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Chief Paramedic Officer

Employer: St John Ambulance 

 
St John Ambulance is a healthcare charity that has provided more than one million hours in the fight against Covid. The charity also provides first aid at public events, ambulance services in support of the NHS and first aid training in the workplace. In addition, there is a youth section with more than 10,000 members.

This is a voluntary role post with an initial term of office of 3 years and an expected time commitment of 8 hours per week. The Chief Paramedic Officer is responsible for representing the views of the paramedic profession within St John and providing clinical support and advice to the Executive and Trustee bodies of the organisation on matters relating to paramedicine and pre-hospital care. 
You will work as part of a multidisciplinary team, communicating effectively with a range of people from volunteer first aiders to senior clinicians. You will also be an ambassador for St John, and interface with professional and public bodies on our behalf.

To apply, please email a covering letter and c.v. to steve.foster@sja.org.uk by 11th August 2021. Interviews will be held on 16th August 2021 via MS Teams.
Further information is available in the attached file “Recruitment pack – CPO – 2021 ”. You can also contact Steve Foster for an informal discussion.
 

Paramedics

Employer: Polaris Medical Services

Location: South of England
Hours:
40.25 per week
Schedule:
4 days on, 4 days off
Salary: £38,000 - £42,000
Pay Rate: 
£22.50 to £28.75 per hour (subcontracted)

 

Overview
Polaris Medical Services is seeking paramedics to join our outstanding team across the South of England.
You will be responsible for responding to emergency and non-emergency situations and transporting patients whilst delivering high quality, professional and compassionate care.
You will provide emergency care and minor injury treatment to patients whilst demonstrating excellent clinical decision-making and expert care, including assessment and diagnostic skills and will demonstrate critical thinking in the decision-making process as part of a collaborative team to meet the needs of the patient.

Essential Criteria
HCPC Registered Paramedic
Degree or equivalent 
IHCD/CERAD Emergency Response Ambulance Driving

Disclosure and Barring Service Check
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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration.

Right to Work in the UK
Applicants must provide documentation that confirms they are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom.

Employer's website
www.polarismedical.co.uk

Benefits of working with Polaris

  •  Easy transition to Polaris due to payment on the 28th of every month. New employees are not required to work a month in lieu.
  • Competitive pay rates
  • Career progression
  • Free CPD
  • Internal academy courses and discounts for existing workers
  • TRIM welfare support

Additional benefits available to PAYE employees

  •  BUPA welfare support
  • NEST Pension
  • Uniform
  • Holiday pay 

For more information please contact recruitment@pmgoc.com or visit  https://www.polarismedical.co.uk/careers/ to begin your application.

To find out more about the services we provide please visit https://www.polarismedical.co.uk/ 

All applicants with disabilities and who meet the essential criteria for the job will be invited for interview

Join in July and receive £250
*Subject to completing 16 full frontline shifts within the first three months of employment.
** £250 incentive available to PAYE and subcontracted workers that meet the shift criteria. 

 

 

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer in Paramedic Science 

Employer: University of Worcester
  £33,796 to £49,554
Full Time, permanent

Are you interested in using your knowledge, experience, and skills to join our committed and friendly staff on the paramedic science team in the Department of Paramedic Science and Physician Associates?
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic academic colleague to join our team to deliver contemporary and engaging teaching to our students, underpinned by knowledge and experience in your field. 
This is an exciting opportunity to teach on our successful BSc paramedic programme with a curriculum that encompasses a wide range of subject content relevant to multiple health care sectors. This includes midwifery, nursing, mental health, social work, and primary and urgent care. Applications will therefore be welcomed from paramedics and other registered health care professionals with teaching experience relevant to these areas within our curriculum. 

The postholder will be required to teach across a range of modules on the paramedic course, with the potential for teaching across wider health courses in the School of Allied health and Community and will support students via tutorials as a Personal Academic Tutor (PAT).

The School of Allied Health and Community has an exceptional reputation for excellence and the successful candidates will further develop the quality of our provision through strong collaboration with our practice partners. The Department of Paramedic Science and Physician Associates is one of four departments in the School. In addition, the School offers Foundations Degrees in Health and Social Care, Undergraduate courses in Health and Social Care, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Social work and Masters’ courses in Nutritional therapy and the Physician Associate. 

