Paramedic - North Tandridge PCN
Alliance for Better Care CIC
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North Tandridge PCN are looking for a Paramedic to join their innovative primary care network to focus on supporting them with their community and housebound patients. You will be part of a dynamic team of Paramedics and be provided witha range of supervision and training opportunities to develop your skills in primary care.
You will work closely with clinicians from the practices and will play a vital role in increasing capacity for all appointments. The successful candidate will be provided with excellent support within your team of fellow Paramedics, the opportunity for development in the role, and will be clinically supervised by a General Practitioner.
Full time (37.5 hours) and part time (minimum 19 hours) applications will be considered.
Main duties of the job
As a Paramedic you will be providing a range of services such as assessment, diagnosis, treatment, telephone triage, clinical decision-making and referring patients appropriately under supervision. You will report to a GP/Partner who will provide support and mentorship.
ABC CIC as the employer will provide support and ensure access to training programmes as required
Alliance for Better Care CIC is a GP Federation that unites 47 NHS GP practices across 12 Primary Care Networks in Sussex and Surrey. We support our Primary Care colleagues as well as their patients, to transform how healthcare is managed within the community. As a membership organisation, our focus is to work in partnership with our members and help them to improve the provision of General Practices in the local area. We work with and listen to our GP Practices, PCNs, Hospitals, Community Organisations and the Third Sector. These vital partnerships ensure that, together, we deliver a truly integrated approach that offers the support and expertise needed to effectively serve our communities.
ABC provide employment and management support to the North Tandridge Primary Care Network comprising the following practices:
- Caterham Valley Medical Practice
- Townhill Medical Practice
- Warlingham Green Medical Practice
- Chaldon Road Surgery
- Whyteleafe Surgery
- Elizabeth House Medical Practice
23 January 2023
£35,649.70 to £39,360.15 a year depending on experience, pro rata
Caterham Valley Medical Practice
- To provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment at first point of contact by attending to patients according to patients needs either in the Practice or patients homes under supervision.
- Work with practice teams under supervision to ensure the process for referral of urgent on the day patients is smooth and appropriate patients are referred making full use of the practitioner's skills.
- 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 advise and support members of the public on healthy lifestyles, health promotion and disease prevention.
- To maintain accurate and systematic documentation of patient interactions and clinical care provided, including adverse events.
- Support delivery of anticipatory care plans and lead certain services (e.g. monitoring blood pressure and diabetes risk of housebound elderly patients).
- Recognise opportunities to reduce inequalities and unwarranted variation in health care for the practice population. Play an active role in in-house practice and clinical meetings.
- Ensure via use of clinical systems, attendance at meetings and other means that are a core part of the practice MDT supporting patients and work with the wider MDT including staff from SCFT, SPFT, Local Authority and Voluntary Sector organisations.
- Ensure high quality, clear communication with patients and carers including within challenging situations.
- To proactively support audit of own caseload and that of colleagues to ensure the quality of the service is maintained and continuously improved. To seek out feedback from other members of the MDT and patients to support this.
- To undertake all necessary training and be familiar with all policies to ensure compliance with expected procedures and ways of working.
- To ensure practice is within good clinical governance and based on sound up-to- date clinical evidence. Where appropriate, to identify and assess any risks associated with patient care or to oneself and communicate these risks to the appropriate clinical manager.
- Participate in the education and training of staff and students of all disciplines. Maintain continued education by attendance at courses and study days as deemed useful or necessary for professional development, ensuring CPD requirements are met. Complete statutory training / updating and mandatory training as defined by the PCN.
Please see full job description for further information.
- Registered Paramedic (HCPC)
- Evidence of continued professional development
- Has completed 2-year consolidation of learning period as a newly qualified paramedic; and, has a further 3-year experience as a band 6 (or equivalent) paramedic
- Working at Level 7 capability in paramedic areas or practice (or aiming to achieve within 6 months of starting)
- ALS/APLS provider
- Completed mentorship programme
- ENP/ ECP Minor Injuries and Minor Illness course Level 6
- Attended X-ray/IRMER course
- Teaching and assessing qualification
- Relevant MSc or BSc
Knowledge, Skills and Experience
- Ability to manage and prioritise workload
- Proven ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
- Previous experience of non-medical prescribing and using PGDs
- Experience as an autonomous practitioner within a minor injury/illness centre or mobile service
- Experience of the ECP/Advanced Practitioner role within Primary or Secondary Care
- Current knowledge of government targets and initiatives and N.I.C.E. guidelines and their impact on clinical practice
- Understanding of the N.M.C/H.P.C Code of Professional Conduct
- Knowledge of child protection issues
- Understanding of clinical governance and its significance and impact upon practice
- Good communication skills
- Basic IT skills in word processing and e-mail
- Experience in using I.T based patient documentation systems
- Sound organisational skills
- Able to professionally and appropriately challenge differing opinions as a patient advocate
- Record keeping skills
- Experience of triage/initial assessment
- Able to act as shift leader as required
- Able to work autonomously, using own clinical judgment to form a diagnosis
- Skills for managing minor injuries
- Dispensing skills as per protocols and patient group directives
- Skills of multi system assessment
- Knowledge of medical model of documentation
- Able to give appropriate telephone advice
- Understanding of health education/promotion
- Able to give relevant discharge advice
- Experience of following referral pathways
- Evidence of experience / competency in the form of a professional portfolio
- Able to record/interpret ECG
- Experience of performing a social assessment
- Experience as a practitioner in an A&E Department or similar emergency care centre
- Experience of clinical audit
- Experience of research projects
- Leadership skills
- Able to work cooperatively with the multi-disciplinary team
- Able and willing to develop professionally
- Able to use own initiative
- Able to act as a role model
- Able to motivate other team members
- Able to promote a learning environment
- Able to deal with violence, aggression and extreme situations
- Vaccine and immunity status in accordance with UK Department of Health Guidelines
- Able to deal with sensitive issues e.g. sudden death/bereavement, child abuse, domestic violence
- Able to adjust and respond in rapidly changing environments
- Able to work in a calm and organized manner in situations of extreme workload
- Able to undertake home visits
- Hold a current driving licence with business insurance
- Enhanced DBS disclosure
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
Alliance for Better Care CIC
Caterham Valley Medical Practice
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PCN Development Manager
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