Paramedic


The NAS Paramedic is responsible for the care, treatment and movement of patients and maintaining self, vehicles, equipment and station in a manner fit to respond to that role.


Some of the Clinical/Patient Care Responsibilities include:

  • Attend to cases of trauma and sudden illness and respond to emergency calls in a prompt and timely manner
  • Deal with emergencies as required in line with PHECC Clinical Practice Guidelines and NAS Standard Operating Procedures
  • Attend to patients and where appropriate to their relatives or companions in a professional, courteous and compassionate manner using best practice including compliance with Clinical Practice Guidelines
  • Show leadership in the completion of audit, evaluation & development of clinical records including Patient Care Report Forms


Eligibility Criteria for the Grade:

  1. (i) currently be registered on the Paramedic Division / Advanced Paramedic Division of the Register as held by the Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council Or (ii) Hold an equivalent qualification as validated by PHECC
  2. Be the holder of a full,  unendorsed,  Class C1 driving licence(Note Irish 78 Restriction is not acceptable)


Note: If you did not qualify as a Paramedic in Ireland, you will need to first contact the Pre Hospital Emergency Care Council (PHECC) in order for them to review your qualification and provide you with the equivalent Irish grade. You will then be able to apply for campaigns that launch at that grade through the National Recruitment Service.

To see the National Ambulance Service Recruitment Information Handbook please click here.

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