An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance working within South Western Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust’s, EPRR - Special Operations department.

The successful applicant will work for the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the Dorset and Somerset Air Ambulance based in Henstridge on the Dorset and Somerset border.

South Western Ambulance NHS Foundation Trust is covered by six air ambulance units operating in partnership with five air ambulance charities across the South West. Units operate from Henstridge in Somerset, Filton in Bristol, Devizes in Wiltshire, Exeter in Devon, Eaglescott in North Devon and St Mawgan in Cornwall providing critical and enhanced care services though the response of critical care teams in helicopters and Critical Care Cars.

Applications are invited from experienced clinicians fulfilling the attached specifications, who have expressed interest and would like the challenge of providing specialist clinical care to our patients in challenging environments.

The unit provides critical and enhanced care services through the response of a multi-disciplinary team via helicopter and Critical Care Car currently between the hours of 0700 and 0200 operating over 2 x 10 hour shifts. In addition to the clinical shifts the successful candidates will be expected to rotate through the hospitals gaining experience and learning from the various departments; provide outreach; facilitate educational programmes; maintain land based road skills and continue CPD.

Successful applicants will progress through a HEMS Technical Crew Member qualification (if required) and clinical development as needed to then operate as Trainee SP-CC (Specialist Practitioner – Critical Care). They will be expected to achieve all the standards detailed in the job description and go on to study at academic level 7. Academic learning (if required) at level 7 will ideally start in September 2018 with the University of Plymouth.

One day practical assessments including fitness will take place between the 19th and 20th April at Henstridge and interviews will be on a day between 16th and 17th May.

Employer: South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust

Location: Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance

Salary: £26,565 to £35,577 pa

Note: Suitable for newly qualified

Closing date: 4th April 2018

All applications and enquiries regarding this position need to be made to the South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust. For further information and to apply, please click on the button below: