Experienced former SECAmb Paramedic Practitioners (PP’s) are invited to apply as we continue to enhance our services for our patients. The ongoing development process has introduced a new model of deployment and is an exciting time as we improve the utilisation of Paramedic Practitioners as senior clinicians.

The enhanced model of care properly embraces the ethos of ‘Right care, right time, right place’ by:

  • Assessing and treating on scene using a range of specialist assessment skills, medicines, wound care and risk management strategies
  • Referring directly to appropriate community, secondary, specialist or GP services
  • Supporting clinicians by acting as a senior clinical decision maker, either remotely or on scene

On appointment, you will be working in a Paramedic Practitioner team within your local Operating Unit (OU) area, attending patients in a ‘PP out of plan’ model and working in the new local Urgent Care Hubs (UCH) providing clinical support to colleagues.

Rotational models of working may develop further in the near future, with the national drive towards integrated models of working. Our rotational pilot with staff working in general practice, EOC and frontline was very successful and may become the basis for future portfolio careers.

Applicants will have excellent clinical leadership skills, which they will use to develop others and support the local operations management team with new ways of working.

You will be required to demonstrate clinical competence, excellent communication skills, a forward thinking and positive approach and good team working.

As a bank PP you will be required to commit to a minimum of one shift per week.

In order to apply for a bank Specialist Paramedic role at Band 7 you must have successfully completed:

  • A Paramedic Practitioner education pathway with recognised University Academic award eg DipHE or PGDip Urgent Care
  • Preferably a period of workplace-based assessment (WPBA) (such as the 8 week GP placement)
  • And ideally, but not essential, a Specialist Practice examination and osces:
    • SECAmb SP exam & osces or
    • College of Paramedics Diploma Primary and Urgent Care or
    • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh Diploma in Urgent Care

Discussion will take place at interview on how applicants could be supported by SECAmb to undertake any missing components to achieve Fully Qualified Specialist Paramedic status.

The recruitment process will include the following elements:

Submission of an online NHS Jobs application form

Fitness test

A short panel interview with members of the PP management and education team. This will involve mapping applicants’ qualifications, skills and experience to the PP curriculum framework. This will occur remotely via MS Teams or telephone due to the current pandemic situation.

Copies of certificates and qualifications will be required.

The advert will close when sufficient applications have been received

For more information about the role please contact Daryl Devlia (Practice Development Lead) [email protected] 07825454673

To provide high quality care at a higher level of competence and practice for patients who require clinical services provided by the Trust. This will include providing definitive care based upon reaching a formal diagnosis for many patients, and ensuring safe care and aftercare.

PPs represent the Trust at the level of Specialist Practitioner, and contribute to the changes to patient care and patient flow required by a modern provider of unscheduled healthcare.

PPs are responsible for the provision of care commensurate to the needs of the patient, based on their education, qualification and scope of practice. The

purpose of the role is to provide care to patients in order to give the best outcome for their needs. This may require providing clinical intervention and resuscitation to prevent deterioration and promote recovery, through to in some cases facilitating a natural and dignified death. For many patients, PPs will complete their episode of care leading to the patient being formally discharged from care.

PPs are required to respond to patients, communicate effectively, assess, and diagnose clinical conditions requiring treatment, often in the presence of complex health histories and co-morbidities. They must also decide on whether to convey the patient to another care setting, refer them to another service, or discharge the patient from their care. Patients referred or discharged may have ongoing care provided by the PP (i.e. issued with course of antibiotics).

PPs work in a range of settings, typically on a single response vehicle, but also on an ambulance as a member of a two-person crew. PPs also practice within the Emergency Operations Centre or in a remote EOC function on their station.

PPs are senior clinicians and provide clinical support and leadership to colleagues in a number of formats, such as mentorship, or sharing of knowledge and skills at CPD events or statutory and mandatory training.