Physician Associate

Upperthorpe Medical Centre


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Job overview

We are looking for a Physician Associate to join our friendly, supportive two site practice in Sheffield. We are proud to serve the Upperthorpe and Ecclesall communities and to be active members of the City Centre and Sheffield Hallam University PCN.

You would be the first Physician Associate to join our team, so this is an exciting opportunity to use your skills and knowledge to develop the role and make a real difference to our patients and our Practice. Our patient list is around 12,400 with the numbers split almost equally between Upperthorpe and Ecclesall. Serving two very different communities enables the staff to gain a greater understanding of the diverse health needs across the city and provides variety and development opportunities.

Sheffield is a great place to live and work, having all the benefits of a city but with numerous open spaces and the Peak District right on our doorstep.

Main duties of the job

As a Physician Associate you will be acting within your professional boundaries, providing care for patients, including:

  • taking medical histories and performing physical examinations
  • diagnosing illnesses
  • seeing patients with long-term chronic conditions
  • performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • analysing test results
  • developing management plans
  • provide health promotion and disease prevention advice for patients.

You will demonstrate safe, clinical decision-making and expert care for patients within the general practice, in consultation with the duty GP. You will work with the multi-disciplinary general practice team to support meeting the needs of our patients.

The post-holder is expected to have completed studies leading to a Postgraduate Diploma in Physician Associate Studies. Mentorship and supervision will be provided by designated senior medical personnel at the practice.

About us

You would be joining a team of 6 partners and 4 salaried GPs, all of whom value collaborative working and support each other to provide high quality patient care. Clinical discussions, mutual learning and continuous improvement are seen as key. Our 5 Practice Nurses, 3 HCAs and experienced administrative and reception teams all pride themselves on providing a caring service and welcoming environment for our patients. We work closely with other organisations and have a Clinical Pharmacist, physiotherapist and health visitors all providing services from our practice.

We look after two care homes and have developed close links with the local voluntary sector in order to better meet the needs of our patients.

We are very much looking forward to developing the Physician Associate role within our Practice and you would be assured of a warm welcome from our team.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The purpose of the role is to:

  • To deliver a high standard of patient care using advanced autonomous clinical skills with in-depth theoretical knowledge and evidence based practice working under the supervision of a GP
  • To manage a clinical caseload and deal with presenting patients needs in a primary care setting
  • To provide clinical leadership where appropriate within the practice and support other members of the team to develop and maintain clinical skills appropriate to your role and expertise.

Please refer to the attached job description for further information.

Person Specification



  • -Experience of supporting doctors in clinical decision making
  • -Ability to work autonomously within the scope of supervised practice
  • -Detailed knowledge of maintaining confidentiality and implementing data protection legislation requirements including information governance


  • -Experience of general practice and/or secondary care
  • -Demonstrates an in depth knowledge of related medical conditions, treatments and pharmacology



  • -Postgraduate Diploma/Master in Physician Associate from an accredited UK University
  • -Bachelor Degree in Life Science/Biomedical/Nursing or Allied Health Science
  • -Member of Faculty of Physician Associate Managed Voluntary Register (PAMVR)
  • -Valid national certification and recertification every six years stipulated by 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.

Employer details

Employer name

Upperthorpe Medical Centre


Upperthorpe Medical Centre

30 Addy Street


S6 3FT

Employer's website

Date posted

24 May 2021

Pay scheme



£38,890 to £44,503 a year



Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Upperthorpe Medical Centre

30 Addy Street


S6 3FT

334 Millhouses Lane


S11 9JD

30 Addy Street


S6 3FT

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