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Emergency Care Support Worker (ECSW)

Emergency Care Support Worker

As an emergency care Support worker your day will be varied and mixed. You will support clinically qualified paramedics and practitioners providing high quality and effective pre-hospital clinical care to patients.

This is an ideal entry level position for someone who is looking to establish a career as a paramedic. Or you may just be looking for a challenge and a career change.

Whatever your reasons, as an ECSW you will be expected to support senior clinicians to deliver excellent care.

With no two days the same, you will be responding to medical emergencies, undertaking hospital transfers, urgent hospital admissions and other allocated operational activities as required.

You will be working as part of a team, responding to often very distressing and challenging situations. Therefore, you will need to be an effective communicator, be a team player and be able to deal and support people in difficult times in their lives.

What are the benefits? 

  • A minimum 27 days' holiday each year, increasing with service.
  • New NHS employees from April 2008 will be eligible to join the Amended NHS Pension Scheme which provides membership to a final salary scheme with pension linked to pay near retirement. Other benefits include life assurance, dependent benefits, voluntary early retirement, ill-health retirement benefits and the option to increase retirement benefits.
  • Personal and professional development and training opportunities.
  • Childcare voucher scheme.
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes for cars or push bikes
  • Access to occupational health and counselling services.
  • Access to NHS discounts, offering NHS employees a range of money-saving deals.

What qualifications do I need?

GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths and English (or equivalent) or significant experience in the care sector (ideally holding an NVQ or similar in Care).

For all roles candidates will be expected to demonstrate an excellent understanding of compassionate care throughout their application and at interview/assessment.

How do I apply?

If you wish to join our service, please visit NHS Jobs where you can view all our latest vacancies.

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