We are looking to recruit the right person to complete our team of GP Partners and Physicians Associates to develop and cement an innovative but traditional way of delivering General Practice care.
We are 4 full time GP Partners and 3 full time Physicians Associates. As a partnership we base our care on the use of personal lists something we feel strongly is essential for continuity of care for both patient and practitioner satisfaction.
Times are changing, but we are looking to develop and evolve the model of care that has worked so well for so many years by using a team approach. The proposed model of care would see one GP Partner and one Physicians Associate working as a team to manage a list of patients, thereby continuing the personal list-based approach. You would therefore work closely with your GP team member who would be able to provide a high level of supervision and interaction as required.
We are a relaxed, hard-working team and welcome applications from anyone at any stage in their career who is interested in the delivery of personal list-based care and who is excited to help us develop and deliver this unique model of practice.
You would join a team that also comprises of a paramedic home-visiting service, in-house first contact MSK and mental health practitioners, care coordinators, PNs and HCAs. Patients and practitioners value the relationships that develop through personal lists, enabling us to provide a meaningful and efficient service for our population.
Main duties of the job
The following are some of the core responsibilities of the Physician Associate. Please see the attached job and person specification for full details. There may be, on occasion, a requirement to carry out other tasks this will be dependent upon factors such as workload and staffing levels. The Physician Associate will work within their scope of clinical practice and:
Identify, signpost or refer patients at risk of developing long-term conditions, preventing adverse effects on the patient's health
Provide routine care to patients as required in accordance with clinical based evidence, NICE and the NSF
Examine, assess and diagnose patients and provide clinical care/ management as required
Triage patients and provide the necessary treatment during home visits
Collect pathology specimens as required
Maintain accurate clinical records in conjunction with extant legislation
Ensure clinical codes are used effectively
We are a one-site practice, and together with the other three practices in the Fleet area, we form the Fleet Primary Care Network. Richmond Surgery is the lead practice for Fleet PCN.
We have an active role in the workings of the PCN on a local and ICS footprint, and we benefit from having Frimley Park Hospital as our closest secondary care facility. Fleet is in Hart and Rushmoor, an area that consistently rates among the highest in terms of quality of life in the country. Fleet has good road and rail links with London and surrounding towns and countryside.
With 14700 registered patients we are a busy surgery, yet all our teams both clinical and admin are supportive, friendly and work closely together to ensure excellent service provision to our patients. The Surgery is purpose built, but we have plans for significant structural development in the coming years to increase capacity for both patients and staff from all teams.
We are a registered Yellow Fever Centre, high QoF achievers and rated Good for CQC. We receive a high level of praise from patients and have excellent feedback on NHS Choices.
To be responsible for the provision of a clinical service, working as part of the practice multidisciplinary team, delivering care within their scope of practice to the entitled patient population, reporting directly to the GP Partners and receiving clinical supervision from them.
You will be required to work in the practice with the full support and mentoring from our GP Partners and the existing Physician Associate Team providing a range of services such as assessment, diagnosis, treatment, telephone triage and clinical decision-making together with referring patients appropriately, as well as supporting the GP Partners and management team in the reviewing of clinical policy and procedure when required.
- Experienced Physician Associate or post graduate with medical training specifically in Physician Associate Studies
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
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