IHCD Emergency Medical Technician – (Bank)
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IHCD Emergency Medical Technician
Bank / Self Employed
Duty Operational Managers and Team Leaders
MET-Medical Ambulance Station and deployment throughout the UK – Currently looking for staff in Reading and the surrounding areas.
£14 per hour
To assist with the transportation of ambulant, non-ambulance and stretcher patients who require a responsive level of assessment, care and treatment.
To transport and attend to patients and clients within the care of MET Medical in accordance with policies and procedures.
Due to the nature of this role successful candidates must have the ability to work in an emergency ambulance environment and have good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels, as well as being able to work as part of a team.
Accurately complete all documentation relating to patients, vehicles and equipment and submit it to MET Medical management when required
Provide patient assessment and treatment in line with the scope of practice and within MET-Medical guidelines.
To ensure that patient confidentiality is maintained at all times and that personal / clinical information is only disclosed in accordance with MET-Medical policy, procedure and protocol and in accordance with Caldicott regulations, whilst ensuring that all appropriate information is recorded in a timely and efficient manner.
Job Specific Responsibilities
To ensure informed consent is obtained before treatment or intervention is undertaken and to ensure that the communication of information between self, the patient and colleagues is handled, sensitively, clearly, pro-actively and in a manner mindful of patient confidentiality.
Conduct Patient assessment, including interpretation of 12-lead ECG when appropriate. Select and apply in each instance the appropriate patient care procedures in accordance with the current Institute of Health and Care Development (IHCD) Ambulance Service Basis Training Manual, Joint Royal Colleges Ambulance Liaisons Committee (JRCALC), Clinical practice guidelines and appropriate MET Medical policies and procedures.
To ensure the efficient use of medical supplies, maintaining adequate supplies throughout the shift, ensuring single use items are used according to protocols and ensuring that all clinical waste is disposed of according to MET-Medical policy and current legislation.
To practice in accordance with protocol and current legislation governing the use of medicines and prescription only medicines, in relation to the storage and security of such items both while operational and on station.
Receive and interpret information from patients, carers, Healthcare Professionals and other Emergency Services and ensure clear and legible notes are made on the PRF’s (Patient Record Forms) and handed over correctly to the receiving department ensuring continuity of care throughout
Use of the appropriate knowledge and skills in order to make professional judgements, whilst autonomously conducting the appropriate diagnostic procedures and treatments, safely to the appropriate level of training and competency
We are requesting that IHCD & ECAs staff must have a blue light emergency driving qualification e.g. IHCD D1/D2 or Emergency Response Ambulance Driving QCF. You will preferably have a full UK driving license with C1 entitlement (or complete the C1 driving test within 4 weeks of starting)
Essential / Experience:
Hold a valid EU Driving License (No more than 3 endorsement points)
Successfully completed IHCD Ambulance technician course, AAP level 4 or FREC 5
Experience of emergency and non-emergency driving with a statutory service,
A minimum of one year experience of front line emergency responding
C1 Category licence
Evidence of Continual Professional Development
Current IHCD or equivalent D1 & D2 driving qualification (eg. ROSPA, EFAD)
Up to date continuing professional development portfolio
Effective social skills gained from experience, dealing with the public
Demonstrate ability to work in an emergency ambulance environment
Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
Up to date Immunisations
Knowledge / Skills / Ability
Ability to carry out manual handling including the lifting of patients and equipment
Good knowledge of current operational procedures and clinical practices
Good verbal, listening and written communication skills
Able to communicate across wide demographic boundaries in an appropriate manner
Demonstrate the ability and commitment to providing high quality patient care, appropriate to patient needs
Able to operate all appropriate information systems in an efficient and effective manner relevant to this post
Respects and applies patient confidentiality at all times
Displays good diplomatic skills, is tactful and discreet.
Good organisational skills, is able to identify priority pathways and act effectively under pressure
Able to produce accurate records in accordance with MET-Medical policy.
Is self-motivated with ability to work within occupational guidelines
Displays excellent attention to detail
Maintains a flexible and proactive approach to work
Demonstrate a commitment to team working
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