Specialist and Advanced Paramedics in Critical Care
Our Specialist Paramedics in Critical Care are specialists in caring for patients with serious or major trauma, critical or complex acute illness and those requiring resuscitation. The Trust has Specialist Paramedics in Critical Care working in six Rapid Response Vehicle-based teams across Yorkshire as well as within the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) services.
Specialist Paramedics play a fundamental role in the delivery of clinical care to patients but also provide advice, support, guidance and development to the wider clinical workforce in relation to patients in their specialism.
Working in the Clinical Hub in its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC), they provide peer support to colleagues on the frontline if they want to discuss patient care, so decisions need not be taken in isolation. They also support the triage of patients calling into the centre whenever necessary.
The next stage in this career progression is Advanced Paramedic in Urgent Care or Critical Care, who are an essential part of developing the wider clinical workforce, strengthening the clinical leadership structure and fundamental to the clinical supervision and governance of Specialist Paramedics. The Trust also has several Consultant Practitioner roles.