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Paramedic

Employer
East London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Luton
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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Profession
Paramedic
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Full Time
Kingsway and Bramingham Medical Centre is seeking a qualified and dedicated paramedic to join our dynamic team. We are committed to providing exceptional healthcare services to our community, and we believe that hiring talented professionals is essential to achieving this goal. As a paramedic at our medical centre, you will play a crucial role in delivering high-quality care and ensuring the well-being of our patients.

Main duties of the job

  • Acute on the day response: Respond promptly to medical acute minor illness within the medical centre and surrounding areas. Assess the situation, provide necessary medical interventions, and ensure the safe transportation of patients to appropriate healthcare facilities if required.
  • Patient Assessment: Conduct thorough assessments of patients' conditions, including vital signs monitoring, medical history review, and physical examinations. Utilise clinical judgment to determine the appropriate course of action and provide timely interventions
  • Treatment and Interventions: Administer medications, perform advanced medical procedures, and provide emergency treatments as per established protocols and guidelines. Collaborate with physicians and other healthcare professionals to develop comprehensive care plans for patients.
  • Documentation: Maintain accurate and detailed documentation of patient assessments, treatments provided, and medical interventions performed. Ensure all records are kept confidential and in compliance with regulatory standards.
  • Patient Education: Communicate effectively with patients and their families, providing clear instructions regarding their medical conditions, treatments, and follow-up care.
  • Continuous Learning: Stay updated on the latest advancements in emergency medical services and participate in ongoing training and professional development activities. Maintain current certifications and licenses required for the role.


  • About us

    The organisation and delivery of primary care services in ELFT is being re-visioned to reflect an aspiration to deliver services in a more integrated manner in collaboration with internal and external partners. To this end the portfolio of primary care services provided directly by the Trust is expanding and the model of service delivery is changing to include more direct participation of service users. Directly provided primary care services range from specialist homeless practices to mainstream general practices and are located across a wide and diverse geography including central London and Bedfordshire.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please for further information, kindly refer to the job description and person specification attached to this vacancy.

    Person Specification

    Knowledge and Skills

    Essential

    • Understanding of issues and developments in Primary Care
    • Advanced clinical practice skills.
    • Accountability of own role and other roles in a practitioner -led service.
    • Local and national health policy.
    • Wider health economy.
    • Clinical governance issues in primary care.
    • Patient group directions and associated policy
    • Management of patients with complex needs
    • Previous experience of discharge, planning and tracking patients who are admitted to the acute sector
    • Excellent communication skills, including a holistic and empathic approach


    Desirable

    • Knowledge of local health economy and developments
    • Experience of using SystmOne or other clinical data bases
    • Examination, Assessment and Diagnostic skills
    • Ability to apply clinical theory to practice Innovation and change management skills
    • Audit experience Identification of unmet health needs and programmes of health promotion and prevention of ill health


    Education/ Qualification/ Training

    Essential

    • Emergency care Practitioner trained to degree level with evidence of Continued Professional development Extended and supplementary prescribing
    • Post graduate diploma in n either Minor Illness or A& E care or equivalent.
    • Qualification in advanced practice at masters level


    Experience

    Essential

    • Minimum of 2 years' experience in either primary care, A& E or an acute setting.
    • Minor Illness / Triage care
    • Home visit assessment of patients
    • Previous experience of Autonomous practice in a community or practice setting


    Desirable

    • Management of chronic disease conditions in general practice, i.e. Diabetes, Asthma/COPD, Heart Disease, Dementia
    • Previous experience in developing service provision


    Principle Characteristics

    Essential

    • Positive and professional attitude towards work and colleagues
    • Articulate
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Enjoy working as part of team with ability to make positive contributions towards overall practice development
    • lexible approach to accommodate service need


    Employer details

    Employer name

    East London NHS Foundation Trust

    Address

    Kingsway and Bramingham Medical Centre

    Luton

    LU4 8BY

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

    363-PC6053445

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