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Physician Associate Clinical Educator for the N2PC GP Ready Programme.

Bolton GP Federation
Closing date
20 Jun 2023

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Physician Associate
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Part Time
The Greater Manchester Training Hub (GMTH) is looking for an experienced Physician Associate and Clinical Educator to support the co-ordination, design and delivery of the N2PC GP Ready Programmes across GM including providing relevant training. This role focuses on, but is not limited to, the New to Primary Care (N2PC) GP Ready Programme. The N2PC GP Ready Programme is open to all colleagues who are new to primary care, but there will be focused clinical learning for a number of professionals including ACPs, ANPs, PAs, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians and FCPs.

The principles and aims of the N2PC GP Ready Programme are as follows:

To support new professionals in primary care, providing an understanding of general practice, enabling the professional to become a fully integrated and utilised member of the team.

To provide clinical teaching and knowledge

To provide or facilitate peer support and/or mentorship

This post would suit a highly motivated and innovative individual with an ability to influence, engage and challenge with integrity and credibility. We are looking for a candidate with excellent organisational, educational and leadership skills who has the ability to help to develop the GMTH training programmes to full potential and secure sustainability. The post holder will need to be an experienced clinician and trainer with a sound understanding of the primary care workforce educational needs.
Main duties of the job

The role will include but not be limited to the below:

Work closely with the Project Manager, other clinical educators, clinical lead and relevant stakeholders to establish, develop and deliver a N2PC clinical educational programme.

Work with appropriate professional standards and curricula to develop a rolling educational programme.

To focus on the development of a programme of learning for Physician Associates that are on the N2PC GP Ready Programme.

Using sound educational methods, develop an educational and training programme to enhance competence and confidence in delivery of general practice.

Develop a standardised training programme including policies and procedures.

Promote a clinical reasoning approach to enhance educational delivery.

Evaluate feedback from the training programme and ensure quality assurance.

Contribute to the preparation and on-going development of classes.

Work with other local educators and local university faculties to deliver best practice in educational delivery and training programme planning.

Use a wide variety of delivery methods to ensure health and safety compliance.
About us

Bolton GP Federation is a collective vehicle where Boltons GP Practices come together to deliver primary care, providing a place for collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and co-ordination. The Federation is a voice of the priorities, needs and local intelligence of primary care into the wider healthcare system, and is interim lead employer on behalf of GM Feds for the Greater Manchester Training Hub.

We are rated Good by the Care Quality Commission, and we are proud of the services that we run, which include Primary Care Networks, Extended Primary Care, an Experienced Nurse Network, and the Covid Vaccination Programme.

Our mission is to improve health and care. We meet everyday health and care needs for people by connecting primary care systems and using creative thinking to develop, improve and support great local services.

Job description
Job responsibilities


The post holder must adhere to all policies to ensure equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery. All staff will be expected to comply with all policies and protocols.

The post holder is expected to adhere to policies and procedures, relevant to legislation and the standards and requirements of their professional body and will attend mandatory training as identified by the employer.

Particular attention is drawn to the following requirements:


The post holder must maintain the confidentiality of information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Caldicott principles. You should familiarise yourself with the confidentiality and data protection policies.


In order to comply with the Health Act 2006 (Code of Practice for the Prevention and Control of Health Care Associated Infections) it is the responsibility of every member of staff to prevent and control the spread of infection following the infection control policies.


The employer takes its responsibility to safeguard and protect the welfare of both adults and children very seriously. During the annual appraisal process appraisers will use the appropriate documents to work with post holders to identify the relevant competencies necessary for this role and ensure the post holder is competent to undertake any appropriate duties or requirements to safeguard adults and children.

For child safeguarding issues the relevant document is the Intercollegiate Document Safeguarding Children: The Roles and Competencies of Health Professionals. For adult safeguarding issues the relevant document is the BGPF Safeguarding Adults policy.


All Managers have a general accountability for ensuring, so far as is reasonably practicable, the health, safety, and welfare of the employees under their direction at work.

