Welcome to the Student Prospectus page

Here you can find out about different placement opportunities on offer

*We will provide more information on different placements when they become available. Covid restrictions may limit placements at present, but we hope to expand options as soon as we can.*

This prospectus highlights the different placements opportunities on offer in SWASFT for students. SWASFT is much more than the front-line roles, with many different departments and individuals working towards the common goals of providing the best care for our patients.

As a student, understanding the wider organisation will help to see how these teams work together to support the front line and our service users.

The Prospectus is aimed at students looking to expand their knowledge base, with topics such as Safeguarding, EPRR, Clinical Teams and many more.

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Placement Opportunities on Offer

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Placement Details
  • Shadow the safeguarding administration team for 1 day to understand the process of managing referrals.
  • Shadow a Named Professional for 3 days including completion of at least one statutory safeguarding review.
  • Attend an external safeguarding event with a member of the Trust’s safeguarding team for 1 day for exposure to inter-agency safeguarding
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  • The duration of this placement will be one week.
Special Requirements
  • Pre-requisite training: IG, E&D, safeguarding level 2 children/adults, Prevent,
  • Ideally safeguarding level 3 but not essential
  • eDBS
  • Need to have had a reasonable amount of front-line practice exposure already to be a meaningful placement
What career opportunities would this open up?

Progression to a specialist role in safeguarding either within the Ambulance Sector or for other NHS providers.

More information coming soon
Placement Details
  • Students will spend their 10 hour shift under the mentorship of a Specialist paramedic- Critical care based out of the bespoke HEMS base in Semington.
  • Over the shift students will perform all tasks related to the role from checking equipment and specialist equipment, aircraft familiarisation, clinical discussion topic of the day and simulation training in our immersive simulation room. Time and subject in the simulation room can be directed by the student dependent on their current study needs.
  • Around these planned activities students will remain respondable (usually by response car) to critical care and extended skill requirement medical incidents. Students will be supported to actively participate in patient assessment and care to the extent they and their mentor for the day feel comfortable.
Special Requirements
  • Students will need to attend in full uniform with their ID card as per standard policy. Students are likely to be given flight suits to wear for the day.
  • This placement is ideal for all students who want to focus on and consolidate core critical care skills while further extending their understanding and knowledge by engaging in discussion with the qualified crew.
  • This placement may help students identify if spending some time in critical care I their future careers is a direction they would like to take. However it should enhance the students’ confidence dealing with these patient groups.
What career opportunities would this open up?
  • This placement is ideal for all students who want to focus on and consolidate core critical care skills while further extending their understanding and knowledge by engaging in discussion with the qualified crew.
  • This placement may help students identify if spending some time in critical care I their future careers is a direction they would like to take. However it should enhance the students confidence dealing with these patient groups.
Placement Details

This opportunity will enable the students to experience a wide range of opportunities across both the Clinical and Patient Safety Teams of the Trust. The student will have the opportunity to gain an understanding and work behind the Trust’s strategic goal “Every Patient Matters” in ensuring high quality care is provided whilst maintaining a high standard of patient safety.

An example placement includes:

  • 2 days shadowing the Patient Safety Team (Clinical & Hub based teams).
  • 2 days shadowing the Clinical Team.
  • 1 day shadowing areas based on personal interest (e.g. Claims & Inquests, IPC, and Patient Experience (Complaints)).
  • Attending a Review, Learn & Improve Panel (this may be outside of the placement week).
  • Opportunity to review an incident under the guidance of a Quality Lead or Clinical Lead.
  • A greater understanding of Duty of Candour and the potential to listen to a Duty of Candour call.

The placement will include the opportunity to shadow some external meetings such as CCG scoping meetings, system wide meetings, multi-agency case reviews and regional clinical meetings. The exact meetings available will be dependent upon the calendar during placement week but would definitely include the opportunity to shadow the Patient Safety Decision Making Panel and the Trust’s Clinical & Quality Group.

The duration of the placement would be a total of 5 days.

Special Requirements
  • Pre-requisites: Enhanced DBS, Information Governance training,
  • Students will ideally be in their final year of training to gain the most out of this placement.
  • Uniform is required along with the ability and willingness to travel to Trust HQ or alternative agreed Trust site.
What career opportunities would this open up?

This placement will give the student a greater awareness of the following roles within the Trust and wider NHS.

  • Patient Safety Roles (e.g. Quality Lead, Assistant Quality Lead, Patient Safety Manager, Patient Safety Specialist)
  • Clinical Lead
  • Specialty Clinical Lead
  • Clinical Project Managers
Placement Details

The opportunity will enable the students to experience a wide range of opportunities within Learning and Development and understand the processes in place to support and enhance the development of our staff. The placement opportunities available are dependent on what courses are running at the time when the student is on placement but could include any of the following:

  • Shadowing an LDM
  • Shadowing the CPD team
  • Shadowing the TEL team
  • Shadowing and LDO
  • Taking part in development days
  • Taking part in staff inductions
  • Possibility of listening to CoSoP calls
  • Assisting with return to work processes
  • Shadowing a PPC

The opportunity may also provide you with an insight into how the role of the Paramedic and the ambulance service fits into the wider NHS systems locally, regionally and nationally.

Special Requirements
  • Uniform will be required
  • DBS check
  • Ability to travel to training locations
What career opportunities would this open up?
  • Understanding ready for practice education
  • Lead Paramedic L&D
  • LDO
  • LDO speciality – TEL, CPD, PPC
  • LDM
  • Opportunities within HEE
More information coming soon
Placement Details

Students are given an overview of all HART capabilities and the structure of the unit. They will respond to complex incidents within HARTs remit as well as traumatic patients and cardiac arrests where enhanced clinical skills or support may be need by the TRUST staff. Clinical training is available during down time, which can be longer than when on DCAs and RRVs, it has an emphasis on team work during trauma and cardiac arrests, but can cover anything the students wish. This also gives the students the opportunity to build contacts and relationships with HART.

Special Requirements
  • DBS
  • Uniform and basic trust PPE
  • Most suitable for third year clinical students.
What career opportunities would this open up?

An awareness of HART and EPRR

Placement Details
  • Specialist Practitioner car and remote triage desk in the Clincial Hub
  • SPUEC also works on ambulance stations and in the main clinical hubs completing triage
Special Requirements
  • An interest and / or experience working in Specialist Practice in Urgent and Emergency care would be an advantage.
  • The correct PPE guidance must be followed at all time.
  • Headphones and an adaptor will be needed to listen in on triage calls.
Placement Details

To shadow the Duty OO for a 12 hour shift, in order to gain an understanding of the Operational Commander role. Learn about the daily duties and responsibilities of the Duty OO and the importance of JESIP.

Special Requirements
  • Enhanced DBS check
  • Uniform will be required
What career opportunities would this open up?

This placement would help to provide students with a greater understanding of the County command structure and the responsibilities of operational line managers.

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