Ambulance Paramedic

 

A Paramedic leaves his ambulance

Unless you are already fully qualified, you cannot enter directly as an Ambulance Paramedic, you must first apply and qualify as an  Ambulance Technician .

Ambulance Paramedics are responsible for the high quality treatment and care of patients, associated duty of care to other members of the public including the provision of health advice (see and treat) and transportation to appropriate medical facilities, generally in emergency situations, using a range of paramedic skills.

The public place a great deal of trust in the clinical skills Paramedics provide. As valued health care professional Paramedics make key decisions on the most appropriate treatment for patients, whether they should be treated at home, taken to hospital or to another appropriate medical facility.

Ambulance Paramedics are trained in additional skills to ensure the patient receives the best care possible and are also licensed to administer additional drugs.

The Person

You will be:

  • able to get on with people from all backgrounds and of all ages 
  • patient and understanding – you will be dealing with people who may be distressed or in pain 
  • reliable 
  • able to work well in a team 
  • willing to take responsibility 
  • able to remain calm in emergencies and cope with unpleasant sights 
  • quick-thinking and able to take decisions in difficult situations

A full training package is provided on appointment to the role.