Physician Associate

Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, Cramlington
Per Annum
27 Nov 2020
15 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
We are offering the exciting opportunity to apply for two new PA posts to work in our busy Medical Ambulatory Care (MAC) service at the Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital. MAC is housed within the Ambulatory Care Unit, which is a purpose-built unit to provide Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC). The unit also houses surgery, orthopaedic and emergency gynaecology SDEC services. This combined unit is unique in the UK, and is a front runner nationally for services it provides.

Medical Ambulatory Care sees 40-60 patients per day with a variety of emergency presentations with the aim of preventing admission to hospital, and also those requiring follow up to continue their management. Our referrals come from ED, GPs, paramedics and a number of other community and hospital services. We stream from the front door of ED, to ensure patients get the most appropriate pathway right from the start.

The unit is staffed by a combination of medical and alternative workforce. The new PA positions will receive support, training and supervision to gain confidence in their role working alongside the rest of our team. We have previously received positive feedback from PAs in training who have spent time with us.

You will be assessing and treating acute medical problems supervised by consultants in Acute Medicine who have a presence in the department 9-19:00 7 days a week. Outside of this the unit is overseen by the medical registrars. You will work alongside, junior and senior Speciality doctors, ACP's and advanced nurse practitioners to provide excellent clinical care in our specialist unit.

The post holder can expect regular teaching and supervision and will be encouraged to apply for relevant courses such as ALS, and practical skills courses.

Initially there will be a supernumerary period, and then a flexible rota with weekday and weekend working TBC.

Northumbria Healthcare trust is rated one of the top trusts in the UK to work for. The trust is committed to its alternative workforce and there are already a number of established PA posts within the trust.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Charlotte Routh

Acute Medicine Consultant & Clinical Lead Medical Ambulatory Care

0191 6072689

Closing Date - 13th December 2020 BMJRef: BMJ-21265/319-2690285MP

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