Emergency care assistant (ECA)

The role of the emergency care assistant is to respond to cases of sudden illness and injury, to respond to healthcare professional assessed calls, and provide special and planned patient transfers.

To support the team in the provision of high quality and effective clinical and personal care and the transportation of patients, selecting and applying appropriate equipment and skills in line with the scope of practice and associated training.

To use ambulance driving skills under blue light and normal traffic conditions to respond to emergency and urgent calls as required.

Essential info

Salary: £21,730 - £23,177 pa*  (Qualified)
Pay band: Agenda for Change Band 3
Location: Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire


Entry requirements

  • Have a full UK manual driving licence with a minimum of one years driving experience (maximum of three penalty points for minor motoring offences only)
  • New starters will be expected to achieve the full C1 category licence prior to undertaking their driver training
  • Have your own transport to attend training and work
  • Demonstrate experience in dealing with a range of age and social groups
  • Show understanding of compassion, respect and dignity through patient centered care
  • Show dedication, motivation and the drive to ensure you take ownership of your own learning.
  • Demonstrate understanding and commitment to upholding the Trust's values of care, teamwork, quality, respect and honesty.

*This post currently attracts enhancements for weekend and unsocial hours working at various rates, as per Section 2 of Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions.

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