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What could the Territorial Army do for you?

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When was your last adventure? What’s your story? Are you living the life that you intended for yourself yet? Is anybody, including you, inspired by your life, by your adventures, by your example? Have you had enough of spending your weekends on the couch, of promising yourself that you will start going to the gym, that you’ll get fitter and lose weight? Are you the type of person who will spend your life dreaming about the things that you want to do without ever doing anything about it? Read on and I’ll give you plenty of reasons why you should join the Territorial Army Medical Services ... Adventure, Nursing and Medicine in Extreme Environments, Great Pay, Professional Development, Fast-track Clinical Development, Foreign Travel, Develop your Leadership skills, but most of all have fun and Adventures, make friends for life and make your story worth telling.


INSPIRATION

We can inspire YOU...


Values and Standards Before an organisation tells its employees what they should be aiming for, its people must first know what they stand for. The following six core values provide the foundations upon which the ARMY builds a common sense of purpose to which each of its Soldiers and Officers is committed... Courage; be brave enough to do the right thing, no matter what the circumstances. Discipline; set a good example and follow lawful orders. Be on time, do a good job, never cut corners. Respect for others; treat people as you’d want to be treated. Respect the beliefs and life-style choices of others. Integrity; be honest and never lie, cheat or steal.

Loyalty; look after your mates and stick with them, even when the going gets tough. Selfless commitment; put the team, your mates and the mission before yourself. Jane Cummings, Chief Nursing Officer at the Commissioning Board and Viv Bennett, Director of Nursing for the Department of Health have been working to produce a strategy to enable the development and delivery of compassionate and high-quality care that achieves excellent health and well-being outcomes. The consultation document ‘Developing the culture of compassionate care: Creating a new vision and strategy for Nurses, Midwives and Care-Givers’. The document tries to capture the necessary values and behaviours required of nurses, midwives and care-givers into 6 C’s: The values and standards of the British Army are mirrored in the six C's and the training that we deliver engrains such values into new ways of behaving.

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When you join the Territorial Army, you'll be paid to learn new attitudes and behavior that will add value to your employer.


Courage is something that you get after you do the thing that you are afraid of... Very few organisations want to employ people who behave like sheep, people who say nothing and do nothing to add any real value to the mission, and no organisation wants to encourage a “walk on by culture”, the type of place where people see bad things happening but don’t have the confidence or courage to challenge. Yet, to some degree or other, all organisations employ people who have never really had to demonstrate courage and have never received training that builds confidence and teaches a person how to face their fears. Therefore; how can you be confident that you will react appropriately when faced with a situation that requires courage. Military training, in bite sized and manageable portions, helps individuals to gain courage and to understand how to overcome fear. Not necessarily to overcome the fear of being shot at, but the fear of making decisions, of taking responsibility for yourself and your team, to stand up to a bully, to protect the weak or the vulnerable, to speak out when your opinion might challenge the status quo. In the Army; courage is about so much more than serving your country in a war zone or climbing a mountain. We will provide you with lots of safe opportunities to practice being courageous, and that will start during basic recruit training. The more that you practice making decisions and taking responsibility for others in controlled and manufactured circumstances, the more you learn about being courageous, and the more likely it will be that you will demonstrate courage when an unexpected situation demands it of you.


COURAGE


CLINICAL TRAINING


The Offer...

We will give you lots of opportunity to develop your clinical skills in world class training facilities and under the tuition of some of the best trauma, medical and surgical specialists in the world. We will also pay you your daily rate of pay to attend clinical seminars and CPD updates that benefit you, your employer and the Army. When seminars require travel and overnight accommodation we will provide transport and a place to stay. We want you to be the best clinician that you can be and we will do everything that we can to help make that happen. Our organisation has members who are tutors and program directors in University Schools of Nursing and Deanery’s and so we also understand the needs of students and trainees. It’s our aim for you to get the most from your training.

Payback...

