The most recent campaign - 2017 Student Paramedic Recruitment Campaign
The HSE's last Student Paramedic Recruitment campaign was launched in 2017. Having successfully completed Stage 1 (the initial application, by the deadline of September 7th, 2017) successful candidates were invited to undertake a Verbal Evaluation and an Analytical Reasoning Test (in person in Dublin) as part of the recruitment.
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Disclaimer: Courses are campaign specific therefore access to online resources will be available for a duration of 6 months or until the campaign ends whichever comes first.
Paramedics respond to emergency calls, perform certain medical procedures and transport patients to a hospital in accordance with protocols and guidelines established by physician medical directors. The biggest difference between EMTs and Paramedics is in terms of their training and their scope of practice. Put simply, paramedics undergo a longer period of training than EMTs and are therefore qualified to do a lot more.
The HSE periodically run recruitment campaigns that allow members of the public to apply for the position of Student Paramedics within the HSE. The recruitment process comprises of an online application form, aptitude tests and structured interviews. The recruitment campaigns are open to individuals who hold a C1 driving license and have passed the Leaving Certificate including Maths and a Science subject.
The full list of requirements and the application form will be made available on www.hse.ie once a new recruitment campaign opens.
Candidates that are successful in the recruitment competition are placed on a panel and the HSE uses this panel to recruit new student paramedics as the positions become available. When the panel becomes exhausted, then the HSE-run another recruitment competition.
Depending on the outcome of the selection process (aptitude tests, eligibility sift and interview) you may be placed on a panel in order of merit, from which specified purpose training places on the Paramedic Training Programme will be filled.
Student Paramedics in the HSE National Ambulance Services on the Paramedic Training Programme: This training programme is delivered by the National Ambulance Service College (NASC) in partnership with UCD. The course duration is 2 years full time, inclusive of annual leave. Year one focuses on distance learning, classroom learning and clinical placements. Year two comprises an internship. Successful completion of the programme will lead to the award of Diploma in Emergency Medical Science.
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