Community Paramedic

The Role 

To work in the role of Paramedic Practitioner as a key member of the Middlewood Partnership Primary Care Network multidisciplinary team, you will be an experienced Paramedic who, acting within their scope of practice, will provide clinical assessment and management of patients who are triaged and identified as requiring a home visit by the Duty Doctor / GP or who require clinical assessment and treatment in a practice base. The Paramedic Practitioner will provide a first point of contact for patients, working autonomously within the community and the practice, using their enhanced clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment skills in the provision of quality holistic patient services. The successful candidate will share our values and have the energy, skills and enthusiasm to contribute to shaping how we support our patients.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Assess and triage patients, and as appropriate provide definitive treatment or make necessary
    referrals to other members of the primary care team.
    • Advise patients on general healthcare and promote self-management where appropriate, including
    signposting patients to other community or voluntary services.
    • To be able to:
    • perform specialist health checks and reviews;
    • perform and interpret ECGs;
    • perform investigatory procedures as required, and
    • undertake the collection of pathological specimens including intravenous blood samples, swabs
    etc.
    • Support the delivery of ‘anticipatory care plans’ and lead certain community services (e.g. monitoring
    blood pressure and diabetes risk of elderly patients living in sheltered housing)
    • To carry out visits to patient’s private homes, as well as visits to patients in Nursing / Care homes.
    • Provide an alternative model to urgent and same day GP home visit for the network and undertake
    clinical audits.
    • Communicate at all levels across organisations ensuring that an effective, patient-centered service is
    delivered.
    • Communicate proactively and effectively with all colleagues across the multi-disciplinary team,
    attending and contributing to meetings as required.
    • Maintain accurate and contemporaneous health records appropriate to the consultation, ensuring
    accurate completion of all necessary documentation associated with patient health care and
    registration with the practice.
    • Analyse of reports in order to support patient care
    • Ensure the provision of high standard of care at all times
    • Work as a multidisciplinary, support and contribute to timely discharge planning where appropriate
    • Contribute to the development of efficient pathways of care

 

CLOSING DATE 04/07/2022

To apply, please send CV with covering letter to ecccg.middlewood.vacancies@nhs.net