PCN Physician Associate
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The North Riding Community Health Network are excited to offer an opportunity for a Physician Associate to join our expanding team. We already employ 3 PA's across the PCN where we have a supportive network for our associates including our PA Ambassador for North Yorkshire and Humber.
The PCN offers and encourages personal and professional development with great support pathways and tailored supervision from senior clinicians. We encourage our PA's to build their own peer support network within the PCN with regular meetings and communication opportunities.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and must act within their professional boundaries, supporting and working alongside a multi-disciplinary team in general practice. The roles are pivotal to improving the quality of care and operational efficiencies within the PCN and therefore requires motivation and passion to deliver excellent service within general practice.
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 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 and other clinicians as required, implementing agreed management plans and following approved protocols as appropriate. There will be de-brief opportunities where required and ongoing support from other members of the team.
North Riding Community Health Network was founded in 2019 and has four member practices. We are located on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and our member practices are Ayton and Snainton Medical Practice, Ampleforth and Hovingham Surgeries, Derwent Practice and Sherburn and Rillington Medical Practice. We provide care to an overall patient population of 39,000. Each member practice has a CQC rating of good in all areas and 3 out of the 4 practices are rural dispensing practices. Our aim is to deliver high quality services for our patients, facilitated by working collaboratively, to better respond to the needs of our local population. We are building a multi-disciplinary clinical team to support our practices and offer new services to our patients. If you are interested in joining our team we would love to hear from you.
This post is to provide medical services that the PA is competent to perform, consistent with their education, training and experience. This is to be delivered through delegated authority from the supervising doctors who have responsibility for the patient. This delegation does not relieve the supervising doctors from the responsibility of continued care. In time, the PA may be expected to participate in the duty rota at the practice.
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 PCN are dedicated to the support of their associates.
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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).