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Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
As one of our Paramedics, you will often be the first healthcare professional to arrive on scene at emergency and non-emergency medical incidents and it will be your responsibility to treat and transport patients. When accompanied by a less clinically qualified colleague, such as an Ambulance Support Worker (ASW), you will be expected to assume clinical primacy, provide clinical support and take the lead.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS) is now recruiting for Paramedics and Newly Qualified Paramedics, or students due to register who are looking to start their career within the Yorkshire Ambulance Service in East Yorkshire only. We will support you to complete the Newly Qualified Paramedic (NQP) Programme that will help you to make the transition into the paramedic profession.

Please note Band 6 is applicable for Fully Qualified Paramedics only. Those on or due to start an NQP programme will be graded at Band 5.

Applicants looking for full-time and part-time hours are welcome on this vacancy. Please note we are not accepting applications for bank contracts at this time.

Main duties of the job

Our Paramedics provide assessment of patients and plan and implement their care and treatment. This will include handling and administering drugs and performing invasive or surgical procedures where you are appropriately trained to do so. You will make potentially life-saving decisions about patient care such as, which destination or alternative service is most appropriate or what pre-hospital treatment is required.

You will have the ability to organise and manage the scene of a complex incident during initial stages until a Manager/Commander arrives. This could involve organising or managing patients, bystanders or other responding services with you taking the lead.

About us

Our Trust values are really important to us, you'll need to be able to understand them and why they're important, and subscribe to our behaviours to really succeed in your role at YAS.

What we can offer you:
  • Relocation package to move into Yorkshire (if you live more than 50 miles away)
  • Great staff networks, including LGBTQ+, Disability and BME
  • Flexible working including part-time hours, job shares and flexible hours.
  • 27 days annual leave, increasing to 33 with service plus bank holiday entitlement
  • Contributory Pension
  • NHS Discounts
  • Car lease and other salary sacrifice schemes
  • Dedicated employee assistance and counselling service

In addition to the above, as part of our newly designed Workforce Career Development Plan, there are various positions within the Trust that the Paramedic role can develop into which include, Critical Care Paramedic, Urgent Care Paramedic, Advanced Paramedic, and other supervisory/managerial opportunities.

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.

Our values: Compassion, One Team, Integrity, Innovation, Empowerment and Resilience are at the heart of all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Undertake the full range of paramedic duties in line with the Trusts operational instructions.
  • Assess, treat, manage or refer, and where appropriate, convey patients according to the nature and severity of their condition to alternative care pathways. As appropriate, provide packages of care to patients at home.
  • Carry out paramedic duties commensurate with national clinical practice guidelines and Trust specific PGDs and guidelines
  • Undertake duties in relation to major incidents including exercises which may require call out when off duty in accordance with the Trusts Major Incident Procedure.
  • Participate in the development of an integrated approach to the delivery of emergency and urgent care involving all relevant stakeholders including health and social care organisations.
  • Maintain timely communications with Control using appropriate information and communication equipment and procedures.

Person Specification

Skills / Competencies


  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing in complex, contentious and sensitive situations.
  • Planning and decision making skills.

Qualifications / Knowledge


  • Must have licence category B & C1.
  • HCPC registered Paramedic / Due to qualify Paramedic working towards HCPC registration.



  • Up-to-date continuing professional development portfolio.
  • Experience in dealing with a diverse range of people in a customer/patient environment.
  • 2 years post registration experience in clinical practice, or less if progressed through the national fast track programme.

Employer details

Employer name

Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust





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