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Physician Associate

National Health Service

Birkenhead, NW
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Birkenhead, NW
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Physician Associate

Healthier West Wirral Primary Care Network

The closing date is 10 March 2021

Job overview

Healthier West Wirral are looking for Physicians Associates who are passionate about Primary Care to join us as we build a Network Physician Associate team. Your role will require you to participate in all aspects of patient care through knowledge gained from your PA training. You will be working in Practice but as part of a wider PCN healthcare professional team.

Physician Associates will work within their scope of clinical practice and demonstrate safe clinical decision making and care for patients within the GP practice in consultation with the supervising GP.

Main duties of the job

Whilst experience of working in a GP practice is preferred, applications are welcome from newly qualified Physician Associates. To be considered for this role you will have completed the Physician Associate Postgraduate Diploma/Masters from an accredited UK university and passed the Physician Associate National Examination.

About us

By joining Healthier West Wirral you will also benefit from:

  • Dedicated and bespoke Physician Associate training and support programme
  • Continuous GP clinical supervision and support
  • Access to NHS Pension
  • A comprehensive induction and orientation programme
  • 5 weeks annual leave pro rata

Job description

Job responsibilities

Healthier West Wirral are looking for Physicians Associates who are passionate about Primary Care to join us as we build a Network Physician Associate team. Your role will require you to participate in all aspects of patient care through knowledge gained from your PA training. You will be working in Practice but as part of a wider PCN healthcare professional team.

Healthier West Wirral PCN supports a population of over 70,000 patients across 6 different Practices including Marine Lake Medical Practice, Heswall and Pensby Group Practice, Commonfield Road Surgery, Upton Group Practice, West Wirral Group Practice and Greasby Group Practice.

Key role requirements; Physician Associates will work within their scope of clinical practice and demonstrate safe clinical decision making and care for patients within the GP practice in consultation with the supervising GP:

  • Provide first point of contact care for patients presenting with undifferentiated, undiagnosed problems by utilising history taking, physical examinations and clinical decision-making skills to establish a working diagnosis and management plan in partnership with the patient (and carers as applicable).
  • Identify, signpost, or refer patients at risk of developing long-term conditions, preventing adverse effects on the patients health
  • Support the management of patients conditions through offering specialised clinics following appropriate training including (but not limited to) family planning, baby checks, COPD, asthma, diabetes, and anticoagulation

Provide health / disease promotion and prevention advise alongside analysing and actioning diagnostic test results

  • Examine, assess and diagnose patients and provide clinical care/ management as required
  • Triage patients and provide the necessary treatment during home visits
  • Maintain accurate clinical records including read codes in conjunction with legislation
  • Ensure continuity of care, arranging follow-up consultations or reviews as necessary
  • Review the effectiveness of the treatment provided, making changes where necessary to improve patient outcomes
  • Recognise, assess and refer patients presenting with mental health needs

Support the clinical team with all safeguarding matters, in accordance with local and national policies.

In addition to the primary responsibilities, the physician associate may be requested to support PCN initiatives:

  • Support audit programmes, undertaking audits when necessary
  • Participate in local initiatives to enhance service delivery and patient care
  • Support and participate in shared learning within the practice.
  • Take personal responsibility for own learning and development, including the requirement to maintain currency, achieving all targets set in their Personal Development Plan (PDP).
  • Travel between PCN practices when required to support with annual leave.

Whilst experience of working in a GP practice is preferred, applications are welcome from newly qualified Physician Associates. To be considered for this role you will have completed the Physician Associate Postgraduate Diploma/Masters from an accredited UK university and passed the Physician Associate National Examination.

By joining Healthier West Wirral you will also benefit from:

  • Dedicated and bespoke Physician Associate training and support programme
  • Continuous GP clinical supervision and support
  • Access to NHS Pension
  • A comprehensive induction and orientation programme
  • 5 weeks annual leave pro rata

Salary: £37,890-£40,890

Schedule: Monday- Friday, with the ability to work evenings or weekends on occasion

*Please note, this role will require travel between practices within our locality site and a full, current UK driving and use of a car will be required.

Applications will close 04/01/21

Interviews to commence January with an aim for candidates to start in March 2021.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Whilst experience of working in a GP practice is preferred, applications are welcome from newly qualified Physician Associates. To be considered for this role you will have completed the Physician Associate Postgraduate Diploma/Masters from an accredited UK university and passed the Physician Associate National Examination.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (opens in a new window). From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Healthier West Wirral Primary Care Network

Address

156 Common Field Road

Woodchurch

Birkenhead

CH49 7LP


Employer's website

https://www.commonfieldroadsurgerywirral.nhs.uk/

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Physician Associate

National Health Service

Whitwick, MID
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Whitwick, MID
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Physician Associate

North West Leicestershire GP Federation

The closing date is 21 March 2021

Job overview

We have an exciting opportunity for a Physician Associate to join the North West Leicestershire GP Federation to support the Primary Care Network, covering the 12 practices in our network. As part of our Physician Associate Team you would work with a small number of practices within the NWL PCN.

The Physician Associate is very much a patient-facing role, and there will be plenty of opportunity to utilise your clinical skills to improve the health of the local community; this will include managing long-term conditions.There will be further progression as per the Primary Care Network needs and policies.

Main duties of the job

As a Physician Associate (PA) you will be acting within your professional boundaries, providing care for patients from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of their care under the supervision of a GP. You will demonstrate safe clinical decision-making and expert care for patients within a General Practice team to support the delivery of policy and procedures to meet the needs of patients.

We are looking for candidates who are enthusiastic and adaptable to change, with excellent clinical skills and a good level of competence in the use of I.T. Candidates should exhibit good organisational skills and ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of healthcare professionals and other stakeholders including patients, families and carers. The successful candidate will work in a number of practices, independently, but also as part of a supportive practice team and the Primary Care Network.

About us

The North West Leicestershire GP Federation consists of 12 GP Practices covering 109,000. The GP Federation operates the North West Leicestershire Primary Care Network.

