Frontline ambulance roles advertised

Ambulance roles advertised

Paramedic checking kit on ambulance

In support of its ongoing proactive recruitment campaign, East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) has today published more adverts for frontline positions, this time in its Leicestershire and Northamptonshire Divisions.

Opportunities include:

  • Trainee Ambulance Technician
  • Qualified Emergency Care Assistant
  • Qualified Paramedic
  • Qualified Technician

Details can be found on the EMAS recruitment website.

EMAS emergency care practitioner Gary Taylor is based in Northamptonshire. He started his career in the ambulance service taking patients to and from their routine hospital and clinic appointments via the non-emergency Patient Transport Service.

Gary joined the Accident and Emergency team as an ambulance technician and then progressed to paramedic - often being the senior healthcare professional in a range of emergency and non-emergency situations.

Choosing the clinical progression route over operational management, Gary progressed to become an emergency care practitioner - a highly skilled ambulance clinical professional who can treat patients at home, prescribe certain drugs, stitch wounds, and if needed can arrange for patients to be directly admitted to wards at hospitals.

Asked about carers in the ambulance service Gary said: "I think team is the first thing that should come into your mind when joining the ambulance service. You have to work as a team, you have to respect your colleagues, and have the respect from your colleagues to go forward. That's key to me, and I like to think my colleagues think the same."

Northamptonshire emergency care practitioner Gary Taylor
Northamptonshire emergency care practitioner Gary Taylor