Roles in the ambulance service
If you have a caring nature, good communication and organisational skills and an ability to stay calm, an ambulance service career could be the one for you.
Take a look at the range of roles and opportunities below.
Ambulance care assistant and Patient Transport Service (PTS) driver
You'll drive people who find it hard to travel to and from outpatient clinics, day care centres and routine hospital admissions
Call handler/emergency medical dispatcher
You'll deal with emergency calls from the public and make sure that the right help gets there as soon as possible
Emergency care assistant
You'll work with paramedics as part of emergency ambulance crews attending 999 calls
Emergency medical technician
You may operate as a single responder to an incident or support a paramedic on a double-crewed ambulance
Patient Transport Service (PTS) call handler
You'll ensure patients who are frail or vulnerable or have no other means of transport get to their appointments safely and on time
You'll be one of the first healthcare professionals to arrive at emergency and non-emergency situations
As an experienced paramedic, additional skills and training allows you to carry out more treatments and take on more responsibility