West Hertfordshire
Harpenden PCN
Dependant on Experience
Paramedic & ECP
29 Jun 2021
About the Role

The PCN advanced paramedic practitioner at Harpenden Health PCN is a registered paramedic with post graduate qualifications who acts within their professional boundaries.

This role will provide care for the presenting patient from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of their care in a holistic manner.  They will demonstrate safe, clinical decision-making and expert care for patients within the Harpenden Health PCN.

The PCN advanced paramedic practitioner is expected to attend to patients within a defined list of conditions, including triage, assessment, diagnosis and treatment to deliver quality patient services in conjunction with the daily duty doctor for urgent care or an allocated doctor for chronic disease management.

The PCN advanced paramedic practitioner will work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary general practice team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures. There is an expectation that training across the practice is maintained to an expected level with use of appropriate equipment and facilities as directed by the post holder who is an autonomous allied healthcare professional who will be part of PCN support to practices.

The post holder will use advanced clinical skills to provide education to service users, promoting self-care and empowering them to make informed choices about their treatment.

The post holder must own their own vehicle as domiciliary and care home visits will also be an expectation.

The PCN advanced paramedic practitioner will actively support integrated neighbourhood ways of working to support standardisation for efficiency purposes. 

About the Candidate

The successful candidate will be fully integrated into our clinical teams providing a holistic approach to acute care, chronic disease management, anticipatory case management and promotion of self-care across the three practices and within the community. Supporting excellence in the care we provide in accordance with best practice, evidence-based medicine and targets will be essential as part of collective teamworking.

The role is expected to develop over time with engagement and supervision. Experience in General Practice would be an advantage but is not essential.

The following criteria is essential however, please refer to the full person specification attached for further info:
 

Registered paramedic

Evidence of continual learning and professional development

Experience

Minimum of two years working as an advanced paramedic

An appreciation of the nature of GPs and general practice. An appreciation of the nature of primary care prescribing, concepts of rational prescribing and strategies for improving prescribing

Awareness of telephone triage assessment

Management of common minor injuries/illnesses

Clinical examination skills

Knowledge of needs of patients with long-term conditions

Management of long term (chronic) conditions

About Us

Harpenden Health Primary Care Network (PCN) is looking for Advanced Paramedic Practitioners to complement our clinical team. As a group of 3 high achieving practices we aim to provide a patient friendly quality service to our 45,000 patients. We enjoy multidisciplinary teamworking and the opportunities that collaborative working in a PCN provides.

Are you interested in an exciting career opportunity in a supportive innovative healthcare setting? Full-time and part-time options are available. We look forward to hearing from you.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

Please note this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.