Job Title: 


Alternate Titles: 

Ambulance paramedic,Emergency care practitioner,Paramedic,Paramedic-ECP

Job Description: 

Paramedics provide first aid and life support treatment in emergency situations and transport sick and injured people who require skilled treatment.


Entry is via a student paramedic position with an ambulance service trust or completion of an approved full-time university course in paramedical science. Qualification requirements for entry to university courses vary (GCSEs, A levels or equivalent). A full, manual driving licence (with appropriate classifications) is required. Paramedics working in the NHS must be registered with the Health Professions Council.
Refer The S/NVQ framework for more details


The simplified NS-SEC analytic class for this code is 3
The simplified NS-SEC operational category for this code is 7.2
Refer The National Statistics Socio-economic Classification for more details


  • drives ambulance or accompanies driver to respond to calls for assistance at accidents, emergencies and other incidents
  • assesses the nature of injuries, provides first aid treatment and ascertains appropriate method of conveying patient
  • resuscitates and/or stabilises patient using relevant techniques, equipment and drugs
  • transports and accompanies patients who either require or potentially require skilled treatment whilst travelling;
  • briefs other medical staff when handing over the patient, and completes patient report forms describing the patient?s condition and any treatment provided.
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