Clinical Care Assistant

Clinical care assistant apprentice.

The role of the clinical care assistant involves assisting the paramedic on a range of emergency calls with tasks that include recording patient’s vital signs, providing support in CPR and resuscitation, assisting the paramedic, moving and lifting patients and driving ambulances on blue lights.

  • You must have full C1 entitlement on your licence at the point of your application. This is a category to drive vehicles up to 7.5 tonnes. This is an essential requirement of the role that you will need to have when you apply.
  • Those who do not hold the relevant level of maths & English will be supported to achieve level 2 functional skills in maths and English.
  • Clinical care assistant apprentice program is 13 months long, during which time you will be fully supported and is assessed against the:
  • Level 3 ambulance support worker (emergency, urgent and non-urgent) Standard which includes achieving the qualifications below; Level 3 Diploma in Ambulance Emergency and Urgent Care Support Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving (L3 CERAD) The Care Certificate

The recruitment for apprenticeships is advertised on the NHS Jobs website https://www.jobs.nhs.uk

You can find information about volunteer opportunities on the NEAS webpage.

  • You will be asked to complete an NHS job application form which will be shortlisted on the essential criteria on the person specification attached to the advert
  • You will then be asked to complete an online assessment, which if successful be invited for interview
  • If successful at interview you will need to complete a driving assessment.

Training

  • Initial training on commencement consists of a 10 weeks course (including driving and classroom based), failure to pass the course may result in dismissal
  • Those who do not hold the relevant level of maths & English will be supported to achieve level 2 functional skills in maths and English.
  • The clinical care assistant apprenticeship is 13 months long, during which time you will be fully supported and is assessed against the; level 3 ambulance support worker standard (emergency, urgent and non-urgent), which includes achieving the following qualifications:
    • Level 3 Diploma in Ambulance Emergency and Urgent Care Support
    • Level 3 Certificate in Emergency Response Ambulance Driving (L3 CERAD)
    •  The Care Certificate

Progression

Often our clinical care assistants will apply for other roles in the Trust such as student paramedic apprenticeship as this role has given them a good understanding of our organisation.

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