Physician Associate, General Practice

  • Job Reference: PA
  • Date Posted: 3 May 2021
  • Employer: Sarum North Primary Care Network
  • Location: Amesbury, Wiltshire
  • Salary: £38,890
  • Job Title: Physician Associate - GP
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

We are looking to recruit a motivated and enthusiastic PA to join our dynamic and like-minded primary care network (PCN) and work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Our PCN is a collaborative group of GPs whose surgeries are focal points within their communities.  Our patient groups include armed forces families and many people of Nepalese origin.  We have ambitious but pragmatic ideas about the delivery of community healthcare, and a history of successfully working together as a locality.  We are:-

  • Barcroft Medical Centre, Amesbury
  • St Melor House Surgery, Amesbury
  • The Castle Practice, Ludgershall with a large branch in Tidworth

Between us, we boast five GP trainers plus additional educators for medical students.

We are keen to shape the role with the help of the successful applicant to ensure maximum job satisfaction and to create the best outcomes for our patients

Located close to the beautiful and ancient cathedral city of Salisbury, the area comprises rural and semi-rural landscapes plus historic military areas, rail links to London and the South West.  You would be embedded within one of our three practices to ensure continuity.

Our CQC ratings are Good and we achieve the Quality and Outcomes Framework standards each year.  Our teams are multi-disciplinary – comprising GPs, practice nurses, health care assistants, a pharmacy technician, social prescriber, first contact physiotherapists with administrative and IT support.  We operate an open culture and multi-disciplinary meetings to ensure constant learning and improvement.

About the role 

Joining our team as a newly qualified Physician Associate, you will be offered a full preceptorship taking you through all aspects of general practice developing skills and competencies allowing you, in time, to work at the full extent of your scope of practice, building skills, training and learning in wide ranging complex medicine. You will be joining an enthusiastic, friendly, supportive team committed to helping you succeed, develop and learn. You will receive tutorials, support and supervision from your GP Training supervisor throughout your preceptorship. You will be given the opportunity to present cases and work under instruction building your confidence and competence striving to work independently working with long term condition management, acute, same day and visits. On completion of your preceptorship, we will be looking to develop your career exploring specialist role development, leadership and student mentoring.  

About you  

You will be about to qualify, or be a recently qualified Physician Associate eligible for registration with the PAMVR.  Alternatively, you may be looking to move from secondary health into primary care looking for a new challenging, exciting role.

You will be committed to learning, training, working and developing your career in general practice. You will be excited by the application of complex medicine to patients in a primary care environment, dedicated to working as part of a team and helping colleagues succeed. The ability to build effective relationships with patients and colleagues will be vital.

Your commitment to your patients will come first, your commitment to general practice, to learning, to developing yourself and your colleagues and being part of a team will be at your core. You will help us understand and be part of the wider Physician Associate community through networking and student Physician Associate support.

Full and Clean UK Driving License essential

Requirements for your application

 To be appointed to this role it is essential that you:

 Have completed a post-graduate physician associate course (either PG Diploma or MSc);

  • Have maintained professional registration with the Faculty of Physician Associates and/or the General Medical council following implementation of statutory regulation, working within the latest code of professional conduct (CIPD)
  • Have passed the UK Physician Associate (PA) National Re-Certification Exam, which needs to be retaken every six years if you qualified over 6 years ago
  • Participate in continuing professional development opportunities by keeping up to date with evidence-based knowledge and competence in all aspects of their role, meeting clinical governance guidelines for continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Will be working under supervision of a doctor as part of the medical team
  • You must have the right to work in the UK
  • Have a full and clean UK Driving license
  • You will be registered with or eligible for registration with the PAMVR (Physician Associate Managed Voluntary Register)

Please email CV.  Closing Date 31/5/2021