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Clinical Advisor (HCPC Paramedic or NMC Nurse)

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JOB TITLE
Clinical Advisor (HCPC paramedic or NMC nurse)
LOCATION
Operational Base: IPRS Aeromed Office, Gatwick, West Sussex
HOURS OF WORK
Monday - Friday, 0800 -1700 hours (Office Based)
SALARY:
Up to £41.500 depending on experience
REPORTS TO
Clinical Manager

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB: 

The post holder will be responsible for:

  • Delivering the day-to-day Medical Triage telephone service.
  • Providing support to the clinical team.
  • Assisting operations team on cases requiring clinical review. 
  • Supporting the Clinical Manager/Deputy Clinical Manager and deputising in their absence.  

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
    • Provide triage support service for our client who are managing detainees in UK Courts custody suites, delivering one of three main outcomes dependent on severity/ urgency of issues presenting:
      • Provide clinical advice and guidance to the caller.
      • Deploy one of our on-call clinicians to the court to attend to the detainee in person.
      • Instruct the caller to arrange an A&E visit/ alternative disposition 
    • Accurately document triage consultation notes in a timely fashion within the Pharos platform, to allow for suitable clinical guidance and intervention.
    • Use professional judgement at all times and with the support of clinical assessment software, provide skilled and effective assessment of patients presenting clinical need, through telephone consultation and operational requirement. 
    • Provide day-to-day support to the clinical team and assist other colleagues in the business as required. 
    • Conduct audits of medical equipment in kit bags and controlled drugs/ general drugs in accordance with the ‘Activities Matrix’.  
    • Conduct audits of Clinical Report Forms ensuring 100% are completed following operational processing in accordance with the ‘Activities Matrix’.   
    • Closely manage the Clinical Inbox throughout the day, responding promptly to enquiries and requests. 
    • Provide support to and deputise for the Deputy Clinical Manager in their absence in line with agreed levels of autonomy, responsibility and decision making. 
    • Adhere to and implement CQC and local policies and procedures whilst working within the HCPC Code of Professional Conduct.
    • Maintain an up-to-date awareness of current policies and use acquired skills in mental health, child protection, safeguarding, duty of candour, medication enquiries and all other aspects of general healthcare.
    • Refer to Clinical Manager, peers, or colleagues as necessary for advice, but to maintain accountability and responsibility for decisions made in relation to clinical calls and operational needs.
    • Inform senior colleagues of any factors affecting delivery of the service as soon as they arise.
    • Work with the management team to contribute to the continuous development and delivery of service within the guidelines and standards of the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
    • Work independently within the constraints of professional and organisational policies and structures, taking responsibility and accountability for managing own workload, risk assessment and risk management.
    • Actively participate in clinical supervision to facilitate personal and professional development.
    • Facilitate and actively participate in the continuous quality improvement audit process to develop individual performance and achieve against set delivery targets.
    • Maintain a healthy and safe work environment for self and colleagues.
    • To undertake any other duties compatible with the grading of the post, as required.

EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE:

 E: Essential     D: Desirable

  • Minimum 5 years post qualification as a paramedic or nurse (E)
  • Evidence of experience within a clinical triage setting (E)
  • Evidence of consolidating post qualification practice (E)
  • Remote/ telephone triage experience (D) 
  • Good I.T. skills (E) 
  • Ability to speak fluent English (E)
  • Ability to speak languages other than English (D)  
  • Full driving licence and own transport (E)  
  • Smart, professional appearance and conduct (E)  

QUALIFICATIONS, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Current registration with HCPC or NMC
  • Either I.H.C.D. Dip Para or adult nursing.  
  • Able to demonstrate Continuous Professional Development

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to work actively within a team, but to work without supervision whenever necessary. 
  • Strong leadership qualities.
  • Self- motivating with the ability to prioritise workload.
  • Clear and concise communication skills, in particular when interacting with patients and third parties. 
  • Attention to detail and the ability to record information accurately.
  • Ability to identify and manage signs and symptoms of a deteriorating patient.
  • Ability to influence a clinical situation remotely.
  • Ability to make appropriate and informed decisions quickly. 
  • Ability to remain calm and professional in a busy working environment. 
DBS CHECK REQUIRED
Yes – Enhanced
REFERENCE
One personal & one professional reference will be taken up prior to commencement of duties.
NOTE
IPRS Aeromed will not employ anyone who they know to have affiliation to far right groups such as EDL, BNP, Combat 18, etc
TRAVEL REQUIRED
You may be required to undertake travel to other client locations in response to service requirements.
DATE
10/2022

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