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Paramedic - Band 5 - Yorkshire

Permanent  for Keenan Healthcare Ltd in Yorkshire

Acting exclusively throughout Ireland on behalf of our Client ‘Yorkshire Ambulance Service’ we are recruiting for Band 5 HPC registered Paramedics for full time posts throughout Yorkshire, England.

An attractive relocation package of up to £6,000 is on offer for successful candidates.

·Salary: £21,478 - £27,901 plus 25% allowance for working unsocial hours e.g. nights and weekends.

·35 days annual leave, rising to 37 days after 5 years NHS service and 41 days after 10 years NHS service (inclusive of bank holidays).

·NHS pension scheme.

·Development opportunities.

·Salary sacrifice car and childcare voucher schemes.

GENERAL SUMMARY

To provide a patient focused delivery of care, treatment and safe transport for emergency and non-emergency patients in a clinically safe and professional environment, utilising enhanced skills and regulated best practise when required to do so, adhering at all times to the policies and standards inherent within the Yorkshire Ambulance Service (YAS).

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

•To treat and transport emergency and urgent cases in accordance with IHCD paramedic manual, JRCALC guidelines and Trust protocols.

•To maintain a professional level of service to the customer in line with the contracted performance standards.

•To comply with all road safety regulations exercising the safe use of road traffic exemptions in emergency driving.

•Undertake emergency driving duties on all types of vehicles operated by the Trust, if appropriately qualified and licensed.

•To ensure that all equipment provided is kept to the highest standard and any defects or losses are reported immediately.

•To ensure that the vehicle provided is cleaned daily and check that the vehicle is roadworthy, including fuel; water and oil. Report any defects on the appropriate forms.

•To maintain the workplace to a high standard of tidiness and cleanliness at all times. Also to ensure Station and vehicle security.

•Maintain a high professional image at all times.

•To provide assessment of patients, planning and implementing their care and treatment. To continually evaluate and give advice to patients and others. This will include:

•Handling Prescribing and administering, non–prescription, prescription and controlled drugs

•Invasive procedures where appropriately trained and competent

•Surgical procedures where appropriately trained and competent

•Cardiac & CVA interventions – e.g. Pre hospital Thrombolysis, Advanced ECG recognition, FAST test pathways for CVA and the diagnosis treatment and referral of a range of cardiac conditions.

•To communicate report and document the patients’ history, condition and treatment to a full range of medical staff including colleagues, nurses, doctors and consultants either on route to or arrival at definitive care.

•To determine the appropriate destination for the patient to include the initiation of treatment linked to an agreed and regulated care pathway in association with other health, mental and social care professionals in cases where transport to hospital is not required.

•To take responsibility for the security of patients property during transportation as well as the safe handling of patients’ possessions including hand over to the appropriate agency.

•To complete all patient and journey documentation associated with an episode of patient care in both electronic and written format with any other reports the Trust deems necessary.

•To observe safe practices as laid down within the Trust's policies, procedures and Trust instructions.

•Maintain confidentiality of YAS and any patient information and records not withstanding the Child Protection and Vulnerable Adults legislation.

•Ensure effective communication to other health and social care professionals for the benefit of the patient.

•To assist in major incidents and when necessary act in an Incident Management Role.

•Complete any documentation required e.g. Patient Report Forms, Incident Reports, Accident Books or any other report associated with your duties. Complete any information relating to Quality Monitoring.

•Co-operate and/or recommend any measures designed to improve patient care or the efficiency of the service.

•To ensure that all property, either belonging to the Trust, patient or customer, is transported safely and securely at all times.

•Co-operate with other emergency services as required.

•To ensure that the required levels of equipment, consumables and drugs etc. are maintained to required levels and stored safely and securely.

•Make dynamic risk assessment of the environment and general situation, having due regard for the health and safety of self and others. Responsible for the safe use of the ambulance and all equipment.

•To ensure that planned organisation changes are communicated positively to appropriate people e.g. staff, patients and carers.

•To be accountable for the safe clinical practice applied to a patient whilst in your care either as an individual or as a member of the crew.

•To comply with the code of conduct as laid down in the Ambulance Service Basic Training Manual and the Paramedic Training Manual.

•To comply with the standards of conduct, performance and ethics as laid down by the Health Professions Council.

•To work shifts including weekends and public holidays.

•Supply statements and attend legal proceedings as required.

•To attend major incident exercises as directed by the Managers of the Trust.

•Administer appropriate drugs as designated by Local Paramedic Steering committee for use by Registered Paramedics.

•Keep clear, accurate and legible records, reporting the relevant clinical findings, the decisions made, the information given and any drugs or treatment.Record where there are exceptions to, or deviations from, standard practice and the reasons for doing so.All records must be made at the same time as the events being recorded, or as soon as possible afterwards, using appropriate documentation.Records must be clear, coherent, comprehensive, factually correct and must maintain confidentiality.

For a confidential chat please call our Healthcare Team Tel: 028 90517205 or email your CV to info@keenanhealthcare.co.ukstating ‘YAS application’ on the subject bar.

Job added on 09-11-2014