Physician's Associate - Acute Medicine

£47,154 to £52,936 a year incl HCAS
02 Dec 2021
17 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

We have an exciting opportunity for a Physician Associate who wishes to obtain training and broaden their experience in Acute Medicine.

You will gain experience of being on the Acute Assessment Unit (AAU), our enhanced care unit, and in ambulatory emergency care (AEC) - seeing patients referred by the Emergency Department and GPs.

This is a great opportunity to improve focused history-taking/examination skills, and arranging investigations/ management plans. All areas are very well supervised and supported by senior clinicians and trainers.

This is a great opportunity to work with a well led and integrated team, in a multidisciplinary Acute Assessment Unit with a wealth of experience in both training and working alongside Physician Associates.

Main duties of the job

Our priorities on AAU are in accordance with the Trust priorities, and these include:

  • To provide excellent urgent and emergency care
  • To provide planned care such as Ambulatory care and Hot clinics in a way thats safe and efficient for patients
  • To ensure that the research work we do translates from the bench to the bedside
  • To make sure that our team have the right skills and experience through high quality multi professional training
  • To be innovative in our service design, using data to drive forward change

About us

We provide services from two main hospitals, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital and West Middlesex University Hospital, and a number of clinics across London and the South-East.

We have over 6,000 members of staff that are PROUD to Care for nearly one million people. Both hospitals provide full clinical services, including full maternity, emergency and childrens, in addition to a range of community-based services across London, such as award-winning sexual health and HIV clinics.

Were one of the safest and best performing Trusts in the country. Were also one of the top trusts to work for our staff say theyre engaged, motivated, and would recommend us as a place to work and receive treatment.

In 2020 Trust was rated by the Care Quality Commission as Outstanding in the well-led and use of resources domains and Good in the safe, effective, caring, and responsive domains. The Trust as a whole was Good, but the Chelsea site was Outstanding.

Our facilities are some of the best in the country. We have been investing around £10 million a year in our estate. We are currently spending £25 million on expanding our adult and neonatal critical care facilities at Chelsea and Westminster and redevelopment of our childrens unit at West Middlesex in partnership with our charity, CW+ and generous donors.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  • To improve the efficiency of the acute medicine team and support the acute medical pathways and clinical workload
  • To assess, clerk and review patients that are referred to medicine via the Emergency Department or General Practice
  • To participate, and lead where appropriate, in ward rounds
  • To perform and assist with practical procedures such as venepuncture, cannulas, blood gases, urinary catheters, paracentesis, pleural procedures, lumbar punctures, and support the booking of procedures and investigations as appropriate
  • To participate in multidisciplinary meetings
  • To support our medical specialty colleagues by identifying and referring suitable patients for review on the Acute Assessment Unit
  • To facilitate the safe and timely discharge of medical patients
  • To contribute to the achievement and maintenance of key acute medical performance indicators
  • To act as a consistent member of the medical team and to help in handover processes and continuity of care for our patients
  • To participate in teaching and quality improvement projects developing and embedding new and innovative practices and policies

Person Specification
Education and Qualifications

  • Completion of Physician Associates Studies MSc or equivalent
  • Be on the voluntary register of the Faculty of Physician Associate

Skills and knowledge

  • Good communication skills


  • General and acute medicine experience
  • Understanding of Clinical Audit
  • Experience in teaching

Personal qualities

  • Good organisational and leadership qualities
  • Demonstrable evidence of being able and willing to understand our Trust values

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

Employer details
Employer name

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Chelsea & Westminster Hospi BMJ Ref: BMJ-54572/289-EI-1078


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