Southend on Sea
Southend East PCN
GP & Medical
28 May 2021
About The Role
We are looking to welcome a Physician Associate into Southend East primary care network.
The main responsibilities of the role include:
  • Providing direct clinical care for patients including clinical assessments, diagnosis and treatment under the supervision of a GP;
  • Interviewing patients, taking medical histories, performing physical examinations, analysing, diagnosing and explain medical problems;
  • Working with the wider practice clinical team to deliver services to meet the needs of the patients, which may include home visits;
  • Consulting and referring patients to physicians, medical specialists and other health professionals as indicated;
  • Recommending and explaining appropriate diagnostic tests and treatments;
  • Requesting and interpreting results of laboratory investigations when necessary;
  • Performing specialised diagnostic physical exams and treatment procedures;
  • Instructing and educating patients in preventative healthcare;
  • Conducting telephone consultations, which may involve discussing the result and implications of laboratory investigations with patients as well as dealing appropriately with routine and emergency complaints;
  • Fully documenting all aspects of patient care and completing all required paperwork for legal and administrative purposes.
The role will offer you the opportunity to build on your experience of working effectively within a multidisciplinary healthcare team as well as developing positive new working relationships across organisational and professional boundaries.
Please see the attached job/person spec for full details.
About The Candidate
If you are a qualified and experienced Physician Associate looking for a new and exciting change in career then we would love to hear from you.
You will have the following skills and qualifications:
  • A Postgraduate Degree in Physician Associate Studies from an accredited PA Programme;
  • Membership of the Faculty of Physician Associates at the RCP, which includes UK Physician Associate Registration (the PA Managed Voluntary Register);
  • Current and valid certification or re-certification by the UK Physician Associate National Examination;
  • Experience of working in a medicine environment, including preventative medicine and chronic disease management;
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to a varied and high volume workload with the ability to multi-task and to work under pressure;
  • Consistently compassionate and respectful approach placing a high value on the dignity of patients, relatives, carers and colleagues.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients, relatives, nurses, other staff and agencies;
  • Commitment to continuing professional development.
About Us:
We are an established primary care network in South East Essex, serving a patient population of 34,000.
We are a group of 6 surgeries ranging from 17,000 - 2,000 patients so the day to day functionalities and set up of different surgeries in the PCN are varied and will provide a great overall feel for primary care. You may be required to travel between sites.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

Please note 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 to check for any previous criminal convictions.