Paramedic Placements

  • Prior to your placement, a member of Chesterfield Royal Hospital’s (CRH) Centre for practice learning (CPL) team will send you an email to let you know about what you need to do for your induction. 

  • This should come through to your university email address approximately 10 days before your placement is due to start.

    • Sometimes we agree the placements with the university at quite short notice and may not know you’re joining us until just 2 weeks before your placement is due to start!

    • Please remember this, and be patient with our team and the learning environment managers (LEM) in the clinical areas if we’re still preparing things for you at short notice.

  • If you’ve never been on placement with CRH before, you’ll receive a Trust induction which will give an overview of the most important policies and processes. 

    • This will be at the Education Centre at 7am on the first day of your placement – a member of the CPL team will meet you there and go through everything you need to know.

  • You’ll also complete a form confirming you understand all the points covered and know who to contact for support

  • You’ll then be issued with a “student paramedic” ID badge (you will need to return this to the education centre at the end of your placement).

  • A member of the CPL team will walk you over to your clinical area if you’re unsure where to go.

  • Your shifts will be planned by the LEM, who works clinically in the placement area you’re attending – you can call the clinical area up to 2 weeks beforehand to find these out.  These will usually be weekday day shifts.

  • If your placement is on a ward area or the emergency department (ED), you may be expected to work night shifts.  These will still be on a weekday; you won’t be given placement shifts on weekends.