If you are a forward thinking individual who is keen to develop in this role, we want to hear from you!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical

  • Participate in all treatment and preventative healthcare services in the Practices as delegated and agreed by the supervising GP(s).
  • Provide direct clinical care to patients using established clinical guidelines.
  • Consult and refer patients to physicians, medical specialists and other health professionals as indicated.
  • Interview patients, take medical histories, perform physical examinations, analyse, diagnose and explain medical problems during surgery consultations and home visits.
  • Recommend and explain appropriate diagnostic tests and treatment.
  • Request and interpret results of laboratory investigations when necessary.
  • Perform specialised diagnostic physical exams and treatment procedures.
  • Instruct and educate patients in preventative health care.
  • Conduct telephone consultations which may involve discussing the result and implications of laboratory investigations with patients.
  • Order laboratory tests as required and agreed under supervising doctor(s).
  • Fully document all aspects of patient care and complete all required paperwork for legal and administrative purposes.
  • Contribute to the clinical development of the Practices by developing a special interest and to help establish appropriate systems to manage common chronic medical conditions, ensuring compliance with NSF guidelines.
  • Formulate diagnoses and treatment plans, in consultation with or referring to Supervising doctor(s) as appropriate.
  • Give clinical instructions to nursing staff and Primary Care Team as required.
  • Communicate when necessary with colleagues in the PCN and hospital specialists in order to discuss or refer specific patients, plan and co-ordinate activities or exchange information in order to improve the quality of patient care.
  • Deal regularly with hospitals, consultants and other health care providers, and other community organisations to refer/consult on specific cases.

Education Training and Development

  • Ensure continuing education, training and development is undertaken to meet clinical governance guidelines for Continuing Professional Development and a Personal Development Plan.
  • Keep up to date with relevant medical research, technology and evidence-based medical practice by attending continuing education courses and professional meetings, reading journals etc.
  • Undertake continuing professional development.
  • Take and pass the national re-certification exam every 6 years in accordance with the requirements of the PA Managed Voluntary Register and as recommended by the National Examination Sub Committee of the UKUBPAE (UK Universities Board of Physician Associate Education) and subsequently as required by the statutory regulating body when in place.
  • Perform a variety of research and analysis tasks associated with improvement of clinical care, medical diagnosis and treatment where appropriate using the following means:
    • Audit of clinical practice.
    • Review of relevant literature.
    • Research unusual symptoms and treatment options, through consultation with physicians and other medical specialists.
  • Assist in clinical instruction and supervision of medical and nursing students as well other learners that may periodically be attached to the practice, including the educational development and mentoring of Physician Associate students.
  • Attend regular multi-disciplinary meetings organised by the PCN/Practices in order to discuss and learn from recent significant events relating to clinical practice occurring within the Practices.
  • Attend regular educational meetings organised by the practices in order to update clinical knowledge, practice policy and guidelines and disseminate other useful information relevant to the provision of adequate healthcare for patients.
  • Regularly reflect on own practice (and keep a record of learning encounters) in order to identify learning needs and encourage self-directed lifelong learning and continued professional development.

Professional

  • Take the UK PA National Re-Certification Exam every six years - required for Physician Associates AND maintain your professional registration working within the latest Code of Professional Conduct (CIPD).
  • Undertake statutory and mandatory training as required by the Practice/s.
  • Demonstrate clinical leadership.
  • Pro-actively promote the role of the PA within the Practice and externally to key stakeholders and agencies.
  • Respect patient confidentiality at all times and not divulge patient information unless sanctioned by the requirements of the role.

Equality and Diversity

  • The post-holder must co-operate with all policies and procedures designed to ensure equality of employment. Co-workers, patients and visitors must be treated equally irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

Health and Safety/Risk Management

  • The post-holder must comply at all times with the Practice and Network Health and Safety policies, in particular by following agreed safe working procedures and reporting incidents using the organisations Incident Reporting System.
  • The post-holder will comply with the Data Protection Act (2018), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (2016) and the Access to Health Records Act (1990).
  • Using appropriate infection control procedures, maintaining work areas in a tidy and safe way and free from hazards.
  • Reporting potential risks identified.

Person Specification

Other

Essential

  • Due to the geographical spread of our practices it is essential to have a full Driving Licence and be able to drive to any of our 12 practices.

Experience

Essential

  • Proven ability to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of own clinical practice.
  • Advanced clinical practice skills.
  • Ability to assess and manage patients risk effectively and safely.
  • Management of patients with complex needs.
  • Knowledge of issues surrounding accountability, Patient Group Directives and clinical policies.
  • Understanding of evidence based practice.
  • Understanding of clinical governance.
  • Ability to remain calm and professional in an emergency situation.
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Effective time management skills
  • IT and Administration skills
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Desirable

  • Experience of working in a Primary Care setting.
  • Experience in Telephone Triage.
  • Ability to supervise others.
  • Good working knowledge of SystmOne and EMIS clinical systems.

Qualifications

Essential

  • Graduation from a recognised/accredited Physician Associate higher education institution.
  • Certification of passing the PA National Examination.
  • Member of the Faculty of Physician Associates at the RCP, including registration on the PA Managed Voluntary Register.

Desirable

  • MSc Physician associate studies.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

North West Leicestershire GP Federation

Address

Whitwick Health Centre

67 North Street

Whitwick

Leicestershire

LE67 5HX


Employer's website

https://www.nwlgpfederation.co.uk

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Physician Associate

National Health Service

Blackburn, NW
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Blackburn, NW
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Physician Associate

Local Primary Care GP Federation

The closing date is 18 March 2021

Job overview

A new and exciting opportunity have arisen for a Physician Associate (PA) to join our team as part of the Primary Care Networks in Blackburn with Darwen. The successful candidates will be well supported in this Primary Care role, by accountable GPs, in accordance with the needs of the PA. Our practices adopt new methods of working via extended clinical workforce which includes Salaried GP's, Clinical Pharmacists, Paramedics, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Practice Nurses, Assistant Practitioners and Health Care Assistants. We are keen to add another 4 Physicians Associates to the existing ones in post in some of our practices already as we further develop our teams.

The closing date is 18th March 2021, but this may be earlier if we receive sufficient applications prior to that date.

Main duties of the job

The PA will provide care for the presenting patient from initial history taking and clinical assessment through to the diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of care. They will demonstrate critical thinking in the clinical decision-making process, including assessment and diagnostic skills, leading to the delivery of safe care for all patients. They will work collaboratively with the healthcare team to meet the needs of the patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures. The PA will provide a holistic and clinical service, with support from GPs as required, implementing agreed management plans and following approved protocols as appropriate. The PA will be expected on a typical day to carry out some home visits, Care Home Ward Rounds and consult with patients who present on the day and via booked appointments. The PA will also review and act appropriately on blood results and referrals/correspondence regarding their patients.

