HEMS SPECIALIST PARAMEDIC (CRITICAL CARE) – Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance Charitable Trust

The Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance (LNAA) is undergoing a period of significant growth and development and is looking for exceptional individuals to join our clinical team.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to expand our paramedic team and we are looking to recruit to the post of Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) Specialist Paramedic (Critical Care). Capable of delivering the optimal clinical response for our patients and providing the highest level of emergency critical care to the ill and injured patients of Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and beyond.

Candidates should be enthusiastic and experienced clinicians, focused on holistically developing themselves and the service in operational, clinical, and academic areas. Candidates will need to possess a strong ethos of teamwork and discipline to function successfully as part of our current paramedic team, forming part of a paramedic doctor critical care team, with a view to delivering safe, effective care whilst ensuring adherence with local and National guidelines, policies, and procedures.

Candidates must be a UK HCPC registered Paramedic (For further information please see  https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/working-health/overseas-health-professionals)) with extensive experience within a frontline prehospital emergency operational environment. The candidate should be able to evidence continuous professional development and demonstrate a good understanding of both technical and non-technical skills in healthcare environments. The role will be provided direction and guidance by the Senior HEMS Paramedic, and wider clinical and operational leadership team, in supporting the delivery of LNAA key strategic objectives.


Candidates will undergo a four-stage recruitment process. Only candidates successful at each stage will progress forward to the next stage. Timings will be confirmed on completion of shortlisting.

  1. Application / shortlisting
  2. Written exam & fitness test (1 day) – 04 September 2023
  3. Objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE’s) (1 day) – 05 September 2023
  4. Interview & 12 hour ride out with the duty clinical crew (2 days)
    • Interview – 12 September 2023
    • 12 hour ride out window – 07-17 September 2023 (dates will confirmed with successful candidates on completion of stage 3)

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation for Offenders Act (Exemptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous convictions.

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Our current team thrives on aspiring for excellence and possesses a deep-rooted enthusiasm for service development. As a growing organisation, LNAA have a strong vision for both personal and service development and we are keen to invest in our team.

We want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability: this involves a rigorous operational training programme designed with both team working and autonomous practice in mind; supporting you to achieve master’s level qualification in the critical care field; and a clinical governance strategy which focuses on ensuring safe, effective, and responsive care to those who need it most.

On commencement of post, the HEMS Specialist Paramedic (Critical Care) role attracts a salary benchmarked against AFC Band 6, increasing to Band 7 on attainment of academic qualification and LNAA operational sign off as a HEMS Specialist Paramedic (Critical Care).

Working a 24/7 rota across two sites, candidates will be rotated through both ground based and rotary operations, receive dedicated time for university attendance, continuing professional development and a comprehensive governance package.

We look forward to receiving your application!

For further information and informal discussion, please contact Rob Fillmer – Clinical Operations Manager, LNAA.


To apply, please send a covering letter detailing how you meet the person specification and your current CV to; recruitment@ambucopter.org.uk

Applications should demonstrate with examples, how you have met all the person specification.