Full time, Part time and Job Share considered.

Informal queries in relation to these posts are welcome, and may be directed to Ruth Jones OBE, Head of Department of Paramedic Science and Physician Associates at r.jones@worc.ac.uk

Closing date: Sunday 29 August 2021.
Reference: SAHC2110-R


To apply, please visit: https://jobs.worcester.ac.uk/SAHC2110-R
 

Specialist and Advanced Paramedics   

Employer: Kernow Health, Cornwall

 Cornwall 111 Integrated Urgent Care Service is an innovative model of non-core General Practice delivered by Kernow Health CIC in partnership with Royal Cornwall Hospital NHS Trust and Vocare. We deliver out-of-hours urgent care services and daytime ambulance, Emergency Department and Minor Injury Unit telephone triage services to patients in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We are passionate and informed in the area of Paramedic development and have a 15-year history of pioneering Specialist and Advanced Paramedic Practice, cultivating a team of experienced and passionate Urgent Care Practitioners, Specialist Paramedics and Advanced Paramedics who work within our multidisciplinary team alongside our Nursing and General Practitioner colleagues. In addition to this, our organisation is led by Paramedics with our Chief Executive Officer, Director of Integrated Urgent Care and Head of Integrated Urgent Care all having extensive and continuing backgrounds in Paramedic practice. 

As a service, we are now seeking Specialist and Advanced Paramedics with experience in urgent and primary care to join our passionate team delivering face-to-face clinic appointments, home visits and telephone triage services. 

We currently have opportunities for full and part-time positions within our core operating hours with particular need in our overnight and weekend provision and are seeking interest from individuals who can commit to minimum, contracted hours per month. 

Applicants must have experience working at an enhanced scope of Paramedic practice within primary/urgent care, using advanced decision-making skills to autonomously assess and manage patients presenting with urgent and primary care presentations of all ages. Within these positions, colleagues will:

  • Perform remote assessment of patients through telephone triage and video consultation with the intention of remotely discharging patients or referring to the most appropriate resource.   
  • Performing treatment centre (clinic) assessment of patients with a wide range of presentations utilising systems-based, advanced assessment techniques and PGDs (or prescribing) to autonomously manage patients including referral into other services.
  • Undertaking home visits with a driver to those who have been assessed as requiring mobile visitation (including complex, elderly and multimorbid patients and those receiving palliative/end of life care).
  • Be able to make autonomous decisions in the patient’s best interest as the lead clinician in remote settings with significant distances to the nearest hospitals. 

As a Specialist or Advanced Practitioner working autonomously in the out-of-hours periods, we offer competitive rates between £30-50 per hour depending on experience and shift times. 

To apply for a position working in a fantastic area of the country in a Paramedic orientated and led organisation who are driven to provide excellent patient care, please send your CV alongside an Expression of Interest with no more than 500 words detailing how you would be suitable for the role to Sally Lankston, Clinical Services Manger – sallylankston@nhs.net  

 

Advanced Clinical Practitioner - Paramedic 

Employer: Conexus Healthcare Ltd

Salary: £45,900 to £53,600 a year
Contract: Permanent
Working pattern: Full-time
Reference number: A0430-21-0595

An exciting opportunity has arisen for the employment of two ACP Paramedics to join Conexus Healthcare Ltd. The Paramedics will be working within Primary Care, for West Wakefield, and Brigantes Primary Care Networks.

Conexus Healthcare Ltd. is a GP Confederation in Wakefield. In addition to national training, and local clinical services, Conexus provides support to local PCNs by hosting staff and supplying services such as HR and accountancy. The successful candidate will be an employee of Conexus Healthcare Ltd. However, their work will be practice-based under the direction of the clinical director(s) and the host practices.

You will be working across all practices within the PCN, as part of the PCN Team. There is an expectation of autonomous working, however, collaboration within practices and the wider PCN team is a key part of the role. The aim being to provide patient-focused care responsive to health need.

Main duties of the job
The role of the ACP Paramedic is key to the development of our PCNs. The ACP will provide the first point of contact and direct access for patients of all ages with undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems seeking a primary health care service including on-call, telephone triage, face-to-face consultations, and home visits.

As part of the role, the ACP will also be involved in the training and mentoring of other healthcare professionals, including trainee ACPs.

