PCN Paramedic

PCN Paramedic

The role of a PCN Paramedic is the assessment and treatment of minor illness in primary care. They work as a supporting role to the GPs by seeing patients in clinic.

Our current Paramedic can help with the following acute on the day illnesses:

  • UTI’s (female only over 16 years)
  • Coughs / Sore throats / Tonsillitis (in children aged 5 years and upwards only)
  • Earache / Ear Infections
  • Chest Infections
  • Fevers
  • Sinusitis
  • Scabies
  • Threadworm
  • Rashes

This is a new role within our PCN, and its duties will expand and develop over time.


Sean O’Doherty

Sean joined us here at The North Arden PCN in April 2024. He possesses a Diploma of Higher Education in Paramedic Science and Bachelor of Science in Pre-Hospital and Emergency Care. 

Prior to joining us at the PCN Sean worked for the ambulance service beginning as a Ambulance Technician in 2009 and Progressing to a Paramedic in 2014.  From there he pursued a career in 2016 as a specialist Paramedic working in the ‘Hazardous Area Response Team’ (HART). His job role involved Water Rescue, Rescue from Height, Urban Search and Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, 4×4 capabilities, CBRNE exposure, Rescue from irrespirable environments such smoke-filled buildings and the extrication of bariatric patients.

Sean considers this a very exciting new role for himself and a big change from his previous work. In his prior roles he was traveling around being exposed to extremes of environment, weather and landscapes. The patients he treated had more potential to require immediate lifesaving interventions, but the interventions do not usually become part of the patient’s long term treatment plan. 

This current role will initially be mainly office based with a view to expanding the role at some point in the future. This role requires a more considered approach with long term planning and treatment where he will have a personal connection to the patients and their family over months or years. 

Sean is looking forward to progressing within this new role and seeing how it evolves. He is excited to be more involved in his patient’s long-term care and continuing journeys towards recovery.