Location(s): Across the North West
Salary: Band 4 (+ an unsociable hour’s payment up to 25%)
Hours: Full Time
Download: Job Description
The purpose of the Emergency Medical Technician 1 (EMT1) role is to assist in the delivery of high quality and effective pre-hospital clinical care and patient transportation on a 24 hour rota. You will respond to 999 emergencies, inter-hospital transfers and urgent hospital admissions.
Working as a crew or solo, you will attend emergencies, initiating appropriate care and effective treatment for patients but also providing care, reassurance and support to the patient and relatives. You will need to be able to select and apply your skills, training and equipment safely and within the appropriate level of training, competency and scope of practice to achieve the best possible outcome for your patient.
It is an extremely fulfilling job where you can make a real difference to people’s lives. It offers variety and challenge but the personal rewards are amazing.
Training is for 13 months. You will start with 18 weeks classroom based clinical training. Successful completion of the 13 month training programme means you will hold nationally recognised qualifications.
- Minimum of five GCSEs (or equivalent qualifications) at Grade C or above including English, Maths and Science. Candidates with healthcare experience and GCSEs in Mathematics and English Language at Grade C or above, or equivalent will be considered.
- You must hold a full and valid EU Driving License with no more than three endorsement points (in exceptional circumstances a maximum of six points may be considered).
- You must hold a minimum of a C1 Category provisional entitlement on your license. C1 driver training must be completed in your own time prior to commencing employment. This may be funded by NWAS and reclaimed through salary.
- Physically fit- able to undertake the manual handling of patients and equipment using appropriate support. Post holder must weigh no more than 120kg to comply with the ambulance safe seat weight limit.
- Excellent communication and caring skills, with a willingness to work within the values of NWAS.
- Application stage
- Short listing and invite to assessments
- Assessments include:
- driving assessment
- an interview
- Medical Clearance (including blood testing for HIV/Aids and Hepatitis)
- References (covering a three year period)
- Criminal Records and ISA check
- Obtaining full C1 category before your course date