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PCN Advanced Paramedic Practitioner – Arbennek PCN

Hours: 18hrs p.w.
Salary: Defendant on experience
Closing date: 20/04/2024

Summary

Working as an autonomous accountable paramedic providing assessment, treatment, and diagnosis at first point of contact. The post holder will work within the GP and Advanced Practice team dealing with a wide range of health needs in a primary care setting.

Comply with the practices General Medical Services (GMS) contract, Direct Enhanced Service (DES) / Local Enhanced Service (LES) contracts and adhere to the principles of good medical practice

The post holder will perform any other clinical and clinical administrative duties where trained and determined safe to do so by the organisation. This may include assisting with home visits, vaccinations, medical reports, and safeguarding concerns.

The following are the core responsibilities of the Paramedic within Primary Care. There may be on occasion, a requirement to carry out other tasks; this will be dependent upon factors such as workload and staffing levels.

• Undertake urgent/same-day clinics.
• Undertake home visits alongside the clinical team.
• Assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate treatment/interventions and care for patients presenting
with an undifferentiated diagnosis
• Clinically examine and assess patient needs from a physiological and psychological perspective and plan
clinical care accordingly
• Assess, diagnose, plan, implement and evaluate interventions/treatments for patients with complex needs
• Diagnose and manage both acute and chronic conditions, integrating both drug- and non-drug-based
treatment methods into a management plan
• Initiate and interpret tests and investigations as appropriate.
• Prescribe and review medication for therapeutic effectiveness, appropriate to patient needs and in
accordance with evidence-based practice and national and practice protocols, and within the scope of
practice
• Work with patients in order to support compliance with and adherence to prescribed treatments
• Provide information and advice on prescribed or over-the-counter medication on medication regimens,
side effects and interactions
• Act upon most alerts (e.g. QOF) and reminders during a routine consultation
• Respond to medical problems presented by patients, including history taking, examination, investigation,
diagnosis, treatment and referral where appropriate.
• Provide appropriate preventative health care and advice.
• Provide medical support as required to patients referred by nursing staff
• Adhere to the practice prescribing formulary, local and national guidelines.
• Make professional, autonomous decisions in relation to presenting problems, whether self-referred or
referred from other health care workers within the organisation
• Record clear and contemporaneous I.T.-based consultation notes to agreed standards
• Collect data for audit purposes
• Compile and issue computer-generated acute and repeat prescriptions

This job description is not intended to be exhaustive and may be amended to meet the future needs of the Practice, following an agreement between the Practice Manager and Partners.

To apply for this job please contact:

Rob Attridge (Strategic Manager)

Arbennek PCN

Rob.Attridge@nhs.net

07830118099