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Physician Associate to the Myeloma service

Oxford University NHS Foundation Trust
Closing date
17 Oct 2023

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Physician Associate
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
Applications are invited to apply for this 1-year fixed term post in the Department of Clinical Haematology in collaboration with the Oxford Translational Myeloma Centre (OTMC). This will include ward, cancer and haematology triage, MGUS new patient clinic and bone marrow biopsy delivery work. A research component will include work on the OTMC myeloma research program.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic and forward-thinking service at a tertiary cancer with a myeloma centre of excellence award. You will be trained in all skills required and become proficient in bone marrow biopsy performance.
Main duties of the job
  1. Bone marrow biopsy, biobanking and myeloma research
  2. Ward and triage cover
  3. Outpatients clinic

Closing date and time- 8th October 2023, 11.59 PM
About us

Clinical Haematology

The Department of Clinical Haematology in the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (OUH) NHS Trust provides a tertiary regional service to a population of ~2.5 million. It includes consultants broadly covering all major specialities in haematology with variable levels of site specialisation. It provides comprehensive treatment of all haematological malignancies (including allogeneic bone marrow transplantation) and non-malignant haematological conditions, including coagulation disorders. The service is located in the Haematology and Cancer Centre, with 25 inpatient beds, comprehensive outpatient, ambulatory care, day care facilities, onsite 24/7 triage/acute access service, and dedicated research beds. There is an established regional Specialist Integrated Haematological Malignancy Diagnostic Service (SIHMDS).

Oxford Translational Myeloma Centre (OTMC)

The OTMC is a patient-focused research organisation dedicated to improving the lives of patients with Myeloma by developing personalised treatment approaches and curative strategies, and by supporting the development of new therapies whilst training the next generation of investigators. Realising the strengths and depth in pre-clinical and clinical myeloma research within Oxford University, the mission of this newly launched centre is to undertake internationally competitive research into the processes underlying multiple myeloma and related plasma cell diseases.

Job description
Job responsibilities


  • Review patients in triage, ward, day unit and myeloma clinic and facilitate subsequent management of their care in conjunction with the haematology team. Order appropriate investigations, interpret results, form a list of differential diagnoses, and recommend treatment accordingly.
  • Identify and consent patients for myeloma biobanking, working in conjunction with senior colleagues.
  • Perform pertinent assessments for all patients along with the multidisciplinary team to improve patient outcomes
  • Perform diagnostic procedures subject to training and experience. These include (but not exclusively) bone marrow aspirates/trephines and venepuncture.
  • Ensure documentation is legible and clear
  • Ensure all pathway documentation is completed according to the Trust Guidelines
  • Consolidate, develop and maintain specialist medical knowledge. Keep up to date with current guidelines and maintain best practice.
  • Communicate the outcome of clinical encounters to GPs and other health professionals in a timely fashion.
  • Foster good relationship by working collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team
  • Present/participate in weekly myeloma multi-disciplinary meeting, which may involve record keeping.

  • Complete Trust Statutory and Mandatory training as required
  • Ensure annual appraisal is completed and agreed by the line manager at least once a year , with a personal development review meeting where progress made over the previous 6 months is discussed. Use the Trust values based appraisal process.
  • Report all actual and potential clinical incidents involved in accordance with the Trusts reporting procedures for untoward events using the electronic reporting system (ULYESSES). Escalating issues or concerns immediately to the responsible consultant or senior nurse.
  • Attend the monthly departmental Clinical Governance meeting which includes mortality and morbidity review
  • To take a proactive approach in the prevention and management of complaints and when they occur, escalate and support investigation in accordance with the OUH NHS Foundation Trust complaints policies
  • To ensure effective and up to date IT skills are maintained in order to be able to fully use Trust IT systems.

Education and Research
  • Maintain knowledge and proficiency in medical practices through continuing education, staff meetings, and workshops.
  • Participate/Lead Quality improvement/ Research project within the department
  • Assist in the development and mentoring of the UK Physician Associates as the profession progresses. Assist in the educational development of Physician Associate students through student shadowing and/or teaching.
  • OUH/Clinical Haematology will encourage applicants to attend teaching sessions, perform audits and promote the PA profession within the department and trust
  • OUH has a strong history of furthering education and knowledge. As part of the trust, you will be expected to complete your 25 hours of Type 1 CPD training each year, as specified by the Faculty of Physician Associates.
  • We encourage participation in the National Physician Associate conference as well as 'other relevant conferences' (if deemed appropriate based on agreement with your supervisor).
  • Postholder will be provided computer access and funding for attending relevant training courses, myeloma meetings and consumables will be considered.
  • The post holder will be expected to maintain compliance with all required research and departmental policies and procedures, and undergo such training as to maintain compliance

Person Specification
  • BA/BS degree prior to undertaking PA programme.
  • PG Dip in Physician Associate from a UK training Programme
  • Current & Valid certification or recertification by the PA National examination
  • Registration with the UK Managed Voluntary Registry for Pas
  • Membership of the Faculty of Physician Associates (RCP).
  • Nil

Employer details
Employer name

Oxford University NHS Foundation Trust

Cancer and Haematology Centre, Churchill Hospital

Churchill drive



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