Location
Basildon
Department
Central Basildon PCN
Advertising Salary
DOE
GP & Physician Associate
Careers Site Advertising End Date
14 Jul 2022
About the Role

We are looking to welcome a Physician Associate into our PCN

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.

 

 

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

Central Basildon Primary Care Network (PCN) consists of 9 GP practices with around 50,000 patients in total. Our practices all joined our PCN to provide best quality care for our patients. There is an allocated GP mentor and a practice manager to support you in your role, along with support from the PCN manager and the Clinical Director (CD). This will be an excellent opportunity to work with various teams to broaden your experience and knowledge base.

You will have the option of working full time or part time.

You will have the opportunity to work as an employee or as self-employed. If you agree to work as employed, there will be opportunity for NHS pension.

We use SystmOne and we organise and support training relevant to your work.

 

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.