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Old 11th Feb 2019, 18:32
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How many days a month do HEMS/HART/Road paramedics work?

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Old 11th Feb 2019, 18:35
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Ask how many of them would go back to the military. Good luck to those who apply. An amazing job
if you could remove the uncertainty of the military shift plot (due to undermanning) and reinstate their previous wages then I suspect a few would jump back.

It's irrelevant since it won't ever happen now SAR has been removed from the military but not everyone is happy with how Bristow is run - it's certainly not a meritocracy.

It is an amazing job but when there is only one employer in town there isn't really a choice who you work for.
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Old 11th Feb 2019, 18:58
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How many days a month do HEMS/HART/Road paramedics work?

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12 - 15 x 11.25 Hr shifts per month (Annualised Rota). I would imagine the weekly hours would be fairly similar as the SAR guys & gals do 24 HR shifts.
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Old 11th Feb 2019, 21:17
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I,m quite surprised by the salary package. Even after 5 years, successful cadetship, staff salaries will still be falling short of NHS paramedics. I can see that the job role will be attractive to many, but unlikely to lure experienced HEMS or HART paramedics who arguably have more of a similar skill set, having also many years of paramedic experience.
The starting salary is only likely to attract more junior paramedics on Band 5 salaries with limited experience. Still an awesome job though.
Perhaps this is the type of applicant they want.
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Old 2nd Mar 2019, 08:42
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That's recruitment finished for the cadetship. Does anyone know if a large amount of paramedics applied? Or did the pay put people off?
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Old 7th Mar 2019, 19:51
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That's recruitment finished for the cadetship. Does anyone know if a large amount of paramedics applied? Or did the pay put people off?
Did you apply Para1234?
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Old 7th Mar 2019, 20:04
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Yep just waiting to hear
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Old 8th Mar 2019, 11:24
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Yep just waiting to hear
Good luck, maybe you are best placed to say what the interest was then??
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Old 8th Mar 2019, 12:04
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Interesting job...Heard bristows decent employer and look after staff better than nhs. Pay is low but can easily supplement that with bank paramedic work
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Old 8th Mar 2019, 17:53
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Good luck, maybe you are best placed to say what the interest was then??
I believe that there are single digit places and that there were 200+ applicants.
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Old 9th Mar 2019, 08:44
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4 places I have heard.

it will add problems when the cadets are ghosting shifts to gain experience as they won't, as I understand it, be classed as technical crew because they aren't fully trained and are therefore passengers on operational SAR flights.
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Old 9th Mar 2019, 13:19
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4 places I have heard.

it will add problems when the cadets are ghosting shifts to gain experience as they won't, as I understand it, be classed as technical crew because they aren't fully trained and are therefore passengers on operational SAR flights.
What problems will that add?
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Old 10th Mar 2019, 17:54
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I suspect it will depend on what the SAR AOC allows them to do with pax on board - apart from that you have another untrained person for the crew to look after.

Just passing on thoughts from someone who had concerns.

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Old 12th Mar 2019, 14:53
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its no different then when they carry a Mid wife or road ambulance paramedic. At least its a fully qualified Paramedic that is learning the air skills and isnt frightened of a bit of blood.
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Old 12th Mar 2019, 18:02
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But they don't generally carry those people to the job and have them on board for the riskier elements of it.
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Old 12th Mar 2019, 23:08
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Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
4 places I have heard.

it will add problems when the cadets are ghosting shifts to gain experience as they won't, as I understand it, be classed as technical crew because they aren't fully trained and are therefore passengers on operational SAR flights.
Just curious,

Are SAR operations regulated by EASA / EU legislation or are they regulated by the NAA of the contracting State.
Just wondering if that affects the status of TCMs as my understanding is that they have status under EASA but under the UK CAA they would be considered passengers as UK legislation says youíve either a pilot or passenger.
But I could be completely wrong on that interpretation as I know nothing about SAR ops.
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Old 13th Mar 2019, 07:12
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Another question might be who pays for their training hours? While they can, perhaps, ride along on crew training and SAROps, any training hours dedicated to them can't be revenue flights and MCA have only paid for hours to keep the present crews current, not to train new ones.

Just asking....

Just to add, heard the Newquay S92 go out early this morning to rescue 6 fishermen from a boat off Lands End in 6M waves and very strong winds.

Great job guys

Would be interested to see what a cadet would make of that job watching the winchman trying to get aboard and thinking 'Oooer, that could be me next time'
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Old 13th Mar 2019, 09:43
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aircraft "tasked "to SAR missions are Under the ANO and not easa regulated. All other flights are easa regulated unless Brexit changes that.
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Old 13th Mar 2019, 15:27
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Crab, yes a great job done by the Newquay crew. I donít know how they managed it with only 50 training hours allocated per month, no 360 radar and no standby crew!

Only pulling your leg but I do agree with your cadet remark.
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Old 18th Mar 2019, 14:28
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Anyone heard anything back?

BH website says 31st latest offer on selection. If nothing before then assume unsuccessful.
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