MKGP Plus Ltd
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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
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
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
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.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
MKGP Plus Ltd
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22 July 2021
£40,500 to £42,500 a year