Trainee Ambulance Technicians

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Scottish Ambulance Service
£20,324 - £29,034 per year
14 Sep 2017
28 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

Are you a looking for a change, a challenge and a breath of fresh air on the beautiful North Coast?

Trainee Ambulance Technicians

Full-time, relief positions at Wick and Thurso Ambulance Stations

It is highly recommended that you read the attached Technician Information Pack before completing your application.

We are looking for enthusiastic and motivated individuals to become a vital part of the Pre-hospital Emergency Care team in Caithness. With posts available at Wick and Thurso Ambulance Station this exciting opportunity will see you play an instrumental part in providing excellent, high quality, patient-centred care to the community.

The team includes First Responders, Care Assistants, Technicians, Paramedics and Clinical Team Leaders joint working with other healthcare professionals. The team is to expand further in numbers due to significant new investment of additional staff.

The student Technician training is a Vocational qualification programme lasting 16-24 months approximately and is undertaken at our training centres throughout Scotland with Inverness being the predominant training centre for Caithness. Following completion of this training you will be able to go on to apply for training to become a registered Paramedic.

This is a hugely varied role, each day and each patient is different. As a result, you will need to have excellent interpersonal skills as well as an ability to communicate effectively with a range of different and often difficult circumstances. You will need to demonstrate flexibility and the ability to make effective and safe decisions.

We welcome applications form a range of backgrounds, however, previous experience in a healthcare role or a healthcare related qualification would be an advantage. However, volunteer work or working with your community would also be beneficial.

Technician vacancies are offered on a 24-hour shift basis and are referred to as “relief”. Relief is the working pattern that new Student Technicians work and means that you will be given your shift pattern several weeks in advance, but it won't always be a same shift pattern. It also means there are times when you will need to be flexible and work a changing shift pattern.

All candidates will be required to satisfy the following minimum entry requirements:

  • Evidence of successful study at SCQF Level 4 or above in Maths and English - Please refer to Trainee Technician Qualification Guidance for further details
  • Full UK driving licence with no more than 3 penalty points
  • Candidates will also be required to successfully complete the following selection elements;
  • Occupational Fitness Test
  • Competency and Values Based Interview
  • Occupational Health Screening
  • Satisfactory application to the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (Disclosure Scotland)
  • Reference process

Please note, candidates are not required to hold a C1 category driving licence to apply, however this is required no later than 6 weeks before the programme start date. This can be a lengthy process and we always advise candidates to seek their provisional licence as soon as possible. Please refer to the DVLA website for more information on C1 category driving licences.

The starting salary for Technician Students is £20,324 per annum, rising to £22,440 per annum on successful completion of the Service's training programme. This will increase in annual increments to £29,034 per annum.


How To Apply

To apply for this post, please click the ‘Apply Now' button and follow the on-screen instructions. Applicants who successfully submit an application will be contacted via email regarding the outcome of their application. It is very important that you check your ‘junk' or spam email folders as well as your email inbox.

See also:
Technician Information Pack.pdf
Technician Application Core Competencies Guide - Sept 2017.pdf
Technician JD - July 2017.pdf
Technician Qualification Guidance Sept 2017.pdf