Respond and manage emergency incidents whilst attending events as an Event Paramedic. Provide specialist, clinical, social, and holistic care to undertake clinical assessment and interventions to those individuals in the out of hospital environment, which may include stadia, concerts, motorsports, road races etc. Will encompass working on both ambulances, solo response and within treatment units as Required.
Expected time commitment:
Evenings, weekends, or some daytime as available
Line managed by:
Professionally responsible to:
District Officer – Tom McGarey
What you would be involved in (duties & responsibilities)
- Attend events and undertake clinical responsibilities to Paramedic level in the out of hospital environment.
- Maintain professional registration as a Paramedic and undertake continual professional development relevant to the role; maintaining skill levels and knowledge to enable you to carry out procedures in accordance with JRCALC Guidelines and in accordance with SJA NI policy and procedures.
- Undertake clinical supervision and mentor new and junior personnel, providing feedback on performance in a constructive and non-threatening manner.
- Carry out duties involving the care and maintenance of vehicles, equipment, and premises. Be responsible for ensuring that all defects and deficiencies of vehicles and equipment are reported using the correct documentation.
- Ensure vehicles and equipment are ready for immediate use at all times and champion responsibility for the cleanliness of vehicles, ensuring that the interior/exterior are maintained to a high standard in line with current IPC recommendations.
- Maintain accurate vehicle and patient documentation including confidential details whilst remaining sensitive to the nature of the information being recorded.
- Conduct dynamic risk assessments when responding to incidents for protection of yourself and others, recognising that the out of hospital environment is often unpredictable and can pose a variety of threats to welfare (physical, environmental, and emotional).
- Ensure appropriate and timely referrals are made to other agencies (including non-clinical referral relating to safeguarding) utilising agreed procedures.
- Perform any other duties commensurate with these responsibilities, the management level of the post and skills and qualifications of the post-holder.
Who we are looking for (personal specification)
- Registered Paramedic with the HCPC, without cautions or restrictions and evidence of CPD activity within the previous 12 months. Required
- Decision making capability, both when working alone or working as part of a team. Required
- Able to work alone or as part of a multidisciplinary team. Required
- Commitment to giving high quality care. Required
- Able to effectively communicate with others, while paying due regard to patient confidentiality. Required
- Able to produce timely, accurate, and legible records relating to patient care. Required
- Displays an even temperament and resilience to pressure. Required
- Experience of leading a small team of clinicians (including non-registered colleagues). Required
- Smart and professional appearance. Required
- Displays an ability and willingness to be flexible to meet the needs of the role. Required
- Full UK manual driving licence with category B and no more than 6 penalty points. Desirable
- Ambulance Emergency Driving Level 3 & ALS/APLS/ATLS/ATT/PHTLS qualification. Desirable
- Experience of mentoring students/others. Desirable
- Experience of working in non-traditional ambulance roles (i.e. crowd / event medicine). Desirable
- Experience of accessing alternative care pathways. Desirable
What you will get from this role
- Ability to develop clinical mentorship of non-HCP responders and junior paramedics.
- Sense of satisfaction and pride through delivering an essential service with a great team.
Role specific expectations
- This role is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitations of Offenders Act.
- Be a registered Paramedic with the UK Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
- Be competent in basic first aid skills (Emergency Medical Technician role as a minimum) and a minimum of Immediate Life Support training.
- Maintain and can produce evidence of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) relevant to his or her St John Ambulance NI role.
- Must work to the HCPC standards of proficiency at all times.
- Physically fit enough to complete a minimum of four minutes of CPR on a manikin on the floor and carry equipment such as first aid bag and oxygen cylinders.
- Physically fit enough to move a patient up and down a normal 13 step flight of stairs in a carry chair with a partner, using a rescue manikin weighing a minimum of 70 kilograms.
Screening requirement for role (category one)
This role requires the following pre-volunteering screening checks:
- An enhanced Access NI check.
- Health assessment for fitness for role.
- Complete working/ professional history if worked in the care sector.
- Two or more factual references (depending on work history).
- Right to volunteer and identity check.
- A professional pin check.
Training & support provided
The training we will provide for you in your first few months is as follows:
- The welcome (induction) programme including health and safety briefing.
- Introduction to safeguarding session.
SJA will provide workwear (a uniform) appropriate to the role excluding footwear and you will wear a "Paramedic" role bar when undertaking this role.
This role requires the volunteer to embrace the organisation's vision and values, which are:
'Everyone who needs it should receive first aid from those around them. No one should suffer for the lack of trained first aiders.'
Treating others with compassion and respect
Pride in doing an excellent job
Delivering what we promise
Continuously learning and improving
Working together effectively
This role description is intended as an outline indicator of general areas of activity and will be amended in light of the changing needs of St John Ambulance NI. It is expected that the post holder will be as positive and flexible as possible in using this document as a framework.