Permanent posts and secondments available.
East - South Queensferry
West - Cardonald
North - Inverness
AfC Band 6, £26,830 - £35,933 pro rata per annum + unsocial payment
An exciting opportunity has arisen for registered Paramedics and Nurses to apply for Clinical Advisor opportunities within our East Ambulance Control Centre.
Applications are welcome from staff occupying similar roles in other relevant NHS organisations and applications on a full/part time or job share basis will also be considered.
You will work as part of the ACC team who provide emergency care to patients at Scottish Ambulance Service. You will primarily be responsible for providing clinical assessment and advice to patients ensuring that their onward care is safe and appropriate to their needs.
By acting as a point of contact Clinical Advisors provide clinical support to the wider ACC through supporting Dispatch and Call taking processes and to the Operational crews who contact the ACC for Professional advice and support from scene. In addition you will provide information to the wider health communities of Scotland for example GPs / Hospitals and other NHS organisations through the management of patient related enquiries or care planning.
You will use your clinical decision making skills to ensure that patients are safely assessed and receive the most appropriate ambulance response or alternative care pathway to meet their needs.
You will liaise with other healthcare providers to ensure that safe and effective pathways of care exist to meet the needs of special patient groups and patients with complex care pathways.
You will be a clinically focussed and driven professional, able to evidence your continuous professional development. You will have 4 years post registration experience, with previous experience in an ambulance service, acute or primary care setting. A paramedic or nurse with extended training skills such as acute illness or minor injury would be advantageous as would previous extended telephone triage knowledge and practice.
You should be computer literate with good keyboard skills, as depending upon your experience, you may be required to successfully complete the core induction programme and attainment plus the ACC call handling course.
Note: You will be required to maintain your clinical registration and practice during your employment; time for this will be facilitated within the shift roster.
Applications must be made online at myjobscotland.gov.uk