We are in the process of withdrawing from Afghanistan and the British Army will be home by 2015. So unfortunately you won’t be able to deploy there, however; just as in the past, you will have to be ready to deploy in your clinical job, probably for a humanitarian aid role, wherever people are in urgent need of your skills. Deployment for TA Medical personnel is currently three months in any 3 to 5 years with an absence from work that is funded, that means that your employer is fully compensated for all reasonable expenses and financial hardship. Planned, we usually give you and your employers at least six months notice and sometimes up to a years notice before we deploy you. You are protected in Employment Law, Under RFA 96 you cannot be treated unfairly and your employment is protected; this is similar to maternity law for women. Students cannot be made to deploy and we will not do anything to compromise your training. You can only deploy if there is a training place available and if the deployment is supported by your University or Deanery.


How many employers go to this much effort to promote leadership and teamwork in their organisations?

This is one of many sailing expeditions; an annual expedition where an MOD Challenge 67 Yacht takes up to 14 people in two and three week legs from the UK across the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean. During the expedition we sail from Antigua, calling in at some amazing places up the Caribbean chain of islands and along the American Coast until we finally reach New York. Every two weeks we fly a new group from the UK to meet the yacht. The final leg is a 21 day sail, in continuous shifts of three hours on and four hours off, almost three thousand miles across the North Atlantic from New York to Portsmouth. When people think about yachts and sailing, they often conjure images of people sunbathing on deck with a gin and tonic in their hand and the wind in their hair. But offshore sailing is about people learning to live harmoniously in confined conditions, to cook for each other, to care for each other, to work as a team while battling the elements and maintaining a steady course, to learn how to keep a happy ship even when people are tired, frightened or sea sick. It’s also about courage and leadership. When you’re over a thousand miles from any civilization, you’re also over a thousand miles from help. If something bad should happen, no helicopter is coming to pluck you off the yacht. You only have each other to depend on, your life is literally in the hands of your mates and your skipper.

The Territorial Army provides its Soldiers and Officers with lots of unusual opportunities to test their courage, their communication skills, teamwork and leadership abilities. Adventure training provides the military with the chance to develop all of these attributes in a controlled environment and while having a bit of fun too.


LEADERSHIP

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ADRENALINE

In our adventure training packages there is something for everybody and for all abilities. There is always a social side and everything that we do has to be fun as well as delivering personal development opportunities.


You'll have to use your annual leave to attend adventure training opportunities, got to be better than spending your annual leave on the couch eh!


ADVENTURE

You'll have to use your annual leave to attend adventure training opportunities, how many times a year would you normally spend away having amazing adventures?

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PAY & COMMITMENT Everybody in the Territorial Army is a paid volunteer. The Territorial Army is the UKs ARMY Reserve capability. That means; we train people for a role in the ARMY that they might be required to fill in the event of war or a major civil or humanitarian disaster. All Reservists get paid for attending training, including; military, clinical and to a lesser degree adventure training. The maximum commitment is 27 days per year. A two week residential annual camp, you’ll normally be given two weeks additional leave from your employer in support of your service. The remainder of your commitment is approximately three or four weekends per year. In return for your time you get paid a very attractive daily rate of pay and an annual tax free bonus worth up to £1,750. Your job and seniority determin your pay, but an average nurse would typically take home an extra three to four thousand pounds per year.

If you are in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance you can still join the TA and it will not affect your benefits.


MONEY


PHYSICAL FITNESS Everybody who joins the Territorial Army has to have a basic level of physical fitness. We have already taken into account the type of job and likely environment that they might be working in when deployed, and the fitness standard has been reduced accordingly. However; they still have to meet the basic standard. To be selected to join applicants must be able to run 1.5 miles in under 14 minutes. If you do some running or jogging already, you’ll understand that what we’re asking isn’t too difficult to achieve. Applicants will also have to be able to do press-ups and sit-ups too. Staff who are fitter and more active will have less time off work, they tend to be better time keepers and have more energy.

The Army will encourage your staff to get fit and to stay fit through sports, adventure training and military training.


To join; applicants must be medically fit.

FITNESS & HEALTH

MEDICAL FITNESS

You can’t join if you suffer from any chronic medical or muscular skeletal problem. These types of conditions include; asthma, eczema, diabetes, thyroid problems, eating disorders like anorexia or other chronic gastrointestinal disorders, heart disease, surgery or congenital problems, epilepsy or chronic migraines, photophobia. Unresolved back injury, unresolved joint injury, joint replacements, any form of mental health illness which has occurred within the past five years including depression.


