Paramedic Practitioner

The James Wigg Practice

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Job summary

To Practice as an Advanced Paramedic Practitioner and support the daily clinical care of the patients. The role will involve the assessment, diagnosis, treatment or referral of the patients presenting with undifferentiated and undiagnosed conditions. The post holder will work within the Health Education England Advanced Practice Framework. They will be a qualified Paramedic who has HCPC registration and eligible to work in the UK. They will also have a commitment to work towards an Advanced Paramedic Practitioner qualification

Main duties of the job

· To Provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment at first point of contact by attending to patients according to patient needs either in the practice or patients home

· To accurately triage and prioritise patients, including in emergency situations, demonstrating the use of a variety of techniques to elicit the history of an event/illness, including past medical and drug history.

· To evaluate clinical information from examination and history taking, initiate appropriate treatment and/or referral

· To undertake and interpret diagnostics and take appropriate action to manage patient care, whilst distinguishing between abnormal and normal findings in order to relate them to a possible diagnosis. To use broad clinical guidelines (NICE etc) relating them to individual cases, providing assistance and feedback to the organisation and others on how these should be interpreted

· To maintain accurate and systematic documentation of patient interactions and clinical care provided, including adverse events

· To advise and support members of the public on healthy lifestyles, health promotion and disease prevention

· To deal appropriately with results and with correspondences from patients and other providers, including following up patients and covering for doctors

About us

· A well-established training Practice with GP trainers and a number of GPST, FY2’s and nurse trainees with over 125 year history

· Adventurous and leading edge in our development

· Active participation in Local Commissioning (LMC, CCG, Federation)

· Work and train in integrated teams with other professionals embedded with the practice

· Proud of our award winning team including over 30 clinical staff including Physician Associates, Pharmacists and Paramedic

· Aim to have a happy and loyal workforce·

· Inspirational and spacious modern premises

· Interdisciplinary integrated partnerships within the NHS and with the voluntary sector

· Practice social events and regular team building events

· Staff wellbeing programme – Weekly Lunches, Book Club, Regular Social events, Whatsapp social group and Friday Cake!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical

  • To provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment at first point of contact by attending to patients according to patients’ needs either in the Practice or patient’s homes.
  • To support and continue the development of an on the day emergency patient service in the Practice.
  • To accurately triage and prioritise patients, including in emergency situations, demonstrating the use of a variety of techniques to elicit the history of an event/illness, including past medical and drug history.
  • To evaluate clinical information from examination and history taking, and initiate appropriate treatment and/or referral.
  • To undertake and interpret diagnostics and take appropriate action to manage patient care, whilst distinguishing between abnormal and normal findings in order to relate them to a possible diagnosis. To use broad clinical guidelines (NICE etc) relating them to individual cases, providing assistance and feedback to the organisation and others on how these should be interpreted.
  • To signpost appropriately to other services in the identified healthcare pathway.
  • To refer patients to appropriate care settings, within locally agreed healthcare pathways.
  • To discharge or treat, as appropriate and within the scope of practice
  • To maintain accurate and systematic documentation of patient interactions and clinical care provided, including adverse events.
  • To advise and support members of the public on healthy lifestyles, health promotion and disease prevention.
  • To provide clinical advice to other members of the team where appropriate.
  • To deal appropriately with results and with correspondences from patients and other providers, including following up patients and covering for doctors
  • To practice as an independent prescriber, adherent to local and national regulation
  • Communication

    • To liaise and interact with multi-professional teams across organisational boundaries, including primary care, social services and secondary care providers according to patient needs and appropriate care pathways.
    • To maintain communication with all healthcare professionals and outside agencies to ensure seamless, patient-centred service provision.
    • To ensure effective communication so that the patient receives the appropriate level of care and wherever possible avoid unnecessary hospital admission.
    • To take an active role in maintaining expert communication with all patients, carers and relatives which meets their individual needs.
    • To deal with complaints in a calm and courteous manner, ensuring that, wherever possible, complaints are dealt with efficiently and satisfactorily on a local level.
    • To communicate effectively in demanding and challenging situations, where there may also be hostility
    • To assist in maintaining accurate data collection.

    Professional

    • To input to and extract information from the practice clinical IT system.
    • To work collaboratively with other members of the health care team such as the District Nursing Team, Mental Health Services, staff in Care Homes, Ambulance Service, Secondary Care etc.
    • To ensure that the wellbeing of patients and staff is maintained in accordance with Practice policies.

    · To undertake clinical audits in line with the organisation’s clinical audit plan, and to participate as required in equipment testing and other research.

    · To contribute to the analysis of information to inform future development of the service.

    · To participate and contribute to clinical meetings

    · To identify risks to service provision, and highlight them to the Clinical Lead.

    · To work within the requirements of Data Protection legislation as it applies to patient records

    • To maintain current professional registration.
    • To act at all times in such a manner as to promote confidence and public trust and to uphold the reputation of the Surgery and their own profession.

    General

    • This job description is intended as an outline of general areas of activity and will be amended in the light of the changing needs of the practice. It is to be reviewed in conjunction with the post-holder at appraisal
    • Practice staff are expected to adhere to the Practice policies on confidentiality, disclosure of information and recording systems both manual and computerised
    • Practice staff are expected to be aware of the Practice philosophy, and treat patients, members of the team and visitors with respect and tolerance
    • The post holder must be aware of the responsibility placed on him/her under the Health & Safety at work Act (1974) and ensure that agreed safety procedures are carried out in order to maintain a safe environment for employees, patients and visitors.

    All information concerning patients and staff must be treated as confidential at all times.

    This job description is intended as an outline indication of general areas of activity and will be amended in the light of the changing needs of the practice. It is to be reviewed in conjunction with the post-holder at appraisal..

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • A Paramedic Science BSc (or Equivalent)

Desirable

  • An Independent Prescribing Qualification
  • Level 7 Modules in Clinical Reasoning, Minor Illness and Minor Injury (or a committed to work towards this)
  • A commitment to work towards an Advanced Paramedic Practitioner qualification.

Experience

Desirable

  • Experience in an Advance Practice Role, Rotational Role, GP Practice, Urgent Care Centre or Rapids Response Team

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).

Employer details

Employer name

The James Wigg Practice

Address

James Wigg Practice

2 Bartholomew Road

London

NW5 2BX


Employer's website

https://jameswigg.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Fiona Fraser

jwp.humaresources@nhs.net

02074284555

Date posted

16 May 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Negotiable

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Job share

Reference number

A3167-22-8984

Job locations

James Wigg Practice

2 Bartholomew Road

London

NW5 2BX


Doctors Surgery

76 Queens Crescent

London

NW5 4EB


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