Paramedic Practitioner (ECP)

SELDOC Healthcare

The closing date is 12 December 2021

Job summary

To assist in the provision of quality services provided to the patient of SELDOC. The role requires you to function autonomously and within your sphere of competency. You must be able to assess patients, plan their care, administer treatment and discharge them or refer them as appropriate to other healthcare professionals / external agencies. This role will primarily be based in our busy Out of Hours (OOH) service and you will see patients face to face, remotely (via video/phone) and also be required to conduct home visits appropriate to your skill set.

This is an exciting time to join SELDOC as we expand our workforce and drive forward our ambition to increase the clinical skill mix of our organisation. You will be working alongside other Paramedic Practitioners, Pharmacists, Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACP) and GPs.

Main duties of the job

Please see JD attached for in-depth description of this role and what it entails.

If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us.

About us

We are committed to providing quality care to our patients who are often afraid and vulnerable when their GP is closed. We do this by working together.

Working collaboratively is part of SELDOCs DNA, no matter whether you are a duty clinician or an Operations Support Officer. SELDOCs cooperative ethos extends to our workforce and means every staff member is consulted on a regular basis, and your feedback informs our ongoing programme of innovation and service enhancement.

When you join SELDOC, you become part of a motivated team thats dedicated to excellence in patient care and an organisation where your views are valued.

Job description

Job responsibilities

JOB DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: Paramedic Practitioner (ECP)

SALARY: £50,000 FTE + Annual Bonus Scheme

HOURS: Full and Part time opportunities available

RESPONSIBLE TO: Associate Clinical Director

ACCOUNTABLE TO: Medical Director

JOB SUMMARY

To assist in the provision of quality services provided to the patient of SELDOC. The role requires you to function autonomously and within your sphere of competency. You must be able to assess patients, plan their care, administer treatment and discharge them or refer them as appropriate to other healthcare professionals / external agencies. This role will primarily be based in our busy Out of Hours (OOH) service and you will see patients face to face, remotely (via video/phone) and also be required to conduct home visits appropriate to your skill set.

This is an exciting time to join SELDOC as we expand our workforce and drive forward our ambition to increase the clinical skill mix of our organisation. You will be working alongside other Paramedic Practitioners, Pharmacists, Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACP) and GPs.

You will be expected to work within your range of competency to comprehensively assess and treat patients of all age groups with a complete range of presenting complaints. You will have a wide range of clinical support to escalate where required.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Managerial

Assist in orientation and support to new staff

Support junior staff with supervision and development

Communication

Communicate and liaise with all relevant healthcare staff.

Effectively communicate with all patients, relatives, carers and fellow healthcare professionals, ensuring empathy and compassionate care is provided.

Clinical governance

To participate and assist in the systematic monitoring, review and evaluation of practice through clinical audit.

To participate and assist in the setting of standards of patient care based on sound research findings.

Work within SELDOC Healthcare Clinical Governance framework.

Take a personal responsibility to maintain HCPC registration and professional development in line with the expectations of the role.

Promote clinical excellence and best evidence based practice

Maintain confidentiality of information regarding patients, families and friends at all times.

Ensure full and accurate records are maintained and confidentially policy adhered to.

Participates in the reporting of Clinical and Non-Clinical Risk Assessments and incidents.

Assist in the investigation of verbal and written complaints according to Company Policy.

Clinical Professional Responsibilities

Act as a positive role model to staff and patients.

Assess individuals health needs.

Provision of holistic care.

Administer treatment within local guidelines / protocols.

To maintain competencies associated with the role ensuring you are working within your own limitations / scope of practice.

Administer medication within Patient Group Directions

Develop / maintain advanced clinical skills

Referral / sign posting to appropriate health professionals / services.

Provide patient information and education.

Work at all times within the HCPC Code of professional practice.

To participate and assist in the setting of standards of patient care based on sound research findings.

Maintain own personal and professional development plan

Appraise own performance and discuss development needs with mentors, supervisors and line manager. Appraise more junior staff members as applicable to the role / structure.

Participate in regular clinical supervision.

Education and Training

To participate in and deliver training within SELDOC Healthcare

Ensure updated mandatory training requirements are met and equipment training records are maintained.

Quality Issues

Promote clinical excellence and best evidence practice

Participate in annual review of protocols and evidence based documentation.

Participate in Primary Care division clinical audit strategy.

Performance Assessment

Participate fully in an annual appraisal process and agree a personal development plan that will ensure that the objectives of the individual, the team are achieved.

General

Carry out your duties at all times with due regard to the Companys equal opportunities policy.

Data Protection

The post holder must at all times respect the confidentiality of information in line with the requirements of the Data Protection Act. This includes, if required to do so, obtain, process and/or use information held on a computer in a fair and lawful way, to hold data only for the specified registered purposes and to use or disclose data only to authorized persons or organizations as instructed.

This list of duties and responsibilities is by not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to undertake other relevant and appropriate duties as reasonably required.

This job description is subject to regular review and appropriate modification.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Paramedic
  • Evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
  • Post registration qualification in autonomous practice or equivalent

Experience

Essential

  • Proven post registration experience including evidence of working in any of these following clinical areas;
  • Accident & Emergency
  • 999
  • Primary Care environments
  • Minor Injuries / Illness Units
  • Acute specialities
  • Experience of working autonomously
  • Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team

Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Evidence of autonomous working and the skills in physical assessment required, diagnosis and treatment by use of portfolio
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • Basic IT skills
  • Ability to demonstrate clinical expertise and knowledge of audit
  • Demonstrable critical reasoning skills and decision making
  • Demonstrable evidence of multi-professional / multi-agency working
  • Ability to prioritise patient care
  • Perceptive, flexible and effective leadership skills
  • Complete understanding of the medico-legal aspects of the role
  • Fully understanding of equal opportunities, diversity and cultural issue which may arise in the role

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

SELDOC Healthcare

Address

76 Coombe Road

Kingston Upon Thames

Surrey

KT2 7AZ


Employer's website

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

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Date posted

11 May 2021

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£50,000 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

U0005-21-9669

Job locations

76 Coombe Road

Kingston Upon Thames

Surrey

KT2 7AZ


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