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Paramedic Bridgend £26,730.15 - £33,792.19

Paramedic

Location: Bridgend |
Salary: £26,730.15 - £33,792.19 |
Posted: 10 Jul 2019 |
Closes: 7 Aug 2019 |
Job Type: Permanent & Full-time |
Business Unit: Health Services |
Region / Division: UK & Ireland |
Reference: 7961

Role Responsibility:

G4S Health Services has been one of the leading providers to all justice health environments since 2005. Working across Secure, Custody and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC) across the UK, we provide primary care and forensic healthcare to a wide range of patients.

We are recruiting for a Paramedic to join our team in HMP Parc.

Benefits as a Paramedic:

  • Salary of between £26,730.15 and £33,792.19 per annum
  • Company pension scheme with employer contributions


  • G4S Life Assurance Scheme


  • G4S Great for Savings: Discounts on high street shops and brands including several leading high street brands, retailers and travel suppliers

  • G4S Box Office: As an official supplier to The O2, employees have the chance to buy tickets for a range of events

  • O2 Discounts: For discounted offers on handsets, tariffs and broadband 


  • Eye Care Vouchers – Free eye-tests/discounts for VDU users


  • Hospital Saturday Fund (HSF) Health Plan

  • Charity work- Match-IT and Payroll Giving

  • Employee Care Scheme (Best Doctors and First Assist Counselling Services)

  • Refer A Friend Scheme

  • Love to Shop Campaigns

Shifts: 40 hours per week (Full Time)

 

Job Outline: To provide high quality emergency care and minor injury treatment to patients with both primary care and acute care needs in a prison setting by playing an active part in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of the patients care.

This role requires a Registered Paramedic to work as part of a team delivering care to patients both within the Healthcare Centres and on the Wings / Houseblocks within the
prison environment. The Registered Paramedic will work as part of a team of Primary Care Nurses within a HMP  site.


The role requires you to function autonomously and within your sphere of competency, whilst being a support and resource to less 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 / external agencies. The HMP sites are clinical facilities which require an individual to have the 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 G4S Health, and professional bodies.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities: 

 

Managerial

 

  • Prioritise patient care throughout the unit, assuming shift leader responsibility allocating staff and resources effectively, as and when rostered to this function.
  • Assist in orientation and support to new staff to the unit.
  • Support junior staff with supervision and development.

 

Communication

 

  • 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 G4S Health
  • Communicate and liaise with all healthcare staff.
  • Play an integral role in ensuring that junior team members are aware of local and general Health & Safety matters, Clinical Governance and other on-going issues, which arise including patient safety issues.
  • Provide and organise support through the means of clinical supervision in accordance with G4S Health company policy.
  • Demonstrate the ability to be able to motivate and persuade others through advanced communication skills.
  • Effectively communicate with line managers.

 

Clinical governance

 

  • To participate and assist in the systematic monitoring, review and evaluation of paramedic practice through clinical audit.
  • To participate and assist in the setting of standards of patient care based on sound research findings.
  •  Work within G4S Health Clinical Governance framework.
  • Take a personal responsibility to maintain HCPC registration and professional development in line with the expectations of the role.
  • Promote clinical excellence and best evidence based practice reflecting G4S Health 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 G4S Health and Safety Policy.
  • Assist in the investigation of verbal and written complaints according to Company Policy.

 

Clinical Professional Responsibilities

 

  • Act as a positive role model to staff and patients.
  • Conduct Invasive procedures where appropriately trained and competent
  • To respond to all emergency codes in accordance with agreed protocols.
  • Procedures where appropriately trained and competent i.e. suturing, IV access, haemorrhage control, wound care
  • Cardiac intervention / competent in the monitoring of physiological observations by undertaking a full assessment using a structured and prioritised approach and the recognition of the acutely ill patient e.g. ABCDE approach, ECG recognition, pathways for CVA and the diagnosis and referral of a range of cardiac conditions.
  • 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.
  • Assess individual’s health needs.
  • Provision of holistic care.
  • Administer treatment within local guidelines / protocols within ones own scope of practice.
  • To maintain competencies associated with the role ensuring you are working within your own limitations / scope of practice.
  • Administer medication within Patient Group Directions or if qualified and appropriate to the centre via Independent Nurse Prescribing.
  • Develop / maintain advanced clinical skills. i.e., suturing, paramedic led clinics
  • Develop/maintain advanced clinical skills and knowledge in relation to dynamic patient case mix.
  • Referral / sign posting to appropriate health professionals / services.
  • Provide patient information and education.
  • Ensure G4SHealth clinical protocols are adhered to at all times.
  • Work at all times within the relevant code of professional conduct.
  • Support line managers.
  • 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 G4S company and service objectives.
  • Appraise own performance and discuss development needs with mentors, supervisors and line manager. Appraise more junior staff members as applicable to the role / structure.
  • 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.


The Ideal Candidate:

  • Fully qualified Paramedic
  • To have a proactive approach to self-development, working within the appropriate professional bodies code of conduct (HCPC).
  • Be involved in health care initiatives and health promotion within the unit and local community.
  • To participate and assist in the systematic monitoring, review and evaluation of Paramedic practice through clinical audit. Providing feedback results to line managers and staff to improve patient care in the unit.
  • To research, develop, introduce and apply up to date research-based findings to paramedic practice, thus ensuring best evidence based practice is followed.
  • Show commitment to lifelong learning and a learning environment through personal example and dissemination of skills, attitude and knowledge to others.
  • Maintain registration with the appropriate professional body (HCPC) and professional development in line with the expectations of the role.
  • Comply with the G4S appraisal system and attend appraisal annually.
  • To participate in and deliver training within the unit.
  • Ensure updated mandatory training requirements are met and equipment training records are maintained.

 

This role requires the ability to work with vulnerable, frail people, who may be distressed or experiencing pain, in a caring and compassionate way. A Criminal Records Bureau check will therefore be required to exclude any individual with a history of criminal behaviour which could be considered unacceptable (by G4S or the clients) in a patient care environment. Safety is of paramount importance and the post holder must ensure that safe systems of work are followed without compromise.  The post holder needs to be committed to maintaining high standards of customer care and service delivery.


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