Careers in General Practice in Bristol,
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Paramedics in practice

Innovative practices are recognising more and more how paramedics can help to meet urgent needs in the community, efficiently and effectively.

Paramedics are becoming essential members of the team, carrying out home visits and ward rounds, as well as assisting with in-practice urgent care clinics, with on-call support from a GP.

For paramedics, it’s a rewarding role that allows you to bring your skills to work in a rewarding way, while also enjoying more flexible and family-friendly working hours.

Paramedics in practice enjoy a dynamic, wide-ranging role that can include:

  • Delivering minor ailments clinics
  • Participating in urgent care clinics (same day needs) alongside GPs
  • Carrying out home visits and care home visits on behalf of a GP
  • Diagnosing and managing both acute and chronic conditions, integrating both drug and non-drug based treatment methods into a management plan
  • Developing anticipatory care plans for complex patients at risk of acute hospitalisation
  • Proactively identifying, diagnosing and managing treatment plans for patients at risk of developing a long-term condition
  • Prescribing and reviewing medications and working with patients to support compliance
  • Providing information and advice on prescribed or over-the-counter medications, on medication regimens, side-effects and interactions
  • Supporting patients to adopt health promotion strategies that promote healthy lifestyles and apply principles of self-care

Learning and development

As a paramedic in general practice you can take advantage of a range of in-house and external training programmes that will support and enable your continuous professional development. That can include mentoring from a GP and the learning opportunities that come with being part of a professional network across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Search and apply for paramedic jobs in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. 

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