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Job Description Emergency Paramedic

Job Summary Emergency Paramedic Jo Description


Assessment, treatment, diagnosis, supplying and administering of medicines, managing, discharging and referring patients in a range of urgent, emergency, critical or out of hospital settings.



Provide effective clinical leadership, development and mentorship to operational personnel, including newly qualified paramedics and students to support the delivery of a high quality patient centred service. Contribute to the development of an integrated approach to the delivery of unscheduled/out of hours care involving all relevant stakeholders including health and social care organisations


Main responsibilities-Job Description Emergency Paramedic


Clinical Responsibilities:


• Undertake the full range of paramedic duties in line with operational instructions.


• Assess, treat, manage or refer, and where appropriate, convey patients according to the nature and severity of their condition to alternative care pathways. As appropriate, provide packages of care to patients at home.


• Carry out paramedic duties commensurate with national clinical practice guidelines and specific PGD’s and guidelines.


• Responsible as an autonomous practitioner using local care pathways associated with local initiatives promoting see and treat, where clinically safe to do so, reducing inappropriate conveyance and subsequent ED admission.


• Ability to organise and manage the scene of a complex incident during initial stages until a Manager/Commander arrives. This could involve organising or managing patients, bystanders or other responding services.



• Undertake duties in relation to major incidents including exercises which may require call out when off duty in accordance with the Major Incident Procedure.


• Modify and adapt working practices to meet the clinical needs of the patient in an emergency and urgent care setting.


• As appropriate, treat refer or discharge patients who access the health service but who do not need hospital admission where clinically safe to do so.


• Participate in the development of an integrated approach to the delivery of emergency and urgent care involving all relevant stakeholders including health and social care organisations.


• Utilise appropriate and relevant information to assist patients, patient advocates or carers to make informed health choices in line with national guidance and the health promotion and prevention agenda.


• Make reasoned decisions regarding initiating, modifying or ceasing treatment or procedures and ensuring accurate documentation of decisions. Being accountable and responsible for clinical decisions made during the course of duty, and seek senior clinical advice where appropriate.


• Ensure compliance with medicines management. Ensures drugs are stored securely and where appropriate stocked according to both national legal frameworks and local policy.


• Make appropriate use of equipment which you are trained on, which may include various types of vehicles, diagnostic, invasive and therapeutic equipment.



Mentorship and Leadership Responsibilities


• Assist with the induction and mentorship of new staff and students ensuring that they are aware of all necessary procedures, policies and information in order to carry out their role effectively.


• Supervise and mentor designated staff and students as required, taking appropriate action in line with procedures if performance falls below expected standards.


• Use appropriate knowledge and skills when working with or mentoring students and new staff to ensure they are competent in undertaking clinical procedures and utilising appropriate equipment.


• As appropriate provide care packages to patients at home ensuring the appropriate level of clinical accountability.



Documentation and Record Keeping


• Ensure the prompt, legible and accurate completion of all patient and incident records, providing a full and accurate record of decision making in accordance with the Caldicott principles, current legislation and regulatory framework.


• Participate in clinical audit and effectiveness processes as required including evaluation of clinical procedures, processes and instructions to ensure the highest standards of service are achieved in the interest of patient care.


Where appropriate, make proposals for change to own working practices and policies within own working area.


• Ensure the sharing of information is always done in compliance with information governance procedures.


• In line with the policies/procedures record information and maintain records of e.g. passengers, journeys, vehicle refuelling and duty hours.


• Complete and submit all necessary reports and notifications as required by Operational, Clinical, Health & Safety and other relevant instructions.


Communication


• Communicate effectively demonstrating compassion, particularly when dealing with people who may have difficulty understanding, for example, but not limited to children, people with learning difficulties and people from different ethnic groups. Adapt communication style accordingly in order to overcome barriers.


• Ensure that informed consent is obtained before undertaking assessment treatment or intervention.


• Participate/attend court, or other legal proceedings, as appropriate.



• Ensure environmental barriers are overcome as far as is reasonably practicable when working at the scene of an incident, maintaining conduct, communication and clinical care in challenging or emotive environments including public places and environments requiring police or other agency support.


• Demonstrate the ability to communicate complicated information when dealing with complex patients and their subsequent care ensuring that this is appropriately passed to relevant parties.


• Effectively communicate sensitive information when dealing with clinical incidents. An example of this is when handing over patients to another healthcare professional and/or when making a safeguarding referral.


• Work with other emergency services


• Maintain timely communications with Control using appropriate information and communication equipment and procedures. Ensure that the Control is aware of operational status and availability at all times and provide initial assessment of specific incidents in line with the procedure.


Vehicle and driving responsibilities


• Drive relevant vehicle types operated by the service that you are trained on in accordance with the emergency vehicle driver training standards and the Highway Code and relevant legislation.


• Carry out vehicle and equipment inspections in line with policies.


• In line with the policy maintain appropriate standards of cleanliness of vehicles, equipment and station, completing documentation as required specified by the local management team.


Personal Development/CPD



• To be responsible for completing provided statutory and mandatory training and undertake CPD to maintain fitness to practice and adherence to the regulatory body Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) standards.


• Identify developmental opportunities within the work context and take part in activities which lead to personal and professional development including undertaking reflective practice.


• Attend supervision and appraisal sessions with line manager and appropriate others, as required.


• Maintain individual scope of practice and professional registration as defined by current HCPC Standards of Proficiency - Paramedics.


• At all times exhibit and comply with the standards of personal and professional conduct and performance as required by HCPC Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics.


General Responsibilities:


• Dynamically assess scene and identify environmental and clinical risks to patients, self and colleagues taking appropriate action to minimise them where possible and ensure safety.


• Identify safeguarding concerns and ensure these are reported and documented in an appropriate manner.


• Have due regard and where practicable maintain the security of operational bases, ambulances and equipment.


• Ensure the safe transfer of patients, to and from vehicles, in line with the policy/procedures.


• Take responsibility for own health and wellbeing, promoting the ongoing care of physical and mental wellbeing in order to meet the requirements of the role.


• Carry out shifts as agreed and detailed


Knowledge Skills Experience Education-Job Description Emergency Paramedic


Qualifications, Accreditations, Education


  • Full manual driving licence, valid in the UK including vehicle categories C1 and B (not B auto.) with no more than 3 penalty points.

  • Trust approved emergency driving qualification

  • HCPC registered Paramedic.

  • Educated to degree/diploma level in Paramedicine or equivalent experience.

  • ALS, PHTLS, PHEC or other advanced clinical courses.

  • Mentorship qualification


Experience

  • Experience in dealing with a diverse range of people in a customer/patient environment.

  • 2 years post registration experience in clinical practice, or less if progressed through the national fast track programme.

  • Successful completion of the NQP period or equivalent previous experience which can be evidenced.

  • Up-to-date continuing professional development portfolio.

  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, responsibility and accountability.

  • Experience of supervision, mentorship and development of a range of clinical staff in relevant practice settings.

  • Healthcare experience within NHS, nursing or voluntary organisation

Knowledge and Skills


Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing in complex, contentious and sensitive situations.

Good interpersonal skills.

Ability to develop and adapt to change.

Problem solving ability.

Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Planning and decision making skills.

Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision.  Able to maintain confidentiality of information.

IT Literacy Skills.

Able to complete clinical and other records to a high standard.



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