Physician Associate - Respiratory

Location
Liverpool
Salary
£40,057 to £45,839 a year per annum
Posted
15 Oct 2021
Closes
03 Nov 2021
Ref
BMJ-49253/287-SMED-490-21
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Hours
Full Time
Physician Associates will be expected to work alongside junior doctors and nurses on a busy Respiratory ward to helpdeliver high standards of care. You will receive close supervision, teaching,training and mentorship to embed core skills, knowledge and competencies.Physician Associates will be supervised by a designated Consultant with individualmentorship to oversee career development.You will work closely with your teams at all times but at the same time exercise a highdegree of personal autonomy when assessing and planning care for patients.The post holder will possess, develop and maintain extensive specialist knowledge andexperience in the department, acting as a resource for the clinical team and allied healthprofessionals.Funding for post secured for 12 months.

Main duties of the job

Physician Associates will provide expert assistance to Medical Workforce in their specialty and the wider MDT, and will participate in all aspects of the teams activities as appropriate. They will be expected to perform delegated duties with a high degree of clinical skill and knowledge and to assist in clinical teaching and supervision of colleagues and students. The post holder will recognise the importance of the multidisciplinary team in delivering a high quality, patient centred service. They will be accountable for ensuring that patient care is of a high standard at all times and that standards of care and treatment meet their departments requirements.

About us

Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust was created on 1 October 2019 following the merger of two adult acute Trusts, Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust.

The merger provides an opportunity to reconfigure services in a way that provides the best healthcare services to the city and improves the quality of care and health outcomes that patients experience.

The Trust runs Aintree University Hospital, Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

It serves a core population of around 630,000 people across Merseyside as well as providing a range of highly specialist services to a catchment area of more than two million people in the North West region and beyond.

To hear more about our achievements click here https://www.liverpoolft.nhs.uk/media/13089/1606-annual-report-booklet_final.pdf

Job description
Job responsibilities

For a full list of duties, please refer to the attached job description and person specification, for more information, please contact the department.

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential
  • Degree at 2:2 level or above
  • PG Dip in Physician Associate Studies from a UK PA programme
  • Current and valid certification or re-certification by the UK Physician Associate National Examination
  • Member of the Faculty of Physician Associates at the RCP, which includes registration on the UK Physician Associate Register (the PA Managed Voluntary Register)
Desirable
  • CPR (BLS), ALERT, ALS
Experience
Essential
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload effectively
  • Ability to exercise sound judgements when faced with conflicting pressures
  • Ability to implement and interpret policies and procedures
  • Experience of conducting clinical audit
  • Assist in the educational development of Physician Associate students through student shadowing and/or teaching
  • Awareness of current developments and initiatives in services appropriate to rotation
  • Clinical training and experience in medicine
  • Ability to take responsibility for clinical care of patients under the supervision of Consultants
Desirable
  • Undertaken audit/teaching/ clinical research
Knowledge
Essential
  • Knowledge of medical procedures and terminology
  • An understanding of the current NHS environment, particularly in relation to reforms, initiatives and issues
  • Sound IT knowledge including Microsoft office and PAS systems
Skills
Essential
  • Ability to work well with colleagues and within a team
  • Ability to adhere to regulations as well as work flexibly to meet the needs of the Trust
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to respond to questions in a tactful and professional manner
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients, relatives, nurses, other
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical problems
Other
Essential
  • Energy and enthusiasm and the ability to work to targets
  • An inquiring and critical approach to work
  • Caring attitude toward patients
  • Commitment to CPD and professional development
  • Creates good working relationships
  • Demonstrates initiative and drive
Desirable

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