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Senior Nurse / Paramedic

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Senior Paramedic
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full-time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
337-NP-1363SMC-C
Site
Northwick Park
Town
London
Salary
£32,257 to £41,308 per annum inclusive
Closing
Today at 23:59

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is one of the largest integrated NHS Trusts in the country employing more than 9,000 staff with a budget of more than £670 million a year. We are the first Trust of its kind to provide complete hospital-based and community healthcare services to a combined population of 930,000 in the boroughs of Brent, Harrow and Ealing. Our services include four major acute hospitals including the internationally renowned St Mark's Hospital and community services across Brent, Harrow and Ealing, including Clayponds Rehabilitation Hospital, Meadow House Hospice, Denham Unit and Willesden Centre. St Mark’s & LNWH has a major teaching commitment and we have recently been awarded University Hospital status after being granted membership of the Association of UK University Hospitals. To find out more about our Trust, why not view our video We are London North West University Healthcare

Our values - HEART

Our vision at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is to provide excellent clinical care in the right setting by being:

  • Compassionate
  • Responsive
  • Innovative

We are clear that our vision can only be achieved by our staff, who are our most valuable asset.

Our vision is driven by our HEART values and behaviours which were developed together with our staff.

  • H onesty
  • E quality
  • A ccountability
  • R espect
  • T eamwork

These values describe how we interact with each other and our patients and must underpin everything we do to achieve our vision.

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust welcomes applications from people who wish to work part time or flexibly.

POST REQUIREMENTS

 The Short Term Assessment, Rehabilitation and Reablement Service (STARRS) is expanding and we are looking for a knowledgeable, motivated, Paramedic with strong clinical decision making skills to join our multidisciplinary team.

UNIT DETAILS

 

 

 

STARRS is a national leader in intermediate care that aims to bring the best of hospital care to a patient’s home and therefore avoid unnecessary hospital attendances/admissions. Most of our referrals are from GPs, London Ambulance Service and Accident and Emergency departments. We provide a two person Rapid Response service to provide the initial assessment at home, performing a holistic assessment of the patient, performing tests such as blood and urine sampling and in some cases starting a treatment plan. The team can utilise a number of pieces of diagnostic equipment in the home, plus we have access to hospital facilities for various scans when required. STARRS looks to provide the very best patient care, aiming to provide the same care a patient would receive as an in patient. This includes having real time access to patient records in the community via laptops and smart phones.

 

We also provides an Early Supported Discharge Service to reduce the length of stay of patients in hospital by continuing their care at home.

 

We are looking for Paramedics who have a passion for patient care, who want to develop their skills and push themselves outside the normal boundaries of Paramedic practice and who have a real drive to make sure their patient gets the best treatment possible. Excellent communication skills are essential.

 

We encourage Paramedics of all backgrounds to apply as we value experience as much as academic achievement.   As a Band 6 Paramedic you will:

 

  • Attend patients as both part of the Rapid Response crew and alone for follow up visits.
  • Develop your Paramedic skills into a more well-rounded holistic approach to patient care.
  • Develop new skills normally outside of the scope of Paramedics including Nursing, Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy tasks.
  • Gain experience in day to day management of the team including taking handovers and helping to make treatment plans at the virtual ward round.

 

  • Supervise junior staff and students
  • Attend in-service training and have Continued Professional Development opportunities

 

STARRS works 7 days a week from 08:00 until 20:30 plus cover of the A&E department until 22.30. You will be expected to work weekends and bank holidays although it is our aim that you work approximately one weekend in four. You will also cover occasional late shifts which run from 10:00 until 22:30.

In return for your skills and dedication to the team and our patients we endeavour to provide:

·         A supportive environment to learn and develop your new skills.

·         Working with Doctors, including Consultants to push your knowledge beyond normal Paramedic practice.

·         Regular training above and beyond statutory and mandatory training.

·         An emphasis on a good work life balance including meal breaks to enable staff to perform at their best.

·         A management team that listens and acts on your concerns.

·         Experience managing the team.

·         The opportunity to deliver training sessions.

·         The usual NHS benefits plus a lease car option.

·         Agenda for change pay scale band 6 + outer London weighting and unsocial hours enhancements where appropriate.

Crèche facility available on site.

For this post, the following are essential:

 

·         Excellent communication skills

·         Strong clinical knowledge and assessment skills

·         Current HCPC registration

·         Full clean driving licence and use of a car.

 

 

 

 

   

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Edgar Swart 020 8869 3654

If you have problems applying, contact

T Block
Northwick Park Hospital
Watford Road
Harrow
Middlesex
HA1 3UJ
Telephone
02088693328