Physician Associate - Cardiology

Location
St Bartholomew's Hospital, London
Salary
£47,154 - £52,936 per annum inc
Posted
01 Dec 2021
Closes
16 Dec 2021
Ref
BMJ-54489/259-3458609SBH-A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Physician Associate: Cardiology - Band 7

The Barts Heart Centre at St. Bartholomew's Hospital is looking for a Physician Associate (PA) to be part of an evolving and dynamic PA and Advanced Care Practitioner (ACP) Team within our Cardiology Department. Experienced and newly qualified PAs are encouraged to apply, however prior experience would be desirable. You should have a passion for delivering exemplary care to patients and their families, pushing the boundaries of traditional roles. You will receive supervision from consultant cardiologists and be supported by the wider PA/ACP team. You will undergo a period of induction followed by structured training and clinical supervision prior to undertaking work under delegated autonomy. Our aim is that all our PAs will become integrated into their clinical service and closely involved in all the activities of their department. This will consist of reviewing cardiology inpatients, outpatients, assessment of acute admissions where you will be required to examine patients, initiate and interpret investigations, recommend treatment, complete necessary documentation and perform clinical procedures as required by the speciality for which you are working.

The role of the PA in Cardiology is to provide high quality, safe and supportive care. You will not only be a clinical expert but will also have commitments to the education and training of the multi-disciplinary team and to research and audit projects.

The PA role will be pivotal in reviewing current policy to support decision making and provide clear visible leadership for the workforce promoting a culture of safety. The clinical area consists of 89 inpatient beds, including a Coronary Care Unit (CCU), a day case/ambulatory care centre and 10 cardiac catheter labs.

St Bartholomew's Hospital, the oldest hospital site in England is home to a world-leading cardiac centre, providing state of the art treatment to our patients in the very heart of the City of London. We offer robotic surgery, ECMO and complex electrophysiology. We are also one of the top five busiest Heart Attack Centres in the UK and home to the largest Atrial Fibrillation Ablation centre in Europe.

Our vision is to be a leading and innovative nursing and AHP centre providing exceptional care and patient experience. We are a dedicated, supportive and ambitious team offering excellent training and development opportunities, including a growing nursing and AHP research and clinical academic career programme (internships, MSc, PhDs, post-doctoral opportunities).

The hospital is situated in beautiful surroundings close to St Paul's Cathedral, has excellent public transport links and is close to a wide range of social and cultural attractions that London has to offer, making St Bartholomew's Hospital a great place to work!

For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact:

Katrina Comer, Lead Advanced Care Practitioner. Email: katrina.comer1@nhs.net

For further details / informal visits contact:

NameKatrina ComerJob titleLead Advanced Care PractitionerEmail addresskatrina.comer1@nhs.net

BMJRef: BMJ-54489/259-3458609SBH-A

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