The role of the paramedic is to provide compassionate, quality care to our patients in need of urgent and emergency care. You’ll work alongside another paramedic or EMT on an ambulance, often being the first to arrive on scene.
As a frontline clinician, you will apply your clinical skills in emergency and non-emergency situations, with patients from all backgrounds and walks of life. You will need to be highly motivated with the ability to work well under pressure and deal with stressful and highly-emotive situations, giving the best and most appropriate care to all of your patients.
You will be trained to save lives, give drugs and use high-tech equipment. There will be times when you have to give life-saving CPR to a patient or treat a heavily bleeding wound caused by serious injury. But it is important to note that not every day will involve dramatic scenes and major incidents. Often, paramedics use their problem solving skills and clinical knowledge to keep patients out of hospital by referring them to alternative care in the community or treating them at home.
You will be supported in clinical decision making from senior, advanced and consultant paramedics around the clock.
Our emergency service is open to the public 24/7, so shift patterns for paramedics cover 24 hours a day, seven days a week throughout the year, including evenings, nights, early starts, weekends and bank holidays.
To rise to the challenge you’ll need to work and study to become a qualified paramedic registered with the HCPC. We also take on current paramedic student due to qualify within the year. You’ll also need to have completed an IHCD Paramedic Training Programme or a paramedic qualification through a university higher education institute.