Whilst this is not an Agenda for Change contract, this role is eligible for the NHS Pension Scheme.

About us
Primary Care Networks (PCN) are groups of GP practices working closely together - along with other healthcare staff and organisations - providing integrated services to the local population. Brigantes and West Wakefield are situated in the west of Wakefield providing healthcare services to around 150,000 patients. The member Practices use a collaborative approach including the use of additional roles to strengthen communities and reduce inequalities in health. The additional roles are key to the PCNs achieving the IIF targets from the Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service.

We currently host a number of Additional Roles across three PCNs, such as Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, and Care Coordinators. There are plans for Nursing Associates and Trainee Nursing associates and paramedics to join within the next year. Social prescribing and First Contact Practitioners are provided by outside organisations.

Job description

Job responsibilities

JOB SUMMARY:

To work with the practice team in providing patient-focused care responsive to health need.

To work in partnership with the practice in developing the role further.

To provide the first point of contact direct access for patients of all ages with undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems seeking a primary health care service including on-call, telephone triage, face to face consultations, and home visits.

To assess and manage patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed health care needs including investigating, treating, and referring patients as appropriate.

Prescribe and review appropriate medications in accordance with local policies and evidence-based medical practice and work collaboratively with the wider team to support patients and promote medication adherence.

To order investigations, follow-up results, and arrange appropriate management including seeking advice where appropriate.

To work with a multidisciplinary team including community and voluntary sector to improve patient care.

Actively take a personalised care approach and population centred care approach to enable shared decision making with the presenting person.

Please refer to the full Job Description and Person Specification. This can be downloaded.

Person Specification

Qualities

  • Essential
  • Autonomous practitioner
  • Highly motivated
  • Flexible
  • Enthusiastic
  • Collaborative worker
  • Driving licence and access to a car to carry out home visits

Skills

  • Essential
  • Clinical leadership skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to communicate difficult messages to patients and families
  • Negotiation and conflict management skills
  • Change management.
  • Resource management
  • Management of patients with complex needs

Knowledge

Essential

  • Advanced clinical practice
  • Management of patients with complex needs
  • Clinical examination
  • Accountability of own role and other roles
  • Local and national health policy
  • Wider health economy
  • Clinical governance issues
  • Patient group directions and associated policy

Desirable

  • Knowledge of public health issues
  • Able to identify determinants of health in the area.
  • Knowledge of public health issues in the area
  • Management of patients with long-term conditions
  • Knowledge of the Primary Care Environment
  • Good working knowledge of SystmOne/EMIS.

Experience

Essential

  • Minimum 2 years post-registration experience
  • Competent management of minor ailments
  • Compiling protocols and clinical guidelines
  • Leadership in quality initiatives such as clinical benchmarking
  • Leading a team
  • Auditing
  • Teaching and mentorship in a clinical setting

Desirable

  • Project management
  • Working with community development initiatives
  • Health-needs assessment
  • Telephone triage / consultations
  • Recent primary and community experience
  • Experience working with patients with learning disabilities.

Qualifications

Essential

  • Working towards Post Graduate Degree Qualification in Paramedic Science, Clinical Practice or equivalent qualification, with evidence of academic study.
  • Registered Healthcare Practitioner
  • Working towards an Independent prescribing qualification

Desirable

  • Attained Post Graduate Degree Qualification in Paramedic Science, Clinical Practice, or equivalent qualification, with evidence of academic study.
  • Teaching/mentorship qualification.
  • Independent prescribing qualification

Disclosure and Barring Service Check
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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website.

Employer details

Conexus Healthcare Ltd
Sandal Castle Medical Centre
Asdale Rd
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF2 7PJ

https://conexus-healthcare.org/

For help with your application, contact:
Heather Sweeney

Heather.sweeney@conexus-healthcare.org
07922421391

Click here to apply. 



External Adviser   

Employer: University of Central Lancashire 

Event: BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science revalidation/reapproval
Date of event: 18th November 2021
 
The University of Central Lancashire is seeking an individual to provide independent subject expertise for the revalidation/reapproval of the BSs (Hons) Paramedic Science programme delivered at the Preston campus. 
The External Adviser’s role is central to identifying excellence in provision, in making comparisons with similar paramedic curricula at other institutions and ensuring that students are appropriately prepared for future employment as a registered paramedic. 