WHO CAN JOIN? Royal Army Medical Corps Surgeons, Physicians, Anaesthetists, Paramedics, Biomedical Scientists, Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians, Radiographers and Radiologists, Operating Department Practitioners, Physiotherapists. Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps Critical Care and Emergency Nurses Registered Nurses working in one of the following acute clinical areas; General Surgery, Burns & Plastics, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, General Medicine, Theatres and Recovery. Healthcare Assistants NVQ level 2 and above. Royal Army Dental Corps Dentists and Registered Dental Nurses. Supporting Trades Drivers, Radio Operators, Chefs and Clerical Staff. Age: You must be over 18 and under 45 years of age to join in a clinical trade.

The Territorial Army actively recruits all Adult Branch Student Nurses and final year Medical Students.


YouTube VIDEO LINKS

For an insight into the experiences of our AMS Reservists while deployed to Camp Bastion in Afghanistan, Click on the following links... Emergency Department Nurse Critical Care Nurse Theatre Nurse Ward Nurse ODP Radiographer Biomedical Scientist Trauma Surgeon Emergency Medical Consultant Anaesthetist

If you experience any difficulty activating these links from the pdf simply go to and type in The work of an Anaesthetist in Camp Bastion, Afghanistan inserting the relevant profession for the word highlighted in red.

Full length Medical Reserve Video


YOUR ROUTE TO BECOMING A SOLDIER INITIAL ENQUIRY

DIRECT ENTRY Professionally Qualified Soldiers are selected from all of the professional clinical trades and HCA’s. Doctors, Dentists and Pharmacists, can only serve as Officers.

Come along to your local TA Medical unit for an informal visit, you’ll experience a warm welcome and we will answer any questions that you might have. Usually, we will arrange for one of our serving Reservists to be present who is of the same professional speciality as you. Your Next step is to make an on-line application at

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APPLICATION Your Application will be processed by the National Recruiting Centre, and you will be assisted by one of the support team.

Next; we’ll arrange for you to attend a medical which will be conducted by one of our occupational health doctors. This application process is no less rigorous than applying for any clinical position in the NHS. Accuracy, attention to detail and returning forms which are comprehensively completed, all help us form a picture of who you are.

SOLDIER SELECTIO WEEKEND

This is usually a weekend residential assessment cours Friday evening until Sunday afternoon.

You are required to pass an Army occupational health medical which will be conducted by one of our contracted doctors.

You will have to pass a fitne test, including a 1.5 mile run and that must be completed under 14 minutes.

The weekend is designed to assess how well you work as team player, basic intellect, problem solving, physical fitness and organizational sk

Most NHS employers will offer you two weeks special leave per year to encourage you to serve your Country as a Reservist. Remember too, that when we borrow you to deploy to Operations in places like Afghanistan, your employer will be fully compensated during your absence. As a Reservist you are protected Under the Reserve Forces Act 1996 against any discrimination.

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TRAINED SOLDIER COURSE PART A Six residential weekend courses at an Army Regional Recruit Training Centre. Commencing Friday evening and concluding on each Sunday afternoon. Transport, food and accommodation is provided and you will be paid according to rank. Training is based on core military skills. You will be expected to attend an average of one to two weekends per month. For those candidates who have struggled with fitness, we will expect to see continuous improvement in your physical fitness prior to commencing Part B. If you prefer, a 2 week consolidated course is also available.

TRAINED SOLDIER COURSE PART B

This is a two week residential course at an Army Recruit Training Centre. Commencing Friday evening and concluding on the final Sunday afternoon. Transport, food and accommodation is provided and you will be paid according to rank. This course builds on the core military skills and principles of soldiering that you have already gained. The course concludes with a passing out parade that you will be able to invite friends and family to watch. You will be expected to complete this final phase within 12 months of joining. Total 32.5 days

6 to 12 Months

NEXT STEPS After completing your Basic training this is the start of what will be a rewarding secondary career. Many of you will be eager to deploy on your first Operational tour of duty and rightly so, but remember, the Territorial Army Medical Services has so much more to offer; the management and leadership development opportunities available are extensive


YOUR ROUTE TO BECOMING AN OFFICER

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APPLICATION INITIAL ENQUIRY

DIRECT ENTRY Professionally Qualified Officers are selected from all of the professional clinical trades. Doctors, Dentists and Pharmacists are direct Officer entry only...

