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Emergency Care Practitioner

Job Title: Emergency Care Practitioner
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Regional
Industry:
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Private client looking for ECP's
Contact Name: Kay Ghafoor
Contact Email: kay@medicnow.co.uk
Job Published: December 06, 2018 14:07

Job Description

Job Summary:
The primary focus of the role is to work as an autonomous practitioner providing high quality and timely patient centred care. The post holder will be responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, referral and discharge of a diverse of patients with minor injuries/minor illnesses, without reference to a doctor and within their level of competence and agreed protocol.

 

Key Responsibilities:
Clinical Care
 Act as a emergency care practitioner, demonstrating advanced clinical competence and a knowledge base beyond those associated with conventional nursing roles
 Triage patients presenting as walk-ins to the appropriate services
 Undertake consultations with patients as an autonomous practitioner and using own clinical judgement to diagnose, treat, refer and/or discharge patients
 Make direct referrals to primary, secondary and social services within locally agreed pathways, guidance and protocols
 Provide clinical advice to Reception staff where required
 Ensure that patients receive high quality clinical care, delivered in a timely manner
 Supply and administer medicines as indicated to address patient need, where necessary working to Patient Group Directions
 Ensure complete and accurate documentation of each and every patient contact
 Work as an autonomous practitioner and as part of multi-disciplinary and multi-agency teams in order to ensure patients’ needs are met

Qualifications and skills:

HCPC Paramedic 

5 years post registration experience of which 2 years will have been spent in primary care, A&E unscheduled care or related field.

Experience fo working to protocols, guidelines and Patient Group Directives