Physician Associate

The James Wigg Practice

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Job summary

To Practice as a Physician Associate and support the daily clinical care of the patients. The role will involve working collaboratively with other members of the Primary Care Team, following the policies and procedures of the surgery and the Clinical Commissioning Group. The post holder will be a fully qualified Physician Associate who is registered on the PAMVR and eligible to work in the UK

Main duties of the job

· To participate in 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 appropriate

· 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

· 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

· 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 in the clinicians duty rota including the provision of home visits

About us

· A well-established training Practice with GP trainers and a number of GPST, FY2’s and nurse trainees with over 125 year history

· Adventurous and leading edge in our development

· Active participation in Local Commissioning (LMC, CCG, Federation)

· Work and train in integrated teams with other professionals embedded with the practice

· Proud of our award winning team including over 30 clinical staff including Physician Associates, Pharmacists and Paramedic

· Aim to have a happy and loyal workforce

· Staff wellbeing programme – Weekly Lunches, Book Club, Regular Social events, Whatsapp social group and Friday Cake!

Job description

Job responsibilities

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 appropriate.

· 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.

· 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.

· 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.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • 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 UK Physician Associate Register (the PA Managed Voluntary Register)

Desirable

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

Experience

Desirable

  • Experience of working within a medicine environment
  • Experience of preventative medicine and chronic disease management

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

The James Wigg Practice

Address

James Wigg Practice

2 Bartholomew Road

London

NW5 2BX


Employer's website

https://jameswigg.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Fiona Fraser

jwp.humanresources@nhs.net

02074284555

Date posted

16 May 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Negotiable

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

A3167-22-2509

Job locations

James Wigg Practice

2 Bartholomew Road

London

NW5 2BX


Doctors Surgery

76 Queens Crescent

London

NW5 4EB


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