SORT Paramedic

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Ref no: SAS00050
Closes: Monday, 1st May 2017
Published: Thursday, 20th April 2017
Location: SORT West, Bridge of Weir Road, Linwood, Johnstone
Salary: £22,440 - £29,034 per year Pro Rata
Hours: 37.50 hours per week
Contract Type: Permanent
Position Type: Full Time
Organisation: Scottish Ambulance Service
Category: Ambulance Service
Sub-category: Front Line Operational

Job Description

National Risk and Resilience Department
Special Operations Response Team
Two Full time positions available
AfC Band 5

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.

SORT personnel are expected to deliver patient care in challenging environments, and as such, all candidates must be confident and willing to work within confined spaces, water and at heights.

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 can be physically challenging and a certain level of personal fitness will be required.

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 to SC Level will be required. (In addition to standard pre-employment checks).

Informal enquiries can be made to West SORT manager Billy Kinniburgh 07979 025 695.