Nominations for External Advisers are made by the University School responsible for the course and are vetted to ensure criteria have been met; principally that of independence and knowledge of the requirements of the subject area.

For more information about the role including fees and travel expenses, please access the following link https://www.uclan.ac.uk/legal/academic-quality 

Requirements
Nominees should have relevant current experience and understanding of paramedic science curricula and be able to advise on the appropriateness of the course (covering the academic and placement components) and equivalence nationally to paramedic science.

Interested individuals should apply via email to the Course Leader (Simon Dykes) via: sdykes@uclan.ac.uk please include an up-to-date CV within the application. Applications should be submitted by the closing date of 6th August 2021. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:
Nominations will not be accepted from current External Examiners, or from previous members of staff if they have worked at, or had any association with the University within 5 years (unless the proposal is for a franchise in which case previous/current knowledge of the Course is an advantage). Honorary Fellows are also excluded from nomination. There should be no close association with the School/Faculty which may compromise objectivity (e.g. placement tutor, research collaborator, relative, close friend, competing institution in the field). External Advisers should not have any involvement in the course development.

Urgent Care Practitioners

Faversham Medical Practice


Location:
Kent
Pay Rate:
(Salary Band 7)


 
We are looking for Nurse Practitioners, Paramedic Practitioners or other suitably qualified allied health professionals to work with our expanding friendly and supportive team at Faversham Medical Practice and Urgent Treatment Centre.
An independent prescribing qualification would be beneficial but is not essential.

This position requires working some Bank Holidays, regular Saturdays and Sundays, evenings and other cover when needed as our Urgent Treatment Centre is open 7 days a week 8am to 8pm.

Faversham is a beautiful, historic market town. It is close to the vibrant city of Canterbury; just 60 miles from London and yet within easy reach of attractive coastline areas and beaches. 

We are based in a Health Centre with newly renovated consulting rooms and X-ray facilities on-site. You will be joining a team of 6 urgent care practitioners, 9 GPs as well as our practice nurses and health care assistants. 

We are looking for Part Time or Full Time applicants. We would also consider Job Share applications. 

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check including checks against the barred list will be carried out as part of our recruitment procedures and also regularly during employment.  The responsibility for payment of this lies with the Practice.

It is a requirement that safeguarding training will remain up to date and the safeguarding policies and procedures in place within the Practice will be adhered to during employment.

Faversham Medical Practice is committed to equality of opportunity and compliance under disability discrimination legislation.

We give a premium of £3,000 gross per annum to FTE UCPs that have successfully passed the prescribing qualification and have become independent prescribers, payable over 12 months.  This is pro-rata for part-time UCPs.  

If you would like to apply for this position please apply via NHS jobs website (www.jobs.nhs.uk) or contact nicki.walraven@nhs.net or telephone 01795 502867 for further information.

Closing date 9th August 2021

The closing date given is a guide.  We reserve the right to close the vacancy once we have received sufficient applications, so we advise you to submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment. 

Advanced Clinical Practitioners

Employer:  SELDOC, London

About Us

In 1996, SELDOC was established as a GP co-operative to provide out of hours primary care to patients across south east London. Our local knowledge and experience over the past 25 years has resulted in strong relationships with other local partners and we now provide services for 2 million patients. We have developed and expanded our services for the benefit of our patients.
 
We are a clinically led organisation where every decision we make is focused on our patients. For us, good care is everything. We have a diverse workforce which includes clinical professionals, project managers, operational leaders, business professionals and administrators. We recognise and value the importance of our workforce and the role that each individual plays in delivering excellent care.

Due to expansion, we are recruiting for Advanced Clinical Practitioners to join our growing workforce based in South London across our primary, out of hours and urgent care locations.  The successful applicants can earn up to £65,000 per year (FTE) + Annual bonus scheme. If you have experience working as a practitioner in a primary care environment, Emergency Department, Urgent Care Centre, MAU/EAU or other first contact setting and also evidence of excellent assessment skills, this is a fantastic career opportunity. 


Job summary

The Advanced Clinical Practitioner is an experienced clinician (nurse, paramedic, pharmacist) who has undertaken (or is willing to work towards) Masters level education, covering the four pillars of advanced practice (clinical practice, leadership and education, research, education). The autonomous practitioner must also be an independent prescriber.
 
