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Physician Associate

Employer
Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Liverpool
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
15 Dec 2023

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Profession
Physician associate
Hours
Full Time
The role of Physician Associate is an innovative new health care professional who, whilst not a doctor, works to the medical model with the attitudes, skills, and knowledge base to deliver holistic care under defined levels of supervision to complement our experienced multi-disciplinary team.

The Physician Associate will provide an integral role in supporting all activities necessary to assess and support children and young people with endocrine disorders, with a focus on obesity. The Physician associate would be working with a wider team of multi-disciplinary professionals as part of the well-established CEW (complications from excessive weight) service to help and support the care of children and young people with obesity. The post will provide opportunities to work with the well renowned Alder Hey innovation team and employ medical technology for the support of CEW patients. The individual will need to demonstrate a good understanding of clinical knowledge and skills and have the capability to work under supervision to manage a caseload of patients safely and effectively across the care pathway. The post will enable the individual to develop enhanced knowledge, skills, and competencies in the care of children and young people with weight management issues. In their post they should continue to obtain further professional development with needed competencies.

There is no on call commitment or out of hours working.

Main duties of the job
  • To work as a member of the CEW multidisciplinary team, participating in activities that assess and support diagnosis and management of patients with obesity
  • Work with colleagues to provide excellent patient care and patient experience for the CEW service at Alder Hey.
  • Contribute to the management of CEW patients as part of the Multidisciplinary team, including maintenance of the patient record and the review of clinical results and implementation of any subsequent treatment plans with the supervision of the endocrine consultant.
  • To develop skills to provide appropriate support to referrals from other services and outside hospitals under the supervision of the endocrine consultant and to work in close relation with other junior doctors in the service.
  • Following competency development, be able to deliver clinics in the outpatient setting helping to review patients under consultant supervision.
  • Be able to demonstrate a key role in weight management service.
  • Be able to undertake independent remote consultations/clinic to support patients under close consultant supervision.


About us

As a leader in child healthcare and research, Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust provides care for more than 275,000 children and young people each year, making us one of the biggest and busiest children's hospitals in Europe. This care is delivered not only on our main site in Liverpool, but in patients' homes and communities, and at other hospitals across the North of England.

Our state-of-the-art hospital, on our main site in Liverpool, opened in October 2015. It set a new benchmark within the NHS and won many prestigious industry awards. Buildings, however, are only as good as what happens inside them.

Our highly professional, skilled staff include some of the best clinicians in their field in the world. This expertise is combined with a care and compassion, evident in all of our staff, that our patients and families tell us is unique. This dedication and passion for putting our patients at the heart of everything we do has helped us to achieve a rating from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) - England's independent regulator of health and social care - of

'Good' overall and 'Outstanding' in the category of 'Caring'. This is something that we're proud of, but it's something that wouldn't have been possible without our staff.

Job description
Job responsibilities
  • To work as a member of the CEW multidisciplinary team, participating in activities that assess and support diagnosis and management of patients with obesity
  • Work with colleagues to provide excellent patient care and patient experience for the CEW service at Alder Hey.
  • Contribute to the management of CEW patients as part of the Multidisciplinary team, including maintenance of the patient record and the review of clinical results and implementation of any subsequent treatment plans with the supervision of the endocrine consultant.
  • To develop skills to provide appropriate support to referrals from other services and outside hospitals under the supervision of the endocrine consultant and to work in close relation with other junior doctors in the service.
  • Following competency development, be able to deliver clinics in the outpatient setting helping to review patients under consultant supervision.
  • Be able to demonstrate a key role in weight management service.
  • Be able to undertake independent remote consultations/clinic to support patients under close consultant supervision.
  • Exercise responsibility in respect of the reasonable and effective use of hospital and district resources.
  • Active participation in departmental meetings like endo-Biochem, CEW MDT etc.,
  • Active participation in the departmental teaching sessions.
  • Develop and monitor the impact of service provision via clinical governance and audit.
  • Participation in service improvement initiatives in the Department e.g., implementation of National Guidance.
  • Have an active role in innovation. Working within endocrine to develop innovative new projects and services.
  • Deliver health promotion and health education.
  • Develop and maintain data collection systems to evidence outcomes of service delivery processes.
  • Demonstrate good communication and strong team working skills.


Person Specification
shortlisting
Essential
  • Postgraduate diploma in Physician Associate studies, including having passed the national examination for Physician Associates
  • Experience of working with children and their families in a health setting
Desirable
  • Experience of working with children in Weight management services


Employer details
Employer name

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Alder Hey Childrens Hospital

Eaton Road

Liverpool

L12 2AP


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411-MED-23-5843620

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