About us

Mentorship and supervision will be provided by designated senior medical personnel.

The level and type of supervision will be dependent on the post holders acquisition of skills

and knowledge and determined by the organisations clinical governance arrangements.

The PAs would be expected to attend and participate in arranged educational meetings

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Primary Duties and Areas of Responsibilities

Participate in all treatment and preventative healthcare services in the practices as delegated and agreed by the clinical leads

Provide direct clinical care to patients using established clinical guidelines

Consult and refer (in person and by digital platforms) patients to physicians, medical specialists and other health professionals as indicated

Interview patients, take medical histories, perform physical examinations, analyse, diagnose explain medical problems during surgery consultations and home visits

Play an integral part in the Network Des Contract for Care Homes across each PCN

Recommend and explain appropriate diagnostic tests and treatment.

Request and interpret results of laboratory investigations when necessary.

Perform specialised diagnostic physical exams and treatment procedures.

Instruct and educate patients in preventative health care.

Conduct telephone or video consultations which may involve discussing the result and implications of laboratory investigations with patients as well as dealing appropriately with routine and emergency complaints

Order laboratory tests as required and agreed under supervising doctor(s).

Fully document all aspects of patient care and complete all required paperwork for legal and administrative purposes

Participate fully in the clinicians duty rota including the provision of home visits when appropriate

Formulate diagnoses and treatment plans, in consultation with or referring to supervising doctor(s) as appropriate

Provide clinical tasks to nursing staff and Primary Care Team as required.

Communicate when necessary with colleagues in Primary Care and hospital specialists in order to discuss or refer specific patients, plan and co-ordinate activities or exchange information in order to improve the quality of patient care

Deal regularly with community hospitals, consultants and other health care providers, insurance companies and other community organisations to refer/consult on specific cases, participate in community service and education projects and activities and the like

Signposting

Ensure that patients are referred to the appropriate healthcare professional for the appropriate level of care within an appropriate period of time e.g. pathology results, common/minor ailments, acute conditions, long term condition reviews etc.

Audit and Risk Stratification

Participate in the effective care planning and management of high risk patients as part of the multidisciplinary team

Participate in audit activities in practices and with groups of practices to optimise the use of prescribing resource

Feedback results of clinical audit activities in areas agreed with GPs and implement recommendations and completing full audit cycle

Make recommendations based on the outcomes of audit and shared learning activities

Work with practices to proactively identify and recall patients due for review ensuring all appropriate monitoring tests performed

Analyse, interpret and present prescribing information at practice and population level to support effective decision making and change in evidence based clinical practice

Care Quality Commission

Work with the general practice team to ensure the practice is compliant with CQC standards

Public health

To support public health campaigns.

To provide specialist knowledge on all public health programmes available to the general public.

2. Collaborative Working Relationships

Recognises the roles of other colleagues within the organisation and their role to patient care

Demonstrates use of appropriate communication to gain the co-operation of relevant stakeholders (including patients, senior and peer colleagues, and other professionals, other NHS/private organisations e.g. CCGs

Demonstrates ability to work as a member of a team

Is able to recognise personal limitations and refer to more appropriate colleague(s) when necessary

Actively work toward developing and maintaining effective working relationships both within and outside the practice and locality

Foster and maintain strong links with all services across locality

Explores the potential for collaborative working and takes opportunities to initiate and sustain such relationships

Demonstrates ability to integrate general practice with community and hospital teams

Liaises with other stakeholders as needed for the collective benefit of patients including but not limited to:

oPatients

oGP, nurses and other practice staff

oOther healthcare professionals, optometrists, dentists, health and social care teams and dieticians etc.

oLocality / GP leads

oLocality managers

oCommunity nurses and other allied health professionals

oCommunity and hospital pharmacy teams

oHospital staff

3. Knowledge, Skill and Experience required

Completion of a postgraduate medical training in Physician Associate studies (UK)

Preferably a Minimum of 2 years experience as a Physician Associate , demonstrated within a practice portfolio

Mandatory Registration with the Physician Associate Managed Voluntary Register (PAMVR)

Have experience and an awareness of common acute and long-term conditions that are likely to be seen in general practice

Recognises priorities when problem-solving and identifies deviations from normal pattern and is able to refer to seniors or GPs when appropriate

Able to follow legal, ethical, professional and organisational policies/procedures and codes of conduct

4. Leadership:

Demonstrate understanding of the pharmacy role in governance and is able to implement this appropriately within the workplace.

Demonstrate understanding of, and contributes to, the workplace vision

Engages with Patient Participation Groups (PPGs) and involves PPGs in development of the role and practices

Demonstrates ability to improve quality within limitations of service

Reviews yearly progress and develops clear plans to achieve results within priorities set by others.

Demonstrate ability to motivate self to achieve goals

Promotes diversity and equality in people management techniques and leads by example.

5. Management:

Demonstrate understanding of the implications of national priorities for the team and/or service

Demonstrate understanding of the process for effective resource utilisation

Demonstrate understanding of, and conforms to, relevant standards of practice

Demonstrates ability to identify and resolve risk management issues according to policy/protocol

Demonstrate ability to extend boundaries of service delivery within the team

6. Education, Training and Development:

Ensure continuing education, training is undertaken to meet clinical governance guidelines for Continuing Professional Development and a Personal development plan

Keep up to date with relevant medical research, technology and evidence-based medical practice by attending continuing education courses and professional meeting, readin journals etc

Undertake 50 hours of continuing medical education (CPD) every year. A minimum of 25 hours must be accredited direct learning programmes

Take and pass the national re-certification exam every 6 years in accordance with the requirements of the PA Managed Voluntary Register and as recommended by the National Examination Sub Committee of the UKUBPAE (UK Universities Board of Physician Associate Education) and subsequently as required by the statutory regulating body when in place

Perform a variety of research and analysis tasks associated with improvement of clinical care, medical diagnosis and treatment where appropriate using the following means:

oAudit of clinical practice

oReview of relevant literature

oResearch unusual symptoms and treatment options, through consultation with physicians and other medical specialists

Provide literature reviews and the like; review, analyse and determine the significance of a variety of diagnostic test results

Assist in clinical instruction and supervision of medical and nursing students as well other learners that may periodically be attached to the practice including the educational development and mentoring of Physician Associate students

