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Emergency Department Paramedic / ODP, Band 5

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year per annum
Closing date
10 Jun 2023
We are seeking motivated people who come from a pool of registered health care professionals who have a vested interest in Emergency Care.

Our new multi-million-pound emergency department opens soon and driven with this is new and innovative ways of working.

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust houses two Emergency Departments based at Cheltenham General Hospital and Gloucester Royal Hospital. We are a trauma unit, with a helipad and house multiple specialised surgical and medical services inclusive of hyperacute stroke unit (HASU), 24-hour PPCI, Vascular hub and specialised centre of three counties oncology.

Emergency Care can be a fast paced and demanding environment, but most will agree it is an exciting place to work and no day is ever the same. You will be supported by an established leadership team, in both medical and nursing workforce and will benefit from our practice development team who offer hand on clinical support and our varied in house and external courses.

For Paramedics and ODPs a shift may present you being allocated to our pit stop area, taking bloods and performing initial diagnostics you maybe in one of our new resus rooms accepting a pre-alert call as part of a resuscitation team.

Main duties of the job

1. Highly visible, accessible, authoritative and influential figure on whom staff, patients, families and carers can rely, to ensure the fundamentals of care are delivered effectively and efficiently.

2. The post holder will be expected to perform initial and continued assessment of the unwell patient who presents with acute illness or injury and escalate accordingly within the department.

3. Provide clear clinical support for colleagues, working flexibly as a member of the Emergency department team to ensure standards are being maintained, evaluated and where necessary improved.

4. Deliver the outcomes and measures for patient safety as identified in the Trusts Quality Accounts.

5. Act as an expert clinical resource within the Emergency department utilising specialist knowledge, underpinned by theory and practice experience.

6. Be visible and maintain responsibility for training delivery, ensuring that day to day delivery is timely and safe, supporting the organisation to meet the corporate agenda for example, Care Quality Commission and legislation.

7. Be responsible for ensuring compliance with all RCN, RCEM recommendations and NMC and HCPC professional codes of practice both personally and for the nursing team.

8. Act as a role model for nurses within the department, promoting and demonstrating the standards of care expected. Contribute to nursing teams utilising shared governance to continuously improve standards.

About us

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification on more details on the more information on this position.

Person Specification



  • Hold a registration with the NMC or HCPC with appropriate sub field (Adult, Children or Mental Health with NMC)
  • United Kingdom recognised Diploma, Foundation science degree or Degree in Nursing, Paramedic or OPD


  • Registered Teaching Qualification
  • Paediatric Immediate Life Support or Paediatric Advanced Life Support



  • Experience (through placement or employment) of working in an acute clinical environment
  • Knowledge and experience of Emergency Care


  • Management of acutely unwell presentations

Knowledge/ Skills


  • Able to prioritise own workload and that of others as appropriate
  • To achieve a range of clinical competencies as required fulfilling the role.
  • Personally resilient and able to manage complexity and work in an ambiguous or changing environment
  • Demonstrates ability to use clinical reasoning skills and techniques to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate patient care.

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Gloucestershire Royal



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