NHS Paramedic (Band 5) Newly Qualified North West United Kingdom via Workplace Doctors on a fixed term / permanent basis.
***AHP Grade: Paramedic Band 5 – Newly Qualified
***Location: North West United Kingdom
***Duration: Fixed Term (12 months with extension) / Permanent
***Pay Rate: £Negotiable (dependent on experience £24,214 – £30,112)
***Start Date: Flexible
***HCPC Registration Required (Health & Care Professionals Council) Essential
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To participate in a structured programme to properly integrate and support newly qualified paramedics into the ambulance service workplace, enabling time to consistently apply academic knowledge, skills and placement experience into confident practice, the newly-qualified paramedic (NQP) will be expected to undertake a two-year consolidation of learning. This will include reflective practice and feedback, where through direct and indirect clinical supervision they will learn to apply their knowledge.
The NQP will be expected to operate within Trust clinical policies, JRCALC guidelines, protocols, procedures and SOPs and seek advice or refer to a more senior clinical colleague when a decision to deviate is needed, for example a clinical support desk/hub or other Health Care Professional.
The NQP will always have access to clinical advice and/or support but MUST take clinical advice as dictated by Trust protocol and/or support from an identified source e.g. clinical support desk/hub or other Health Care Professional, whenever they consider it may be necessary to deviate from protocols, procedures, SOPs and clinical guidelines.
Responds to emergency and urgent calls, delivering high quality and effective prehospital care (within the scope of practice and competence of the individual) and transportation. This may (but not exclusively) include 999 emergencies, inter-hospital transfers, urgent hospital admissions and other allocated responses commensurate with the role.
Carry out assessment, care, treatment and transportation of patients as an operational practitioner, working in a variety of locations.
Use appropriate advanced driving skills under blue light or normal traffic conditions when responding to or conveying the patient as required.
Post-holders will initiate appropriate care and effective treatment to patients in prehospital environment, selecting and applying appropriate skills and equipment safely and within appropriate level of education, competence and scope of practice.
While the NQP programme is ordinarily over a maximum period of 24 months, NQPs may complete the programme in a shorter timescale, for example if they already have previous relevant experience. All NQPs will need to demonstrate that they meet the standards required by the consolidation of learning period.
Duties & Responsibilities
- At the commencement of and during each shift to check that the allocated vehicle is equipped appropriately, restocking if necessary and is road worthy reporting any issues using the appropriate channels and protocols.
- Carry out paramedic duties as part of an operational crew, working within scope of practice and adhering to protocols, procedures, SOPs and clinical guidelines, seeking appropriate clinical advice and/or support* as required.
*(A person undertaking this role will always have access to clinical advice and support but MUST take clinical advice as dictated by Trust protocol and/or support from an identified source such as a clinical support desk/hub or other Health Care Professional, whenever they consider it may be necessary to deviate from protocols, procedures, SOPs and clinical guidelines).
- Work within scope of practice and limits of professional competence referring to clinical advice and/or support as required (defined in 2). Follows established care packages.
- Reduce inappropriate demand for emergency services by referring patients to appropriate health and social care agencies in response to emergency/urgent calls not requiring hospital attendance, seeking appropriate clinical advice and /or support as required (defined in 2).
- Assist in delivering a flexible ambulance service response crossing professional boundaries as necessary and strengthening the delivery of unscheduled care seeking clinical advice and/or support as required (defined in 2)
- Maintain skill levels and knowledge to carry out procedures in accordance with professional guidelines, e.g. defibrillation, cannulation, intraosseous access, intubation, needle cricoidthyrotomy, needle thoracenthesis, 12 lead ECG interpretation (Advanced Life Support) seeking clinical advice and/or support as required (defined in 2).
- Ensures a continuous duty of care to patients to the required HCPC Standards of Proficiency and within the scope of practice and competency of this role, ensuring an appropriate level of monitoring and treatment is maintained until the patient is either discharged, referred or transferred on the advice of an experienced paramedic or handed over to the care of another healthcare professional and agency.
- Make appropriate use of clinical decision support software where available.