Attend regular multi-disciplinary meetings organised by practices in order to discuss and learn from recent significant events relating to clinical practice occurring within practices

Attend regular educational meetings organised by practices in order to update clinical knowledge, practice policy and guidelines and disseminate other useful information relevant to the provision of adequate healthcare for patients

Regularly reflect on own practice (and keep a record of learning encounters) in order to identify learning needs and encourage self-directed lifelong learning and continued professional development

Demonstration of learning which contributes either directly to performance within the role or to personal development. This should be discussed at the annual appraisal and courses and learning should be agreed with the clinical supervisor

Learning activities should be supported by reflective learning entries demonstrating the application of learning to clinical scenarios

Demonstrates ability to critically evaluate and review literature

Demonstrates ability to identify where there is a gap in the evidence base to support practice

Demonstrates ability to generate evidence suitable for presentations at practice and local level

Demonstrates ability to apply research evidence base into working place

Demonstrates understanding of principles of research governance.

The post-holder must comply at all times with the Practices Health and Safety policies, in particular by following agreed safe working procedures and reporting incidents using the organisations Incident Reporting System.

The post-holder will comply with the Data Protection Act (1984) and the Access to Health Records Act (1990).

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working as a physician associate
  • High level of personal and professional accountability and autonomy.
  • Experience of dealing with a range of clinical conditions
  • Understanding and experience of research and audit.
  • Understand the importance of evidence-based practice
  • Experience of developing effective working relationships.
  • Evidence of a continuing professional development.
  • Ability to effectively triage, assess and diagnose
  • Able to demonstrate promotion of Best Practice through clinical governance
  • mechanisms.
  • Able to promote or create a climate of clinical inquiry within practices and network.
  • Ability to work within own scope of practice and understanding when to refer to GPs
  • Able to prioritise own workload.
  • Full Driving License and Use of Own Vehicl
  • Able to use Information Technology systems.
  • Good interpersonal skills, including negotiation and communication.
  • Able to teach skills to all levels, to patients and health professionals.
  • Organisational skills.
  • Leadership skills
  • Able to self-manage and work independently, showing initiative.
  • Flexible and adaptable to team and service needs.
  • Flexible approach to change.
  • Reliable and confident.

Desirable

  • Video Consultation Skills
  • Broad knowledge within General Practice and Primary Care.
  • Presentation skills.

Qualifications

Essential

  • Postgraduate medical training in Physician Associate Studies (UK)

Desirable

  • Mandatory registration with the Physician Associate Managed Voluntary Register | (PAMVR)

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (opens in a new window). From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants (opens in a new window).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Local Primary Care GP Federation

Address

Suite 5, Blackburn Enterprise Centre

Furthergate

Blackburn

Lancashire

BB1 3HQ


Employer's website

https://lpcfederate.co.uk/

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Physician Associate- South Bucks PCN

National Health Service

Cressex, HC
Today
Cressex, HC
Today

Physician Associate- South Bucks PCN

FedBucks Ltd

The closing date is 09 April 2021

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Physician Associate to join one of our developing multidisciplinary teams within the South Bucks PCN, supporting delivery of the new Network Contract DES Service specifications. Covering the following practices:

  • Iver Medical Centre
  • Threeways Surgery
  • Burnham Health Centre
  • Southmead Surgery
  • Denham Medical Centre

Main duties of the job

We are looking for collaborative and innovative physician associates to work closely with the existing clinical teams to deliver patient care. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop clinical skills in a positive and excellence focussed environment, working under appropriate clinical supervision to increase access of quality care for patients.

The responsibilities of the role include direct patient contact through assessment, examination, investigation, diagnosis and treatment and will play a key role in continuity of care for patients with long-term conditions.

About us

FedBucks is a federation of 45 GP practices covering a population of over 485,000 patients across Buckinghamshire. We began in 2016 and now employ around 200 members of staff across our head office sites, and our planned and unplanned care services.

We are proud to represent our member practices and to champion primary care by working with local general practice and system partners in the provision of community-based healthcare services. We are dedicated to providing safe and compassionate care to our patients across our range of primary and unplanned healthcare services in Buckinghamshire, and believe in continuous commitment to quality service delivery and positive patient outcomes.

Patients are at the heart of everything we do, and we pride ourselves in ensuring our patients feel safe, supported, communicated with and respected. Our vision is to provide high quality, seamless health care that enables people to lead healthier lives, whilst feeling supported and cared for.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The responsibilities of the role include direct patient contact through assessment, examination, investigation, diagnosis and treatment and will play a key role in continuity of care for patients with long-term conditions.

Primary Duties and Areas of Responsibility

a) provide first point of contact care for patients presenting with undifferentiated, undiagnosed problems by utilising history-taking, physical examinations and clinical decision-making skills to establish a working diagnosis and management plan in partnership with the patient (and their carers where applicable).

b) contribute to the clinical development of the PCN through appropriate systems to manage common chronic medical conditions, ensuring compliance with national guidelines and other quality initiatives as required.

c) support the management of patients conditions through offering specialised clinics following appropriate training including (but not limited to) family planning, baby checks, COPD, asthma, diabetes, and anticoagulation.

d) provide health/disease promotion and prevention advice, alongside analysing and actioning diagnostic test results.

e) develop integrated patient-centred care through appropriate wording with the wider primary care multi-disciplinary team and social care networks.

f) utilise clinical guidelines and promote evidence-based practice and partake in clinical audits, significant event reviews and other research and analysis tasks.

g) participate in duty rotas; undertaking face-to-face, telephone, and online consultations for emergency or routine problems as determined by the PCN, including management of patients with long-term conditions.

h) undertake home and care home visits when required.

i) consult and refer patients to other appropriate healthcare professionals both internally and externally as required.

j) develop and agree a personal development plan (PDP) utilising a reflective approach to practice, operating under appropriate clinical supervision.

The above is only an outline of the tasks, responsibilities and outcomes required of the role. The job holder will carry out any other duties as may reasonably be required by the organisation.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Completed a post-graduate physician associate course (either PG Diploma or MSc)
  • Maintained professional registration with the Faculty of Physician Associates and/or the General Medical council following implementation of statutory regulation, working within the latest code of professional conduct (CIPD).
  • Evidence of UK Physician Associate (PA) National Re-Certification Exam, which needs to be retaken every six years.

