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HCPC Paramedic Self-Employed

Ambulnz Community Partners
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23 Feb 2021

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Job SummarySelf-Employed Paramedic Work - Cramlington £24-£26.40 per hourTo work as part of a double crewed Ambulance responsible for assessment, care, treatment, and transport of patients and their carers/relatives in emergency and non-emergency situations, whilst adhering to the operational procedures and directives of Ambulnz Community Partners (ACP) and the client NHS Trust.

To apply appropriate skills and the use of equipment safely and within appropriate level of training, competency and scope of practice.

Recruiting for ValuesOur staff need to be physically fit, registered on the HCPC Paramedic register, and have held a full driving licence for 4 years as well as . The role also requires an enhanced DBS disclosure.

We are looking for people with excellent interpersonal skills, and who are empathetic and caring.

The healthcare sector operates 7 days and nights per week and we would like candidates to offer flexibility and commitment to providing your services.

Main Duties And Responsibilities
  • To provide a professional and caring service for all patients whilst in the care of ACP
  • Use of the appropriate knowledge and enhanced skills in order to make professional judgements and treatments inline with the AACE Clinical Practice Guidelines add appropriate level of training and competency.
  • To work as part of a double crewed Ambulance to convey patients in and out of Hospitals, clinics, Health department and wards in a safe and comfortable manner.
  • To respond to the patient transport requests and obey the directions and instructions as detailed by the relevant Trust you are operating on behalf of, or ACP ambulance control.
  • To support junior and less experienced members of the clinical team to provide a supportive working environment.
  • Clinical
    • To work inline with the Trust specific scope of practice as detailed in the relevant client Trust induction and reference documentation. If you are unsure of this you must request clarification from your line manager, or the organisation's clinical lead.
    • To provide and contribute to the care, effective treatment and safe transportation of patients, providing the highest standards of clinical and personal care within the inter-hospital and pre-hospital environment.
    • Carry out paramedic duties commensurate with JRCALC Clinical Practice Guidelines and Trust specific PGD's and guidelines.
    • Responsible as an autonomous practitioner using local care pathways associated with local initiatives promoting see and treat, where clinically safe to do so, reducing inappropriate conveyance and subsequent ED admission.
    • Ability to organise and manage the scene of a complex incident during initial stages until a Manager/Commander arrives. This could involve organising or managing patients, bystanders or other responding services.
    • Undertake duties in relation to major incidents including exercises which may require call out when off duty in accordance with the Trust's Major Incident Procedure.
    • Modify and adapt working practices to meet the clinical needs of the patient in an emergency and urgent care setting.
    • As appropriate, treat refer or discharge patients who access the health service but who do not need hospital admission where clinically safe to do so.
    • Participate in the development of an integrated approach to the delivery of emergency and urgent care involving all relevant stakeholders including health and social care organisations.
    • Utilise appropriate and relevant information to assist patients, patient advocates or carers to make informed health choices in line with national guidance and the health promotion and prevention agenda.
    • Make reasoned decisions regarding initiating, modifying or ceasing treatment or procedures and ensuring accurate documentation of decisions. Being accountable and responsible for clinical decisions made during the course of duty, and seek senior clinical advice where appropriate.
    • Ensure compliance with medicines management (inline with ACPCP1050 Medicines Management Policy & ACPCP1063). Ensures drugs are stored securely and where appropriate stocked according to both national legal frameworks and local policy.
    • Make appropriate use of equipment which you are trained on, which may include various types of vehicles, diagnostic, invasive and therapeutic equipment.
    • To respond to operational requirements, in a safe, timely and efficient way, as directed by Emergency Control Centre staff, senior clinician, scene manager or other authorised manager (inline with ACPOPT1092 High Quality, Consistent Care for Every Patient (Accident & Emergency) Policy).
    • Ensure the prompt, accurate and legible completion of all relevant documentation including the Patient Clinical Records (PCR), vehicle and equipment log sheets and where appropriate completion of the electronic PCR (inline with ACPCP1009 Patient Report Form Guidance).
    • To ensure a continuous duty of care to patients, within the level of training, scope of practice and competency of this role, ensuring an appropriate level of monitoring and treatment is maintained and continued until the patient is either discharged or transferred to the care of another healthcare professional.
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