The purpose of the emergency medical technician (EMT1) role is to assist in the delivery of high-quality and effective pre-hospital clinical care, responding to 999 emergencies, inter-hospital transfers and urgent hospital admissions.
Working as a crew, you’ll attend emergencies, providing appropriate care and effective treatment for patients but also giving care, reassurance and support to the patient and relatives. You will need to be able to select and apply your skills, training and equipment safely to achieve the best possible outcome for your patient.
It is an extremely fulfilling job where you can make a real difference in people’s lives. It offers variety and challenge but the personal rewards are amazing.
EMT1 staff undertake the Level 4 Diploma Associate Ambulance Practitioner apprenticeship and Level 3 Emergency Response Driving.
EMT1s who have held the Level 4 Diploma Associate Ambulance Practitioner apprenticeship for two years are offered the development opportunity to apply for the Paramedic Science Degree apprenticeship to enable them to become qualified paramedics.
Find out more about the role with EMT, Rayhan (pictured).
- Minimum of 5 GCSEs including Mathematics, English and a Science at Grade 4-9 or equivalent
- Candidates with healthcare experience and GCSEs in Mathematics and English at Grade 4-9, or equivalent will be considered
- You must hold a full and valid EU Driving Licence with no more than three endorsement points (in exceptional circumstances a maximum of six points may be considered)
- You must hold a minimum of a C1 Category provisional entitlement on your licence. C1 driver training must be completed in your own time prior to commencing employment. This may be funded by NWAS and reclaimed through salary
- Able to undertake the full duties of the job role including manual handling of patients and equipment using appropriate support
- Post holder must weigh no more than 120kg to comply with the ambulance safe seat weight limit
- Excellent communication and caring skills, with a willingness to work within our values
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Band 4. Agenda for Change for Pay and Terms & Conditions, including Section 2 payments for unsociable hours. NB: Pay during the apprentice period of training will be paid at the appropriate rates set out in Annexe 21 of the Agenda for Change