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Physician Associate

Employer
The Bridge Group Practice
Location
Hull
Closing date
20 Oct 2023

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Profession
Physician associate
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
.The Physician Associate will provide care for the presenting patient from initial history taking and clinical assessment through to the diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of care. They will demonstrate critical thinking in the clinical decision-making process, including assessment and diagnostic skills, leading to the delivery of safe care for all patients. They will work collaboratively with the healthcare team to meet the needs of the patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures. The PA will provide a holistic and clinical service, with support from GPs as required, implementing agreed management plans and following approved protocols as appropriate.

The PA will be expected on a typical day to carry out home visits as required, consult with patients who present on the day and via booked appointments for the morning and admin work in the afternoon. The PA will also review and act appropriately on blood results and referrals/correspondence regarding all patients. Mentorship and supervision will be provided by designated senior medical personnel. The level and type of supervision will be dependent on the post holders acquisition of skills and knowledge and determined by the practices clinical governance arrangements.
Main duties of the job

Participate in all treatment and preventative healthcare services in the Practice as delegated and agreed by the supervising GP.

Provide direct clinical care to patients using established clinical guidelines.

Consult and refer patients to physicians, medical specialists and other health professionals as indicated.

Interview patients, take medical histories, perform physical examinations, analyse, diagnose, and explain medical problems during surgery consultations and home visits.

Recommend and explain appropriate diagnostic tests and treatment.

Request and interpret results of laboratory investigations when necessary.

Perform specialised diagnostic physical exams and treatment procedures.

Instruct and educate patients in preventative health care.

Conduct telephone consultations which may involve discussing the result and implications of laboratory investigations with patients as well as dealing appropriately with routine and emergency presentations.

Order laboratory tests as required and agreed under supervising doctor.

Fully document all aspects of patient care and complete all required paperwork for legal and administrative purposes.

Contribute to the clinical development of the practice by developing a special interest and to help establish appropriate systems to manage common chronic medical conditions, ensuring compliance with NSF guidelines.
About us

Overview of your organisation

We are a well-established four partner family practice, with an experienced practice team and we look on this as an opportunity to welcome a new colleague.

Based in two purpose-built health centres, one in the north of the city and the other in the old fishing area of Hessle Road, we serve a population of around 8500.

Our team consists of four partners, a Salaried GP and two Nurse Practitioners three days per week. In addition, we have two highly motivated and experienced nurses who, along with our two health care assistants take care of much of our long-term conditions monitoring. The practice is fortunate in having excellent administration and reception staff at both sites

We are a GMS practice. Our clinical software is Systm One and we are paper light. We achieve highly in QOF and provide a range of Enhanced Services. Our C.Q.C. inspection in 2016 was rated GOOD and this was reviewed in 2020.

Our main strengths lie in our commitment to the ideals of a traditional family practice with strong ties in our local population and good working relationship with our neighbouring practices.We are part of the Venn PCN,comprising 3 local practices which are The Bridge Group Practice, Sutton Manor Surgery and CHP Practices.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Participate in all treatment and preventative healthcare services in the Practice as delegated and agreed by the supervising GP.

Provide direct clinical care to patients using established clinical guidelines.

Consult and refer patients to physicians, medical specialists and other health professionals as indicated.

Interview patients, take medical histories, perform physical examinations, analyse, diagnose, and explain medical problems during surgery consultations and home visits.

Recommend and explain appropriate diagnostic tests and treatment.

Request and interpret results of laboratory investigations when necessary.

Perform specialised diagnostic physical exams and treatment procedures.

Instruct and educate patients in preventative health care.

Conduct telephone consultations which may involve discussing the result and implications of laboratory investigations with patients as well as dealing appropriately with routine and emergency presentations.

Order laboratory tests as required and agreed under supervising doctor.

Fully document all aspects of patient care and complete all required paperwork for legal and administrative purposes.

Contribute to the clinical development of the practice by developing a special interest and to help establish appropriate systems to manage common chronic medical conditions, ensuring compliance with NSF guidelines.

Participate fully in the clinicians duty rota including the provision of home visits when appropriate.

Formulate diagnoses and treatment plans, in consultation with or referring to supervising doctor as appropriate.

Give clinical instructions to nursing staff and Primary Care Team as required.

Communicate, when necessary, with colleagues in Primary Care and hospital specialists to discuss or refer specific patients, plan and co-ordinate activities or exchange information in order to improve the quality of patient care.

Deal regularly with consultants and other health care providers, insurance companies and other community organisations to refer/consult on specific cases.

Ensure continuing education, training and development is undertaken to meet clinical governance guidelines for Continuing Professional Development and a Personal Development Plan.

Keep up to date with relevant medical research, technology, and evidence-based medical practice by attending continuing education courses and professional meetings, reading journals etc.

Take and pass the national re-certification exam every 6 years in accordance with the requirements of the PA Managed Voluntary Register and as recommended by the National Examination Sub Committee of the UKUBPAE (UK Universities Board of Physician Associate Education) and subsequently as required by the statutory regulating body when in place.

Perform a variety of research and analysis tasks associated with improvement of clinical care, medical diagnosis, and treatment where appropriate using the following means:

o Audit of clinical practice.

o Review of relevant literature.

o Research unusual symptoms and treatment options, through consultation with physicians and other medical specialists.

Attend regular educational meetings organised by the practice to update clinical knowledge, practice policy and guidelines and disseminate other useful information relevant to the provision of adequate healthcare for patients. Regularly reflect on own practice (and keep a record of learning encounters) to identify learning needs and encourage self-directed lifelong learning and continued professional development.

Send and receive written information on behalf of the Practice regarding matters of insurance, housing and other issues relating to the physical and social welfare of patients. Work to deliver with other members of the practice and Primary Healthcare Team, the objectives of the GMS contract, including the terms of the Quality and Outcomes Framework and the PCN Impact & Investment Fund.

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential
  • GCSE grade A to C in English and Maths
  • PA qualification


Employer details
Employer name

The Bridge Group Practice
Address

The Orchard Centre

210 Orchard Park Road

Hull

HU6 9BX

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