A&E Career Conversation

Engaging in your ‘My Career Conversation’.

Your annual appraisal – called ‘My Career Conversation’ is a crucial part of the whole career progression process and is something you will need to embrace if you’re keen to develop.

The A&E Career Conversation booklets have been created to accommodate Standard Operations Objectives for Paramedics, NQPs, Lead Paramedics, Practice Placement Educators, Advanced Practitioners/Technicians and ECAs. The Standard Operations Objectives have been pre-populated into the ‘My Objectives’ section within the booklet (page 11 onwards). There is still room for your own personal objectives too. The Standard Operations Objectives have been written and agreed by the senior Operations leadership team to bring consistency across some of the Trust’s core roles.

This is your opportunity for you and your manager to review your performance against the previous year’s objectives, identify and discuss your successes and achievements, and set new objectives. And through this review, you will identify any support, training or development you would benefit from in order to deliver your work objectives and achieve your professional goals.

The appraisal process is really important, as it now interacts with the performance and talent management framework for the whole organisation and with its direct link to the Trust’s talent pools it can help to determine your career progression within the Trust.

Please be aware that it is your responsibility, and that of your manager to keep a copy of your Career Conversation as this document should be referred to throughout the year to ensure you are working to targets/objectives set. Copies of your Career Conversations are not kept centrally by HR.

Aspire Development Framework

View the Aspire framework which is underpinned by the appraisal process.

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Click on one of the below for the correct A&E Career Conversation Booklet for your role:

Emergency Care Assistant

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ECA – Dyslexia Friendly

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Advanced Practitioner / Technician

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AP/AT – Dyslexia friendly

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Newly Qualified Paramedic

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NQP – Dyslexia friendly

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Paramedic

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Paramedic – Dyslexia friendly

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Lead Paramedic

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Lead Paramedic – Dyslexia friendly

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Practice Placement Educator

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PPE – Dyslexia friendly

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If you have any questions relating to the above at all, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at CareerConversation@swast.nhs.uk