Frontline Paramedic

  • Job Reference: PARA0706MS2
  • Date Posted: 7 June 2017
  • Recruiter: Maxxima
  • Location: East of England
  • Salary: £18.00 to £25.00
  • Sector: Paramedic
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: 2 - 3 Months
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Do you have an excellent knowledge of pre-hospital care? Are you able to demonstrate compassionate care in your daily patient interactions?
We are looking for an experienced paramedic who is HCPC registered and holds one of the following qualifications BTECH Level 4, BSc, DipHE, FdSc or have achieved the IHCD Paramedic Award.

As an applicant you must also have the ability to deal with stressful and sensitive situations whilst being highly motivated and enthusiastic. You must also have a full EU driving license with no more than three (3) points, alongside the full C1 category and have completed the IHCD/EdExcel emergency driving qualification (or equivalent).
Your work will vary greatly depending on the patient and their condition, but in general you'll need to:
*provide treatment at the scene for someone seriously injured in a road accident
*provide essential treatment to resuscitate and stabilise a patient who has had a cardiac arrest
*support a patient who is experiencing a mental health crisis
*Provide an immediate course of treatment en route to hospital or at the scene.
*Use technical equipment, including ventilators to assist breathing and defibrillators to treat heart failure, in order to resuscitate and stabilise patients
*Carry out certain surgical procedures when necessary, such as intubation (insertion of a breathing tube).
*Monitor the patient's condition.
*Decide if admission to hospital is necessary and assess how to move patients and where the best location is for them.
*Liaise with members of other emergency services, such as the police, fire brigade or coast guard and other ambulance services to ensure the appropriate level of response is provided.
*Work closely with doctors and nurses in hospital accident and emergency departments, briefing them as their patient arrives at hospital.
*Deal with members of the public and family members present at the scene.
You will be required to work on a variety of shift patterns, and if you are successful you will be rewarded with competitive pay rate.