Physician Associate

West Hampstead Medical Centre

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Job summary

We welcome a physician associate to join the clinical team of PA's, clinical pharmacist, nurses and doctors in our large, friendly and high achieving GP Surgery.

We provide GP services for 20,800 patients, based at a single modern and purpose built site that is well connected to both tube, bus and rail networks. We are a training practice, with 4 GP trainees and medical students from 2 big teaching hospitals. We have trained 5 PA's over the last 4 years and hope to add to our team. The role will be supervised at all times by an experienced GP. You will provide general GP services, dealing with acute problems, chronic disease management and baby clinics. The role can be tailored around your experience and interests.

This is a fulltime post, ie 37.5 hours (we will consider part time) with a salary aligned to AfC 6-7 depending on experience and qualifications with London weighting + NHS pension scheme and will have 27 days AL +bank holidays (pro rata if part time).

Main duties of the job

The PA will be an integral member of the practice team, in a patient facing role, caring for patients from initial history taking and clinical assessment through to the diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of care for both acute and chronic conditions. 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 be under the supervision of an experienced GP and will work collaboratively with the practice team and the wider network within the Primary care Network.

As part of the clinical team they will share in the administrative tasks such as checking results and hospital letters.

About us

As a training practice we have a supportive and nurturing ethic experienced by all at the practice, from clinicians through to admin staff. We place emphasis on working as a team and allowing individual interests to develop and flourish to enrich our offer.

We have a very active patient group that inform our decisions as a practice.

We have a psychiatrist allocated to the practice in house to help with mental health problems.

You will benefit from occupational sick pay, NHS Pension, cycle to work scheme, weekly clinical meetings and more.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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 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.

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Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Practical experience of working with others
  • Practical experience of working with a range of patients with varying needs
  • Practical experience of working within a busy and fast paced office
  • Experience of using own initiative

Desirable

  • Experience of working in Primary Care
  • Experience of working in a GP Practice Proficient in using clinical IT systems (EMIS
  • Experience of working within the NHS

Skills and Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Excellent Clinical Skills Knowledge of Clinical Governance Time management skills Problem solving skills Proficient in face to face and telephone/video consultation skills Negotiation and Conflict management Flexibility Self-motivated Positive Team working.

Desirable

  • Teaching skills to others.

Qualifications

Essential

  • MSc/Pg Dip Physician Associate Studies

Desirable

  • Phlebotomy

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

West Hampstead Medical Centre

Address

West Hampstead Medical Centre

9 Solent Road

London

NW6 1TP


Employer's website

https://www.westhampsteadmedicalcentre.com/Home (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Veridiana Toledo

veridiana.toledo@nhs.net

02074311588

Date posted

25 April 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Negotiable

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

A2898-21-7724

Job locations

West Hampstead Medical Centre

9 Solent Road

London

NW6 1TP


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