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Right...how do I start this, whilst trying to aim it for Paramedic Science?

I have been a St John member for 8 years (or so), have a driving license, relavent work experience (including my job at hospital, and regular assistance with the Ambulance patient transport crews)

I have 12 GCSEs, 3 full A Levels and 1 AS, and going on to study further A Levels in (Human)Biology and possibly Sociology/Pyschology.

Oh...and I am no squeamish!

How do i construct a personal statement?
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Have you looked at the UCAS guide?

Use this as a basic guide: http://www.studential.com/guide/writ..._statement.htm
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while i've got a lot more healthcare experience, this 'personal statement' supporting information has recently got me shortlisted for a Student Paramedic role with a NHS trust and also for a Clinical advisor role in an Ambulance control centre ... hopefully it will give you an idea of content

In my current Post I have been able to apply my emergency care skills in a different clinical environment and broadened by experience and depth of understanding of the emergency and urgent care agenda, through the experience the Assessment Unit workload brings. I have been able to further development my team and clinical area management skills through working in the surgical assessment area and liaising directly with site management and referrers as well as acting as co-ordinator across the assessment unit as a whole for a proportion of my shifts.

In my Emergency department posts I have developed and consolidated my skills within emergency care, through the assessment (including triage), planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care for patients across the full range of Emergency department presentations from minor injuries / illness through to resuscitation cases including those with trauma team involvement.

In my immediately previous post I had consolidated my team management skills and as required taking charge of department in the absence of senior colleagues this has involved the management of a team of staff, liaison with other teams of staff within the department and with senior staff both within the department and trust-wide as well as working in and supporting team members in all areas of the department.

I have continued to maintain my expanded scopes of practice, both by taking on roles such as triage and working in the resuscitation environment and by applying my skills and undertaking interventions such as the application of casts in both POP and fibreglass, Suturing, venepuncture, IV drug administration and cannulation; In addition to further developing and consolidating my knowledge and experience in other aspects of the nursing role in the emergency department. I am a TNCC and PHTLS provider. I have recently taken on responsibility for Major Incident and CBRN training within the department along with a colleague.

I wish to further develop my practice in emergency care which I feel currently promises to be an exciting and challenging period of time as the impact of the various governmental initiatives still continues to make an impact and new initiatives make their presence and impact known, As well as opportunities presenting through both the NHS and professional bodies to further develop Nursing practice in emergency care

I have been a member of St John Ambulance since 1988, as a Cadet member, and since 1995 as an Adult member; I am currently Operational Ambulance Crew, Clinical Support Officer for Patient Report Forms and have been Clinical Support Officer for the policies and procedures group and a locality duty officer.

My responsibilities in the Patient report forms role include the development and implementation of handling systems for patient report forms generated by members, the ongoing audit of these systems and random audit of completed documentation to ensure appropriate and accurate completion of these patient records. My responsibilities also involve the coordination of initial and ongoing training related to documentation and patient reporting

My responsibilities for the Policy and Procedure Group included coordination of the policies and procedures group, as part of this role I developed policy and procedure to guide clinical practice, supporting others in this activities and contributing to and supporting the delivery of training and education to implement these policies, in addition to operational roles and supporting other training provision. Specifically my efforts in relation to training provision involved an active role on the working party developing, delivering and evaluating a specific ‘First Aid Post Attendant’ training package in line with the then current National SJA standards.

During 2002, I was a member of the XXX zone Operations team as a locality duty officer with responsibility for community duties in <place>. My responsibilities in that role included managing and organising staffing and resources prior to events, liaising with specialist officers and ensuring that operational supervision was in place for events.

My role on duty with St. John includes providing clinical management and support to non-health professional members as well as assessing, planning and implementing emergency and nursing care as a Nurse and working as operational ambulance crew.

As part of my Role in St. John I have managed treatment facilities at events with up to 40000 spectators and been a senior team member in treatment facilities at events with very large crowds, including Creamfields, Leeds festival, the V festival, ‘Download’ and other concerts and events with large crowds at a variety of venues. I have led response teams at events with public order concerns such as Goose Fair in Nottingham and poor site access or challenging working environments such as trackside at motor sport events. I have also been involved in planning cover for events of all sizes from a few hundred participants to those with tens of thousands of participants.

Through St. John I have also been involved in providing support to the Statutory Ambulance Service, undertaking ‘urgent’ calls and out of hours PTS work, as well as providing ambulance cover at a wide variety of events. This work is interesting and informative to me and has widened by knowledge and experience of the pressures ambulance crews face and has given me insight into the way the emergency department, wards and primary care present themselves to ambulance staff. This work has also developed my ability in assessing patients, planning and implementing care, particularly as you may find yourself with limited assistance and having to make decisions with limited or remote support. I have also spent time with the NHS ambulance service observing emergency work and the system wide planning of work in Ambulance control. I am also looking to further develop this work and other involvement with immediate care.
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just a side point - I'm not sure posting your PS up on public website is really all that good an idea (although it is your choice of course!)
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zippyRN - Thank you so much for this. Have had a look through, and it is going to help me get mine spot on when I apply (allbeit for 2010!! Got to finish my DipHE first!)
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(Original post by JackieS)
just a side point - I'm not sure posting your PS up on public website is really all that good an idea (although it is your choice of course!)
why wouldn't it be ... if you didn't know who i was it would be pretty meaningless especially as i don't mention the hospitals i've worked in and edited out the one location specific bit of my SJA staff roles

anyone pinching it would struggle to justify what was said , it;s not as if it is a generic UCAS PS ... to have that additional info you'd have to had done the work ...
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its much better than the standard 'i want to be a paramedic because i want to help people' statment
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Can anyone help me please..
i am gettin driven out of my mind thinkin of even do a personal statement..
if anyone could give advice it would be so appreciated...
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(Original post by louisejane)
Can anyone help me please..
i am gettin driven out of my mind thinkin of even do a personal statement..
if anyone could give advice it would be so appreciated...
When writing a personal statement make sure you show a knowledge on the profession, ability to communicate, ability to work individually and as part of a team and the ability to empathise. Also if the university requires you to have a driving licence it is useful to put whether you have one or are working towards one and when you should be taking your test.
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