- Follow and adhere to Trust clinical policies, protocols, procedures and SOPs Treat and Release, or refer patients who access the health service through the 999 system, but who do not need hospital admission seeking appropriate clinical advice and/or support as required (defined in 2).
- Attend patients in a variety of clinical and non-clinical settings. If arriving first on scene to critical emergency situations, undertake initial care and treatment of patients using Trust clinical policies, protocols, procedures and SOPs; promptly handing over responsibility to a more experienced paramedic/clinician when one is available on scene and seeking appropriate clinical advice and/or support as required (defined in 2).
- Responsible for undertaking manual handling procedures relating to patients with various medical conditions including bariatric patients. This may include the extraction of patients from difficult and awkward positions and carrying patient and equipment up and down stairs and uneven surfaces.
- Following Trust clinical policies, protocols, procedures and SOPs, undertake physical patient examinations and accurately triaging and prioritising patients by completing holistic patient assessments.
- Following Trust clinical policies, protocols, procedures and SOPs administer drugs in accordance with national and local guidelines and relevant Patient Group Directives issued by the Trust and seeking appropriate clinical advice and/or support as required (defined in 2).
- Record observations and findings appropriately including adverse incidents and Safeguarding issues, ensuring all records are kept confidential and stored safely in accordance with Trust information governance arrangements.
- Work as an effective member of a multi-professional team, giving support to non-registered staff as required. Provide guidance and support, as required, to non-registered staff without assuming supervision, education or line management role.
- Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of ambulance service practices, ensuring that these are reflected in compliance with Trust procedures and operations.
- Communicate effectively with staff and managers on a regular basis.
- Communicate with patients, relatives, colleagues and other health professionals and stakeholders in a calm, caring and professional manner, treating them with dignity and respect at all times.
- Communicate condition related information to patients and their relatives requiring empathy and reassurance skills.
- To be responsible for the security of patients’ property during the transportation and hand-over at their destination. The safe use if equipment.
- Provide verbal and written clinical input and feedback on matters of health and safety, risk assessments, accident reporting and investigations.
- Promote Equality & Diversity and a non-discriminatory culture.
- Identify and take action when other people’s behaviour undermines Equality and Diversity.
- Adhere to clinical governance policy requirements within the Trust.
- Adhere to protocols controlling drug and clinical supplies.
- Complete documentation (including electronic patient records where used) as per Trust guidelines and Information Governance requirements, e.g. Data Protection.
- Carry out any other duties commensurate with the post/role.
- Exhibit standards of personal and professional conduct and performance required by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) or successor body. Maintain professional registration through the HCPC or successor body.
- Demonstrate awareness and application of HCPC principles contained within the Standards of Proficiency and Standards of Performance Conduct and Ethics.
- Take part in activities that lead to personal and/or team growth. Be open to constructive feedback and take steps to develop practice in response to feedback.
- Maintain effective relationships with clinical supervisor and others engaged in their learning. Attend performance review, and plan activities with mentor/line manager.
- Take a lead in identifying own development needs.
- Reflect on clinical practice and behaviours and develop a portfolio of practice in line with HCPC guidance to demonstrate competence against the NQP framework.
- Attend training and development programmes identified as individually appropriate.
- Behave as an ambassador for the trust by displaying trust values and professionalism in all engagements.
- Engage with CPD opportunities.
This job title and description is an outline of the principal areas of responsibility and may be subject to periodic change. These duties are neither exclusive nor exhaustive and the post holder may be called upon to adapt to and undertake different or new appropriate duties as may be required in line with professional and service developments, within the grading level of the post and the competence of the post holder. Prior to any variations to your job description consultation will take place in line with the Trust’s policies and procedures
***Ability to act part of a team
***Ability to cope with a varying work load
***IELTS ( 7.5 with 7.0 in each module) – OR OET Exam Grade ‘B’ Overall for Overseas AHP Professionals
***HCPC Registration Required (Health & Care Professionals Council) Essential – We can provide guidance if needed
Note: The trust operates a policy whereby all employment for staff that have access to children / venerable adults will be subject to satisfactory DBS Disclosure ( Disclosure and Barring Service) The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) have merged to become the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Overseas candidates will require an international police check or character reference.
At Workplace Doctors we welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Candidates will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post.
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