This role is for anyone interested in becoming Trainee Paramedic
No previous experience required
Must have or be willing to apply for C1 licence – no more than 3 points
12 week fully paid classroom programme (Mon – Fri) followed by 26 weeks clinical practice (24/7 shift pattern)
37.5 hours per week (24/7 shift pattern)
£26,447 per annum
Job description and pre- employment check list attached below
To deliver emergency and urgent care to a wide range of patient groups. Where appropriate patients will be assessed and treated at the point of contact or referred on to another healthcare provider. When necessary convey patients to treatment centres, hospitals and emergency departments according to their needs.
The post holder will work as an Assistant Ambulance Practitioner; alongside either an HCPC registered Paramedic or other suitably qualified member of staff in the provision of high quality effective clinical care, including the transportation of patients in line with UK Ambulance Services Clinical Practice Guidelines and service policy.
As directed by 999 Operations, respond as a crew to emergency calls and convey patients to treatment centres, hospitals or emergency departments as and when appropriate. This will involve using blue light driving skills as appropriate
To perform duties within clinical scope of practice including assessment and delivery of emergency and medical treatment within UK Ambulance Services Clinical Practice Guidelines, operational requirements, Trust policies, protocols and procedures commensurate with this role requesting supervision as appropriate.
To act at all times in the best interest of the patient. When working with a paramedic, or other suitably qualified clinician e.g. Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Ambulance Crew, in accordance with existing practice and/or HCPC requirements, the paramedic or other suitably qualified clinician, will maintain overall clinical responsibility for the patient. Support and guidance will always be available either on scene by a Paramedic, Clinical Team Manager, other LAS registered healthcare professional or remotely through the clinical hubor Clinical Assessment Service.
Complete and maintain full, accurate, legible and contemporaneous clinical records for all patients, including patient observations, medical history, treatment provided, drug administration, the context or situation and eventual patient destination.
Based on the assessed needs of the patient where necessary administer prescription only medicines (POMS - Restricted Drugs) in line with the level of training received and Patient Group Directives (PGDs) available. Responsible for the use, movement and security of drug stocks required to fulfill the role. Where appropriate prepare and check drugs to be given by Paramedics, Doctors and other clinicians.
Ensure that at all times you make informed reasonable decisions including about care delivery and/or options for alternative treatment/ appropriate care pathways. This includes the referral of patients to other healthcare professionals for ongoing treatment and/or follow up via Trust approved decision trees within the Ambulance Practitioner’s scope of practice
Use your Trust issued IPad or electronic device to support and guide patient referral decisions in line with the Ambulance Practitioners scope of practice and seek advice from either the Clinical hub or a Paramedic where indicated.