Ambulance support worker

Ambulance support worker

“An ambulance support worker responds to emergency, urgent and or/unscheduled care calls to provide care and clinical support”

As an ambulance support worker, you’ll transport individuals to and from specified treatment centres and other locations, which may be very remote settings, driving safely and at progressively high speed as appropriate, and also have the responsibility of managing a vehicle. You’ll work as part of a double ambulance crew, either alongside a more senior member of staff such as a paramedic or associate ambulance practitioner, or with another non-registered ambulance support worker. For some non-urgent care, you may work alone. You’ll be required to work in a range of settings and environments, including, in some cases, uncontrollable environments assisting individuals at the scene. Your clinical duties will vary. Often, you’ll support and assist the senior clinician and, in cases where patients deteriorate, you’ll provide the basic level of life-saving techniques.

Duration: 13 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements: A full driving licence for the class of vehicle being driven. Undertake a fitness test and organisational interview. Meet the 15 standards set out in the Care Certificate

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels at grades A to E

Potential salary upon completion: £21,000 per annum

More information: www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/ambulance-support-worker-emergency-urgent-and-non-urgent

Apply: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/vacancies