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Job summary

Main area
AHAH/OPAT/AOT
Grade
Band 5 to 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (37.5 hours per week)
Job ref
321-MRC-4284618-B5-6-A
Employer
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Horton General Hospital/John Radcliffe
Town
Oxford and Banbury
Salary
£25,655 - £39,027 per annum pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
18/08/2022 23:59

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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust logo

COVID-19 Vacancy Specialist Paramedic Ambulatory Outreach Team

Band 5 to 6

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

 

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

 

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

 

Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families. For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values


 

Job overview

If you have the passion to deliver a better urgent care service to the people of Oxfordshire then look no further, as this could be the opportunity for you! The NHS is changing, with more emphasis being put on community-based care such as ‘Hospital at Home’. There has never been a better time to join our ever-expanding service as we take on more projects and more complex admission avoidance work.

 

Main duties of the job

 

The Ambulatory Outreach Team (AOT) comprises Hospital at Home Central, Hospital at Home Horton, COPAT (Complex Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy), and Covid Care at Home (CC@H). We are responsible for providing an alternative to acute hospital admission, treating and monitoring patients so that they can remain in their home or care home during acute illness. We also facilitate early discharge from hospital, providing care that would previously have been provided in an acute setting. Due to the success of this service, we are now taking on more complex admission avoidance work and more Covid work streams.

 

Working for our organisation

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research. Find out more here  www.ouh.nhs.uk

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe HospitalChurchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

COVID-19 Vaccination Update: There has been a national announcement that COVID-19 vaccinations will be mandatory for all patient-facing staff from 1 April 2022. This role could be affected by this, we therefore urge all applicants to consider this before applying.  Patient-facing staff who have not had both vaccinations by 1 April 2022 will not be able to continue in their role.

 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

We can provide: point of care blood testing, point of care CRP, and point of care ultrasound (POCUS), and can guide clinical management decisions, intravenous therapy, Elastomeric’s, drain management, nebulisation, clinical reviews, insulin administration, support with care, palliative care, and management of heart failure/COPD. The team consists of visiting Ambulatory Consultants, Specialist Nurse Practitioners, Non-medical Nurse prescribers and Specialist Paramedics with a dedicated team Pharmacist.

Our team’s aim is to provide treatment or care in the patient's home that is equivalent to inpatient care. We work collaboratively across the whole of Oxfordshire with all hospital at home services and the Urgent Community Response Service. We are a fast-developing service and are adapting at pace to new COVID initiatives and projects. As such, we are now taking on the delivery of Neutralising Monoclonal Antibodies (nMAB) treatment to immunosuppressed patients across Oxfordshire.

The successful candidate can be reassured that they are part of a close Ambulatory hospital-based team, but they must have the skills, knowledge, and sound judgement to be able to work autonomously in the community. The candidate would also be expected to work across all roles.

This is an exciting opportunity for a band 5 Paramedic or Band 6 Specialist Paramedic to join our dynamic team. This post provides an opportunity to develop in the specialist area of Ambulatory care. The candidate must be registered, with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in an acute setting.

The candidate will need access to their own vehicle to deliver the care in the community. Competitive fuel rates will be paid which include wear and tear costs. Under our service you are eligible for a priority hospital and community car parking permits.

Please contact Linsey.davis@ouh.nhs.uk or yunchun.ody@ouh.nhs.uk for more information or to arrange an informal visit.

Planned interview date: to be confirmed

Please see Job Description PDF files attached. 

Person specification

Values and Behaviours

Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate the ability to put patients and their families and carers at the heart of what you do and recognising different needs by encouraging a spirit of support, integrity, respect and teamwork.
  • Shows pride in the quality of care they provide for patients and learning from successes and setbacks.
  • Able to deliver a high standard of care for patients and always striving to improve on what you do through change and innovation.

Education, training, qualifica

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse (Part 1. 8. 12 or 15 of the Nursing and Midwifery Council Register depending on area of practice) or National Certification in area of Practice.
  • UK recognised Degree in Nursing relevant to post.
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development through maintenance of an NMC revalidation or equivalent
  • Post-graduate qualification related to an area of practice

Clinical Practice

Essential criteria
  • Articulate and knowledgeable of skills needed to deliver a high standard of care in the area of practice
  • Able to work under own initiative within boundaries of role
  • Demonstrates awareness of importance of working as part of a team
  • Able to document observations, results, decisions and actions etc. effectively in patient’s notes and communicate these effectively to appropriate members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Able to communicate effectively with patients/relatives and carers and all members of the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Able to proactively contribute to the education of learners and non-registered and less experienced staff.
  • Demonstrates ability to manage, direct and evaluate the nursing care for a defined caseload of patients.
Desirable criteria
  • Competent to administer intravenous medicines
  • Competent in central venous access management

Leadership and Management

Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to prioritise own workload and that of others as appropriate
  • Demonstrates ability to maintain and contribute to the development of standards of practice, conduct or decision making in conjunction with their line manager.
  • Acts as a role model and are able to lead by example to ensure the Trust’s values and behaviours are reinforced throughout their area of practice
  • Able to supervise non-registered and less experienced staff to ensure effective care delivery.
  • Able to effectively and appropriately escalate concerns to reduce risk and promote patient safety.
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience of managing clinical incidents and complaints.
  • Previous experience in the relevant specialty

Improving Quality and Developi

Essential criteria
  • Understanding of professional and current issues related to area of practice.
  • Demonstrates ability to keep up to date with professional issues that influence nursing practice relating to the area of clinical practice, management education and research.
  • Able to identify own learning needs and ensure own professional development is maintained by keeping up to date with practice developments
Desirable criteria
  • Able to contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies/protocols/guidelines relevant to area of practice
  • Demonstrates ability to question and challenge nursing practice in a constructive way so that standards of patient care are continually evaluated and improved

Personal Qualities and Physica

Essential criteria
  • Motivated and able to articulate reasons for desire to work in the specific practice area
  • Being self-aware and able to accept constructive criticism
  • Positive enthusiastic character
  • Resilient under pressure
  • Smart professional appearance
  • Pleasant personality
  • Good self-presentation
  • Able to undertake specific procedures involving physical skills commensurate with practice area

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Armed Forces CovenantFair Train work experience quality standard - gold standardApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleDisability confident employerArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Embracing Equality Diversity Inclusion

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Linsey Davis
Job title
Ambulatory Outreach Team-Lead Nurse
Email address
Linsey.davis@ouh.nhs.uk
Additional information

Please contact Linsey.davis@ouh.nhs.uk or yunchun.ody@ouh.nhs.uk for more information or to arrange an informal visit.