treatment tailored to their needs. Treatment can range from self-care and advice to referring patients to other services such as OOH appointments or other members of our multi-disciplinary team.

Full and paid training will be offered so that you can use the NHS Pathways system, should you not already be Pathways trained.

While we are a non-urgent service, some calls can be emotional, distressing or life-threatening, and there will be times when 999 services (such as an ambulance) may need to be dispatched.

As our call centres are open 24 hours, we have numerous shift patterns available, ranging from 16 – 38.5 hours per week. These patterns are on a 2-8 week rota and include daytime, evenings, nights and weekend working so we should be able to offer you something that fits in with your lifestyle.

Our call centres are located in:

  • Stoke Gifford
  • Ipswich
  • Dorking
  • Southall

Pay Rates & Benefits

  • During training - £17.49 per hour
  • After completion of training - £19.42 - £22.08 per hour (£38,000 - £44,200 pro-rata, dependant on shifts worked)

In addition to the above pay rates, we also offer:

  • Further pay enhancements for some of our busier shifts *T&Cs apply
  • 33 days annual leave (pro-rata, including bank holidays)
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • 2x Life Assurance
  • Contribution towards Eye test and Glasses
  • Cycle to work scheme – offering discounts rates and payment plans of bicycles and equipment
  • Care UK perks –offering you discounts and cash back with large retailers
  • Annual employee recognition award ceremony
  • Career development opportunities
  • Access to our bespoke e-learning system

If you’re already Pathways trained, then we can also offer a bonus of £500 upon completion of your probationary period!

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