Associate Ambulance Practitioner

This advert is for External Qualified AAP (Associate Ambulance Practitioner) candidates ONLY who can commence training in Newbury on 11th January 2021.

Please note these positions will be based in our NORTH stations only.

Due to the current Covid 19 situation, all our driving and lifting assessments have been cancelled until further notice. Therefore, if successfully shortlisted for this role you will only be required to complete an interview at this present time.

Are you a highly motivated, passionate and caring qualified AAP? Are you looking to move to a progressive, innovative and caring Trust, responding to accident, emergency and urgent care requirements of our diverse population?

If so, apply to be a Qualified Associate Ambulance Practitioner with South Central Ambulance Service. You will be providing urgent, emergency and social care to patients in a pre-hospital environment. Applicants should be highly motivated individuals, with a strong desire to succeed. This is an exciting role which is highly patient-focused to deliver clinical care, improve clinical outcomes, continues to promote high levels of patient safety and provide a positive patient experience to our service users. This is a rewarding role for those who want the best outcomes for patients.

Applicants for these positions will be required to undergo a selection process which includes a formal interview.

All applicants must meet the entry criteria as below; however, please review the Person Specification for a more detailed criteria.

  • 5 GCSEs at Grade A to C / 9 to 4 including Maths, English and a Science subject or equivalent.
  • Level 4 Diploma for Associate Ambulance Practitioners.
  • IHCD in Ambulance Emergency Driving or FutureQuals certificate in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving.
  • A full valid manual UK driving licence and category C1 entitlement with no more than 3 points
  • Minimum 750 hours post qualification experience as a practicing AAP.

This will need to be evidenced at your assessment if you are successfully shortlisted.

Successful individuals will undertake a SCAS familiarisation course over 3 weeks.

Applicants must be engaging, caring, flexible and willing to travel as successful applicants will be expected to attend the Trust Education Centre in Newbury for 3 weeks and a 2 day driving refresher training.

There will be no provision for accommodation or travel expenses and individuals must also be willing to work at a variety of operational ambulance resource centres, covering a full range of shifts.

Individuals who feel that they are ready to make this exciting and challenging career move are encouraged to apply.

Candidates will be subject to various pre-employment clearances and checks including Disclosure & Barring Service clearance, references, and an Occupational Health appointment.

Candidates will need to demonstrate a determination to provide the highest standards of patient care to the public that we serve, ensuring that all patients have the right care, at the right time, in the right place.

This advert is for External Qualified AAP (Associate Ambulance Practitioner).

Course details

*In order for this course to proceed, there must be a minimum of 4 on the course, if the number of successful applicants is less than this the course will not go ahead. This will be communicated to you during the recruitment process*

Helpful tips and useful information


Please demonstrate how you are suitable for this role and how you meet the person specification by detailing in your supporting statement in no more than approximately 300 words.

If you clearly demonstrate that you meet the essential criteria then we will invite you to an interview and driving assessment and you will need to evidence your qualifications, including your AAP and emergency driving qualifications. Please review the attached videos which contain information on the driving assessment.

Please read the person specification and job description carefully and make sure that all the minimum requirements are clearly noted on your application form in the correct place.

Please note that the closing date given is a guide.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy when we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment. Only those candidates who clearly demonstrate how they meet the person specification will be short listed for this role. The closing date is final and we will not accept any submissions after this date. Applicants should receive an acknowledgment from NHS Jobs when the form has been submitted.

Whilst we would like to assure you that we are planning to continue with the recruitment for this role, please bear in mind there may be COVID19 related Government guidelines that may cause changes out of our control.

Good luck and we look forward to receiving your application.

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