Desirable

  • Willing to working under supervision of a doctor as part of the medical team.
  • Understanding of NHS long term plan and priorities relevant to primary care
  • Local knowledge of community healthcare and social care is desirable
  • Capacity to be innovative and develop the role of a physician associate
  • Ability to work with a range of clinical and non-clinical personnel as part of a team
  • Ability to work independently and effectively with a high degree of motivation
  • Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines
  • Ability to communicate information to patients in an appropriate manner, using well developed empathy skills
  • Understanding of the current issues facing primary care team.
  • Dynamic/able to use own initiative
  • Core values consistent with a patient and family centred approach to care
  • Demonstrate professional, appropriate, effective and tactful communication skills
  • Ability to gain the confidence and credibility of a range of professionals
  • Ability to teach others
  • Able to work under pressure and prioritise tasks
  • Builds credibility (personal and organisational) and rapport quickly
  • Team player with the ability to liaise effectively with colleagues and other members of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner if required

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

FedBucks Ltd

Address

1-2 Chichester House

Lincolns Inn, Lincolns Road

Cressex, High Wycombe

HP12 3RE


Employer's website

https://www.fedbucks.co.uk/


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Physician Associate- Dashwood PCN

National Health Service

Cressex, HC
Today
Cressex, HC
Today

Physician Associate- Dashwood PCN

FedBucks Ltd

The closing date is 26 March 2021

Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Physician Associate to join one of our developing multidisciplinary teams within the Dashwood PCN, supporting delivery of the new Network Contract DES Service specifications. Covering the following practices:

Chiltern House Medical Centre

  • Wye Valley Surgery
  • The Riverside Surgery
  • Carrington House Surgery
  • Stokenchurch Medical Centre
  • Cressex Health Centre

Main duties of the job

We are looking for collaborative and innovative physician associates to work closely with the existing clinical teams to deliver patient care. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop clinical skills in a positive and excellence focussed environment, working under appropriate clinical supervision to increase access of quality care for patients.

The responsibilities of the role include direct patient contact through assessment, examination, investigation, diagnosis and treatment and will play a key role in continuity of care for patients with long-term conditions.

About us

FedBucks is a federation of 45 GP practices covering a population of over 485,000 patients across Buckinghamshire. We began in 2016 and now employ around 200 members of staff across our head office sites, and our planned and unplanned care services.

We are proud to represent our member practices and to champion primary care by working with local general practice and system partners in the provision of community-based healthcare services. We are dedicated to providing safe and compassionate care to our patients across our range of primary and unplanned healthcare services in Buckinghamshire, and believe in continuous commitment to quality service delivery and positive patient outcomes.

Patients are at the heart of everything we do, and we pride ourselves in ensuring our patients feel safe, supported, communicated with and respected. Our vision is to provide high quality, seamless health care that enables people to lead healthier lives, whilst feeling supported and cared for.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Primary Duties and Areas of Responsibility

a) provide first point of contact care for patients presenting with undifferentiated, undiagnosed problems by utilising history-taking, physical examinations and clinical decision-making skills to establish a working diagnosis and management plan in partnership with the patient (and their carers where applicable).

b) contribute to the clinical development of the PCN through appropriate systems to manage common chronic medical conditions, ensuring compliance with national guidelines and other quality initiatives as required.

c) support the management of patients conditions through offering specialised clinics following appropriate training including (but not limited to) family planning, baby checks, COPD, asthma, diabetes, and anticoagulation.

d) provide health/disease promotion and prevention advice, alongside analysing and actioning diagnostic test results.

e) develop integrated patient-centred care through appropriate wording with the wider primary care multi-disciplinary team and social care networks.

f) utilise clinical guidelines and promote evidence-based practice and partake in clinical audits, significant event reviews and other research and analysis tasks.

g) participate in duty rotas; undertaking face-to-face, telephone, and online consultations for emergency or routine problems as determined by the PCN, including management of patients with long-term conditions.

h) undertake home and care home visits when required.

i) consult and refer patients to other appropriate healthcare professionals both internally and externally as required.

j) develop and agree a personal development plan (PDP) utilising a reflective approach to practice, operating under appropriate clinical supervision.

The above is only an outline of the tasks, responsibilities and outcomes required of the role. The job holder will carry out any other duties as may reasonably be required by the organisation.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Completed a post-graduate physician associate course (either PG Diploma or MSc)
  • Maintained professional registration with the Faculty of Physician Associates and/or the General Medical council following implementation of statutory regulation, working within the latest code of professional conduct (CIPD).
  • Evidence of UK Physician Associate (PA) National Re-Certification Exam, which needs to be retaken every six years.
  • Willing to working under supervision of a doctor as part of the medical team.

Desirable

  • Understanding of NHS long term plan and priorities relevant to primary care
  • Local knowledge of community healthcare and social care is desirable
  • Capacity to be innovative and develop the role of a physician associate
  • Ability to work with a range of clinical and non-clinical personnel as part of a team
  • Ability to work independently and effectively with a high degree of motivation
  • Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines
  • Ability to communicate information to patients in an appropriate manner, using well developed empathy skills
  • Understanding of the current issues facing primary care team.
  • Dynamic/able to use own initiative
  • Core values consistent with a patient and family centred approach to care
  • Demonstrate professional, appropriate, effective and tactful communication skills
  • Ability to gain the confidence and credibility of a range of professionals
  • Ability to teach others
  • Able to work under pressure and prioritise tasks
  • Builds credibility (personal and organisational) and rapport quickly
  • Team player with the ability to liaise effectively with colleagues and other members of the multi-disciplinary team

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

FedBucks Ltd

Address

1-2 Chichester House

Lincolns Inn, Lincolns Road

Cressex, High Wycombe

HP12 3RE


Employer's website

https://www.fedbucks.co.uk/


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Physician Associate

National Health Service

Beckenham, London
2 days ago
Beckenham, London
2 days ago

Physician Associate

Bromley GP Alliance Ltd

The closing date is 09 March 2021

Job overview

The Crays Collaborative is a PCN involving six GP practices working together with a vision to grow stronger, more resilient workforce equipped to provide an excellent standard of care for all our patients now and in the future.

Supported by Bromley GP Alliance, The Crays PCN is recruiting a Physician Associate on a fixed-term contract to cover maternity leave. We are looking for dependable, flexible, positive, team-orientated Physician Associate for this full time post.

