Urgent Care/A&E Streaming Physician's Associate

Greenwich Health Ltd


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Job summary

Greenwich Health is committed to providing quality to care to our patients whilst building resilience for General Practice and delivering services and programmes of work to deliver care at scale to the Greenwich Population. The post holder will be required to support a new urgent care streaming service at Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Main duties of the job

We are seeking autonomous clinicians to work in a new streaming role based at Queen Elizabeth Hospital. With a background in ED desirable for the role or a qualification in triage/clinical assessment. The individual should be confident in decision making depending on patient presentation and be able to confidently direct to the correct clinical area. The service will seek to divert into ED, UCC or even to pharmacy or other primary care services.

About us

Greenwich Health was formed by the leaders of primary care in the Borough of Greenwich to provide integrated healthcare services across Greenwich and to support our member GP Practices.

Today we run services for patients across the borough which includes GP Extended Hours, prevention services and Diabetes management. We have also supported the Covid Pandemic response and are still running a substantial Covid Vaccination programme.

Greenwich Health is a very supportive organisation which looks to work with like-minded individuals who want to work with us, innovate and deliver services with passion, energy but overall with quality.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As an experienced physician's Associate, you will need the following:

  • A Proven ability to assess patients.

  • To would work alongside ED staff, the streaming clinician and the streaming administrator

  • Ensure that patients with time-critical and time-sensitive illnesses or injuries are prioritised accordingly.

  • To work as part of the streaming team.

  • Recent post registration experience in clinical assessment.

  • Evidence of professional updating.

  • Understanding of patient flow.

  • Be able to use tools such as NEWS scores in the assessment of patients

  • Work within clinical guidelines/algorithms to support clinical decision making

We are looking for clinicians prepared to work on different shifts 7 days a week.

Person Specification



  • - Minimum of 2 years post qualifying experience.
  • - Be able to use tools such as NEWS scores in the assessment of patients.
  • - Work within clinical guidelines/algorithms to support clinical decision making.
  • - Evidence of professional updating.
  • - Decision making depending on the patient presentation and be able to confidently direct to the correct clinical area, this could be ED, UCC or to the patients own GP or a pharmacy


  • - A background in ED would be desirable
  • - Recent post registration experience in clinical assessment

Personal Skills


  • - Self-Motivation
  • - Adaptable
  • - Up to date immunisation status


  • - Safeguarding adult and children level three
  • - Information Governance toolkit completion



  • Physician's Associate qualification


  • Triage/Clinical Assessment Qualification

Professional Registration


  • Mandatory registration with the Royal College of Physician's.

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

Greenwich Health Ltd


25 John Wilson Street


SE18 6PZ

Employer's website

https://www.greenwich-health.com/ (Opens in a new tab)

For help with your application, contact:

Khairul Khan



Date posted

29 November 2021

Pay scheme



£25 to £30 an hour




6 months

Working pattern

Flexible working

Reference number


Job locations

25 John Wilson Street


SE18 6PZ

Stadium Road


SE18 4QH

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