PCN Paramedic

Primary Integrated Community Services

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Job overview

We have an exciting opportunity for a PCN Paramedic to join our dynamic team. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about providing high quality care.

PICS are supporting Paramedics to develop their skills and knowledge in line with the newly introduced Health Education England, First Contact Practitioners & Advanced Practitioners in Primary Care (Paramedic): A Roadmap to Practice.

You will be based within Arrow Health PCN; you will work closely with GP Practices and Care Homes within the primary care network. GP Practices include Westdale Lane Surgery, Daybrook Medical Practice, The Ivy Medical Group, Peacock Practice, Plains View Surgery and Unity Surgery. You will be part of a wider team of Paramedics and supported by the PCN and PICS.

Main duties of the job

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assessing and treating patients presenting with minor or acute illnesses in their own place of residence.
  • Triage and treat patients, making any necessary referrals to other members of the primary health care team or organise admission if required.
  • Ensure clinical practice is safe and effective and remains within boundaries of competence, and to acknowledge limitations

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Active and relevant professional registration with HCPC
  • Evidence of relevant CPD

About us

Benefits of working for PICS

We offer a comprehensive package which includes:

  • Part of the NHS Pension Scheme or an alternative government based scheme (based on eligibility) with generous employer contributions
  • Competitive salaries with clear progression pathways referenced to NHS Agenda for Change
  • Fully integrated with NHS IT systems
  • Generous annual leave entitlement which references NHS Agenda for Change and recognises previous NHS service
  • On appointment 27 days plus 8 days bank holiday entitlement
  • After 5 years 29 days plus 8 days bank holiday entitlement
  • After 10 years 33 days plus 8 days bank holiday entitlement
  • Competitive leave entitlement that includes sickness pay and maternity leave
  • Join a caring culture and a company of can do experts

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job summary:

  • The role is for a Paramedic to support primary care as part of an acute home visiting team that operates during the working day, Monday to Friday.
  • The clinician will work as part of the Acute Home Visiting team but with close collaborative working with other members of the Multidisciplinary Team and support from GPs.
  • To work within the community, as an autonomous, accountable Paramedic.
  • To provide holistic care for individuals including assessment, diagnosis and management
  • To refer and/or signpost patients in their own home or care home to other allied health professionals for example community COPD nurses, Social prescribers etc.
  • The post holder will use advanced clinical and communication skills to provide education to patients, promoting self-care and empower them to make informed choices about their treatment.
  • Care occasionally may need to be provided in other settings as required.

Job responsibilities:

  • Assessing and treating patients presenting with minor or acute illnesses in their own place of residence.
  • Triage and treat patients, making any necessary referrals to other members of the primary health care team or organise admission if required.
  • Ensure clinical practice is safe and effective and remains within boundaries of competence, and to acknowledge limitations
  • Advise patients on maintaining health and refer to allied services when a health promotion need is identified.
  • Communicate at all levels within the multidisciplinary team ensuring an effective service is delivered
  • Maintain accurate, contemporaneous healthcare records appropriate to the consultation
  • Ensure evidenced-based care is delivered at the highest standards ensuring delivery of high-quality patient care
  • Work within local policies and procedures
  • Enhance own performance through Continuous Professional Development, imparting own knowledge and behaviours to meet the needs of the service
  • Achieve and demonstrate agreed standards of personal and professional development in order to meet the needs of the service
  • Participate in the audit process, evaluation and implementing plans and practice change in order to meet patient need
  • Actively participate in mentoring and supervision, plus practice-derived CPD opportunities
  • Contribute positively to the effectiveness and efficiency of the team and work colleagues
  • Take responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and work with other team members to ensure they are protected

A more exhaustive list of job responsibilities and necessary skills, experience and qualifications can be found in our Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Circumstances

Essential

  • Car owner/driver, with exclusive access to a vehicle
  • Ability to work alone in the primary care setting

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to manage and prioritise workload.
  • Ability to work flexibly in core hours to meet the needs of the service.
  • Proven ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Sound organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Basic IT skills in word processing and e-mail.
  • Record keeping skills.

Knowledge

Essential

  • Understanding of health education/promotion.
  • Understanding of Confidentiality and the Data protection Act
  • Understanding of clinical governance and its significance and impact upon practice.
  • Ability to participate in audit and standard setting
  • Awareness of equality and valuing diversity principles

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience in using I.T. based patient documentation systems.
  • Evidence of experience / competency in the form of a professional portfolio.
  • Able to professionally and appropriately challenge differing opinions as a patient advocate.

Desirable

  • Experience of clinical supervision
  • Experience of working in Primary and Community Care

Qualifications

Essential

  • Active and relevant professional registration with HCPC
  • Evidence of relevant CPD

Desirable

  • BSc in a training programme approved by the College of Paramedics
  • Masters degree in Advanced Clinical Practice or equivalent
  • Advanced Life Support Provider
  • Independent Non-Medical Prescribing Qualification

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (opens in a new window). From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants (opens in a new window).

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

Primary Integrated Community Services

Address

Unit H4 Ash Tree Court

Nottingham Business Park

Nottingham

Nottinghamshire

NG8 6PY


Employer's website

http://picsnhs.org.uk/


Date posted

25 March 2021

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£38,890 to £44,503 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

E0220-21-2923

Job locations

Unit H4 Ash Tree Court

Nottingham Business Park

Nottingham

Nottinghamshire

NG8 6PY


Plains View Surgery

57 Plains Road

Nottingham

NG3 5LB


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