West SORT Paramedics

30 Apr 20160 comments



Employer: Scottish AmbulanceService
Location: West SORT Johnstone
Job Ref: NHQ4916

Salary: Band 5
Job Type: Special Operations Response Teams (SORT)
Closing Date: Friday 6 May 2016
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National Risk and Resilience Department
Special Operations Response Team

1 x Permanent Post
2 x 18 Month Secondments

£22,218 - £28,746 (Band 5) per annum

The National Risk and Resilience Department (NRRD) is currently seeking applications from enthusiastic, flexible and motivated individuals with a genuine interest in developing new skills for positions within the full time Special Operations Response Teams. The purpose of SORT is to provide patient care in environments where professional care was previously unavailable. Duties include support to multi agency operations and potential major incidents. Team members also specialise in areas such as Water Incident Response, Confined Space Rescue, Safe Working at Heights, Urban Search & Rescue, 4x4 and Police Firearms Support. SORT personnel also attend around 9000 emergency calls annually.

Applications for the SORT Paramedic positions are invited from existing HCPC registered Paramedics ONLY. Previous experience of SORT / CBRN / NBC operations would be advantageous, but not essential, as comprehensive training will be given.

Important - please note:

Appointments to SORT are made on the understanding that individuals attend and successfully complete the following Scottish Ambulance Service courses:

· 2-day CBRNe Responder Course. This includes the ability to operate safely in a Chemical Powered Respirator Protective Suit (PRPS)
· 5 day self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Course
· Quick Don CBRN PPE Course
· 10 day Incident Response Unit Course
· Support to police tactical firearms operations

The above courses require you to reach and maintain a minimum standard of fitness for which assessments will be carried out on an annual basis. Maintenance of these skills is a pre-requisite for continued employment within SORT.

All SORT posts have the requirement to undertake additional organisational support duties, which include staffing the SORT Response Units, in service training, clinical audit, ACC and logistical support.

You will also be required to deal with sensitive information for which security vetting will be required. (In addition to standard pre-employment checks)

Application packs are attached to this webpage and should be emailed back to Heather Watson, HR & Recruitment at scotamb.generalrecruitment@nhs.net, please quote reference NHQ4916 in the subject box.

Completed application forms should be returned to the above email by Friday 6 May 2016 at noon.


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