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Physician Associate

Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust
Closing date
17 Oct 2023

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Physician Associate
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to be instrumental in developing pathways and services to transform the way that care is delivered locally? Are you interested in improving the health of our local population? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, then we are looking for you.

Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust (DIHC) has developed and integrated primary care with community-based services within the Dudley healthcare system since 2020 with its core aim being community where possible and hospital when necessary. Our purpose is to improve the health and wellbeing of our local population in Dudley. We are currently working with organisations within the health care sector in Dudley and the Black Country System to look at the best way to continue to deliver the services to our patients. As such the services within the organisation may transfer to other organisations over the course of the next 12 months.
Main duties of the job

This is also a development role. We will provide training opportunities to make sure that you are growing in your skills. Eventually we want you to be leading the next generation of PA's. We have multiple GP training practices within the PCN and the surgeries you will be joining already haveexperience of working with PAs, are able to offer support as appropriate and have experience of your needs and skills.

As a PA you will be acting within your competency to make diagnoses and plan management. You will always have appropriate medical supervision. We want you to feel at home - to work safely, to learn and develop, and to make a real contribution to the healthcare system in our area. We willensure that your CPD is supported and paid for and is in line with your educational goals.
About us

DIHC is committed to embracing diversity and we recognise the need to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities we serve to enable us to achieve our purpose and commitments.

We recognise that we are under-represented in a number of areas, and therefore want to positively encourage applications from individuals from black, Asian or other ethnically diverse groups, people with disabilities and people from the LGBT community.

We are embedding values based and inclusive recruitment practices to ensure that all applicants, from any backgrounds, have an equal chance of success in achieving a role with us.

Flexible working options can also be discussed in more detail with the Recruiting Manager for the post, or line manager once in post as part of our Flexible Working Policy. Please be advised that requests will be considered based upon the service structure and service needs once in post.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please view the attached job description and person specification for more specific information about this post.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course our patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not a condition of employment at this time, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. We will be checking the vaccination status of all new starters so that we can manage individual and environmental risks, and so that we can support those who may be undecided about vaccination. If you are unvaccinated there is helpful advice and information at where you can also find out more about how to access vaccinations.

DIHC presents the unique opportunity to welcome staff into a new type of NHS Trust where they can work in partnership with others to create A Great Place to Work. For more information, please look at our website

Person Specification
  • Degree 2:1 Level or Above
  • Postgraduate Diploma / Master in Physician Associate from an accredited UK university
  • Experience of working in a primary care environment
  • Experience of dealing with a range of clinical conditions

Employer details
Employer name

Dudley Integrated Health and Care NHS Trust

Lower Gornal Practice

Bull Street, Gornalwood



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