Main duties of the job

The PA will provide care for the presenting patient from initial history taking and clinical assessment through to the diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of care. They will demonstrate critical thinking in the clinical decision-making process, including assessment and diagnostic skills, leading to the delivery of safe care for all patients. They will work collaboratively with the healthcare team to meet the needs of the patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures. The PA will provide a holistic and clinical service, with support from GPs as required, implementing agreed management plans and following approved protocols as appropriate. The PA will be expected on a typical day to carry out some home visits and consult with patients who present on the day and via booked appointments. The PA will also review and act appropriately on blood results and referrals/correspondence regarding their patients.

About us

Bromley GP Alliance (BGPA) is a network of 42 Bromley Practices which are working collaboratively to enhance the health and wellbeing of Bromley residents, covering over 310,000 patients, nearly 95% of the Bromley population

Bromley GP Alliance aims to work strategically with all Bromley practices, to help secure the best services for patients whilst working together, to support the member practices in the challenges of a changing NHS. Bromley GP Alliance aims to improve the morale of general practice in Bromley, by sharing expertise, services and supporting its workforce. The Alliance will make a positive impact on medical services in Bromley, by working closely with the CCG, local NHS trusts, local providers and patient groups, to improve the delivery of healthcare to the local population.

BGPA is supporting Primary Care Networks (groups of practices that are working together to shape and develop services and care in their geographical areas.

Job description

Job responsibilities

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES

CLINICAL

  • Participate in all treatment and preventative healthcare services in the Practice as delegated and agreed by the supervising GP(s).

  • Provide direct clinical care to patients using established clinical guidelines.

  • Consult and refer patients to physicians, medical specialists and other health professionals as indicated.

  • Interview patients, take medical histories, perform physical examinations, analyse, diagnose and explain medical problems during surgery consultations and home visits.

  • Recommend and explain appropriate diagnostic tests and treatment.

  • Request and interpret results of laboratory investigations when necessary.

  • Perform specialised diagnostic physical exams and treatment procedures.

  • Instruct and educate patients in preventative health care.

  • Conduct telephone consultations which may involve discussing the result and implications of laboratory investigations with patients as well as dealing appropriately with routine and emergency complaints

  • Order laboratory tests as required and agreed under supervising doctor(s).

  • Fully document all aspects of patient care and complete all required paperwork for legal and administrative purposes.

  • Contribute to the clinical development of the Practice by developing a special interest and to help establish appropriate systems to manage common chronic medical conditions, ensuring compliance with NSF guidelines.

  • Participate fully in the clinicians duty rota including the provision of home visits when appropriate.

  • Formulate diagnoses and treatment plans, in consultation with or referring to Supervising doctor(s) as appropriate.

    Give clinical instructions to nursing staff and Primary Care Team as required.

  • Communicate when necessary with colleagues in Primary Care and hospital specialists in order to discuss or refer specific patients, plan and co-ordinate activities or exchange information in order to improve the quality of patient care.

  • Deal regularly with community hospitals, consultants and other health care providers, insurance companies and other community organisations to refer/consult on specific cases, participate in community service and education projects and activities and the like.

    TRAINING / EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Ensure continuing education, training and development is undertaken to meet clinical governance guidelines for Continuing Professional Development and a Personal Development Plan.

  • Keep up to date with relevant medical research, technology and evidence-based medical practice by attending continuing education courses and professional meetings, reading journals etc.

  • Undertake 50 hours of continuing medical education (CPD) every year. A minimum of 25 hours must be in accredited direct learning programmes.

  • Take and pass the national re-certification exam every 6 years in accordance with the requirements of the PA Managed Voluntary Register and as recommended by the National Examination Sub Committee of the UKUBPAE (UK Universities Board of Physician Associate Education) and subsequently as required by the statutory regulating body when in place.

  • Perform a variety of research and analysis tasks associated with improvement of clinical care, medical diagnosis and treatment where appropriate using the following means:

    • Audit of clinical practice.

    • Review of relevant literature.

    • Research unusual symptoms and treatment options, through consultation with physicians and other medical specialists.

  • Provide literature reviews and the like; review, analyse and determine the significance of a variety of diagnostic test results

  • Assist in clinical instruction and supervision of medical and nursing students as well other learners that may periodically be attached to the practice, including the educational development and mentoring of Physician Associate students.

  • Attend regular multi-disciplinary meetings organised by the Practice in order to discuss and learn from recent significant events relating to clinical practice occurring within the Practice.

  • Attend regular educational meetings organised by the practice in order to update clinical knowledge, practice policy and guidelines and disseminate other useful information relevant to the provision of adequate healthcare for patients.

  • Regularly reflect on own practice (and keep a record of learning encounters) in order to identify learning needs and encourage self-directed lifelong learning and continued professional development.

    ADMINISTRATION

  • Send and receive written information on behalf of the Practice regarding matters of insurance, housing and other issues relating to the physical and social welfare of patients.

  • Work to deliver with other members of the practice and Primary Healthcare Team, the objectives of the GMS contract, including the terms of the Quality and Outcomes Framework.

  • Attend regular multi-disciplinary meetings organised by the Practice in order to discuss the health and social needs of particular patients.

    Scope and Purpose of Job Description

    The job description does not constitute a term and condition of employment. It is provided only as a guide to assist the employee in the performance of their job. The practice is a fast moving organisation and therefore changes in employees duties may be necessary from time to time. The job description is not intended to be an inflexible or finite list of tasks and may be varied from time to time after consultation/discussion with the post holder.

    This is an exciting opportunity for the right person wishing to develop their clinical and management practice in a fast moving practice in the heart of the community. The supervising team have a wealth of experience in general practice which will undoubtedly provide the opportunity for the new appointee to develop their knowledge and shape the position within a dynamic clinical team.

    Other Information:

General

The duties of this post are a guide to the range of responsibilities that may be required. These may change from time to time to meet the needs of the service and/or the development needs of the post holder. This job description will be revised regularly to take account of changes within the organisational structure and the practice business plan.

Other duties

The post holder will be required to undertake any other duties according to the needs of the service. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of activities, but rather an outline of the main areas of responsibility. Any reasonable changes will be discussed and agreed with the post holder before any variations to the job description are made.

Travel to other sites

The post holder may be required to travel.

Medical Examinations

All appointments are conditional upon prior health clearance by the practice.

