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Bank Paramedic Practitioner vacancy

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Job location:
Southampton MIU
SO14 0YG
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Job closing date:
Thursday, February 22, 2018 - 23:59

Job Summary

Care UK are recruiting for Bank Nurse Practitioner or Paramedic Practitioners to assist in the provision of a quality nurse led service to patients attending the Royal South Hants MIU & St Marys Treatment Centre.

We have bank positions for Nurse practitioners or Paramedics to work from our Minor Injury Units in either Southampton or Portsmouth.

The role requires you to function autonomously and within your sphere of competency, whilst being supported by more experienced members of staff. You must be able to assess patients, plan their care, administer treatment and discharge them or refer them as appropriate to other healthcare professionals and/or seek advice and support from a more experienced member of staff. This is a Royal South Hants MIU & St Marys Treatment Centre MIU clinical facility which requires an ability to work effectively as part of a multi professional team within a fast pace environment, in line with the protocols and policies of the local Service and Care UK and professional boundaries.

Responsible To

Lead Nurse

Key Responsibilities

•Assist the nurse-in charge to prioritise patient care and organise workload.
•Develop leadership skills.
•Knowledge of appropriate use of resources.
•Assist in the orientation and support of new staff to the unit.

•Communicate and liaise with all health care staff internally and external to the unit.
•Ensure that identified lines of communication are maintained with patients, colleagues and external agencies to demonstrate politeness and courtesy and sensitivity promoting the corporate image of Care UK.
•Demonstrate the ability to be able to motivate and persuade others through advanced communication skills.
•Effectively communicate with all patients, relatives, carers and fellow healthcare professionals, ensuring empathy and compassionate care is provided.

Clinical governance
•To participate and assist in the systematic monitoring, review and evaluation of service provision through clinical audit.
•To participate and assist in the setting of standards of patient care based on sound research findings.
•Work within Care UK’s Clinical Governance framework.
•Take a personal responsibility to maintain NMC/HCPC registration and professional development in line with the expectations of the role.
•Promote clinical excellence and best evidence based practice reflecting Care UK’s nursing philosophy.
•Maintain confidentiality of information regarding patients, families and friends at all times.
•Ensure full and accurate records are maintained and confidentially policy adhered to.
•Participates in the reporting of Clinical and Non-Clinical Risk Assessments and incidents.
•Be conversant and comply with Care UK’s Health and Safety Policy.
•Assist in the investigation of verbal and written complaints according to Company Policy within an agreed timescale.

Clinical Professional Responsibilities
•Act as a positive role model to staff and patients.
•Assess individual’s health needs.
•Provision of holistic care.
•Administer treatment within local guidelines / protocols and professional scope of practise.
•To maintain competencies associated with the role ensuring you are working within your own limitations and scope of practice.
•Administer medication within Patient Group Directions.
•Develop / maintain advanced clinical skills. i.e. x-ray interpretation, suturing and plastering.
•Referral / sign posting to appropriate health professional / services.
•Provide patient information and education.
•Work at all times within professional Code of professional practice/conduct.
•Support the senior nurse practitioner and line manager in addition to colleagues.
•To participate and assist in the setting of standards of patient care based on sound research findings.
•Maintain own personal and professional development plan, in line with Care UK’s company and service objectives.
•Participate in the Care UK' appraisal process.
•Participate in regular clinical supervision.
•Support and supervise junior staff/students.
•Be conversant and comply with the service’s fire precautions and procedures for evacuation and emergency resuscitation.
•Assist with the triage role as appropriate.
•To maintain standards of infection control within the unit and during clinical care and to assist patients to maintain their own infection control needs.

Education and Training
•Highlighted specific training needs such as Minor Injury modules will need to be undertaken within a specified timescale.
•To have a proactive approach to self-development, working within the appropriate professional bodies code of conduct (NMC, HPCP).
•Be involved in health care initiatives and health promotion.

Skills & Experience

•Relevant post registration experience including experience in:
- An acute setting.
- Primary Care experience or another related area.
•Experience of working autonomously.
•Experience of working within a multi-disciplinary team.
•Experience within Emergency Departments and / or Primary Care environments.

•Evidence of ability to work unsupervised.
•Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
•Basic IT skills.
•Ability to demonstrate clinical expertise and knowledge of audit.
•Demonstrable critical reasoning skills and decision making.
•Demonstrable evidence of multi-professional / multi-agency working.
•Ability to prioritise patient care.

•Experience of Paediatrics care and assessments.
•X-ray Interpretation
•Evidence of knowledge in:
- current professional issues
-health promotion
-clinical governance
-national initiatives e.g. NICE guidelines
-evidence based practice
•Provide evidence of experience in physical assessment, diagnosis and treatment e.g. portfolio.


•1st level Registered Nurse with current registration with the UK Nursing Midwifery Council (NMC) or registered with own professional body.
•Registered Paramedic – FDSc or BSc qualified and registered with HPCP
•Minor Injury/Ailment modules
•Evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD).
•Post registration qualification.

•Prescriber - v300

Additional Information

•Friendly and approachable.
•Good presentation of self, enthusiastic, flexible, innovative.
•Committed to customer care and first class service provision.
•Flexible attitude to working arrangements.
•Adaptable, friendly, polite, courteous and caring.
•Motivated and committed.
•Ability to work within a pressurised environment.
•Receptive to feedback and the willingness to learn and develop.
•Mentally and physically fit to undertake the role.
•Ability to provide appropriate clinical guidance and mentorship to student.