Physician Associate - Care Collaborative PCN

Alliance for Better Care Ltd.

The closing date is 03 July 2022

Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Physician Associate to work within the Care Collaborative Primary Care Network (PCN). Whilst General Practice has some challenging times ahead, this role provides an exciting and innovative career choice for someone who wants to make a real difference in the communities they serve.

The post holder will have the benefit of an experienced Lead Physician Associate who works across all 3 sites providing support through a comprehensive induction and orientation programme, clinical supervision, mentorship and regular 1 to 1 sessions to help progress your role and reach your goals.

Our vacancy suits both Primary Care experienced Physician Associates and those who are newly qualified, with the induction process tailored to you.

This contract is Fixed Term until 31st March 2024.

Main duties of the job

Under supervision of the GP in the practice, the post holder will provide care for the presenting patient from focused history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of care. They will demonstrate safe, clinical decision-making and expert care, including assessment and diagnostic skills, for patients within the service.

The post holder will demonstrate critical thinking in the decision-making process. They will work collaboratively with the healthcare team to meet the needs of the patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures.

The post holder will provide a holistic and clinical service, with support and supervision of GPs, implementing agreed management plans and following approved protocols as appropriate.

About us

ABC is a not-for-profit organisation that is proud to support the sustainability and success of General Practice in East Surrey, Crawley, Horsham and Mid-Sussex. We represent more than 40 GP practices in the region and work alongside local CCGs to develop a larger primary care and integrated workforce. Together our aim is to meet the increasing physical health, mental health and social care needs of more than half a million residents.

The organisation is built on the belief that successful General Practice is fundamental to improving the health and happiness of our communities.

ABC provide employment and management support to the Care Collaborative Primary Care Network comprising of the following practices:

  • Greystone House
  • Wall House
  • Moat House

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Provide care for the presenting patient from initial focused history taking and clinical assessment through to the diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of care.

  • Demonstrate critical thinking in the clinical decision-making process, including assessment and diagnostic skills, leading to the delivery of safe care for all patients.

  • Request, review and action investigations and their results.

  • Practice good record keeping within the patient records.

  • Develop clinical judgement in the referral process onward to Secondary Care teams and Community teams.

  • Develop clinical autonomy within your patient caseload across face to face appointments and telephone appointments.

  • Participate in shared learning with the PCN.

  • Undertake specialist clinics following appropriate training.

  • Participate in CPD and meet the 50 hours required each year and maintain their professional registration.

  • Work collaboratively with the Multidisciplinary healthcare team to meet the needs of the patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures.

  • Provide a holistic and clinical service, with support from GPs as required, implementing agreed management plans and following approved protocols as appropriate.

  • Work to deliver with other members of the practice and Primary Healthcare Team, the objectives of the Primary Care contract, including the terms of the Quality and Outcomes Framework.

  • Attend regular multi-disciplinary meetings organised by the Practice in order to discuss the health and social needs of particular patients.

  • On a typical day, a PA would be expected to hold their own clinic, carry out some home visits and consult with patients who present on the day and via booked appointments.

Please see full Job Description for further information.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • BSc level Degree prior to undertaking PA program
  • PG Diploma or Masters in Physician Associate Studies from a UK training programme (or equivalent)
  • Valid certification of Physician Associate Revalidation Exam (if applicable)
  • Full membership at the Faculty of Physician Associates at the RCP (this is a mandatory condition for employment but those with student membership and awaiting to sit National Exam or awaiting results are encouraged to apply)
  • Registration with the UK Managed Voluntary Register (FPA MVR) as full or student member

Desirable

  • BLS/ILS/PILS/ALS certification
  • Valid certification of Physician Associate National Exam (those registered to sit the National Exam in the near future, or awaiting results are encouraged to apply)

Experience

Essential

  • Clinical training and experience in medical specialty
  • Ability to take responsibility of clinical care of patients under the supervision of General Practitioners
  • Demonstrates clinical leadership

Desirable

  • Previous experience in Primary Care

Skills & Knowledge

Essential

  • Ability to drive change
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Experience of audit
  • Ability to work with other professionals in both acute and community services
  • Experience of teaching
  • Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical problems

Desirable

  • Experience of designing audit projects
  • Management course experience
  • Recognised qualification in teaching
  • Evidence of research experience, e.g. publications

Behaviours & Values

Essential

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates commitment to CPD
  • Creates good working relationships
  • Demonstrates initiative and drive
  • Commitment to the Primary Care Network
  • Flexibility in shift/working patterns to meet the needs of the service
  • Is able to participate as a team member
  • Willing to accept additional responsibilities as delegated by senior staff

Other

Essential

  • Understanding of the need for strict confidentiality
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Hard working, flexible, reliable, honest, pleasant and approachable
  • Able to work autonomously with minimal supervision

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

Alliance for Better Care Ltd.

Address

Doctors Surgery

Yorke Road

Reigate

Surrey

RH2 9HG


Employer's website

https://abcltd.org.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Chloe Burchell

chloe.burchell@nhs.net

Date posted

15 June 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£40,147.36 to £42,604.70 a year depending on experience

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

21 months

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

B0141-22-6395

Job locations

Doctors Surgery

Yorke Road

Reigate

Surrey

RH2 9HG


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