Failure to provide continuing satisfactory evidence will be regarded as a breach of contract.

Professional Registration

Staff undertaking work which requires professional/state registration are responsible for ensuring that they are so registered and that they comply with any Codes of Conduct applicable to that profession. Proof of registration must be produced on appointment and, if renewable, proof of renewal must also be produced.

Criminal Records Bureau

Applicants for posts in the NHS are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. All applicants who are offered employment will be subject to a criminal record check from the Criminal Records Bureau before the appointment is confirmed. Further information is available from the Criminal Records Bureau and Disclosure websites atwww.crb.gov.uk and www.disclosure.gov.uk

Equal Opportunities

Crays PCN is an equal opportunities employer and you will be expected to comply with all relevant policies and procedures in this area together with all other policies and procedures as initiated by the practices.

Work Visa/ Permits/Leave To Remain

If you are a non-resident of the United Kingdom or European Economic Union, you are required to have a valid work visa and leave to remain in the UK, which is renewed as required. The Practice is unable to employ or continue to employ you if you require but do not have a valid work visa and/or leave to remain in the UK.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • If UK Trained:
  • Degree at 2:2 level or above
  • PG Dip in Physician Associate Studies from a UK PA programme
  • Current and valid certification or re-certification by the UK Physician Associate National Examination
  • Member of the Faculty of Physician Associates at the RCP, which includes registration on the PA Managed Voluntary Register
  • If US Trained:
  • Current and valid certification with the National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
  • Member of the Faculty of Physician Associates at the RCP, which includes registration on the PA Managed Voluntary Register

Desirable

  • MSc Degree in Physician Associate Studies, Physician Assistant Studies or Medical Sciences

Experience

Essential

  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload effectively.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgements when faced with conflicting pressures.
  • Ability to motivate and develop the multi-disciplinary team.
  • Sound IT knowledge, including internet, Outlook, Word, Excel.
  • Experience of conducting clinical audit.
  • To assist in the development of the Physician Associate role in the UK.
  • Assist in the educational development of Physician Associate students through student shadowing and/or teaching.

Desirable

  • Experience of working within a medicine environment.
  • Experience of preventative medicine and chronic disease management.
  • Ability to manage and lead a working group.
  • An awareness of current developments and initiatives in health care.

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs
  • of patients.
  • Energy and enthusiasm and the ability to
  • work under pressure.
  • An enquiring and critical approach to work.
  • Caring attitude to patients.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients, relatives, nurses, other staff and agencies.
  • Commitment to Continuing Professional Development.

Other

Essential

  • No history of or pending medical-legal cases.
  • Appropriate Immigration Status (where appropriate).
  • Residence within a reasonable distance of the work location.

Desirable

  • An understanding of the current NHS environment, particularly in relation to reforms, initiatives and issues.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Bromley GP Alliance Ltd

Address

Kelsey Park Farmhouse

379 Croydon Road

Beckenham

BR3 3QL


Employer's website

https://bromleygpalliance.org/


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Specialty Doctor / Associate Specialist - Personality Disorder

National Health Service

Derby, MID
Today
Derby, MID
£90k - £90k Per Year
Today
£90k - £90k Per Year

Job Reference: J103-A-21-24705

Employer:
Cygnet Health Care
Department:
Cygnet Derby
Location:
Derby
Salary:
Up to £90,000 (depending on experience)

Are you an outstanding Specialty or Associate Specialist Doctor looking for your next challenge in psychiatry – and a competitive salary?

With us, you’ll have the opportunity to progress your career to Consultant level through our prestigious CESR programme.

We have an opportunity for a full-timeSpecialty DoctororAssociate Specialistto shape services on our female low securepersonality disorderunit at Cygnet Derby – while being fully supported by a Consultant Psychiatrist and first-class multidisciplinary team.

Alvaston Ward, atCygnet Derby, is an award winning 16 bed specialist low secure service for women with a primary diagnosis of emotionally unstable personality disorder. The ward can support women with highly complex needs and those who have experienced previously unsuccessful placements.

Apply now to enjoy excellent career prospects whilereaping the rewards of making a difference to others – every day.

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Your role responsibilities…

  • Provide high quality treatment under the direction of a Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Assess referrals & undertake mental state examinations of service users
  • Participate in weekly ward rounds & attend multidisciplinary meetings
  • Attend Care Programme Approach & Section 117 meetings & mental health review tribunals
  • Provide up-to-date clinical information at all meetings
  • Ensure that medical decisions are implemented as planned
  • Audit medical services & ensure compliance with GMC & other professional guidelines
  • Uphold policies & procedures and contribute to service governance & development
  • Participate in a 1:3 on call rota

Why Cygnet? We’ll offer you…

  • Salary up to £90,000 (depending on experience)
  • Generous exam & study leave to attend CPD opportunities, conferences etc
  • Monthly CPD grand rounds where you’ll attend educational meetings & have the opportunity to meet psychiatrists from across the region
  • Financial support for further training & personal development
  • Appraisal & peer supervision
  • Company paid life assurance scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Access to the NHS Discount Scheme
  • Free meals on duty & cycle to work scheme
  • Smart Health Toolkit, providing fitness programmes, nutrition consultation & health checks

We are looking for someone who is...

  • Fully GMC registered & MBBS (or equivalent) qualified
  • Experienced within a mental health setting
  • Able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Knowledgeable of mental health legislation & codes of practice
  • An excellent clinical decision maker, with sound judgement & ability to manage risk
  • A first-rate communicator who can interview, assess & treat patients & write clear, comprehensive medical notes
  • Committed to continued professional development
  • Preferably approved under Section 12 of the Mental Health Act & a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, or equivalent

Our CESR Programme


This programme will help you develop the skills you need to progress to Consultant level – and you’ll rotate within wards/services to gain valuable experience across various subspecialties.

You’ll also have an educational supervisor to review your progress and oversee your development – and you’ll receive support with MRCPsych exams.
Cygnet Health Carehas been providing a national network of high-quality specialist mental health services for more than 30 years. We have built a reputation for delivering pioneering services and outstanding outcomes. Our expert care enables thousands of individuals to consistently make a positive difference to their lives.

We maintain a good relationship with our quality regulators and undergo regular inspections, with 85% of our services rated ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’. We also operate an internal system of quality care, treatment and positive outcomes.

