PCN Paramedic

MKGP Plus Ltd

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Job summary

Paramedics work autonomously within the community using their enhanced clinical assessment and treatment skills, to provide first point of contact for patients presenting with undifferentiated, undiagnosed problems relating to minor illness or injury, abdominal pains, chest pains and headaches.

Main duties of the job

They are health professionals who have 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.

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

About us

We will provide a supportive learning environment

We will help you set out and revise specific educational goals

We will support you to receive CPD time commensurate with the requirements of your role

We will ensure appropriate clinical supervision

You will receive regular appraisals

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for full details.

DUTIES AND 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

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

Be able to:

o Perform specialist health checks and reviews

o Perform and interpret ECGs, alongside other results as appropriate

o Perform investigatory procedures as required

o Undertake the collection of pathological specimens including intravenous blood samples, swabs, etc.

o Perform investigatory procedures needed by patients and those requested by GPs and the wider PCN

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Mentorship or supervisory skills training
  • Be aware of data protection (GDPR) and confidentiality issues particularly within a PCN
  • Cognitive behavioural and motivational interviewing approaches / skills

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
  • Full UK driving license

Desirable

  • Pre-reg MSc in a training programme approved by the College of Paramedics
  • Non-medical prescribing qualification
  • Evidence of verification against the paramedic primary care roadmap

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

MKGP Plus Ltd

Address

Whalley Drive

Bletchley

Milton Keynes

Buckinghamshire

MK3 6EN


Employer's website

https://www.mkgp.co.uk/

For help with your application, contact:

MKGP Plus

01908360170

Date posted

22 July 2021

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£40,500 to £42,500 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

U0048-21-2675

Job locations

Whalley Drive

Bletchley

Milton Keynes

Buckinghamshire

MK3 6EN


241 Queensway

Bletchley

Milton Keynes

MK2 2EH


Cobbs Garden

Olney

Buckinghamshire

MK46 5QG


25 Witham Court

Bletchley

Milton Keynes

MK3 7QU


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