Paramedic (PCN)

Newham Health Collaborative

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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen at the Primary Care Network in Newham for an experienced paramedic to work in general practice seeing patients in surgery and carrying out home visits for housebound patients. The successful candidate will provide a paramedic service to the patients of 6-7 of the practices within the PCN.

The closing date for applications is 31 August 2021, however, we reserve the right to close the advert earlier due to volume of applications.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work closely with the clinical, management and administrative team and frequently interact with local GPs and registered patients. We are looking for an experienced paramedic work autonomously within the community at an advanced level of practice, using his/her enhanced clinical assessment and treatment skills, to provide the first point of contact for patients presenting with undifferentiated, undiagnosed problems relating to minor illness or injury, abdominal pains, chest pains and headaches. We are looking for an experienced professional who practices at an advanced level having the capability to make sound judgements in the absence of full information and to manage varying degrees of risk when there are complex, competing or ambiguous information or uncertainty.

About us

Newham Health Collaborative Ltd (NHC) is a GP federation representing all the GP practices within the Newham borough boundaries. This covers a population of approximately 400,000 patients. We are established as a limited company, wholly owned by our 46 GP practice members.

Since October 2021, NHC is providing patient-facing services at different locations in the Newham Borough. The Administrator & Medical Secretary needs to work with a wide range of clinical and non-clinical staff. Establish and maintain effective communication and information sharing between different GP practices, hospital specialty, patients and clinicians.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Assess and triage patients, including same day triage, and as appropriate provide definitive treatment or make necessary referrals to other members of the PCN team

1.2. Advise patients on general healthcare and promote self-management where appropriate, including signposting patients to other community or voluntary services.1.3. Be able to:

a. perform specialist health checks and reviews

b. perform and interpret ECGs; alongside other results as appropriate

c. perform investigatory procedures as required

d. undertake the collection of pathological specimens including intravenous blood samples, swabs, etc.

e. perform investigatory procedures needed by patients and those requested by GPs and the wider PCN

1.4. Support the delivery of anticipatory care plans and lead certain community services (e.g. monitoring blood pressure and diabetes risk of elderly patients living in sheltered housing)

1.5. Provide an alternative model to urgent and same day home visits for the PCN and undertake clinical audits

1.6. Communicate at all levels across PCNs and other organizations, ensuring effective, patient-centred service

1.7. Communicate proactively and effectively with all colleagues across the multi-disciplinary team, attending and contributing to meetings as required

1.8. Collaborate with other members of the PCN including doctors, nurses and other AHPs, accepting referrals and referring to them for specialist care

1.9. Maintain accurate and contemporaneous health records appropriate to the consultation, ensuring accurate completion of all necessary documentation associated with patient health care and registration with the practice

1.10. Prescribe, issue and review medications as appropriate following policy, patient group directives, NICE (national) and local clinical guidelines and local care pathways. This will be done in accordance with evidence-based practice and national and practice protocols, and within scope of practice

1.11. Work with patients in order to support compliance with and adherence to prescribed treatments

1.12. Provide information and advice on prescribed or over-the-counter medication on medication regimens, side-effects and interactions

1.13. Assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate treatment/interventions and care for patients presenting with an undifferentiated diagnosis, and patients with complex needs

1.14. Clinically examine and assess patient needs from a physiological and psychological perspective, and plan clinical care accordingly

1.15. Prioritise health problems and intervene appropriately to assist the patient in complex, urgent or emergency situations, including initiation of effective emergency care

1.16. Diagnose and manage both acute and chronic conditions, integrating both drug- and non-drug-based treatment methods into a management plan

Support patients to adopt health promotion strategies that promote healthy lifestyles, and apply principles of self-care

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) Level 7 or Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCOF) Level 11.

Desirable

  • Pre-reg MSc in a training programme approved by the College of Paramedics.
  • Non-medical prescribing qualification.
  • Full UK driving license.

Experience

Essential

  • Experience in managing a designated caseload using theoretical and practical experience, completing assessments, planning, implementing interventions, and evaluating outcomes aligned to care plans.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft and GP practice and prescribing data monitoring systems.
  • Ability to write comprehensive clinical notes, implement and evaluate care plans.

Desirable

  • Working towards advanced clinical practitioner status.
  • Mentorship or supervisory skills training.
  • Ability to undertake nails surgery assessments, procedure and post-operative care.
  • Be aware of data protection (GDPR) and confidentiality issues particularly within a PCN.
  • Cognitive behavioural and motivational interviewing approaches / skills.

Analysis Skills

Essential

  • Ability to evidence a sound understanding of the NHS principles and values.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret complex/ often incomplete.
  • Information, preempt and evaluate issues, and recommend and appropriate course of action to address the issues.

Desirable

  • Experience of working within a primary care setting.
  • Evidence of working across organisational boundaries within health and social care.
  • Independent thinker with good judgement, problem-solving and analytical skills.

Communication

Essential

  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, able to. influence and persuade others articulating a balanced view and able to constructively question information.
  • Ability to negotiate effectively.
  • Build effective relationships with a range of stakeholders which are based on openness, honesty trust and confidence.

Desirable

  • Clear communicator with excellent writing, report writing and presentation skills; capable of constructing and delivering clear ideas and concepts concisely and accurately for diverse audiences
  • Evidence of success in efficient and effective project and programme management.
  • Evidence of inspiring and motivating teams with the ability to communicate passionately, effectively and persuasively across a diverse set of stakeholders.

Personal attributes & abilities

Essential

  • Strong and inspirational leadership.
  • Ability to co-ordinate and prioritise workloads able to multi-task as well as be self-disciplined and highly motivated.

Desirable

  • High degree of personal credibility, emotional intelligence, patience and flexibility.
  • Ability to cope with unpredictable situations.
  • Confident in facilitating and challenging others.
  • demonstrates a flexible approach in order to ensure patient care is delivered.

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

Newham Health Collaborative

Address

1st Floor Vicarage Lane Health Ctr

10 Vicarage Lane

Stratford

E15 4ES


Employer's website

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

For help with your application, contact:

Asma Karim

asma.karim@nhs.net

Date posted

09 August 2021

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£48,048 a year

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

2 years

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

E0006-21-6658

Job locations

1st Floor Vicarage Lane Health Ctr

10 Vicarage Lane

Stratford

E15 4ES


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