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Particulars of normal

Occupational profile

The Affiliate Ambulance Practitioner (AAP) works as a part of the broader Emergency & Pressing Care setting, having direct contact with service customers or others, offering top quality and compassionate care. Everyday duties and duties for an AAP would contain working as a part of an ambulance crew responding to emergency (999) & pressing calls offering emergency and pressing help, driving safely and progressively at excessive velocity.  The AAP will assess, deal with and handle service customers on the scene (lowering the necessity for hospital admission), both referring service customers to various care provisions or safely discharging them on scene. Different duties contain working intently with different emergency providers and the broader NHS.

Duties of an AAP will embrace evaluating totally different approaches to fixing issues, speaking these outcomes precisely and reliably, with structured and coherent arguments. AAP’s work at a degree above that of Healthcare Help Employees and have data of the underlying ideas and related ideas inside their space of examine, together with the flexibility to judge and interpret these. They may have the qualities and transferable expertise crucial for employment, exercising some private accountability. AAP’s will undertake additional annual coaching and develop new expertise inside a structured and managed surroundings when employment is secured. The AAP will work beneath the supervision of a Registered Practitioner in accordance with Regulatory insurance policies and procedures for an preliminary probationary interval of 20 weeks. After profitable completion the AAP can be accountable for their very own actions, working inside their very own scope of follow, and can work alongside skilled colleagues of upper or decrease grades.

Skilled physique alignment and registration assertion

Achievement of the usual makes you eligible for employment by any United Kingdom NHS Ambulance Service or different related organisation(s) (1)

Entry necessities

Entry can be decided by employers and can embrace behavioural recruitment to help organisational values; interview; health take a look at; 18 years+; Full GB driving licence.

Length of the apprenticeship 

Between 12 to 18 months

Development to

Well being & Care Professionals Council (HCPC) Registered Paramedic

Assessment Date

3 years until there’s proof of serious change which employers agree warrants earlier modification

Degree 4


Behaviours – The AAP should all the time:


Affected person Centred

Be skilled and passionate concerning the emergency and pressing care providers; have a dedication to high quality and take care of service customers and their kinfolk, a constructive perspective in serving to to enhance affected person care/expertise, studying from successes and errors in keeping with the NHS Structure.

Dignity & Respect for all

Present understanding and be respectful of all service customers, carers and all those that the AAP come into contact with. The AAP will promote equality of alternative and rejoice variety, demonstrating excessive requirements of behaviour and conduct with honesty and openness always.


Work intently and collaboratively with others of all ranges in an open/trustworthy and supportive means, performing in the very best curiosity of the service customers and others. Selling teamwork and taking a real curiosity in these whom we work with, providing help and steering when it’s wanted. Encourage one another to work collectively to create higher providers.

Care & Compassion

Ship a firstclass service which is aware of particular person wants, recognising and celebrating good efficiency, striving to take care of a constructive, protected, caring and compassionate

working surroundings for all. Make sure that compassion is central to the care supplied with humanity and kindness.

Efficient Communication

Be open and trustworthy with people selecting essentially the most applicable means of speaking, utilizing on a regular basis language, avoiding jargon. Respect confidentiality and private details about service customers and others.


Be personally chargeable for personal studying and improvement. Interact with advancing applied sciences, maximising studying alternatives. Encourage and help others of their private improvement to extend and keep excessive ranges of competency.


The AAP will be capable of:


Core Abilities

Interact in organisational effectiveness, and private & skilled improvement through the use of & selling:

Efficient communication; battle decision coaching; equality & inclusion; implementation of well being & security; safeguarding and defending people and teams; particular person centred approaches; good follow in info governance; an infection prevention & management measures; obligation of care and affected person’s privateness & dignity.

Transferring & Dealing with

Undertake threat evaluation previous to shifting & positioning people, utilizing gear and different objects safely.

Evaluation & Measurements

Observe a stepwise and holistic method to affected person evaluation, enterprise a spread of physiological measurements utilizing applicable gear in a protected and efficient method.

Make applicable modifications or suggestions to the remedy plan inside their scope of follow, reporting modifications the place relevant and crucial.

Remedy & Intervention

Handle service customers and others throughout the age ranges – from infants & kids to  take care of the aged – throughout the emergency & pressing care setting, to incorporate: airway, respiratory & circulatory administration; wounds & bleeding; burns & scalds; medical circumstances; bones-joints-ligaments-tendons accidents; use of medical gases; being pregnant & youngster beginning; hostile & main incidents; substances hazardous to well being and ache administration.

Intermediate Life Help & aiding the practitioner

Carry out intermediate life help for people throughout the age ranges utilizing applicable gear and strategies safely and successfully. Help the practitioner within the expertise of Cannulation, Fluids Remedy and Intubation, together with the preparation of reside saving medication, utilizing the abilities essential to ship efficient medicines administration standards.

