PCN Specialist/Advanced Paramedic

Primary Integrated Community Services

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Job summary

Arnold and Calverton Primary Care Network is seeking an experienced Specialist/Advanced Paramedic to work collaboratively with healthcare professionals and patients within primary care to provide a holistic approach for individuals when assessing, treating and managing their conditions and illnesses.

PICS are supporting our Paramedic to develop their skills and knowledge in line with (the FCP Roadmap/ First Contact Practitioners & Advanced Practitioners in Primary Care (Paramedic): A Roadmap to Practice/PICS competencies.

You will be based within Arnold and Calverton Primary Care Network (PCN) covering:

  • Stenhouse Medical Centre, NG5 7BP
  • The Calverton Practice, NG14 6FP
  • Highcroft Surgery, NG5 7BQ

Arnold and Calverton PCN has a patient population in excess of 33,000. You will be part of a wider team of Paramedics and supported by our Paramedic Clinical Lead who is on the PICS leadership team.

Main duties of the job

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Managing and treating patients presenting with minor illness
  • Use advanced clinical skills to provide education to service users promoting self-care and empowerment so they can make informed choices about treatment
  • Visit elderly and frail patients at their homes and within care home settings

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Registered EC or Paramedic
  • Master’s degree in Advanced Clinical Practice or equivalent
  • Active HCPC professional registration

About us

Benefits of working for PICS

We offer a comprehensive package which includes:

  • Part of a team of experienced practitioners and supported by a Paramedic Clinical Lead who will help support your professional development
  • 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 PURPOSE

  • The role will provide a Specialist / Advanced Paramedic resource for health care professionals and service users, working in collaboration with other members of the Multidisciplinary Team.
  • To work within the community, as an autonomous, accountable, Specialist / Advanced Paramedic, in the provision of a holistic approach for individuals including assessment, management and treatment, to deliver high quality patient services.
  • To visiting elderly and frail patients at their homes and within a care home setting
  • To assess, manage, treat, refer and/or signpost patients/service users who at-tend surgery with undifferentiated or undiagnosed condition relating to minor illness or minor injury.
  • The post holder will use advanced clinical skills to provide education to service users, promoting self-care and empower them to make informed choices about their treatment.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Managing and treating patients presenting with minor illness
  • Patients with problems needing referral to secondary care should be discussed with the registered GP before making such referral
  • Ensure clinical practice is safe and effective and remains within boundaries of competence, and to acknowledge limitations
  • Advise patients on general health care and minor ailments, with referral to other members of the primary and secondary health care team as necessary
  • Work from the surgery and within communities as an autonomous practitioner caring for patients and families
  • Work as an autonomous practitioner, in accordance with the Health and Care Professions Council. Ensure that personal and professional clinical standards are maintained
  • Undertake assessment for patients within the community and those attending the surgery, using diagnostic skills and initiation of investigations where appropriate
  • Prescribe/issue medications as appropriate following policy, patient group directives NICE (national) and local clinical guidelines and local care pathways.
  • Formally and informally impart knowledge and skills to colleagues promoting peer review and best practice within the work environment
  • Communicate at all levels within the 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 de-livery of high-quality patient care
  • Triage and treat patients wishing to see a health care professional, making any necessary referrals to other members of the primary health care team
  • 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
  • Pathological specimens and investigatory procedures
  • Undertake the collection of pathological specimens including intravenous blood samples, swabs etc. Perform investigatory procedures needed by patients and those requested by the GPs

Other responsibilities are subjected to:

  • Administrative and professional responsibilities
  • Training and personal development
  • Liaison
  • Meetings
  • Confidentiality
  • Equality and diversity
  • Personal/professional development
  • Quality
  • Communication
  • Contribution to the implementation of services

Please download the supporting documentation for full role details and to assist with your application.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Please provide details of your CPD, using examples where necessary.
  • Please provide your registration number of your HCPC professional registration.

Experience

Essential

  • Please provide detailed information of how you feel that your experience is suitable for this role; please provide examples to support your application referring to the job description and person specification for guidance.

Knowledge and skills

Essential

  • Please provide detailed information of how you feel that your knowledge and skills are suitable for this role; please provide examples to support your application referring to the job description and person specification for guidance.

Personal qualities

Essential

  • Please provide details for why you would be a great fit for this role and why you have decided to apply.

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

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

Arnold and Calverton Primary Care Network

Nottingham

NG5 7BP


Employer's website

http://picsnhs.org.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Carol Pape

c.pape@nhs.net

Date posted

29 April 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

Negotiable £40,057 - £45,839 per annum

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

E0220-22-6993

Job locations

Arnold and Calverton Primary Care Network

Nottingham

NG5 7BP


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