Primary Care GP Practice
Job Title: Advanced Paramedic Practitioner
Place of Work: Co. Tyrone. Northern Ireland
What does your job include?
My role as an advanced paramedic practitioner in primary care commences daily with post Covid telephone triage consultation from 9am each morning to assess need for advice, medication or further assessment and investigations. As a generalist these triage calls account for any presentation and age group. 15 minute consultation slots are filled from this triage system. Triage is morning and afternoon. Home visit requirements are also filtered through and are shared equally between appropriate clinicians. There is some flexibility in my practice for acute walk in presentations. Assessments include advance examination depending on presentation, blood tests, cultures, access to local pathways including cardiac assessment unit, same day x-ray referrals and referral to all disciplines. N Ireland legislation has only recently changed to allow Paramedics to prescribe and this allows autonomy in practice. Access to ECR, Docman and lab results are instrumental to complete patient assessment and treatment. NICE guidelines and local policies for antibiotic prescribing are instrumental for safe practice. Governance is provided by Dr for open door consultation with regular auditing of practice. The MDT includes a highly skilled team which includes a physio, mental health practitioner, social worker and pharmacists.