Mild Rescue & Extrication

 Carry out a spread of sunshine rescue and extrication strategies in a protected and efficient method, utilizing a spread of kit.


The AAP can be know and perceive:


Core  Knowledge

  • How the AAP position engages in supporting the organisation in delivering top quality care and assembly its targets.
  • Tips on how to develop and use a private & skilled improvement plan together with the significance of reflective follow.
  • Tips on how to talk successfully, together with writing clear, concise info.
  • The significance of well being, security and dynamic threat assessments. Tips on how to report incidents, close to misses and observe the right processes to advertise well being and security at work.
  • The organisation’s safeguarding procedures and to guard people and teams together with referral by means of the suitable routes.
  • Tips on how to promote particular person centred approaches and know find out how to work and cling to related codes of follow and ethics.
  • Tips on how to follow and observe info governance by understanding information safety, Caldicott rules and different laws.
  • Tips on how to observe insurance policies and procedures in relation to an infection prevention & management. The significance of treating sufferers and their carers with privateness & dignity

Moving & Handling, Mild Rescue, Extrication & Environmental Safety

  • Tips on how to undertake dynamic threat assessments previous to shifting & positioning people in accordance with their care plan, in addition to utilizing gear and different objects safely.
  • The Well being & Security at Work Act and associated rules. They may know find out how to handle their very own security and that of others in a spread of environments.
  • Tips on how to carry out a spread of sunshine rescue and extrication strategies responsibly and in a protected and efficient method. Perceive the which means of Widespread Regulation and know what standards have to be met to undertake gaining an entry with good intent.

Assessment & Physiological 

Measurements, Administration of Medicines, Remedy & Intervention, Secure discharging & referrals

  • Tips on how to observe a stepwise and holistic method to affected person evaluation by understanding and making use of codes of follow and ethics, and many others. Perceive find out how to perform and interpret a spread of physiological measurements. Know find out how to make applicable modifications or suggestions to the remedy plan as directed.
  • Tips on how to function beneath given exemptions, medical pointers and can perceive their very own restrictions of the administration of medicines in accordance with the AAP’s scope of follow. They may know find out how to put together medicines and undertake the related security checks previous to administration.  The need know and perceive find out how to use UK Ambulance Service Scientific Observe Pointers and different paperwork to help the AAP position.
  • Tips on how to handle the acute care of service customers and others throughout the age ranges, to incorporate: airway administration, intermediate life help, wounds & bleeding, burns & scalds, medical circumstances, bones-joints-ligaments-tendons accidents, use of medical gases, infants & kids, being pregnant & youngster beginning, hostile & main incidents, substances hazardous to well being, take care of the aged, ache administration by understanding all SOPs, insurance policies, procedures and pointers. The need of security netting previous to discharging following organisation’s referral pathways together with completion of related documentation. Know find out how to create clear & concise information to help all referrals to all companies.

Mental Well being, Mental Capability, Dementia & Studying Incapacity, Finish of Life & Bereavement

  • The significance of selling psychological well being and wellbeing; perceive the present Psychological Well being Act and the roles of different associate companies.
  • Tips on how to undertake the diagnostic and purposeful evaluation of psychological capability and reply appropriately, performing in the very best curiosity of the service person always.
  • Perceive and be capable of help these with dementia and studying disabilities.
  • Tips on how to help people throughout the age ranges with an finish of life care plan in a compassionate and supportive method. They may be capable of establish and reply to their very own and others emotions when coping with bereavement.

Intermediate Life Support & aiding the registered practitioner

  • Tips on how to successfully carry out intermediate life help for people throughout the age ranges utilizing applicable gear and strategies safely.
  • Know what gear a registered practitioner might want to successfully apply the ability of Intubation, Cannulation, and Fluid Remedy.
  • Tips on how to help when required inside personal scope of follow.
  • Know what drug remedy is required by the registered practitioner when coping with service customers in cardiac arrest.

Driving & digital communication

  • Tips on how to function a spread of digital gadgets to speak successfully with all colleagues internally and externally.
  • Tips on how to put together a spread of autos prior to make use of, function and drive safely always adhering to laws, Freeway Code and insurance policies.


By the top of the programme and to grow to be an Affiliate Ambulance Practitioner, Apprentices will need to have achieved the next: Degree 2 purposeful expertise in English & Maths, if not already achieved; Degree 2 Award in Ambulance Driving (QCF); Degree 3 Certificates in Emergency Response Driving (QCF); Degree 4 Diploma in Affiliate Ambulance Practitioner (QCF)

(1) Different related organisations could embrace personal ambulance providers and medical roles throughout the army forces

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