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UCR Paramedic - Whitchurch

Employer
Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust
Location
Whitchurch
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Profession
Paramedic
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin Urgent Community Response & Virtual Wards service. The post will form part of a seven day service based within one of the Trust's locality teams. The service provides patients who are experiencing an acute change in their health a safe and effective alternative to hospital admission, supported by a mixture of face to face visits and digital technology.

We are looking for a Registered Paramedic who shares our passion for providing excellent quality of care and can help devise & deliver a recommended and agreed treatment/care plan to service users in their own home. The post holder will have full access to the Multidisciplinary Team including consultant, GP, Pharmacist, Nurses, Therapists, and Health Care Support Workers.

Main duties of the job

As a service which is at the forefront of the NHS Long Term Plan agenda to develop, the Urgent Community Response and Virtual Wards services aim to improve our local system responsiveness to managing community health crisis response services, the role on offer represents an ideal opportunity for a Registered Paramedic to join the established Multidisciplinary Team and continue to help shape our future. Working alongside medics, social workers, therapists, and in partnership with GPs, Shropdoc, 111, WMAS, the Local Authority and other healthcare professionals your role will be to ensure the continuation of a seamless service to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions.

The successful applicants will require the appropriate skills and knowledge and be registered with the HPCP as well as share the Trusts vision to provide assessment and delivery of comprehensive, holistic, evidence-based nursing and care support for the management of acutely unwell patients referred to the team.

You will also need to be flexible to work rotas between 08:00-20:00, 7 days a week including bank holidays, to meet the service needs. You may on occasion be required to work in alternative community locations to meet the service requirements.

As part of your role and to further develop your clinical skills, the service is also committed to providing clinical support, continuous professional development & training.

About us

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust provides community-based health services for adults and children in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, and some services in surrounding areas too. These range from district nursing, health visiting and running four community hospitals through to providing very specialist community care through talented and dedicated staff.

Patients, carers and the public play a vital role in helping us to develop and improve our services and we are constantly looking for ways to work with local communities, patients and the public to innovate and improve. Have a look at the Have Your Say section of our website to find out how you can feed back your experiences and help us to continually improve.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust is an exciting place to work. It offers a wide range of employment opportunities for many people.

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust positively encourages applications from all areas of the community, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. We are committed to ensuring people who work for the community trust have a good working life - and a good work life/home life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Descriptions and Person Specification for full details. This is included as an attachment.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered HCPC Paramedic Qualification.
  • Health Assessment and Examination in clinical practice or equivalent or a willingness to work towards within 2 years of commencing post in accordance with funding and course availability.
  • Extended/Supplementary Non-Medical Prescribing Qualification or willingness to work towards within 2 years of commencing post in accordance with funding and course availability.
  • Minor Illness and Minor Injuries (level 6) course or willingness to work towards within 2 years of commencing post in accordance with funding and course availability.
  • Should demonstrate an up-to-date record of CPD of mixed activities which have contributed to practice development.


Experience

Essential

  • Evidence of post-qualification personal and professional development.
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism, responsibility, and accountability.
  • Experience of supervision, mentorship, and development of a range of clinical staff in relevant practice settings.


Knowledge

Essential

  • Demonstration of core Paramedic skills relating to cannulation, delivery of IV medications, airway management and stepwise approach to patient assessment using CAcBCDE approach - or demonstration of own scope of practice and willingness to undertake Trust training in other skills as deemed necessary for the role.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing in complex contentious and sensitive situations.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to develop and adapt to change.
  • Problem solving ability.
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.


Employer details

Employer name

Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust

Address

Whitchurch Community Hospital

Claypit Street

Whitchurch

SY13 1NT

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

825-6142291-OPS

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