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    Does anyone know what hours paramedics work? I read somewhere they work 12hr shifts, and wondered how many of these shifts do they do a week?
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    Paramedics typically work about 39 hours a week on a rotating shift pattern. There's a bit of info about it here.
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    paramedics working for the NHS will work a 37.5 hour week if full time , there may be options for overtime and or 'bank' shifts above and beyond this ...

    generally if you are working '12 hour shifts' you will work 12 * 12.5 hour shifts per 4 week period
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    Does this mean you normally work 3-4days a week?
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    Typical NHS trust paramedics work a 37.5 hour week. The hours are averaged over a rota which can be anything from 4 to 24 weeks. The number of actual days worked will depend on how long the shifts are and the frequency can vary depending on how the rota was designed. Some rotas have whole weeks off, others never have more than three days in a row off. .

    The shift lengths can vary from 6 -12 hours, although typically the actual working time will be 30 minutes less than this as unpaid mealbreaks are the norm.

    However before getting a rota line it is often necessary to spend a period on relief. Whilst on relief the average hours worked is still 37.5 but is planned on a week to week basis, some weeks way up and some way down.
 
 
 
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