Paramedic

Job Details

Suffolk Primary Care

The closing date is 08 November 2023

Job summary

Comprising of Derby Road and Pinewood Surgeries, Derby Road Practice is an inclusive, friendly, flexible, forward thinking, multi-disciplinary primary care team looking to recruit a PCN paramedic to join our expanding PCN team. As a training practice, we will support, train and professionally develop the right individual who can help us meet our patients needs.

Our surgeries have a relatively low visit request rate, so although we need the ability for you to visit patients in their own homes, your main work will be minor illness clinics held on site. You will be supported by our teams of experienced GPs, Advanced Nurse Practitioners and practice Pharmacists. We have recently introduced the Ask My GP online patient consultation portal which gives clinicians the flexibility to plan and manage their own day.

A prescribing qualification would be desirable though not essential. We would very much support any candidate wishing to obtain a prescribing qualification.

Derby Road Practice is part of the East Suffolk Primary Care Network. The network is an innovative partnership of 11 practices across East Suffolk providing care to more than 110,000 patients. The collaboration sees the sharing of resources and working together to ensure patients continue to receive the highest quality of healthcare.

Shortlisting will be on 9th November with interviews 15th November.

The interview panel will consist of a minimum of 2 people.

Main duties of the job

Provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment at first point of contact by attending to patients according to their needs either in the practice sites or patients homes. Act as an autonomous clinician, with the support and guidance from the GPs

Proactively identify, diagnose and manage treatment plans for patients at risk of developing a long-term condition (as appropriate).

Diagnose and manage both acute and chronic conditions, integrating both drug and non-drug based treatment methods into a management plan.

Accurately triage and prioritise patients, including in emergency situations, demonstrating the use of a variety of techniques to elicit the history of an event/illness, including past medical and drug history.

Recognise, assess and refer patients presenting with mental health needs

About us

SPC is an innovative partnership of Suffolk GP surgeries.

Doctors and practice staff share resources and work together to ensure patients continue to receive high quality healthcare.

Suffolk Primary Care is committed to a policy of equal opportunities in employment. Applicants will ideally be fully vaccinated against Covid.

Benefits of working for SPC include:

NHS Pension Scheme

The NHS Pension Scheme is a defined benefits scheme

Life insurance

Family benefits including an adult dependents pension and childrens pension

Ill health benefits

20% employer contribution

Electric Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme

No deposit

No credit check

Fully comprehensive insurance

Servicing and tyres

Breakdown cover

Up to £2,000 contribution from SPC subject to conditions

Proper Pay & Cost of Living Benefits

Living Wage Foundation Accredited

GP Remote Working

Eye Care Vouchers Health Service Discounts

Annual Leave – Minimum 33 days including bank holidays FTE with enhancements for long service

Enhanced Maternity & Paternity terms

High street discounts through our own online portal

Technology and Homewares Salary Sacrifice schemes with Currys and John Lewis

Cycle to Work Salary Sacrifice Scheme

Gym Salary Sacrifice Scheme

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Summary

To provide a high-quality, cost-effective service to the patients of Derby Road who are part of Suffolk Primary Care diagnosing and prescribing treatments and medication while working within defined procedures and protocols as laid down by the GPs.

To work as part of a clinical team, with GPs, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Physician Associates, Practice Nurses and Healthcare Assistants.

To be responsible for seeing patients and visiting patients in their place of residence, who present with a wide range of minor illness, urgent and same day requests for treatment and chronic disease management; providing care for the presenting patient from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of care.

 

The post holder will need to demonstrate safe, clinical decision-making and expert care, including assessment and diagnostic skills. There will be the need to prioritise and triage the needs of patients accordingly making any necessary referrals for investigations in the appropriate manner.

Key Responsibilities

Provide assessment, diagnosis and treatment at first point of contact by attending to patients according to their needs either in the practice sites or patients homes. Act as an autonomous clinician, with the support and guidance from the GPs

Proactively identify, diagnose and manage treatment plans for patients at risk of developing a long-term condition (as appropriate).

Diagnose and manage both acute and chronic conditions, integrating both drug and non-drug based treatment methods into a management plan.

Accurately triage and prioritise patients, including in emergency situations, demonstrating the use of a variety of techniques to elicit the history of an event/illness, including past medical and drug history.

Recognise, assess and refer patients presenting with mental health needs

Telephone triage as appropriate for clinics and home visits and provide access to GPs as necessary.

Evaluate clinical information from examination and history taking and initiate appropriate treatment and / or referral, including admission to hospital if required.

Signpost appropriately to other services in the identified healthcare pathway and to refer patients to appropriate care settings, within locally agreed healthcare pathways.

Maintain accurate and systematic documentation of patient interactions and clinical care provided, including adverse events.

Advise and support members of the public on healthy lifestyles, health promotion and disease prevention.

Provide clinical advice to other members of the team where appropriate.

Support the GPs in other duties as required for example assisting with ECGs or other nursing duties where a nurse is not available.

Responsibilities underpinning the role

To develop and facilitate a good working relationship with practice and community teams.

To plan and organise own workload, and to support colleagues as well as patients and carers.

To work closely and in partnership with the Social Prescribing Link Worker(s) or social prescribing service provider and Health and Wellbeing Coach(es).

To enrol in, undertake or qualify from appropriate training as set out by the Personalised Care Institute.

To attend meetings of relevance as agreed with the post holders line manager.

To undertake any other duties commensurate with the post holders grade as agreed with the post holders line manager.

Professional

Input to and extract information from clinical IT system.

Work collaboratively with other members of the health care team such as the, staff in Care Homes, Ambulance Service, and Secondary Care etc.

Ensure that the wellbeing of patients and staff is maintained in accordance with Practice policies. To undertake clinical audits in line with the organisations clinical audit plan, and to participate as required in equipment testing and other research.

Contribute to the analysis of information to inform future development of the service.

Participate and contribute to clinical meetings

Identify risks to service provision and highlight them to the Clinical Lead.

Work within the requirements of Data Protection legislation as it applies to patient records.

Adhere to HCPC Code of Professional Conduct and at all times practice within the scope of professional practice

Maintain current professional registration and indemnity

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Paramedic with HCPC
  • Minimum of three years post registration with demonstrable experience of using diagnostic skills
  • Experience of dealing with vulnerable patients

Desirable

  • Advanced Clinical Practitioner or Advanced Level functional assessment qualification
  • Demonstrates accountability for delivering professional expertise and direct service provision
  • Assessor/Mentorship course
  • Evidence of working in a community/primary care setting
  • Experience in teaching & supporting junior staff/students

Experience

Essential

  • Able to provide clear and useful guidance and reports on complex matters to stakeholders at all levels
  • Evidence of excellent clinical record keeping
  • Ability to support patients during acute episodes of illness and to self-manage long term conditions where feasible.
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills including diplomatic and negotiation skills
  • Able to work under pressure and to meet deadlines
  • Able to articulate personal development needs
  • Ability to reflect & appraise own performance
  • Ability to relate to people from differing backgrounds

Desirable

  • Excellent motivational and influencing skills

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

Suffolk Primary Care

Address

Derby Road Practice

52 Derby Road

Ipswich

IP3 8DN

Employer’s website

http://suffolkprimarycare.uk

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