Tower Hamlets GP Care Group
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Be part of a New Wave of Health for the Isle of Dogs
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and dynamic team of experienced (or newly qualified).
Physican Associates, to be part of a new team, working in primary care across the Isle of Dogs in Tower Hamlets.
The Healthy Island Partnership has been in operation for over 12 years and during this time has been at the forefront of many important changes to the health and wellbeing of local people. Excellent clinical achievement matched by work in the community around self-health has been a hallmark of Network success.
This is a full time, permanent position which included CPD training sessions. You will need Certification of the PA National Examination and Member of the Faculty of Physician Associates at the RCP, including registration on the PA Managed Voluntary Register.
Interview: F2F interviews Thursday 9th March 2023. Please be available on these dates.
Main duties of the job
As a new Physician Associate (PA) you will be embedded within one of our four local GP practices directly under the supervision of a doctor as part of the medical team. You will also be part of a Network Team of PAs, looking at area-wide tasks and embedding the PA approach into the ethos of our Healthy Island Wellbeing Team. www.healthyislandth.com.
If you would like the challenge of bringing your skills to working in a diverse, fast growing and dynamic community, then this could be the right role for you!
Tower Hamlets GP Care Group (the Care Group) was incorporated as a community interest company limited by shares in September 2014. Every general practice in Tower Hamlets owns one share of £1. The Care Group was formed to manage borough level contracts on behalf of the practices, deliver primary care led services and support general practices, and to be the provider voice of primary care in the wider health and social care system.
The Care Group is also a member of Tower Hamlets Together, a place-based integrated partnership, which includes Bart's Health, East London NHS Foundation Trust, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and the Council for Voluntary Services.
The key priorities for the Care Group are:
- Innovation and support for primary care
- Being a great place to work
- Integrating primary and community care
- Providing of high-quality cost-effective care to local people
- Influencing improvements in health outcomes
Overall purpose of the role:
Physician Associates are trained healthcare professionals who work directly under the supervision of a doctor as part of the medical team. They are usually generalists with broad medical knowledge but can develop expertise/specialisms in a field. The responsibilities of the role include direct patient contact through assessment, examination, investigation, diagnosis and treatment. The Physician Associate will have a key role in supporting delivery of the Network Contract DES Service specifications.
As part of this new and exciting role you will be working in local GP practices and provide relevant clinical advice for the presenting patient from initial history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of care. You will demonstrate safe, clinical decision-making and expert care, including assessment and diagnostic skills.
You will demonstrate critical thinking in the decision-making process. Under the supervision of a GP and the PCN Clinical Director, you will work collaboratively as part of the Primary Care team and provide clinical 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.
Authority to assess and treat will be granted in line with demonstrated skills and competencies. Mentorship and supervision will be provided by a designated GP at all times. The level and type of supervision will be dependent on the post holders possession of skills and knowledge and be determined by those providing mentoring and supervision. Opportunities and support will be given for successful candidates to broaden their relevant skill base.
Skills and Abilities
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).