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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.

  • 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

  • Job Description IT Communications Officer

    Summary of role-Job Description IT Communications Officer To ensure that Digital Innovation and Technology Services communicates accurately and effectively about their IT services, with a focus on user needs. Main Responsibilities-Job Description IT Communications Officer Strategy and Planning 1. Understand the organisational and customer IT needs and deliver relevant communications. Service Development and Delivery 2. Design and deliver digital and social media content to promote or inform users about IT services. 3. Create a newsletter for distribution to Digital Innovation and Technology Services staff. 4. Support communications for IT projects. 5. Have an awareness of design principles and following branding guidelines. Teamwork and Motivation 6. Work with DITS teams to collate information required for the newsletter. 7. Work with teams external to DITS to deliver effective communications. 8. Work with the Projects team to support IT project communications. 9. Seek out opportunities where communication needs improvement. Communication and Collaboration 10. Collaborate with teams within DITS and other members of Customer Support Services to ensure communications are delivered when required and to a high standard. 11. Work with staff in Communications and External Relations, and other departments to support some of the communications that needs to be delivered into the wider and marketing campaigns. 12. Deliver and participate in the sharing of knowledge amongst the Customer Experience Team. Investigation, Analysis and Research 13. Investigate user needs to deliver communications in the right way, for the right services to the right people. 14. Research the variety of different ways to deliver marketing messages and select the ones most relevant for each service and audience. 15. Keep abreast of new developments, approaches, and good practice across the sector. Knowledge Skills Experience Education-Job Description IT Communications Officer Qualifications/Training Hold a degree in an IT or Marketing discipline or equivalent experience. Experience/Knowledge Background in marketing or delivery of communications campaigns. Experience of collating information from disparate sources and producing consistent and easily readable content. Experience of tailoring marketing messages to different audiences via a variety of channels. Interest in or experience of working in an IT environment. Experience of user needs analysis. Experience of using web content management systems to produce web pages. Experience of seeking content and writing newsletters. Skills/Abilities Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent written English with the ability to write in a clear, accurate, concise and engaging way. Ability to build and maintain good working relationships with a wide variety of people at all levels. Strong administrative and organisational skills. Exceptional attention to detail. Competent using Microsoft Office and other software tools. The ability to manage competing priorities and work to deadlines in a busy environment. The ability to work independently or as part of a team Other Desirable Ability to meet the requirements of UK ‘right to work’ legislation. Flexibility in working arrangements.

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