All employees are required to:

Take reasonable care for their own acts or omissions and the effect that these may have upon the safety of themselves or any other person.

Use safety equipment or clothing in a proper manner and for the purpose intended.

Note that any employee who intentionally or recklessly misuses anything supplied in the interests of health and safety will be subject to disciplinary procedures.

Work in accordance with any health and safety procedures, instructions or training that has been given.

Not undertake any task for which they have not been authorised and for which they are not adequately trained.

Bring to the attention of a responsible person any perceived shortcoming in our safety arrangements or any defects in work equipment.

Note that all employees are under a duty to familiarise themselves with the Risk Management, Fire, and Health & Safety Policies.

Undertake mandatory training in accordance with legal requirements (fire and governance training is required annually).


To ensure compliance with Federation policies, procedures and guidelines for self and others, by taking action/alerting senior management team if practice appears to contravene policy, or if concerned about any aspect of patient care

To ensure compliance, without exception, with organisational Information and Governance regulations and Standing Financial Instructions


The post holder will be expected to:

Support the visions and values of Bolton GP Federationand GM Feds/GMTH

Act with honesty and integrity at all times

Be a positive ambassador for Bolton GP Federation/GM Feds/GMTH

Demonstrate high standards of personal conduct

Value and respect colleagues, other members of staff, stakeholders and patients

Work with others to develop and improve Primary Care services

Uphold the organisations commitment to equality and diversity

Take personal responsibility for their own words, deed and actions and the quality of the service they deliver


The post-holder will support the equality, diversity and rights of patients, carers and colleagues, to include:

Acting in a way that recognises the importance of peoples rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with procedures and policies, and current legislation

Respecting the privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients, carers and colleagues

Behave in a manner which is welcoming to others and of the individual, is non-judgmental and respects the circumstances of others, their feelings, priorities, and rights


The post-holder must be fully aware of and committed to all policies, procedures and initiatives relating to Information Governance - this will include, but not limited to, data quality improvements, confidentiality, and information security

To take personal responsibility for safeguarding & ensuring the quality of information.


The post-holder will participate in relevant training programmes implemented by the organisation as part of this employment, including:

Participation in an annual individual performance review, including taking responsibility for maintaining a record of own personal and/or professional development

Taking responsibility for own development, learning and performance and demonstrating skills and activities to others who are undertaking similar work

Undertake all statutory and mandatory training

Demonstrate clinical leadership

Respect patient and learner confidentiality at all times, protecting sensitive information unless required to do so in matters of safeguarding and by the requirements of the law

This post involves the use of display screen equipment as a significant part of normal work and the post holder will be a classified as a user as defined in the Health & Safety Policy on work with DSE.


This job description aims to illustrate the range and nature of responsibilities held by the post holder. The list of duties and responsibilities is not exhaustive, and the post holder is expected to be flexible in their approach. The duties associated with the post will inevitably vary and develop and therefore the role will be reviewed on a regular basis and changes made in consultation with the post-holder.

Person Specification
  • Ability to travel across GM, sometimes at short notice
  • Car driver and current driving licence essential with access to a car (unless you have a disability as defined by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995)
  • Adaptable
  • Team Player
  • Sound judgement
  • Flexible
Aptitude and professionalism
  • Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work
  • Can work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Recognises the limits of own authority within the role
  • Seeks and uses professional support appropriately
  • Understands the principle of confidentiality
  • Self-motivated with a can do attitude and can motivate others.
  • Political awareness
  • Excellent communication skills, listening, written and verbal.
  • Good organisational and planning skills
  • Proven ability to prioritise & work to tight deadlines
  • Skilled and sensitive communicator, confident in dealing with a range of stakeholders at all levels and with issues that may be contentious.
  • Ability to influence, persuade and motivate others
  • Ability to teach and educate others
  • Training experience to a range of healthcare professionals and students.
  • Proven problem-solving skills
  • Mentoring and coaching skills
  • Has a balanced understanding of self and others
  • Has a realistic knowledge of personal strengths and areas for development
  • Can demonstrate flexibility of approach
  • Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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