OPERATIONS

BE A TRAINEE FIRST CONTACT PRACTITIONER

Description

NHS England have announced additional funding to support additional roles in Primary Care, one of which is a Paramedic FCP. Health Education England (HEE) have published the development roadmap for the FCP role (see documents).

SCAS are working closely with our local partners in Primary Care Networks, Training Hubs and Integrated Care System (ICS) to promote the system wide development of FCPs allowing staff to:

Gain more knowledge and skills; to provide better patient care & experience

Develop their clinical career

Opportunity to achieve a suitable work-life balance

Work across a variety of settings

Do all of this with one employer and maintain the benefits of working in the NHS

This exciting opportunity involves successful completion of the two stage HEE Road Map. The successful candidate will undertake the following development opportunities:

  • Stage 1 & 2 – Paramedic First Contact Practitioners in Primary Care
  • Once the competencies have been met, you will become registered with the Centre of Advancing Practice, where you will be eligible for Band 7 status.
  • Rotational working partnerships across primary & emergency care – front line operations

Entry requirements

These are some of the essential criteria you will need to be successful as a Paramedic; more detailed criteria are available in the Person Specification for the role:

  • HCPC registration for at least 4 years – working as a Band 6 or above.
  • Demonstrable clinical experience in the operational pre-hospital setting, including SRV working.
  • Full C1 UK driving licence.
  • IHCD/FutureQuals Emergency Driving qualification (D1, D2).

What is the package?

  • Salary: Trainee First Contact Practitioner Band 6  (plus Unsocial Hours (USH) in line with Section 2 of Agenda for Change)
  • Hours: Full time: 37.5 hours per week (part-time hours may be available on completion of training). Bank (zero hours) agreements may be available
  • Location: Various throughout Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Hampshire
  • Annual leave: Minimum 27 days plus statutory public holidays, pro rata for part-time staff
  • Shift pattern: Rota covering 24 hours, 7 days a week – shift patterns vary by area.