Physician's Associate in London

Location: London
Salary: Hidden
Recruiter: Operose Health
Job Hours: Full-time

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Physician's Associate

Employer Operose Health Location London Closing date 16 Oct 2024

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Sector Contract Type Hours You need to or to save a job. We are looking for a Physician Associate to join our team, the role will require you to participate in all aspects of patient care through knowledge gained from your PA training. You will be working as part of an allied healthcare professional team including Pharmacists and Healthcare Assistants and will be supported and supervised by a GP.
Main duties of the job

Under supervision of the GP in the practice, the post holder will provide care for the presenting patient from focused history taking, clinical assessment, diagnosis, treatment and evaluation of care. The postholder will demonstrate safe, clinical decision making and expert care, including assessment and diagnostic skills, for patients within the service. The post holder will demonstrate critical thinking in the decision making process. They will work collaboratively with the healthcare team to meet the needs of the patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures. The post holder will provide a holistic and clinical service, with support and supervision of GPs, implementing agreed management plans and following approved protocols as appropriate.
About us

Operose Health are leaders in digital-first primary care providing high quality, accessible and resilient NHS services for our patients. We currently serve over 600,000 patients across 66 GP practices and in community services in ten locations. We are proud to be an accredited Living Wage employer.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Under supervision of a GP, you will be required to:
  • Work clinical sessions consisting of either telephone triage appointments, face to face appointments or both
  • Conduct home visits (acute (on the day) and chronic (holistic assessments)
  • Triage incoming pathology results and documents
  • Complete medical reports such as insurance, occupational health and DVLA
  • Act upon alerts (e.g. QOF, local enhanced services etc.) and reminders during a consultation.
  • Provide clinical services required (within own competencies) as part of the APMS contract held between AT Medics and the commissioning authority
  • Undertake surgeries during extended hours in accordance with the access needs of the practice population and the contractual obligation of the practice
  • Provide cross cover, where necessary, to other AT Medics practices (including telephone triage, on site clinics and home visits)
  • Respond to medical problems presented by patients, including history taking and examination
  • Provide confidence to supervising GP in your findings and in you using your clinical findings to justify the differential diagnosis
  • Organise investigation, treatment and referral where appropriate.
  • Be confident in explaining to patients their clinical management plan and able to modify plan according to age and comorbidity.
  • Develop consultation skills to enable shared patient practitioner decision
  • Be able to justify choice of medication. Able to understand the impact of comorbidities and other medications, poly-pharmacy) on agent choice and prognosis
  • Provide appropriate preventative health care and advice.
  • Provide medical support as required to patients referred by nursing staff
  • Adhere to the practice prescribing formulary, local and national guidelines.
  • Ensure the practice EPS (electronic prescription rate, paperless prescription generation) is maximised
  • Record clear and contemporaneous IT based consultation notes to agreed standards
  • Collect data for audit purposes

  • To be considered for this exciting role you must have
  • Advanced clinical practice skills
  • Clinical examination skills
  • Management of patients with common acute medical conditions
  • Management of patients with long term conditions
  • Knowledge of NHS Understanding of the current issues and challenges facing primary care
  • If UK Trained: Degree at 2:1 level or above
  • Postgraduate Diploma/Master in Physician Associate from an accredited UK University OR
  • If US Trained: Current and valid certification with the National Commission on Certification for Physician Assistants (NCCPA)
  • Registration with the UK Managed Voluntary Registry for Physician Associates as soon as it is in place

  • In return we offer
  • Our enhanced progressive career framework for physician associates including leadership roles
  • Market leading salary scales
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays pro rata
  • An opportunity to significantly develop your existing skillset
  • In-house CPD training sessions tailored to meet your needs
  • Sector Leading Training
  • Access to our bespoke learning management system
  • Annual formative clinical assessments to support competency development
  • 1 week paid CPD/study leave pro rata per year
  • Varied opportunities for career development within our wider organisation
  • A range of other exciting employee benefits such as car benefit scheme, cycle to work schemes, travel season ticket loans, discount cards and employee wellbeing services.

  • Person Specification
  • Qualifications

  • Employer details
    Employer name

    Operose Health

    Lister Health Centre

    101 Peckham Road


    SE15 5LJ

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    About Operose Health

    We are honoured to be the country's leading primary care organisation, delivering exceptional NHS care to hundreds of thousands of patients nationwide, backed by our in-house advanced technology, continuous learning and research.

    With a mission focused on providing trusted, high quality, accessible and sustainable healthcare for all, we are dedicated to investing in and improving the health and wellbeing of the communities we serve.

    Our commitment to fairness and kindness means proactively tackling geographic, linguistic, cultural and other barriers, with the overall ambition of eradicating inequalities in primary care.

    We recognise that modern healthcare is holistic, treating more than our patients’ physical symptoms by addressing social and emotional as equal parts of their overall health and wellbeing.

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