Specialist and Trainee Specialist Paramedic (East Region)

Scottish Ambulance Service

  • Location: Killin
  • £27,635 to £37,010 per annum, Band 6
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: SAS00511

Job Description

Specialist Paramedic - Urgent & Emergency Care

We are committed to providing the best clinical care and outcomes for patients, whether that is by direct admission to the Emergency Department, direct referral to an alternative pathway, providing treatment at home or providing telephone advice.

Specialist Paramedics are able to offer a greater range of treatment and interventions directly for patients to support the provision of more comprehensive care at home in a safe and effective manner, and to support access to alternative care pathways that are integrated with communities and with the wider health and social care service. This aims to improve both patient care and experience, and ensure patient demand is directed to the most appropriate service for their needs.

We are continuing to increase the numbers of Specialist Paramedics and are now looking to recruit further individuals to support this model.


As a Specialist Paramedic you will operate on behalf of the Scottish Ambulance Service and as part of an integrated health and social care team, managing patients, with both acute and long-term conditions in the community, able to provide treatment at home with direct access to alternative pathways if required.

You will respond to emergency calls which can include those which are life-threatening as well as providing additional face to face assessment for those patients without an immediately life-threatening condition who may be safely managed in the community or a setting alternative to hospital.

You will have a significant role in supporting greater integration of health and social care, managing patient care at home, supporting anticipatory care planning for patients with long-term conditions and able to develop a care plan, supply medicines and refer directly to specialist clinical services.


To practice as a Specialist Paramedic, you must be a qualified Paramedic with a significant and demonstrable level of clinical practice; this will typically be 3 years post registration experience. You must also either:

Hold a BSc in Urgent and Emergency Care from GCU OR Undertake the 12 month post graduate certificate in Specialist Paramedic Practice (PGCert) delivered through GCU and including supervised clinical practice.

To be accepted on the PGCert programme you must have a minimum of one of the following:

BSc Honours / BA Honours Degree OR An unclassified degree plus submission of a supporting statement from your line manager and an academic sponsor who support you studying your entry to post-graduate study OR Be a registered Paramedic and able to demonstrate learning and experience within the context of your professional role which aligns with the outcomes of Level 9 study (Quality Assurance Agency, 2001), this will be evidence through your reflective learning statement.

In all cases, you must be able to demonstrate ongoing CPD in the last 3 years, a real commitment to personal development and learning as well as patient care and the improvement of patient outcomes. You will need to be self-motivated and able to make sound clinical decisions to support the delivery of the 2020 vision.

The Individual

For further information on the PGCert programme, please contact Gillian MacLeod, Education Lead for Advanced Practice on gillian.macleod2@nhs.net.

For further information on the role and how your current qualifications are applicable, please contact Dahrlene Tough, Consultant Paramedic Urgent & Primary on dtough@nhs.net.

Please note, you will be required to undertake an assessment day which will include clinical assessment, presentation topic and a panel interview. Full details will be provided prior to the day.

To apply for this post, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button and follow the on-screen instructions. Applicants who successfully submit an application will be contacted via email regarding the outcome of their application. It is very important that you check your ‘junk’ or spam email folders as well as your email inbox.

Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk

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