Paramedics

A paramedic treating a patient in her home

Working as a paramedic in London will give you a sense of satisfaction that is found in very few other jobs.

Every day is different, yet rewarding. Every day you will be giving something back to the local community.

You will be responding to 999 calls, working with a crewmate, or perhaps on your own. And you will assess and treat a wide range of patients. On one shift you could be delivering a baby or resuscitating a patient whose heart has stopped, the next you’ll be chatting to an elderly person who has fallen in their home and needs help to get off the floor.

And at every call, people will put their trust in you and your clinical skills. You will make key decisions on the treatment that they need—and whether you should treat them at home, get them to hospital, or take them to a walk-in centre or minor injuries unit.

What benefits will I receive?

The benefits of working for us include the following:

  • A minimum of 27 days' holiday each year, increasing with service.
  • New NHS employees from April 2008 will be eligible to join the Amended NHS Pension Scheme which provides membership to a final salary scheme with pension linked to pay near retirement. Other benefits include life assurance, dependent benefits, voluntary early retirement, ill-health retirement benefits and the option to increase retirement benefits.
  • Access to a round-the-clock employee assistance programme.
  • Personal and professional development and training opportunities.
  • Interest-free travel season ticket loan.
  • Childcare voucher scheme.
  • Access to NHS discounts, offering NHS employees a range of money-saving deals.
  • Access to occupational health and counselling services.

How do I apply?

If you would like to become a paramedic with us you could take a degree course in Paramedic Science at one of three universities that we work with, or look to become an apprentice paramedic working with us and studying via the Open University.

We advertise all vacancies via the NHS Jobs website, where you can register for an email alert as soon as a position is advertised. We are always interested in hearing from qualified paramedics.

We will also advertise them on the current vacancies section of our website.

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