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Job Description Paramedic

Job Summary-Job Description Paramedic GP Practices


Required to work in all GP Practices within the PCN. The role will involve working as an autonomous, accountable Paramedic, in the provision of a holistic approach for individuals including assessment, diagnosis and treatment to deliver quality patient services.



Main responsibilities-Job Description Paramedic


Assess and triage patients, including same day triage, and as appropriate provide definitive treatment or make necessary referrals to other members of the PCN or practice team.


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


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


Diagnose and manage both acute 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.


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 attend meetings of relevance as agreed with the post holder’s line manager.


To undertake any other duties commensurate with the post holder’s grade as agreed with the post holder’s 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.


Participate and contribute to clinical meeting


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


Adhere to HCPC Code of Professional Conduct


At all times practice within the scope of professional practice



Safeguarding


All members of staff have a responsibility to ensure the Safeguarding of patients within the organisation.


Ensure knowledge of Safeguarding policies and training is up to date


Confidentiality


In the performance of the duties outlined in this job description, the post-holder will have access to confidential information relating to patients and their carers, member practices, staff and other healthcare workers. All such information from any source is to be regarded as strictly confidential


Information relating to patients, carers, colleagues, other healthcare workers or the business of the organisation may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with the policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data


Keep up to date with IG and GDPR legislation


Health & safety


The post-holder will ensure the promotion and management of their own and others’ health, safety and security as defined in the organisations Health & Safety policy and the Infection Control policy and published procedures.


Equality and diversity


The post-holder will support the equality, diversity and rights of patients, carers and colleagues



Personal/Professional development


The post-holder will participate in any training programme implemented by GP Health Connect Limited/Senior Pharmacist as part of this employment


Quality:


The post-holder will strive to maintain quality within the organisation, and will:

  • Alert other team members to issues of quality and risk

  • Assess own performance and take accountability for own actions, either directly or under supervision

  • Contribute to the effectiveness of the team by reflecting on own and team activities and making suggestions on ways to improve and enhance the team’s performance

  • Develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues

  • Work effectively with individuals in other agencies to meet patients’ needs

  • Effectively manage own time, workload and resources

  • Act corporately as a member of the team and take a shared responsibility for the development of strategy, effectiveness and culture of the team and the organisation

Communication


The post-holder should recognize the importance of effective communication within the team and will strive to:

  • Communicate effectively with team members and other stakeholders, including shareholders, contract holders, subcontractors, practice managers and other practice staff

  • Communicate effectively with patients and carers

  • Recognise people’s needs for alternative methods of communication and respond accordingly

Contribution to the implementation of services

  • Apply relevant policies, standards and guidance of practice within which you work

  • Discuss with other members of the team how the policies, standards and guidelines will affect own work

  • Participate in audit where appropriate


Knowledge Skills Experience Education-Job Description Paramedic


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload efficiently

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment when faced with conflicting pressures

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Fully IT Literate

  • Ability to formulate and implement policies, procedures and protocols with the partners

  • Must possess organisation skills and be able to prioritise workload

  • Able to work both independently and in a team

  • Able to support practice systems and staff teams through periods of change

  • Able to work with external service providers to ensure seamless delivery of care

  • Ability to assess and manage patient risk effectively and safely

  • Well-developed word processing/data collection/IT skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Reflective practitioner

  • Time management and ability to prioritise workload

  • Able to analyse data and information, drawing out implications for the individual patient/impact on care plan

  • Able to establish and maintain effective communication pathways within the organisation, the local PCT and with key external stakeholders

  • Knowledge of Audit principles and evidence of participation in audit/Quality Improvement projects

  • Experience of applying evidence to clinical practice

Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of working autonomously and as part of a team

  • Proven ability to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of their own clinical practice

  • Demonstrable patient assessment skills

  • Demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of related medical conditions, treatments and pharmacology

  • Ability to work autonomously

  • Detailed knowledge of maintaining confidentiality and implementing data protection legislation requirements including information governance

  • Minimum of 5 years post registration experience, will take into account previous non registrational experience, e.g. EMT

  • Evidence of appropriate continuing professional development activity to maintain up-to-date knowledge and on-going competence in all aspects of the role

  • Proven ability to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of their own clinical practice

Knowledge

Essential

  • Understanding and knowledge of policy developments related to the delivery of primary care services including General Practice, the GMS/PMS contract, Clinical Governance, Quality & Outcomes Framework

  • Understanding of systems to gain an understanding of the health needs of the Practice population as they relate to primary care

  • Understanding of evidence-based practice

  • Knowledge of national standards that inform practice (eg National Service Frameworks, NICE guidelines etc)

  • Understanding of equal opportunity and diversity issues

Qualifications

Essential

  • We are looking for:

  • 1- Registered Paramedic Qualification (HCPC)

  • 2- Minimum band 6 or above

  • 3- Substantial autonomous practice experience

  • 4- Experience using PGDs/non-medical prescriber

  • 5- Full UK Driving licence

  • 6- Involvement and leadership in teaching and mentoring learners

  • 7- Effective communicator able to communicate complex and highly

  • sensitive information (oral and written)

  • 8- Ability to work within a team, be part of and to create a positive

  • culture and atmosphere for patients and staff

  • 9- Ability to work autonomously

Desirable

  • Registered Paramedic Qualification (HCPC)- Band 6 or above

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