Midlands Medical Partnership is a Birmingham-based, not-for-profit Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) that provides services to low-income and at-risk families. We are currently seeking a Lead Paramedic for our Birmingham location.
An experienced Paramedic Practitioner with strong management and leadership skills
Overseeing a team of Paramedic Practitioners, completing clinical supervisions, appraisals and delivering training and supporting MMP Paramedics
Working closely with the MMP Central Management Team to ensure that clinical and contractual GMS and PCN requirements and targets are achieved
The role will provide a specialist Paramedic resource for health care professionals and service users, working in collaboration with other members of the Multidisciplinary Team.
To work within the community, as an autonomous, accountable, Advanced Paramedic Practitioner, in the provision of a holistic approach for individuals including assessment, diagnosis and treatment, to deliver quality patient services.
To assess, diagnose, treat, refer or signpost patients/service users (who are triaged through to you from the Clinical Hub) with undifferentiated or undiagnosed condition relating to minor illness or minor injury.
The post holder will use advanced clinical skills to provide education to service users, promoting self-care and empower them to make informed choices about their treatment.
1. Diagnosing and treating patients presenting with minor illness
To work with and refer appropriately to other agencies to enable identified patients to be intensively managed in a pro-active way with the aim of preventing hospital admission, supporting early discharge and reducing GP contact.
To proactively case find patients who are very high intensity users of community and primary healthcare and/or are at high risk of unplanned admission to hospital
Ensure clinical practice is safe and effective and remains within boundaries of competence, and to acknowledge limitations.
Advise patients on general health care and minor ailments, with referral to other members of the primary and secondary health care team as necessary.
Works from the Clinical Hub and within communities as an autonomous practitioner caring for patients and families.
Works as an autonomous practitioner, in accordance with the Health Professions Council. Ensure that personal and professional clinical standards are maintained.
To undertake assessment for patients within the community and those attending the surgery, using diagnostic skills and initiation of investigations where appropriate.
To formally and informally impart knowledge and skills to colleagues promoting peer review and best practice within the work environment.
To communicate at all levels within the team ensuring an effective service is delivered.
To maintain accurate, contemporaneous healthcare records appropriate to the consultation.
Ensure evidenced-based care is delivered at the highest standards ensuring delivery of high quality patient care.
Works with local policies and procedures.
Enhance own performance through Continuous Professional Development, imparting own knowledge and behaviours to meet the needs of the service.
To achieve and demonstrate agreed standards of personal and professional development in order to meet the needs of the service.
To participate in the audit process, evaluation and implementing plans and practice change in order to meet patient need.
Contribute positively to the effectiveness and efficiency of the team and work colleagues.
2. Pathological specimens and investigatory procedures
Undertake the collection of pathological specimens including intravenous blood samples, swabs etc. Perform investigatory procedures requested by the GPs.
3. Key Working Relationships
Internal- MMP Management Board, MMP Partners, MMP Central Management Team, MMP Contact Hub Staff and MMP Team Leaders
External- Third Party suppliers and providers, Birmingham and Solihull Training Hub, Birmingham & Solihull CCG, NHS England, Birmingham Community Healthcare Trust and Secondary Care Providers
4. Administration and professional responsibilities
Lead in the administrative and professional responsibilities of the Hub team.
Ensure clinical supervision is completed for all MMP Paramedic Practitioners and recorded in line with Governance policies and procedures
Ensure accurate and legible notes of all consultations and treatments are recorded in the patient’s notes, as well as monitoring other MMP Paramedic Practitioners notes
Ensure the clinical computer system is kept up to date, with accurate details recorded and amended.
Ensure accurate completion of all necessary documentation associated with patient health care and registration with the Hub.
Ensure collection and maintenance of statistical information required for regular and ad hoc reports and audit.
Attend and participate in Hub meetings as required, reporting on performance within the MMP Paramedic Team
5. Training and personal development
Deliver training and clinical supervision to MMP Paramedic Practitioners, ensuring clinical knowledge is retained and relevant training is up to date.
Ensuring all MMP Paramedic Practitioners are supported throughout their CPPE pathway
Deliver resuscitation and anaphylaxsis training to MMP staff as required
Training requirements will be monitored by yearly appraisal and clinical supervision and will be in accordance with MMP requirements. Personal development will be encouraged and supported by MMP. It is the individuals’ responsibility to remain up to date with recent developments.
Participate in the education and training of students of all disciplines and the introduction of all members of the Hub staff where appropriate.
Maintain continued education by attendance at courses and study days as deemed useful or necessary for professional development, ensuring requirements are met.
If it is necessary to expand the role to include additional responsibilities, full training will be given.
Partake and maintain Clinical Supervision plans.
It will be necessary to attend and contribute to various practice meetings as requested. The only reason for not attending will be annual, study or sick leave.
In the course of seeking treatment, patients entrust us with, or allow us to gather, sensitive information in relation to their health and other matters. They do so in confidence and have the right to expect that staff will respect their privacy and act appropriately
In the performance of the duties outlined in this job description, the post-holder may have access to confidential information relating to patients and their carers, practice staff and other healthcare workers. They may also have access to information relating to the practice as a business organisation. All such information from any source is to be regarded as strictly confidential
Information relating to patients, carers, colleagues, other healthcare workers or the business of the practice may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with the practice policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data
8. Personal/Professional development
The post-holder will participate in any training programme implemented by the practice as part of this employment, such training to include:
Participation in regular clinical supervision aswell as an annual individual performance review, including taking responsibility for maintaining a record of own personal and/or professional development
Taking responsibility for own development, learning and performance and demonstrating skills and activities to others who are undertaking similar work
The post-holder will strive to maintain quality within the Hub, and will:
Support and inform other team members to issues of quality and risk, whilst reporting to MD’s on quality and risk regularly
Assess own and the teams performance and taking accountability for actions, either directly or through supervision.
Contribute and lead effectiveness of the team by reflecting on own and team activities and making suggestions on ways to improve and enhance the team’s performance
Work effectively with individuals in other agencies to meet patients’ needs
Effectively manage own time, workload and resources.
To undertake such other duties as the organisation may reasonably require
To work across MMP sites as required
In light of national policy and due to the operational needs of the business it may be necessary for the Partnership to alter the opening hours and weekend working which may effect when you are required to work.
The post holder is expected to be flexible and accommodating, following consultation, in terms of any changes to operating times in the future
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
– State Registered Paramedic – (Current registration with HCPC)
– Successful completion of an accredited clinical skills course
– Lead Paramedic Stage 3 (FCP Roadmap)
– Additional professional knowledge acquired through specialist training, experience in triage or other significant accredited courses.
– Significant Operational / Clinical Experience
– Evidence of ongoing professional development
– Independent Prescribing Qualification
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: £42,000.00-£48,000.00 per year
- Company pension
- Health & wellbeing programme
- Monday to Friday
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Birmingham: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)
Work Location: In person