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Paramedic - GP Based

£40,000.00 + (depending on experience)

Job summary

We are looking for a qualified Paramedic to provide care for patients. You will be responsible for treating a range of illnesses primarily in our associated care homes and the community and occasionally within the surgery setting and prescribing where necessary or able. There is also scope for chronic disease management within this role, as well as the opportunity to help influence and shape our 'on the day' service provision.

Main duties of the job

The primary focus of the role is to work as an autonomous practitioner, as part of a local cluster of seven Practices, providing high quality and timely care to registered patients in Newham. The post holder will be responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and referral of patients in their homes within their level of competence supported by agreed protocols following initial triage by a GP. Ensuring a high quality, professional clinical service to patients, doctors, staff, colleagues, health service professionals, and others.

Act as an emergency care practitioner, demonstrating advanced clinical competence and a knowledge base beyond those associated with conventional nursing roles.

Undertake consultations in the community as an autonomous practitioner and using own clinical judgment to diagnose and treat patients.

Make direct referrals to primary, secondary, and social services within locally agreed pathways, guidance, and protocols.

Ensure that patients receive high-quality clinical care, delivered in a timely manner.

Adhere to the HCPC Code of Professional Conduct and at all times work within the scope of professional practice. Ensure that professional practice adheres to organisational and HCPC policies, procedures, and guidelines.

About us

The First 4 Health Group is an innovative group of practice and has approximately 35,000 patients across 4 sites: Church Road Health, Cumberland Medical Centre, Stratford Village Surgery, and E7 Health. All of the sites operate as independent units but also work closely together to facilitate the efficient management of the group practice by using standard IT, Training, and Clinical policies and procedures across all of the sites.

We pride ourselves on our ability and willingness to adopt innovative ways of working that improve patient care and make our practice a great place to work.

We use EMIS Web and our own internal GP practice management system - OneRoom, to facilitate the provision of excellent healthcare to our patients and support our staff across all 4 sites.

We are the leading IT practice in the area, using new and innovative systems to improve services to patients, and pride ourselves on being a high-performing practice with excellent premises easily accessible for all patients.

We have regular clinical and non-clinical team meetings to manage and continually improve our patient care. Church Road Health is a GP training practice.

We are passionate about ensuring that the NHS is well run and remains patient-focused. We are therefore looking to recruit forward-thinking and self-motivated pharmacist who is committed to promoting clinical excellence and team-work within the NHS.

Job description

Job responsibilities

ASSIGNMENT OF WORK

1.The post holder's work assignment is determined by the requirements of the organisation and the patients

2. The post holder will take instruction on a day to day basis from the organisations rota.

3.The post-holder is expected to be self-directed and self-motivated using their initiative and requiring minimum input.

4. The post holder's work is formally reviewed by an internal appraisal process.

5. The post-holder must be proactive in forward planning, identifying and implementing improvements within and beyond their key result areas, anticipating and communicating future internal and external requirements.

CONFIDENTIALITY

1. In the course of seeking treatment, patients entrust us with or allow us to gather sensitive information in relation to their health and other matters. They do so in confidence and have the right to expect that staff will respect their privacy and act appropriately.

2. Information relating to patients, their carers and relatives and colleagues within and outside the Practice and in relation to the Practice as a business will only be shared in accordance with the Practices Confidentiality Policy, GDPR, the Data Protection Act 2018 and the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and in such a way that personal and sensitive patient-identifiable data is protected.

HEALTH & SAFETY

1. The post-holder will assist in promoting and maintaining their own and others health, safety and security as defined in the practice Health & Safety Policy.

2. Using personal security systems within the workplace according to the organisations guidelines.

3. Identifying the risks involved in work activities and undertaking such activities in a way that manages those risks.

4. Using appropriate infection control procedures, maintaining work areas in a tidy and safe way and free from hazards.

5. Reporting potential risks identified.

6. Conduct quick risk assessments when conducting home visits.

PHYSICAL, MENTAL, EMOTIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS OF THE JOB

1. The post-holder is required to have keen hand/eye coordination to undertake their primary task.

2. The post holder is required to be methodical and work to a structure, seeing problems through to their satisfactory conclusion.

3. The post-holder is required to work in a well-organised and professional manner to meet the demands of the work, maintaining concentration and accuracy.

4. The post-holder is required to work independently of others and to be self- determination.

5. The post holder is required to communicate effectively and possess an aptitude for dealing with potentially difficult or demanding situations.

DECISIONS & JUDGEMENTS

1. The post-holder is required to use their own initiative when dealing with problems and to make any reasonable and necessary decisions on events as they occur.

2. Establishing and maintaining effective lines of communication within all seven Practices within the organisation.

3. Communicating clearly and effectively with staff to aid the smooth running of the operational demands and requirements.

4. Responding to requests or queries for support as they arise in an appropriate and expeditious manner.

5. Prioritising workload and requests for support.

6. Making the most effective use of resources available.

7. Using judgement and experience in helping to determine the relevant urgency of or requests/demands received from patients and other external organisations.

8. To act in accordance with the organisations SOPs at all times, ensuring reliability, respect, trust, integrity, timeliness and innovation is a fundamental part of their behaviour.

KNOWLEDGE, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED TO DO THE JOB

1. The post holder should hold a recognised higher education qualification, for example, Bachelors Degree/Diploma in Paramedic Science, Paramedic Studies or Paramedic Practice or have the BTEC Level 4 Paramedic qualification or have completed the IHCD Paramedic qualification.

2. DipHE/PGDip/BSc/MSc Higher Education Award relevant to the area of specialist practice recognised as suitable for attracting specialist paramedic designation.

3. Evidence of undertaking regular update training and continuous personal/professional development in accordance with HCPC regulations and Trust requirements as amended from time to time.

4. Full valid EU driving licence including C1 category if the ordinary driving test is taken on or after 1st January 1997. No more than 3 penalty points at the time of application. Professional Registration and Membership of Professional Body He/she must be registered as a Paramedic with the Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) and have a current registration. Professional registration The post-holder must be understanding and approachable to patients and able to respond to patient requests.

5. The post-holder is required to have well-developed keyboard skills.

6. The post-holder must be able to communicate effectively and collaboratively across varied staff disciplines.

7. The post-holder must clearly understand the importance of maintaining patient and data confidentiality.

8. The post-holder must conduct their annual mandatory training requirements in a timely and expeditious manner.

9. The post-holder must identify and ensure that there is a continued professional development within their clinical skills and a pathway identified with Farnham Road Practice.

10. It is the responsibility of every member of staff to safeguard and protect children & young people and vulnerable adults from abuse. The post-holder is expected to undertake mandatory training relevant to the role.

Attend training and internal appraisal and all stat and man as per practice guidance

Adhere to practice policies

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential
  • BSc in a training programme approved by the College of Paramedics
  • Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC) registration
  • able to operate at an advanced level of clinical practice
  • Framework for Higher Education Qualification (FHEQ)
  • Full UK driving license
  • 2 years post-registration
  • Driving License and access to a vehicle
Desirable
  • Pre-reg MSc in a training programme approved by the College of Paramedics
  • non-medical prescribing qualification
  • Evidence of verification against the paramedic primary care roadmap
  • Five years post-registration
  • Non-Medical Prescriber
  • Vaccination Qualifications
  • Membership of the College of Paramedics
  • Advanced Clinical Practitioner

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).