Cygnet Hospital Derby provides low secure and mental health rehabilitation care based on the Recovery Model.Cygnet Derby is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC

What next?


If you care about making a difference – we want to talk to you.

Click the link to apply.


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Physician Associate

National Health Service

Sutton, London
Today
Sutton, London
£11.767k - £11.767k Per Year
Today
£11.767k - £11.767k Per Year

Job Reference: J180-A-21-399048

Employer:
Central Advertising - General Practitioners
Department:
Clinical
Location:
Sutton
Salary:
Band 6/7 depending on experience

This advertisement has been placed by the organisation named in the 'Department' section above.

Should you require further information regarding this vacancy please contact the organisation direct.


We have an opportunity for Physician Associates to join the team at our practice sites in and around Sutton. A great opportunity to work in an innovative and fast expanding Primary Care Networks in Sutton Surrey. Sutton Primary Care Networks (PCN) was formed from the merger of 23 high achieving GP practices and our services are offered from different GP Practices in and around Sutton, Cheam, Wallington and Carshalton. We aim to provide the best quality care for the local community.

We are in the process of evaluating the way in which we provide care to our patients. Our business plan include to work at scale to develop a service that will fit the needs of our patients that are in line with NHS long-term plan and the aspirations set out in “better health for London”.

We are looking for Physician Associates to work with us in developing our ambitious plans of providing primary health care to our patient population. We are looking for an individual with Physician Associate skills and experience in Primary Care and willingness to develop other skills if you don’t already have them.

The successful candidate will work under the supervision of a Clinical lead, providing patient care at our PCN site(s).

This is a full time post of 37.5 hours/ Part will be considered, we are offering a salary range aligned to AfC band 6-7 depending on qualifications and experience plus NHS Pension and 27 working days annual leave + 8 bank holidays (pro rata).


Job Type

Full Time

Posted

1 day ago

Description

Physician Associate

Healthier West Wirral Primary Care Network

The closing date is 10 March 2021

Job overview

Healthier West Wirral are looking for Physicians Associates who are passionate about Primary Care to join us as we build a Network Physician Associate team. Your role will require you to participate in all aspects of patient care through knowledge gained from your PA training. You will be working in Practice but as part of a wider PCN healthcare professional team.

Physician Associates will work within their scope of clinical practice and demonstrate safe clinical decision making and care for patients within the GP practice in consultation with the supervising GP.

Main duties of the job

Whilst experience of working in a GP practice is preferred, applications are welcome from newly qualified Physician Associates. To be considered for this role you will have completed the Physician Associate Postgraduate Diploma/Masters from an accredited UK university and passed the Physician Associate National Examination.

About us

By joining Healthier West Wirral you will also benefit from:

  • Dedicated and bespoke Physician Associate training and support programme
  • Continuous GP clinical supervision and support
  • Access to NHS Pension
  • A comprehensive induction and orientation programme
  • 5 weeks annual leave pro rata

Job description

Job responsibilities

Healthier West Wirral are looking for Physicians Associates who are passionate about Primary Care to join us as we build a Network Physician Associate team. Your role will require you to participate in all aspects of patient care through knowledge gained from your PA training. You will be working in Practice but as part of a wider PCN healthcare professional team.

Healthier West Wirral PCN supports a population of over 70,000 patients across 6 different Practices including Marine Lake Medical Practice, Heswall and Pensby Group Practice, Commonfield Road Surgery, Upton Group Practice, West Wirral Group Practice and Greasby Group Practice.

Key role requirements; Physician Associates will work within their scope of clinical practice and demonstrate safe clinical decision making and care for patients within the GP practice in consultation with the supervising GP:

  • Provide first point of contact care for patients presenting with undifferentiated, undiagnosed problems by utilising history taking, physical examinations and clinical decision-making skills to establish a working diagnosis and management plan in partnership with the patient (and carers as applicable).
  • Identify, signpost, or refer patients at risk of developing long-term conditions, preventing adverse effects on the patients health
  • Support the management of patients conditions through offering specialised clinics following appropriate training including (but not limited to) family planning, baby checks, COPD, asthma, diabetes, and anticoagulation

Provide health / disease promotion and prevention advise alongside analysing and actioning diagnostic test results

  • Examine, assess and diagnose patients and provide clinical care/ management as required
  • Triage patients and provide the necessary treatment during home visits
  • Maintain accurate clinical records including read codes in conjunction with legislation
  • Ensure continuity of care, arranging follow-up consultations or reviews as necessary
  • Review the effectiveness of the treatment provided, making changes where necessary to improve patient outcomes
  • Recognise, assess and refer patients presenting with mental health needs

Support the clinical team with all safeguarding matters, in accordance with local and national policies.

In addition to the primary responsibilities, the physician associate may be requested to support PCN initiatives:

  • Support audit programmes, undertaking audits when necessary
  • Participate in local initiatives to enhance service delivery and patient care
  • Support and participate in shared learning within the practice.
  • Take personal responsibility for own learning and development, including the requirement to maintain currency, achieving all targets set in their Personal Development Plan (PDP).
  • Travel between PCN practices when required to support with annual leave.

Whilst experience of working in a GP practice is preferred, applications are welcome from newly qualified Physician Associates. To be considered for this role you will have completed the Physician Associate Postgraduate Diploma/Masters from an accredited UK university and passed the Physician Associate National Examination.

By joining Healthier West Wirral you will also benefit from:

  • Dedicated and bespoke Physician Associate training and support programme
  • Continuous GP clinical supervision and support
  • Access to NHS Pension
  • A comprehensive induction and orientation programme
  • 5 weeks annual leave pro rata

Salary: £37,890-£40,890

Schedule: Monday- Friday, with the ability to work evenings or weekends on occasion

*Please note, this role will require travel between practices within our locality site and a full, current UK driving and use of a car will be required.

Applications will close 04/01/21

Interviews to commence January with an aim for candidates to start in March 2021.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Whilst experience of working in a GP practice is preferred, applications are welcome from newly qualified Physician Associates. To be considered for this role you will have completed the Physician Associate Postgraduate Diploma/Masters from an accredited UK university and passed the Physician Associate National Examination.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (opens in a new window). From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Healthier West Wirral Primary Care Network

Address

156 Common Field Road

Woodchurch

Birkenhead

CH49 7LP


Employer's website

https://www.commonfieldroadsurgerywirral.nhs.uk/