The Advanced Clinical Practitioner will undertake clinical assessments including history taking and physical examination, form a diagnosis and provide a treatment plan, which may include prescribing. They will be able to demonstrate safe, clinical decision making and expert care and will be expected to treat all ages from children to the elderly, with undifferentiated presenting complaints, including mental health, paediatric illness and palliative care. Top up training can be provided in any areas of identified development.  

The Advanced Clinical Practitioner will work collaboratively with all members of the SELDOC team. This may include telephone consultations, face to face consultations, or mobile/home visits, where at times you may be operating as a single clinician. 


Why should you apply?

  • Competitive Salary 
  • Fulfilling role with supported personal development


How to apply?

Please visit: https://uk.indeed.com/job/advanced-clinical-practitioner-7c08788e21aa7863
Alternatively you can submit your interest via our website: https://www.seldoc.co.uk/careers/advanced-nurse-practitioner/

 

Clinical Skills and Simulated Learning Tutor (Paramedic Science)

Employer: University of Worcester
£33,796 to £38,017
Full Time,
Permanent

 

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic Clinical Skills and Simulated Learning Tutor to join the Department of Paramedic Science and Physician Associates to play a key role in the delivery of clinical skills education in the Paramedic Science Programmes including the BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science, the Foundation Degree Paramedic Science and Technician to Paramedic programmes. The successful candidate will also contribute to clinical skills teaching across the department and to promote inter professional learning and teaching.
The appointee will join a highly successful team delivering core skills and simulation teaching. They will also participate in clinical simulation across a number of other health related disciplines including physicians associate, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy. The School is committed to inter-disciplinary simulated learning and the successful candidate will further enhance these developments. The wider College has a state of the art simulation centre including hospital, therapy and home environments and also benefits from dedicated skills technicians and a range of technically advanced equipment.

The Department of Paramedic Science and Physician Associates is one of four departments in the School and comprises courses in: Foundations degree in Health and Social Care, Occupational therapy, Physiotherapy, Nutritional therapy, Social work, and Physician Associate. The department also support continuous professional development through short courses and study days.

For an informal discussion please contact Ruth Jones OBE (Head of Paramedic Science and Physician Associates) via email to r.jones@worc.ac.uk

Closing Date: Sunday 29 August 2021
Job Reference: SAHC2115

To apply, please visit: https://jobs.worcester.ac.uk/SAHC2115

 
 

Lecturer (Teaching) / Senior Lecturer (Teaching) in Paramedic Science  

Employer: University of Worcester

 

£33,796 to £49,554
Full Time,
Permanent

Are you interested in using your knowledge, experience, and skills to join our committed and friendly staff on the paramedic science team in the Department of Paramedic Science and Physician Associates?
We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic academic colleague to join our team to deliver contemporary and engaging teaching to our students, underpinned by knowledge and experience in your field. 
This is an exciting opportunity to teach on our successful BSc paramedic programme with a curriculum that encompasses a wide range of subject content relevant to multiple health care sectors. This includes midwifery, nursing, mental health, social work, and primary and urgent care. Applications will therefore be welcomed from paramedics and other registered health care professionals with teaching experience relevant to these areas within our curriculum. 

The postholder will be required to teach across a range of modules on the paramedic course, with the potential for teaching across wider health courses in the School of Allied health and Community and will support students via tutorials as a Personal Academic Tutor (PAT).

The School of Allied Health and Community has an exceptional reputation for excellence and the successful candidates will further develop the quality of our provision through strong collaboration with our practice partners. The Department of Paramedic Science and Physician Associates is one of four departments in the School. In addition, the School offers Foundations Degrees in Health and Social Care, Undergraduate courses in Health and Social Care, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Social work and Masters’ courses in Nutritional therapy and the Physician Associate. 

Full time, Part time and Job Share considered. 

Informal queries in relation to these posts are welcome, and may be directed to Ruth Jones OBE, Head of Department of Paramedic Science and Physician Associates at r.jones@worc.ac.uk

Reference:         SAHC2109-R
Closing Date: Sunday 29 August 2021

To apply, please visit: https://jobs.worcester.ac.uk/SAHC2109-R