Physician Associate - PCN

Newham Health Collaborative

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Job summary

Exciting opportunities have risen for  Physician Associates to join us at Newham Health Collaborative to work in our various Primary Care Network (PCN) in the borough of Newham.

This role is very much a patient-facing role, and the successful candidates will be responsible for the provision of clinical service, working as part of the multidisciplinary practice team, delivering care within their scope of practice to the patient population. The physician associates will be required to work autonomously in GP practices, providing a range of services, such as assessment, diagnosis, treatment, telephone triage, clinical decision-making and referring patients appropriately.

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2022, however, we reserve the right to close the advert earlier due to volume of applications.

Main duties of the job

You will have completed the Physician Associate Postgraduate Diploma and have a passion for developing a career in Primary Care while working within their scope of clinical practice.

The post holders will provide advice for the presenting patient from initial 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 being treated.

The post holders will demonstrate critical thinking in the decision-making process. Under the supervision of a GP Partner, they will work collaboratively as part of the primary care team and provide advice to meet the needs of patients, and their relatives/carers, while at all times working within the agreed policies and procedures supporting the way care is provided.

About us

Newham Health Collaborative Ltd (NHC) is a GP federation representing all the GP practices within the Newham borough boundaries. This covers a population of approximately 400,000 patients. We are established as a limited company, wholly owned by our 47 GP practice members.

Since 1 July 2019, all the GP practices in Newham have come together in ten Primary Care Networks (PCNs) covering populations of approximately 400,000 patients. These will also be the footprint around which integrated community-based teams will develop, and community and mental health services will be expected to configure their services around PCN boundaries.

Candidates offered a role with Newham Health Collaborative, who are aged 18 and over and who will play a part in supporting patient care as part of their role will be required to evidence that they have received a complete course of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, subject to limited exceptions, by no later than 1 April 2022. This will include front-line workers, as well as non-clinical workers not directly involved in patient care but who nevertheless may have direct, face to-face and/or incidental contact with patients, such as corporate staff including admin, receptionists, specialist staff etc.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Working as part of the primary care network team, will work across PCN GP practices. The post holder will provide advice for the presenting patient from initial 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 being treated.

The post holder will demonstrate critical thinking in the decision-making process. Under the supervision of a GP Partner, they will work collaboratively as part of the primary care team and provide advice to meet the needs of patients, and their relatives/carers, while at all times working within the agreed policies and procedures supporting the way care is provided.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Certification of passing the PA National Examination
  • Member of the Faculty of Physician Associates at the RCP, including registration on the PA Managed Voluntary Register
  • MSc Degree / PgD in Physician Associate Studies
  • BA/BSc degree prior to undertaking PA program

Desirable

  • On the Physician Associate Managed Voluntary Register

Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of all relevant and related aspects of anatomy and physiology
  • Demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of General Practice conditions, treatments and Pharmacology. Ability to support Doctors in decision making
  • Ability to work both autonomously and in a team
  • Ability to liaise effectively with the wider healthcare community
  • Ability to organize and prioritize workload effectively
  • Ability to take an active role in a working group
  • Critical thinking skills in decision making
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Desirable

  • Ability to exercise sound judgement when faced with conflicting pressures
  • Sound It Knowledge including use of clinical system
  • An awareness of current developments and initiatives in Primary care
  • Ability to assist in the development of the role of Physician Associate within the practice and the wider locality
  • An awareness of local commissioning objectives that impact on primary care and the services to be delivered

Experience

Essential

  • Experienced or new Physician Associate graduate with associated clinical experience

Desirable

  • Experience of working within a primary care environment
  • Experience of preventative medicine and management of patients with long term conditions and complex needs
  • Experience of seeing, assessing and treating acutely unwell people presenting in primary care

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

Newham Health Collaborative

Address

1st Floor Vicarage Lane Health Ctr

10 Vicarage Lane

Stratford

E15 4ES


Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

Asma Karim

asma.karim@nhs.net

Date posted

11 January 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£45,024 to £47,673 a year incl. of Outer HCAS(depending on experience)

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Flexible working

Reference number

E0006-22-3668

Job locations

1st Floor Vicarage Lane Health Ctr

10 Vicarage Lane

Stratford

E15 4ES


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