Chapel Street Surgery

01273 517000

Paramedic Practitioner

Job Description –  Paramedic Practitioner

Job Title:                    Paramedic Practitioner (primary care)

Salary:                        Up to £45,000 (dependent on experience)

Hours:                        Flexible

Contract:                    Permanent

Holidays:                   25 days Per annum, plus public holidays. Pro rata

Reports to:                 Medical Director

Location:                    SPC Sites

Who We Are:

Sussex Primary Care (SPC) runs a number of GP Practices across Sussex providing excellent primary care in the heart of the community. We came about in response to a need from GP Partners in local practices who were seeking a different future.

We are a learning organisation that listens to our team of staff, patients and partners to guide our journey in delivering outstanding and innovative primary care.

We are looking for Paramedic Practitioners to work to join our team to help reach our objective in transforming primary care across Sussex.

Main Purpose of Role

The post holder(s) will be actively involved in providing a specialist resource for patients within our group list size in collaboration with other members of the multidisciplinary team.

Job responsibilities will include:

  • Providing patients with remote: triage, assessment and treatment of patients with minor illness and injury as well as exacerbations of common long term conditions, via telephone or video consultation.
  • Signposting – referring patients to specialists in the community, health, social care and voluntary agencies as appropriate.
  • Encouraging patients to take responsibility for managing their own care and treatment where it is safe to do so and provide health education.
  • A holistic approach to patient care, bringing together medical, social and psychological needs.
  • Providing advice and treatment in collaboration with the Duty Doctor where necessary, to manage acute symptoms of chronic long term conditions.
  • Making referrals to secondary care following discussion with the Duty Doctor.
  • Communicating effectively with patients, families, the MDT and wider practice teams.

Continued Job Responsibilities:

  • Minor illness assessment, diagnosis and treatment with access to seek advice, review and onward referral within clinical teams at Sidley Medical Practice.
  • Patients requiring care and onward referral to secondary care to be discussed with available GP and this process to be reviewed ongoing with the Partners.
  • To see patients within clinics at the two surgeries, provide care to patients on domicile visits and to develop skills within triage and telephone consultations.
  • To develop care plans for patients when required and to be involved with the continuity of care of our patients such as in end of life care, chronic disease management as developed and supervised with the Partners.
  • Maintain clinical knowledge and practice to known capabilities and competencies.
  • Ensure registration and qualifications with the Health and Care Professionals Council is maintained.
  • Prescribe/issue medications with suitable prescribing training and supervision and within patient group directives. This is to include with development patient specific instructions such as vaccinations, nebulised medications, oxygen administration and intravenous / muscular medications in medical emergencies.
  • To undertake wound management within competencies and resources available.
  • Undertake the collection of pathological specimens with appropriate training and supervision including intravenous blood sampling, point of care testing and swab collection.
  • To maintain accurate, contemporaneous and concise electronic records within the practice, having received suitable training and supervision in the use of EMIS/SystemOne software and read coding/template submission.
  • Involve in ongoing education within the practice and to support and provide training to staff members as identified.
  • Participate in annual appraisal with audit as identified and to develop and maintain Continuous Professional Development plans.
  • To work collaboratively alongside reception and administration staff and to ensure that service user needs are met.
  • To ensure you have adequate and appropriate indemnity in place.

Administration:

  • Participate in the administrative and professional responsibilities of the practice team.
  • Ensure appropriate mileage claims are made accurately and submitted to the Finance Manager.
  • Ensure all necessary paperwork and registration documentation is completed and submitted to the Quality Assurance Manager.
  • The post holder has a legal responsibility to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, other relevant information and any risk or safety related issues introduced by Sidley Medical Practice in the interests of staff, patients and contractors.
  • The post holder must be aware of their responsibilities under the Health Act 2008 Code of Practice for the Prevention and control of Healthcare Associated Infections.
  • The post holder will be shown how to access relevant polices within the practice during their induction.

SPC Paramedic Practioner Person Specification

 

If you are interested please send your CV for the attention of Belinda to chapelstreet@nhs.net or hand in to Reception. Thank you.

To apply for this job email your details to chapelstreet@nhs.net.