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Specialist Paramedic - Urgent Care

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Newport, Isle of Wight
£41,659 to £47,672 Per annum, plus unsocial hours enhancements as worked
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting for an Specialist Paramedic - Urgent Care,who wishes to join #TeamIOWNHS. You should share our passion and drive to ensure that our patients receive quality and compassionate care and work with us to ensure the Trust continues its journey towards great people, great place

We are seeking a Specialist Paramedic Urgent Care (SP) who will provide enhanced clinical support and supervision of staff across a range of clinical settings. Working as an autonomous practitioner within a MDT, you will provide advanced clinical management and coordination of complex and challenging care to patients in clinically demanding situations and environments.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values are Compassion, Accountable, Respect and Everyone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

Why not come and see for yourself the CARE we give to our patients and staff. Apply to be part of our team today.

About us

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trust's beach hut in Ryde. We offer many flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Our 2020-2025 strategy sets out to ensure that we continue to be a provider of excellent and compassionate care. As part of this strategy, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that we recruit and retain the highest quality of talent to provide CARE and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Specialist Paramedic (SP) will primarily be based in the Integrated Hub and will provide enhanced clinical support and supervision of staff across a range of clinical settings. Working as an autonomous practitioner within an MDT, the SP will provide advanced clinical management and co-ordination of complex and challenging care to patients remotely. The SP will affect the correct clinical assessment, treatment and care pathway for a range of patients with emergency and urgent care needs safely and in line with level of training and competency. This will be in accordance with Trust policies, procedures and protocols, national guidelines (e.g. JRCALC), professional body guidelines/codes of conduct and current legislation at all times.

SPs will be selectively targeted and deployed as a primary response, co-responder or additional resource as directed by the communications centre. In addition the post holder will be required to:

Provide leadership and management to more junior clinical staff including supervision and performance management

Provide leadership to other clinicians on duty ensuring patient needs are prioritised appropriately

Actively participate in clinical audit

Actively identify, report and act on any clinical risks

Contribute to and apply policies, procedures and guidelines

Identify educational needs of self and others and proactively meet these needs

Work alongside senior management colleagues to develop and implement innovative ways of working to benefit the whole heath community

Work as an autonomous practitioner within agreed scope of practice, knowledge skills and experience using competencies and either non-medical prescribing or patient group directives (PGDs) to work towards quality care for everyone every time.

Note: This job description is not intended to be exhaustive and other duties may be required in accordance with operational need within the ambulance service that are applicable to the post holder. Duties may be altered from time to time in the light of changing circumstances, and in discussion with the post holder.

Job purpose

To work as an autonomous practitioner as part of a multi professional team in the delivery of the care as directed by the ambulance service.

To manage own caseload in response to unpredictable patterns of work

To provide care and treatment to patients presenting with undifferentiated emergency, urgent and unscheduled care problems, managing patients in, or closer to home, presenting with chronic and long-term conditions, as well as minor or major illness, and minor or major injury

To exhibit an advanced breadth and depth of knowledge combined with critical thinking and expertise in patient assessment, point of care patient diagnostics and clinical interventions which will be supported by an extended scope of practice beyond that required for paramedic or HCPC registration.

To develop knowledge and skills in identified areas of specialist practice and contribute to pan-service education, training, and research and audit activity.

To work to a defined medical model with the attitude, skills and knowledge base to deliver holistic care and treatment within a variety of settings with a broadly defined level of autonomy.

To enhance the patients experience through their emergency, urgent and unscheduled care journey by providing emergency/urgent assessment, diagnosis and treatment.

Provide an operational response/clinical treatment to patients who may have presented through the 999 / 111 systems or through a walk in clinic setting.

To provide emergency clinical scene management, if first on scene in the case of multiple casualties, major incidents etc, in accordance with Trust policy and procedure, until relieved by an appropriate Incident Commander.

To maintain timely communications with the Emergency Operations Centre/Clinical Hub, using any means available and appropriate during operational shifts, ensuring that the Emergency Operations Centre/Clinical Hub is aware of operational availability at all times.

To undertake stand-by duties as directed by the Emergency Operations Centre/Clinical Hub, in accordance with current policies and escalation procedures.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registered paramedic
  • Undertaking modules applicable to obtaining Post Graduate Certificate/Diploma and potentially Masters as an advanced practitioner
  • Accredited blue light driving qualification


  • Leadership qualification
  • Successful obtainment of Post Graduate Diploma



  • Significant pre-hospital experience in both the emergency and primary care setting, working as an autonomous practitioner assessing, diagnosing, treating and discharging the full range of patient ages and presentations both injury and illness.

Employer details

Employer name

Isle of Wight NHS Trust


St Mary's Hospital

Parkhurst Road

Newport, Isle of Wight

PO30 5TG

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