TYPE: permanent full-time, 35 hours per week
SALARY: £19,000 - £22,000
DEPT: philanthropy, partnerships and events
REPORTS TO: bryony dunne, institute manager - education
LOCATION: 5th floor, 77 mansell street, london, e1 8an and the helipad, royal london hospital, whitechapel, e1 1bb
CLOSING DATE: MONDAY 31ST JULY
London's Air Ambulance is the charity that delivers an advance trauma team within the boundaries of the M25, for the 10 million people who live, work and travel within London each day. We deliver a senior trauma doctor and an advanced paramedic to the site of the incident using a helicopter in daylight hours and a rapid response car at night (or in adverse weather) bringing the hospital to the patient. Our clinical teams perform life-saving procedures at the scene, including anaesthesia, blood transfusions, REBOA (Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta), Resuscitative Thoracotomy, often in extreme circumstances.
Doctors from within the service are provided by Barts Health NHS Trust, and paramedics by the London Ambulance Service. Collaboration is via tri-service agreement.
The Institute of Pre-Hospital Care
For twenty-six years, London's Air Ambulance has been a leader in the development and practice of pre-hospital care. Through its research, innovation and education activities, as well as the professional affiliations and publications of its clinical leadership, it has influenced clinical guidelines, governance standards and the practice of numerous air ambulances, in the U.K. and abroad.
The Institute of Pre-Hospital Care at London’s Air Ambulance was founded in 2013 to build on and expand this influence. Its mission is to drive excellence in pre-hospital care standards and practice through research, innovation and education, and by fostering collaboration across medical disciplines and institutions dedicated to improving outcomes for people afflicted by critical injury and illness.
In September 2014, the Institute delivered the UK's first undergraduate degree in pre-hospital medicine, in partnership with Queen Mary University London. The service delivered the first pre-hospital REBOA (Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta) procedure in May 2014. Our first PEER (Pre-Hospital Emergency Endovascular Resuscitation) course was delivered in November 2015, with a further course attracting an international faculty held in January 2017. Our team are fully engaged with experts from multiple countries where endovascular resuscitation is a fundamental part of the resuscitation phase from injury.
Job Purpose & Context
The purpose of this role is to ensure the smooth running of the Institute’s education programmes and courses including, but not limited to, the Intercalated BSc in Pre-Hospital Medicine, the MSc in Pre-Hospital Medicine and the Pre-Hospital Care Course. As part of this close team, the post holder will be expected to support the broader work of the team and work closely with their counterparts in the main charity.
As this post will be externally facing with course attendees, candidates and degree students, the successful applicant will have significant reputational and operational impact. It is expected that the work of the post holder will contribute to a direct improvement of the Institute educational experience and the Institute’s achievements on an international scale.
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