Pre-Hospital Practitioner

£32,306 - £39,027
Town/City Hertfordshire, West Essex, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex MK44 3WH
Payment type Monthly
Region East of England
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Hours Full-time
Type of employer NHS
Name of employer East of England Ambulance Service

Other benefits

This role is full time and part time. 

Vacancy details

Job overview

Our vision - Outstanding care, exceptional people, every hour of every day. #WeAreEEAST

Are you a Nurse or Allied Health Professional? Do you have experience in an acute setting such as ED / Primary & Urgent care / critical care?

Do you have high levels of autonomy and experience in managing a complex range of patient presentations? Then this role is for you.

Benefits include:

  • Career progression opportunities in to advanced clinical practice, leadership, education or research
  • Access to 24/7 clinical advice, Critical Care desk and an Operational Commander
  • Additional 5% fringe (high cost area) in certain areas of Hertfordshire and Essex
  • C1 reimbursement of up to £1,000 (subject to terms and conditions)
  • Level 3 Emergency Response Driving certificate
  • Pay enhancement for out of hours shift working
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • Free parking
  • Minimum of 27 days annual leave
  • Occupational Health services including a 24hr Employee Assistance Program, mental health and wellbeing, legal and financial services
  • Staff support networks BAME, LGBTQ+, Multi Faith and All Women in EEAST.

Main duties of the job

Following an initial period of transition with our education teams the Clinical Practitioners will support delivery of our frontline service working alongside Paramedics and other pre-hospital clinicians. Key responsibilities of the role include:

Be accountable for the assessment, treatment, diagnosis, supplying and administering of medicines, managing, discharging, and referring patients in a range of urgent, emergency, critical or out of hospital settings.

Provide effective clinical leadership, development and mentorship to operational personnel, including newly qualified paramedics and students to support the delivery of a high-quality patient centered service.

Contribute to the development of an integrated approach to the delivery of unscheduled/out of hours care involving all relevant stakeholders including health and social care organisations.

A shift on an ambulance is like no other workplace. You will operate in a wide range of environments, across both urban and rural areas managing everything from birth to end of life, chronic conditions to critical illness or injury.

Working for your organisation

EEAST employs over 5,000 staff with a further 1,000+ volunteers who between them cover 7,500 square miles and care for a population of more than 6 million.

Our three control rooms in Bedfordshire, Norfolk and Essex handle more than 1 million 999 calls every year, over 2,500 calls a day. 

We manage a fleet of over 1,000 vehicles including double staffed ambulances, rapid response cars, operational commander response vehicles, patient transport and support service vehicles.

The East of England works alongside 17 Acute Trusts with Accident & Emergency services and a Major Trauma Centre in Cambridge. Access is available to neighbouring MTCs such as those in London.

Our core values:

Care - We value warmth, empathy and compassion in all our relationships

Teamwork - Together as one, we work with pride and commitment to achieve our vision

Quality - We strive to consistently achieve high standards through continuous improvement

Respect - We value individuals, including our patients, our staff and our partners in every interaction

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification within the supporting documents for this position.

Interview and assessment dates planned for weekend of 9/10 July 2022. Location TBC

Good luck with your application and thank you for considering EEAST as your future employer.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Recruitment

Job title: Recruitment Team

Telephone number: 01234 243200


Person specification


Essential criteria

Maximum score 6

  • Nurse registered with Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) or Professional registered with Heath Care Professionals Council (HCPC)
  • Hold Full UK manual driving licence for 12 months (up to 3 points may be considered dependant on point code)
  • Intermediate Life Support (ILS)


Essential criteria

Maximum score 10

  • Post registration experience in the emergency department (ED) or critical care, acute medical unit/medical assessment unit (AMU/MAU), Primary care (or equivalent)
  • Experience working with a level of autonomy
  • Experience in making complex patient care decisions / treatment plans.
  • Experience of performing invasive procedures such as Intramuscular IM injections and Intravenous IV cannulation
  • Experience of supervision, mentorship and development of a range of clinical staff in relevant practice settings.
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