Come along to your local TA Medical unit for an informal visit, you’ll experience a warm welcome and we will answer any questions that you might have. We will arrange for one of our serving Reservists to be present who is of the same professional speciality as you. Your Next step is to make an on-line application at

www.army.mod.uk/join or

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Your Application will be processed by the National Recruiting Centre, and you will be assisted by one of the support team. Next; we’ll arrange for you to attend a medical which will be conducted by one of our occupational health doctors. This application process is no less rigorous than applying for any clinical position in the NHS. Accuracy, attention to detail and returning forms which are comprehensively completed, all help us form a picture of who you are.

Most NHS employers will offer you two weeks special leave per year to encourage you to serve your Country as a Reservist. Remember too, that when we borrow you to deploy to Operations in places like Afghanistan, your employer will be fully compensated during your absence.

OFFICER SELECTIO BOARD

This is a three day residentia assessment course which usually takes place at York between Wednesday evenin and Friday afternoon.

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OFFICER TRAINING PART 1

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This is a two week residential course at an Army Officer training facility. Commencing Friday evening and concluding on the final Sunday afternoon. Transport, food and accommodation is provided and you will be paid according to rank. Training is based on core military skills and leadership.

This is a two week residential course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Commencing Friday evening and concluding on the final Sunday afternoon.

Soldiers who have completed Phase 1 (TSC A+B) Training are exempt from this initial two week course.

RMAS is the foremost officer training college in the world. Your development as a leader will be supported though access to a facility and the collective experience of its instructors, the like of which is unparalleled in civilian life.

This course builds on the core military skills and principles of leadership that you have already gained.

6 to 12 Months

NEXT STEPS After completing your Basic training this is the start of what will be a rewarding secondary career. Many of you will be eager to deploy on your first Operational tour of duty and rightly so, but remember, the Territorial Army Medical Services has so much more to offer; the management and leadership development opportunities available are extensive


Locations Northern Ireland

Belfast, Armagh, Newtownards, Balleymena.

North West

02920 562 291 203HOSP-203hosp-recoffr@mod.uk

Cardiff, Swansea, Abergavenny, Aberyswyth, Llandudno.

South West & South

0121 483 4325 202hosp-rhq-roso@mod.uk

Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Oxford, Shrewsbury.

Wales

0161 232 4985 207hosp-rhq-recruiting@mod.uk

Manchester, Stockport, Ashton-Under-Lyne, Bury, Blackburn.

Midlands

0151 488 6655 208hosp-roso@mod.uk

Liverpool, Wirral, Cheshire, Blackpool Lancaster.

North West

028 9226 0358 204hosp-roso@mod.uk

0117 986 9543 recruiting243fdhosp@virgin.net

Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth, Portsmouth.

“In twenty years time you’re more likely to regret the things that you didn’t do more than the things that you did”.


0845 603 8761 205hosp-rhq-urweso@mod.uk

Scotland

Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee.

0191 239 3183 201hosp-roso@mod.uk

North East

07771 958 311 212hosp-roso@mod.uk

Yorkshire

Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Newton Aycliffe, Norton.

Sheffield, Leeds, Bradford, Nottingham, Lincoln.

National 0800 731 1201 2medx-cvhq-G1_Recruiting-SO2@mod.uk

London 020 709 2661 256hosp-roso@mod.uk

Walworth, Kensington, Kingston, Mile End.

The annual training committment for regional Field Hospitals is 27 days per year and 19 days for the Nationally recruited Unit. Weekends count as 2.5 days and a midweek training night counts as a quarter day. Almost every major UK City has a TA Field Hospital near by.


For more information Click on the SaBRE Link below

This information pack has been produced by; Captain P J Burgess Regional Operational Support Officer 208 Field Hospital (V).

Any Comments to; 208HOSP-ROSO@mod.uk or 0151 488 6655


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