What makes a great Paramedic?

  • Having an interest in caring for people
  • Being able to remain calm and work well under pressure
  • Having emotional resilience and sensitivity to deal with patients in difficult circumstances
  • Liking working closely with others and having great interpersonal and communication skills
  • Having a confident and reassuring manner

What do they do?

Paramedics are responsible for responding to emergency calls and examining, evaluating and providing treatment to patients. They assess and diagnose injuries, determine courses of treatment, give medicines and injections, carry out surgical procedures, dress wounds and where necessary, resuscitate. They deal with a range of situations from minor wounds to life threatening injuries or illnesses and provide treatment in the field and en route to the hospital. Paramedics must be able to make quick, accurate decisions regarding a patient's care.

What do you need?

You will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs (A*-C) including English Language, Science and Maths and at least 2 A levels including a science.
You would then need to complete a degree in Paramedic Science or Paramedic Practice approved by the HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council).
Each university sets its own entry requirements so it's essential that you check each one to see what their requirements are.

What Manx Care can offer you:

The salary for a newly qualified Paramedic starts from £31,500, with the potential to increase to over £50,000 for more senior posts. The role attracts a competitive annual leave entitlement and a large variety of support will be provided to help your development and learning.

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