Joining the Team
We often have vacancies for paramedics, neonatal nurses and doctors. As well as providing neonatal transfers, all clinical staff are encouraged to be involved in teaching, training and simulation, case discussions and service improvment as a multidisciplinary team.
Those considering applying for an NTS job should arrange one or more days observing (please see the ride-along page) which will help you decide whether it is right for you and give useful insights for the application process and interviews.
Nurses are expected to be a Senior Band 6 or 7. Those with transport experience who wish to join the staff bank can contact NTS directly. NTS nurses will undertake elective transfer of stable, non-ventilated babies along with a paramedic, and emergency transfers along with a doctor and a paramedic or technician.
Vacancies for permanent posts are advertised at NHS Jobs via the Royal London Hospital. Secondments from other tertiary units are also possible.
Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioners with transport experience can work in an equivalent role to the doctor in all transports.
Doctors should be senior ST level or equivalent with prior tertiary neonatal experience. Vacancies are advertised via NHS Jobs and appointments are made under contract to the Royal London Hospital, usually on a six-month basis. London Deanery training posts may rotate through NTS, and ST trainees from other Deaneries may be considered for a placement with agreement from the local deanery.
Paramedics are employed via London Ambulance Service and can be seconded from front line jobs. Vacancies are advertised periodically via the LAS Recruitment Department.
Paramedics are an integral part of the NTS team, and take an active role in all aspects of the stabilisation and transfer of neonates.