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Consultant Paramedic, Clinical Practice and Development

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
£58,972 to £68,525 per annum
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

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Band 8B
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a strategic professional and clinical leadership role operating at a senior level in the Trust. The post holder will possess a highly developed specialist clinical knowledge, underpinned by theory and experience acquired through a degree in paramedic science (or equivalent), supplemented by specialist clinical, educational, or leadership training to masters or equivalent experience. They will be accountable for the direct development and delivery of clinical policies, procedures, and guidelines to ensure the highest clinical standards, ensuring best practice evidence is used to inform practice.

Main duties of the job

Playing a lead role in developing and maintaining clinical practice standards in all cases of undifferentiated emergency care, the post holder will have specific responsibility for developing and implementing improvements in resuscitation, paediatrics, maternity, and trauma care, working closely with other professional and service leads. They will foster a culture of clinical excellence, developing and assuring clinical standards across all allied health profession service lines. The post holder will be accountable for clinical practice standards and guidelines across all service lines for paramedic and non-registered staff.

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 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

The post holder will ensure pre and post-registration career pathways are clinically effective and represent effective talent management, supporting the Trust to be the employer of choice. Working closely with YAS Academy and partner HEIs to develop and assure education processes that meet statutory, regulatory, and clinical best practice standards. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring effective preceptorship, mentorship and clinical supervision arrangements exist for paramedics and non-registered clinicians, through the clinical supervision programme and the newly qualified paramedic programme, providing assurance that the Trust processes comply with existing national frameworks. Working closely with other service leads and a range of internal and external stakeholders, the post holder will develop and implement the clinical workforce strategy, ensuring a workforce that is prepared and equipped to provide clinical excellence and improved patient experience and outcomes.

Person Specification



  • Paramedic Registered with the HCPC
  • Relevant degree (Paramedic, Health)
  • Holds a relevant Master's Degree or currently working towards
  • Expert understanding of current clinical practice guidelines, evidence and policies relating to the out of hospital arena.
  • Experience in the design and delivery of educational programmes, learning and CPD


  • Teaching qualification
  • Operational and tactical command trained
  • Member of the College of Paramedics

Employer details

Employer name

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust


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