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Qualified Paramedic

ParamedicWorking as a Paramedic within the North East Ambulance Service is a very rewarding role. No two days are the same. We operate out of over 50 ambulance stations, serving a population of over 2.6 million people over 3200 square miles. 

Working on either one of our 'Rapid Response' vehicles or with another crew member on a more conventional ambulance, qualified paramedics  utilise their skills to offer our patients the 'right care, in the right place, at the right time'.

One minute they might be using their clinical skills and experience to offer life saving intervention to a seriously ill patient - the next they could be using their excellent communication skills to reassure an elderly patient who has fallen over. They ensure that all of our patients are treated with dignity and respect.

To work for us, you will be required to be HPC or ICHD registered with a proven record of continuous professional development.  Ideally 'Blue Light' trained/qualified, you will also hold category C1 on your driving licence.

Emergency Care Assistants

Emergency care assistants support paramedics and advanced technicians in responding to 999 and urgent calls. They use advanced driving skills under blue light and normal traffic conditions to respond to calls. They are required to undertake daily vehicle inspections, restocking items and reporting any defects. Being able to communicate clearly with patients, their relatives and other team members during emergencies is an essential part of the role.ECSW

Training equips them with the skills to provide ambulance aid and basic life support as well as the knowledge of the paramedic role and how to assist them in their work. They are expected to act with professionalism, tact and dignity.

Experience/skills needed:

  • A full (preferably clean, but no more than 3 points) manual EU/UK driving licence that has been held for at least one year with full category C1. We cannot further an application if you have previously been convicted of a drink/drug driving offence.
  • 5 GCSEs passed at grade C or above (or equivalent), including English and maths
  • Experience of dealing with a range of age and social groups
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • An ability to handle sensitive situations assertively but with tact
  • The ability to remain calm and work effectively in difficult circumstances
  • An understanding of patient/relative needs
  • A flexible approach to working hours and job demands

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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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