The Three Spires Medical Practice
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Truro PCN has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Paramedic Practitioner to join the team. We are a friendly, forward-looking PCN who values the work-life balance we are able to provide allowing us to enjoy the beautiful coast and countryside of Cornwall.
This role is as diverse as it is challenging and you will be working as part of a team providing support to the duty doctors within Truro PCN. You will provide care for the presenting patient from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of care through face to face and telephone consultations. You will need to be able to provide treatment to the patient at home, within the Care Home and/or at Truro Health Park.
We would require you to have good communications skills, an ability to prioritise and manage your own workload and being motivated by delivering exceptional patient care.
The successful candidate will be supported in attaining prescribing qualifications.
Main duties of the job
Assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate treatment/interventions and care of patients presenting with an undifferentiated diagnosis.
Diagnose and manage both acute and chronic conditions, integrating both drug and non-drug based treatment methods into a management plan.
Proactively identify, diagnose and manage treatment plans for patients at risk of developing long term conditions as appropriate.
To provide emergency support as required.
Make appropriate clinical entries into patient records as required, ensuring accurate and current electronic records are maintained.
To provide Home Visits for the PCN.
To provide Care Home support as required.
Truro PCN consists of two GP Practices: The Three Spires Medical Practice and Lander Medical Practice, both operating from Truro Health Park and together our dedicated teams care for around 34,000 patients. We are learning practices, hosting GP trainees and Medical Students from the Peninsula School of Primary Care and the University of Exeter Medical School.
Truro PCN has a shared ambition to innovate general practice and build a sustainable model for general practice for the future. We believe in the national strategies for adding to and improving the skill-mix of our excellent primary care team and have been investing in various new roles to improve patient care including Social Prescribing and Clinical Pharmacist roles which are already effectively operating across the PCN.
The post holder will be an experienced Paramedic Practitioner, who acting within their professional boundaries; will provide care for the presenting patient from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of their care. They will demonstrate safe, clinical decision-making and expert care for patients through (but not limited to) clinics, triage clinic, on-call duties, home visits and relevant administrative work, ensuring the highest standards of care for all registered and temporary patients of the Truro PCN (the Practice).
This includes the duty to record all patient data and measurements as directed by the Practice where required to maximise Practice income under QOF, Enhanced Services and any other incentives which may be offered to the Practice from time to time and to follow Practice protocols and policies, including those relating to referrals and prescribing.
The post holder will work with colleagues to ensure the highest standards of care for all patients, dealing with a wide range of presenting health needs in a general practice setting.
The post holder will also contribute to planning and decision making as part of a Practice team (as appropriate).
The postholder will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.
In accordance with the Practice rota and working alongside the rest of the clinical team, the postholder will provide a first point of contact for patients presenting with undifferentiated, undiagnosed problems, making use of skills in history taking, physical examination, problem-solving and decision-making to establish a diagnosis and management plan.
Making professional, autonomous decisions in relation to presenting problems; offering care complementary to that offered by the GPs and other practitioners in the Practice.
Undertaking visits to patients in their own home and to nursing homes, if required, to carry out assessment, diagnosis and treatment during urgent / acute episodes of care with the supervision and support of GPs.
Instigate necessary investigations / diagnostic tests and interpret findings / reports.
Screening patients for disease risk factors and early signs of illness.
Prioritising health problems, intervening as appropriate, including initiation of emergency care.
Promote health and well-being through use of health promotion, health education, screening and therapeutic communication skills.
Clearly communicate the health status of the patient using appropriate terminology, technology and format; ensuring accurate and comprehensive patient records to agreed standards including the recording of appropriate information for the Enhanced Services and Quality and Outcomes Framework and any other such data gathering to achieve targets set for the Practice.
Monitor and evaluate standards of care through appropriate audit, taking appropriate remedial action if standards are not achieved.
Timely assessment of incoming electronic and paper correspondence relating to both patient and non-patient information as required. Using the appropriate electronic systems.
Recognition of professional boundaries and ensuring these are maintained.
Maintaining professional registration where appropriate.
Awareness of and compliance with all relevant Practice policies / guidelines e.g. prescribing, confidentiality, data protection.
A commitment to life-long learning and audit to ensure evidence-based best practice, attending clinical update / skills training.
Contributing to evaluation, audit and clinical standard setting within the Practice.
To take an active part in the appraisal process.
To comply with all relevant Health and Safety regulations and assist the Practice in the implementation of its own Health and Safety Policy.
To comply with and actively promote the Practices Equality and Diversity Policy.
To comply with and actively promote the Practices Safeguarding Policy and Practices.
To support sustainability practices and recognise the shared responsibility of carrying out duties in a resource efficient way.
To undertake any other duties as appropriate.
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.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).