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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/10/2021.

Paramedic / Urgent Care Practitioner – primary care visiting service

Job Reference: J185-A-21-3290

Priory Medical Group
competitive - depending on strength of candidate

Paramedic Practitioner (Urgent Care Practitioner) – for a primary care visiting service to support with home visits

Are you an experienced Urgent Care Practitioner?

Are you passionate about patient care?

Are you looking for an opportunity to work within a supportive team at one of the largest and most innovative GP Practices in the country?

Here at Priory Medical Group we can offer you:

  • Enjoy working within one of the UK’s biggest Healthcare Providers.
  • An environment where we all act with kindness and compassion towards colleagues at all times

The role:

  • all our surgeries offer urgent care sessions for patients who feel they can’t wait for a routine appointment. You will work closely with GP's and other allied health professionals
  • you will be responsible for providing face to face consultations / home visits for patients presenting, unscheduled, with a wide range of minor injuries, long term conditions and minor illness needs.
  • you will act as an autonomous clinician and take responsibility for the assessment, treatment and/or to appropriately refer patients to specialist services when required
  • be compliant with the NMC or HCPC Code of Professional Conduct and any associated national guidelines and abide by their guidance.
  • take a comprehensive patient history, carry out physical examinations and use expert knowledge and clinical judgement to identify the potential diagnosis
  • refer patients for investigations and/or the appropriate specialist where appropriate
  • make a final diagnosis
  • Independently decide on and carry out treatment, including the prescribing of medicines
  • use their extensive practice experience to plan and provide skilled and competent care to meet patients’ health and social care needs, involving other members of the wider health care team as appropriate;
  • ensure the provision of continuity of care including follow-up visits;
  • assess and evaluate, with patients, the effectiveness of the treatment and care provided and make changes as needed;
  • work independently, although often as part of a local and wider health care team;
  • provide leadership to the wider team and make sure that each patient’s treatment and care is based on best practice

What we look for in your application

  • Registered Nurse with the NMC (Nursing and Midwifery Council) or a qualified paramedic registered with the HCPC (Health and Care Professionals Council)
  • 2+ years proven record of acting as an paramedic practitioner / urgent care practitioner dealing with patients presenting with a wide range of medical issues
  • Background of working in a fast paced Primary Health Care or acute environments is essential
  • You will have a proven record of acting in roles where you have acted autonomously and responsibly for the assessment, treatment and/or appropriately refer patients to specialist services when required
  • A recognised qualification in Minor injury and Minor Illness is essential.
  • Proven background of dealing with a diverse range of patients from all walks of life
  • Proven background of building positive rapport with a diverse range of internal colleagues and clients
  • Proven ability to work autonomously whilst also having an awareness when identifying the need to access the wider clinical team or external agencies appropriately and safely
  • First class organisational and time management skills in a fast paced environment is essential.
  • Hold a Full UK Driving License and access to a vehicle to travel for home visits, between surgeries and other health care settings as appropriate

Job title: Paramedic / Urgent Care Practitioner – Operating in a primary care setting

Working hours: Part time / Full time – you tell us what you are looking for

Salary: Competitive depending on strength of candidate.

Selection for Interview

The Practice recognises that discrimination of any kind is both unlawful and would act as a barrier to finding the most talented individuals for our organisation. As such, our recruitment and selection procedures exist to ensure no job applicant, employee or worker is discriminated against either directly or indirectly on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

A great deal of careful consideration has been invested in preparing the advert for this post based on the specification for this role and the person we are looking for. Our selection for interview process is designed to ensure individuals are selected for interview on the merit of their application only.

If you are applying through NHS Jobs, you will notice you are asked if you would like a guaranteed interview as part of the ‘Two Tick’ disability scheme. Whilst this is an admirable government initiative, please be aware we are not signed up to this scheme. This is a question on the NHS jobs application form which is outside of our own control. Our own process ensures we consider candidates on the merit of their application only and we do not ask any questions regarding a disability as part of our selection process. We only give candidates the opportunity to share information regarding any disability after candidates are invited to interview and only if the candidate feels they require adjustments in the interview process.


Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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