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Paramedic Urgent Care - West Yorkshire

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust are proud of our new clinical career pathway which offers progression routes to specialist and advanced practice in a variety of clinical disciplines.

We are excited to be recruiting to our urgent care clinical career pathway and to the role of Paramedic Urgent Care (PUC). Paramedic Urgent Care is the title used during training and development and is a non-substantive role. Successful candidates are required to complete the specialist practice pathway in order to transition to the substantive role of Specialist Paramedic Urgent Care (SPUC).

During the 2 year training programme as a Paramedic Urgent Care successful candidates will develop level 7 clinical capabilities in the clinical practice pillar. Successful candidates will be supported to undertake a fully funded and abstracted PGDip following the enhanced clinical practitioner apprenticeship at Sheffield Hallam University

You will be supported to demonstrate your application of academic study to clinical practice and to build a clinical competency portfolio with the support of an Advanced Paramedic in Urgent Care.

Learning is consolidated across a variety of clinical settings with placements and clinical rotations. This includes frontline within Yorkshire Ambulance Service, our Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), within primary care networks and in minor injury units.

Main duties of the job

Urgent care clinicians (SPUC, SNUC, PUC) provide 24/7 enhanced clinical support and supervision of staff across a range of incidents within the pre-hospital environment. Working with a greater autonomy, the post holder will provide enhanced clinical management and coordinate the care of patients with complex and challenging health care needs responding to patients with acute, complex or urgent illness.

To perform effectively as a paramedic urgent care, the individual must have the knowledge and skills for safe and effective practice when working without direct supervision. They must recognise and work within the limits of their current level of competence, education and training, and should operate with a duty of candour, ensuring that they practice patient-centred care at all times.

About us

Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) NHS Trust geographically covers nearly 6,000 square miles of varied terrain, from isolated moors and dales to urban areas, coastline and inner cities.We serve a population of over five million people across Yorkshire and the Humber and strive to ensure that patients receive the right response to their care needs as quickly as possible, wherever they live.We employ more than 7,100 staff, who together with over 1,300 volunteers, enable us to provide a vital 24-hour, seven-days-a-week, emergency and healthcare service.Our ambition is to be an employer of choice, and we are continuously working across our partnership to improve our collective offer to staff in areas like health and wellbeing, benefits and flexible working incl. hybrid working.Benefits:o Flexible working including part-time hours, job shares and flexible hours, agile working (role dependant)o 27 days annual leave, increasing to 33 with service.o Sell annual leave scheme.o Contributory Pension.o NHS Discounts including shops, restaurants, gyms etc.o Car lease and other salary sacrifice schemes.o Dedicated employee assistance and counselling service.o Opportunities for research participation, career progression and ongoing development.o Well respected, committed and supported staff networks for our workforce.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Utilising the clinical skills and knowledge required of the role, the post holder is responsible for the competent assessment, diagnosis, care, treatment and referral and/or transport of patients and their carers/relatives in urgent and emergency situations.

Respond to emergency calls as directed by the Emergency Operation Centre (EOC) using a range of appropriate transport platforms responding as a primary response, co-responder or additional resource.

In addition to providing an operational response, urgent care clinicians contribute to the clinical supervision, leadership, advice and support within the Emergency Operations Centre and the post holder will be expected to rotate into the EOC as part of their core operational role.

In addition to providing an operational response and rotation through EOC, urgent care clinicians will be expected to rotate through primary care as part of their core operational role.

The post holder will be clinically responsible for ensuring own safe and effective clinical performance and demonstrate excellence in clinical leadership through role modelling values and professional standards and mentorship in practice.

In order to carry out these duties, the post holder will work in a reliable, safe and professional manner, in accordance with the policies, procedures and standards of Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust.

To access the apprenticeship funding for this role applicants will require a GCSE grade C or above in Maths and English or equivalent. Applicants are also required to have registered with the HCPC on or before the 1st October 2021.

Person Specification

Skills and Competencies


  • oExcellent communication skills
  • oDemonstrates attitudes and behaviour which enhances the experience of the patient
  • oWillingness to clinically supervise paramedics and other clinical staff when required
  • oPositively contributes to patient safety and understands the importance of openness and reporting of incidents as a driver to organisational learning
  • oWilling to support the development of clinical governance, review and develop policies and guidelines
  • oComply with Duty of Candour laws as outlined in the Francis Report
  • Has GCSE Maths and English at grade c or above or equivalent



  • oRegistered Paramedic that has completed the NQP programme
  • oWillingness to work towards a Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Clinical Practice / Advanced Practice
  • oFull UK driving licence to include category C1.
  • oSuccessful completion of advanced emergency driving training (IHCD D1 and D2 or equivalent)
  • oWillingness to undertake any statutory training, recertification/revalidation and additional clinical skills courses as required by YAS and the discrete professional and statutory regulatory bodies
  • oWilling or able to meet the competencies defined in the Specialist Paramedic Urgent Care Scope of Practice document


  • oHolds the Diploma in Primary & Urgent Care Exam (CoP)
  • oTeaching and/or mentoring qualification
  • oCompletion of other relevant clinical courses e.g. ALS, ILS, minor injuries & minor illness
  • oDemonstrates an understanding and application of the principles of Crew Resource Management (CRM) and Human Factors in operational and clinical environments



  • oSignificant experience of the urgent & emergency care settings
  • oExperience of undertaking clinical supervision and mentorship in practice
  • oDemonstrable portfolio of significant relevant and recent CPD
  • Registered with the HCPC on or before 1st October 2021


  • oExperience of working as a solo responder
  • oExperience of working within EOC/Call Centre and/or remote clinical assessment setting

Values and Behaviours


  • oDemonstrates a commitment to the Trust's values and behaviors framework. oOne Team oInnovation oResilience oEmpowerment oIntegrity oCompassion



  • oCommitted to the development of the paramedic profession evidenced by membership of the College of Paramedics

Employer details

Employer name

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust


Various across West Yorkshire



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