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Qualified Paramedic

ParamedicA career as a paramedic with NEAS is an exciting and rewarding journey. No two days are the same.

In 2016/17 the service answered over 1 million emergency 999 and NHS 111 calls, responded to almost 300,000 incidents that resulted in a patient being taken to hospital and treated and discharged 92,141 patients at home. In the same year, emergency care crews responded to 126,673 Red incidents within national target of 8 minutes and completed 717,315 patient journeys.

One minute you might be using your clinical skills and experience to offer life saving help to a seriously ill patient, the next you could be reassuring an elderly patient who has fallen over. 

You play a key role in ensuring NEAS provides the very best level of service to each patient, treating them with the dignity and respect they deserve and making a difference to their lives on a daily basis.

It is essential for you to have:

  • Diploma or equivalent in Pre hospital Care or Health Studies
  • HCPC registration
  • Full current driving license, valid in the UK and desirable for it to cover category C1 vehicles with no more than three penalty points

Emergency Care Assistant

Emergency care assistants support paramedics and advanced technicians in responding to 999 and urgent calls. 

The ability to communicate effectively and establish relationships with patients, their relatives, hospital staff, GPs and emergency services is key.

As well as providing care and carrying out patient assessments, providing first aid and basic life support skills where appropriate, you will use advanced driving skills under blue light and normal traffic conditions to respond to calls.

You will also be required to undertake daily vehicle inspections, reporting any defects and restocking items.

ECSW

It is essential for you to have:

  • Full current driving license, valid in the UK and desirable for it to cover category C1 vehicles with no more than three penalty points
  • 5 GCSEs passed at grade C or above (or equivalent), including English and maths

Ambulance Care Assistant

Amb care assistant

Being an Ambulance Care Assistant working bank shifts can offer an excellent introduction to embark on a challenging and rewarding career within the ambulance service.

Bank shifts mean you can work on an 'as and when required' basis and will be required to care for the needs of various non-emergency, walking, wheelchair and stretcher patients whilst providing ambulance transportation to NHS hospital/treatment centres.

You will have a caring disposition and will be passionate about patient care with good communication and people skills.

You will be able to demonstrate a flexible, reliable and committed approach to work variable hours/shifts, including evenings and some weekend working.

It is essential for you to have:

  • Three GCSEs at Grade C or above or equivalents or previous customer care experience or working in a caring capacity
  • Full current driving license, valid in the UK and desirable for it to cover category C1 vehicles with no more than three penalty points
  • Previous customer care experience or working in a caring capacity.

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Pay and benefits

  • Competitive salaries in line with NHS Agenda for Change
  • 27 days holiday on joining (increasing with service)
  • Pension
  • Interest free travel loans
  • Free parking at most sites
  • Discounted car lease scheme for permanent employees, subject to satisfactory completion of probation period
  • Discounted computer lease scheme for permanent employees, subject to satisfactory completion of probation period
  • Access to Occupational Health and Counselling Support Services
  • Access to NHS and Red Guava Discounts offering a huge range of discounts and money saving deals
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Long Service Awards
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Lift Share Scheme
  • NHS Cashback Blackcard
  • Discounted Car Valet

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