The Irish College of Paramedics (ICoP) is a professional body, concerned with the development and promotion of our profession. It is not based on the organisation you work or volunteer for, but based on an all-inclusive non-discriminatory membership. It is not a college, not a university, but ‘collegial’ defined as: ‘Co-operative interaction among colleagues’ or a group of professionals working for our profession.
ICoP represents the profession, and includes all levels of registered pre-hospital practitioner. As well as registered practitioners: "EMTs, Paramedics, Advanced Paramedics" our membership includes associate members: all those with a ‘pre-hospital’ interest, and is not restricted to registrants only. It is an all-encompassing body representing practitioners and responders from professional, voluntary and private organisations.
To provide a platform for the development of the paramedic profession, for all registered practitioners and those allied professionals with an interest in Pre-Hospital Care, in order to maintain, advance and contribute to the betterment of Pre-Hospital Care provision to the Public.
The purpose of the Irish College of Paramedics is:
To become the Professional Body for Registered Pre-Hospital Practitioners in Ireland
To promote and maintain the highest standards of professional competence and practice
Pursue and organise educational events for members
Establish a governing committee representative of the 3 registered levels without regard to rank or organisational background
Act as an authoritative professional body for the purpose of consultation in matters of public and professional interest concerning pre-hospital emergency care
Raise the profile of the profession and promote public awareness
Actively engage with our Current Regulatory Body - The Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council, or other related Regulators, on matters within our function and remit
Award various membership levels dependent upon additional qualifications or enhanced contribution to the profession
Establish a membership that represents all registered pre-hospital practitioners: Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics and Advanced Paramedics
Accept registered practitioners from all organisations: statutory, auxiliary, voluntary, full-time or part-time
Establish professional links with allied professions both nationally and internationally
Provide professional support and benefits for members
Encourage education and continuous personal and professional development
To promote, initiate and publish related research
To enable career development and educate its members and promote the profession of pre-hospital emergency care.
The Function of the ICoP is not to replace the role of recognised Unions or negotiate with employers/organisations in relation to contracts, pay and conditions.
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