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Physician Associate - Band 7

North Bristol NHS Trust
Westbury on Trym
£40,057 to £45,839 a year
Closing date
10 Feb 2022

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Physician Associate
Contract Type
Full Time
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We are seeking a Physician Associate, who would be dedicated and passionate in helping us to provide outstanding and exemplary care for patients in the South West.

The post holder must hold a science-related degree prior to graduating from an established UK Physician Associate Training programme, which follows the Department of Health's Competence Curriculum Framework, has successfully passed the UK National Physician Associate Examination and is registered with the Managed Voluntary Register for Physician Associates. Consideration will be given to appropriately qualified Physician Associates from other countries as well. This is an innovative idea to give newly qualified or more experienced Physician Associates the chance to put into practice the knowledge and skills they have acquired in their training.

Main duties of the job

It would be envisaged that the role would be developed flexibly over time in accordance with the appointee's ability and interests. The posts would suit Physician Associates looking to work in a very exciting, very rewarding but demanding environment. Quick thinking, flexible and thorough professionals will find the post to their liking. The successful candidate will have support from a team of Physician Associates already working within the Acute Medical Unit and Medicine Division.

About us

This is also a great opportunity for you to live and work in or around the historic port city of Bristol: gateway to the South West England. Bristol has its own thriving art, music and cultural scene hosting several exciting annual festivals such as the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta and the Bristol Harbour Festival. Bristol is also ideally located for the outdoors, being within easy range of the Wye Valley, Forest of Dean, Mendip and Cotswold Hills. Getting around the city is easy with Bristol being named as Britain's first cycling city in 2014. Consistently ranked as having the highest quality of life in England and Wales, it's easy to see why Bristol has the highest retention rate of students post-graduation than any other UK city.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Assessing and examining patients, taking patient histories, ordering appropriate investigations, interpreting investigation findings, forming a list of differential diagnoses and recommending management/treatment accordingly;

Delivering care in a range of settings, which may include hospital inpatient wards, outpatient clinics, community clinics, urgent care facilities, nursing homes and conducting home visits where required;

Taking responsibility for a dedicated patient caseload, as required, under the supervision of the lead clinician;

Maintaining timely and appropriate documentation;

Performing delegated diagnostic/therapeutic procedures, where required and subject to appropriate training and experience;

Having, developing and maintaining specialist medical knowledge appropriate to the role through relevant Continuing Professional Development (CPD)/Continuing Medical Education (CME);

Contributing to the development of efficient pathways of care;

Contributing to achieving and maintaining outstanding performance in the team / organisation;

Being accountable for the care given and complying with the Fitness to Practice and Code of Conduct standard as established by the Physician Associate Managed Voluntary Registration Commission (PAMVRC) and subsequently the appropriate statutory regulating body, when this is in place;

Supporting and contributing to timely discharge planning.

Person Specification
NHS experience

  • NHS experience
  • Registered with the UK PA Managed Voluntary Registration Commission (PAMVRC)
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


  • A management / leadership qualification
  • Experience working in an acute care setting

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).
UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details
Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust

Southmead Hospital

Westbury on Trym

BS10 5NB

Employer's website (Opens in a new tab)
BMJ Ref: BMJ-60783/339-ALX1247


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