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Bank ParaDoc EMT / EAC

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£20.69 to £28.97 an hour Hourly
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Part Time
The ParaDoc Falls team is recruiting for experienced Paramedics and EMTs.

The role offers a good opportunity to those interested in urgent and primary care. You will attend patients that have fallen, or are showing increased risk of falling. Working with the rapid response therapists, you will assess, treat and refer patients across a range to services.

You will need to manage your own workload, and to prioritise patients according to your triage assessment.

You will need to prepare accurate clinical notes for GPs and other clinicians.

The team are friendly and supportive, and there is a lot of scope to learn more around elderly care, and falls specifically.

The role is on a Bank basis, and shifts are available across 7 days a week 08:00-14:00

There are occasional shift vacancies on the ParaDoc Main service too, working with a GP.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for driving the ParaDoc car to and from patients' homes.
  • To be responsible for maintaining the car and ensuring its contents are in good working order including checking and replenishing equipment in the car and doctors case.
  • To ensure the all drug cases are correctly administered and all drugs are signed off appropriately.
  • Attend patients alongside the ParaDoc GP / Therapist.
  • Take clinical lead in the rapid assessment, triage and treatment of all patients.
  • Formulate a coherent and relevant plan of action, including onward referral to LAS/GP/IIT/other care agencies.
  • Work with the ParaDoc GP / Therapist to offer the patient high quality assessments and referrals, including falls assessments.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has recently attained the highest possible rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s on this page.

The person specification below is not the full person specification but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Paramedic qualification and HCPC Registration / registered clinican & registered with regulatory body
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Formal teaching or mentoring qualification
  • Advanced clinical training/ Further Education



  • Experience of working across a variety of multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience in dealing with both acute and non-acute medical situations
  • Operational experience of supporting patients with acute symptoms
  • Experience using a defibrillator, Oxygen and a nebuliser
  • Experience of working across a variety of multidisciplinary teams Experience in dealing with both acute and non-acute medical situations Operational experience of supporting patients with acute symptoms Experience using a defibrillator, Oxygen and a nebuliser Experience as a clinician seeing patients from a wide range of backgrounds



  • Knowledge of pre-hospital care and able to demonstrate credibility
  • Knowledge and understanding of current health and social care agendas
  • Knowledge and understanding of community-based care provision
  • Understanding of Mental Health issues and how these can effect a patients' presentation and risk
  • Knowledge of Basic Life Support
  • Knowledge of how to assist frail patients using pre-existing equipment
  • Good understanding of patient confidentiality medical governance note keeping and surrounding issues
  • Knowledge of how to safely lift, carry and move patients who have fallen.
  • Continued commitment to professional development.


  • Knowledge of Advanced Life Support techniques
  • Knowledge of other Alternative Care Pathways available
  • Understanding of both the constraints and protocols of the London Ambulance Service
  • Knowledge of the City and Hackney area
  • Knowledge and experience of Multi-disciplinary team meetings
  • Knowledge and experience of Long Term Conditions
  • Clinical Audit experience
  • Knowledge and experience of commissioning within NHS

Skills and Abilities


  • Full Clean UK Driving License (No endorsements)
  • Familiar with and competent in using and interpreting a range of medical assessment tools.
  • High level of communication and interpersonal skill
  • Clinical Decision making
  • Confident and persuasive presentation skills
  • Able to work collaboratively with others and within a team
  • Competent and skilled paramedic/clinician
  • Highly motivated to provide and engender the highest standard of professional practice
  • Able and willing to challenge practice


  • Leadership ability
  • Management experience
  • Computer literate on basic operating systems

Other Requirements


  • Commitment and adherence to the Equality Act
  • Understanding of the Trust values
  • Ability to use clinical supervision and case management positively and effectively
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Regard for others and respect for individual rights of autonomy and confidentiality
  • Ability to be self reflective, whilst working with service users, & in own personal and professional development and in supervision
  • Responsible, takes ownership and shows initiative
  • Flexible and available to work different shift patterns
  • Thorough, organised and methodical
  • A desire to help collect and present data in various different forums as part of ParaDoc's promotion. (This may include social media and digital platforms).
  • Ideas on how to continue engaging LAS staff to use and refer to ParaDoc


  • High level of enthusiasm, motivation and ability to enthuse a team

Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Homerton Row


E9 6SR

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