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Job Introduction

Join our Urgent Treatment Centre as a Paramedic:

Reading Walk-In Health Centre is a vibrant and dynamic surgery servicing 11,500 patients from the local area, offering a variety different types of care to our patients as well as sub-specialist services. We are looking for a passionate, dedicated, and innovative Paramedic to join our multidisciplinary primary care team. The Walk-In Service is suspended at present due to COVID pressures.

We have built organisation-wide committees in many specialist fields. You’ll have the option to join your clinical specialism, networking with professionals from across the country. We get together regularly, auditing and sharing standard methodology for innovation and service re-design. You’ll be a part of the pool of subject matter experts bringing together clinical and operational leads. You will be a part of quality improvements, research and development activity. Here we recognise and celebrate clinical excellence and dedication.

Main Responsibility

Procedures to include, but not limited to -

  • Wound management
  • Measuring blood pressure & Venepuncture
  • Routine injections as prescribed
  • Cervical Smears
  • Childhood and Adult immunisations, including reading and reviewing Patient Group Directives (PGDs) and Patient Specific Directives (PSDs)
  • Well Person Health Checks including Foreign Travel Counselling, NHS Health Checks, Lifestyle and New Patient Checks
  • ECG’s
  • Spirometry
  • Obesity and weight/diet management
  • Family Planning
  • Chronic disease management and prevention ~ Diabetes, Hypertension, Hypothyroidism, Stroke, Epilepsy, IHD, COPD and Asthma
  • Leg ulcer management
  • Minor Injuries and Minor Illness
  • CVD risk assessments and Q risk interpretation and assessments.
  • Home visits for Housebound patients – to include routine checks (eg Diabetic) and flu vaccines.
  • Referrals – Podiatry, Counselling, Audiology, etc
  • Ensuring all specimens are checked and sent to laboratory as required
  • You will be fully conversant in QOF, read coding and uphold strategies to provide a holistic combined healthcare for the patient and demonstrate a willingness to participate in research/audit within the practice team.
  • You will be aware of DES/LES policies and apply and produce, alongside the Practice Manager, protocols that reflect the guidelines that are workable in the practice.
  • You will be aware of KPIs and work alongside the clinical and managerial team to meet these targets.
  • Participate in the education of students of all disciplines.
  • To be responsible for the efficient running of the treatment room and equipment and to ensure the clinical areas are at all times safe for staff and patients.
  • To lead on Infection Control in line with guidelines and policies.
  • Advise patients and relatives/carers on general health care and ailments with referral to GP’s as necessary.

The Ideal Candidate

You will have a level 7 in  clinical examination and non medical prescribing V300 and experience in an Urgent Care, Primary Care or similar setting.


Package Description

As a Band 7 Paramedic Practitioner, you’ll be part of our valued team in the Urgent Care Services in Reading

You will feel valued as a Paramedic  within HCRG Care Group, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including: 

  • Band 7 (depending on experience) with Group Pension
  • Free tea, coffee, and milk at your base location 
  • On site-parking
  • Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on everyday purchases like grocery shopping as well as cashback and voucher offers for treats for you and those special to you
  • Access to your wages as you earn them to help cover life’s emergencies and avoid overdraft fees or high interest rates
  • Online and face to face help with your mental and physical wellbeing – from healthy recipes and activity challenges through to post trauma support, legal, debt and life management help, as well career coaching and counselling 
  • Access to eLearning, bespoke career pathways and opportunities for continuing professional development through our ‘Outstanding’ learning and development team, The Learning Enterprise 
  • *An open, just culture where you’re encouraged to have and implement ideas which can help us deliver our purpose: changing lives through transforming health and care – backed up by at least £100,000 of ringfenced innovation funding each year
  • The pride of working for an organisation committed to the highest clinical and quality standards: with the majority of our rated services holding “good” or “outstanding” ratings from the Care Quality Commission

About the Company

We change lives by transforming health and care. 

Established in 2006, we are one of the UK's leading independent providers of community health and care services, working with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency and improved outcomes. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services. Across England, we support communities of many millions and directly help more than half a million people each year - guided by our simple values: we care, we think, we do. 

We're committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from a broad, diverse range of people who want to join our team. We’re a Disability Confident Committed company, so we work to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to be as inclusive of everyone.


While it doesn’t happen often, sometimes a role is very popular, and we’ll need to close it earlier than the date we’ve shown here. If you’re keen to join our team, we’d love to hear from you so please apply as soon as you can.

As you’d expect, safeguarding and protecting the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we work with is of the utmost importance so we have policies and procedures in place to promote safeguarding and safer working practices and everyone who joins the team is subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.

Finally, we need to let you know that the company you’ll work for is part of HCRG Care Group Holdings Limited and by applying for this job we’ll need to process and hold information about you. If you would like to know a little more about how we use your information, please see our website's privacy policy. 


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