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Urgent Community Response - Senior Paramedic

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Haywards Heath
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum (Pro rata for part time)
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
It's an exciting time for our Urgent Community Response (UCR) Service as we continue to build on our successful model. UCR services work with patients in their homes across West Sussex communities to avoid hospital admissions and support those being discharged home.

Our multidisciplinary teams work flexibly to provide a 7-day service, 365 days a year, between 8am and 8pm. They deliver:
  • A rapid response to people in the community who are experiencing acute episodes of ill-health.
  • A supported discharge service to facilitate timely hospital discharges.
  • Acute reablement for up to 10 days, supporting people to achieve functional goals and work towards independence with activities of daily living.

We are looking for Senior Paramedics to join us, so if you're an ambitious, proactive, and experienced Paramedic looking to be part of a supportive team and use your skills to provide excellent cutting-edge urgent community care, we'd love to hear from you!

Main duties of the job

The focus of this role is delivering holistic assessments, planning, implementing, and evaluating treatment care plans, alongside reviewing care provision.

You will use your clinical expertise and problem-solving skills to support patients and the team. This involves completing clinical assessment, planning and the implementing care for patients including medication management, wound care, catheter care and identifying deteriorating patients.

As a member of the team, you will receive support from members of the multidisciplinary team and participate in the in-service learning programme. While developing your own specialist areas of practice, relevant to the team, you will supervise and support the development of colleagues, including those outside of your professional group and pre-registration students.

You will play an active role in the development of the service through reflective practice, clinical supervision, and quality improvement initiatives. This is a fantastic environment in which to develop your leadership skills through formal and supported training, using these to assist in shaping future clinical practice of the team.

About us

The team works closely with other services within Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust, as well as our wider health and social care community, including acute and community partners, GPs, South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb), adult social care and voluntary and third sector organisations.

Why work for us?
  • Positive 2021 NHS Staff Survey results with compassionate culture and leadership, and support for staff wellbeing, scoring highly
  • Rated 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)
  • Located in stunning Sussex, with easy access to the South Downs and the coast
  • A great variety of working environments, in the community, in patients' homes and in our community hospitals
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Real Living Wage Employer, with great rates of pay
  • Supportive flexible working patterns such as part time, flexi time, annualised hours etc.
  • Supportive team environments
  • Cost-effective and convenient workplace nurseries in Crawley, Hove and Brighton
  • Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Accredited Level 3 Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating inclusive workplaces
  • Access to a wide range of benefits and discounts for NHS staff

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will need to able to drive with a full UK licence and access to a vehicle due to the geographic area covered by the team.

Further information is available in the attached job description and person specification.

If you would like to discuss this role or find out more, you can contact our Operational Team Leads, Claudia Ferreira Mendes 07789 983928,

Person Specification

Qualifications and/ or professional registration


  • Paramedic degree or equivalent and registration with the HCPC
  • Evidence of post registration study


  • Mentorship Module



  • Experience at Band 5
  • Experience in holistic patient assessments
  • Experience of working within the NHS
  • Experience of working within a community setting


  • Evidence of management / supervision
  • Evidence of research in practice
  • Evidence of audit

Other requirements


  • Car driver (Valid Driving License for use in the UK)
  • An understanding of the principles of equal opportunities in relation to staff and patients
  • Willingness to undertake training to develop within the role
  • Insight & understanding of care in the community
  • Access to a vehicle for work purposes


  • Flexible approach to working

Skills and Knowledge


  • Able to work as a team member
  • Able to communicate effectively with patients, families, carers and team members
  • Able to make decisions and have well-developed assessment skills
  • Able to demonstrate organisational and time management skills
  • Able to demonstrate awareness of benefits of interdisciplinary working
  • Able to show understanding of inter-agency liaison
  • Up to date Venepuncture, Cannulation and Catheter skills or willingness to learn
  • Knowledge of respiratory conditions and care, orthopaedic surgery, and the administration of intravenous therapy
  • General surgical knowledge

Employer details

Employer name

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust


Hayworthe Villa

Market Place Boltro Road

Haywards Heath

RH16 1DB

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