Practice Placement Coordinator UWE
I joined the Ambulance Service Back in 2005 as part of the High Dependency Unit (HDU) team, assisting the Bristol Children’s Hospital in emergency Paediatric retrievals throughout the South West. We were the forerunners of the ECA role which was pioneering for the trust back then. I graduated as a Paramedic in 2013 after completing the four year OU course, initially working on DCAs but eventually moving across to the RRV team which I found challenging yet rewarding.
In August this year I became the newest member of the practice placement team, which is a new concept of working for me, but I feel very privileged to be part of such an amazing team, all of whom are dedicated in assisting both practice educators and students throughout the three years it takes for the students to become qualified paramedics.
Although I live and work in Bristol I try to get down to Dorset as much as possible; in the new year I will be visiting a lot of the stations there to meet and support the students but most of all to meet our wonderful practice educators who pass their wealth of knowledge and skills to our future Paramedics.