Physician Associate (PA)

Ayton & Snainton Medical Practice

The closing date is 23 September 2021

Job summary

We have an exciting opportunity for a Physician Associate to join our PCN but working solely at Ayton & Snainton Medical Practice. You will be responsible for the provision of a clinical service, working as part of the practice multidisciplinary team, delivering care within your scope of practice to our patient population. You will be required to work autonomously in the practice, providing a range of services such as assessment, diagnosis, treatment, telephone triage, clinical decision-making and referring patients appropriately, as well as supporting the management team in the reviewing of clinical policy and procedure when required.

Main duties of the job

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

About us

We are located on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and our surrounding area includes the Howardian Hills, white sandy beaches of the Yorkshire Coast and picturesque views of the Wolds, not forgetting the market town of Malton, Yorkshires famously renowned foodie destination. This is a picturesque tranquil area within easy reach of York and excellent road and rail links to major cities. The area offers affordable housing and an abundance of outdoor activities.

We have a list size of 9000 patients and have a CQC rating of good in all areas. We are also a dispensing practice. Although this post is advertised as a PCN asdditional role inititiative we expect that you will be based and work at Ayton & Snainton Medical Practice although there may be scope to work with neighbouring PCN practices if required.

If you are interested in joining the team we would love to hear from you.

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 may be expected on 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.

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. The PA would be expected in time 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 organizations clinical governance arrangements. The practice hold monthly education meetings and the PA would be expected to attend and partake in these.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Post Graduate diploma or degree (physician associate)
  • Experience of working as a physician associate although newly qualified physicians will be considered.
  • Experience in triage
  • Experience of dealing with a range of clinical conditions
  • Ability to effectively triage, assess and diagnose
  • Ability to work within own scope of practice and understanding when to refer to GPs

Desirable

  • Member of Physician Associate Managed Voluntary Register
  • Knowledge of public health issues in the local area
  • Awareness of issues within the wider health arena
  • Knowledge of health promotion strategies
  • Understand the requirement for PGDs and associated policy

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

Ayton & Snainton Medical Practice

Address

53 Pickering Road

West Ayton

Scarborough

North Yorkshire

YO13 9JF


Employer's website

https://ayton-snainton.co.uk

For help with your application, contact:

Pam Saltmer

pam.saltmer@nhs.net

01723863100

Date posted

01 September 2021

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Negotiable

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

A3656-21-2340

Job locations

53 Pickering Road

West Ayton

Scarborough

North Yorkshire

YO13 9JF


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