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Physician Associate

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year pa Incl. HCAS (Outer)
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Physician associate
Contract Type
Full Time

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Physician Associate Band 7

This is a new role to join the ever growing team of physician associates at the trust. The trust already employs 25 physician associates across EM, acute medicine, frailty, haematology, acute oncology and respiratory medicine. We are now looking to expand the team into the orthopaedic department in this exciting new role.

The physician associate will work within the team of junior doctors, nurses and consultants to deliver care to orthopaedic patients within the trust. The physician associate will be expected to work across inpatients, day cases and outpatients to deliver high quality care.

You will be expected to be part of a 1 in 5 rota covering 8am - 8.30pm shifts.

You must have passed your Physician Associate National Qualification to be considered for this post. Please do not apply if you do not passed this.

Main duties of the job

Key Responsibilities-
  • Assess and examine Trauma & Orthopaedic department patients
  • develop and maintain extensive knowledge and experience in Trauma & Orthopaedics.
  • contribute to achieving and maintaining key performance indicators within T & O department.

About us

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey. In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.

We serve an area that is rich in diversity, with a mix of urban and rural areas, and differing levels of quality of life. We cover some of the most prosperous postcodes in the country, as well as some poorer areas. Together with our colleagues at NHS Surrey and NHS Sutton and Merton, we work to make sure that we deliver the best possible care to the communities we serve.

The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across its hospitals and is supported by over 500 volunteers.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting job description and person specification document which contains more information about the role and requirements. Please ensure your application refers to the job description and person specification.

The recruiting team reserve the right to close this advertisement early once applications reach maximum limit.

Person Specification
  • oPost Graduate Diploma or Master's degree in Physician Associate Studies, from one of the UK Physician Associate Programmes
  • PGD / oNon-medical prescriber (V300)
  • Advanced Life Support
Experience and Knowledge
  • oAdvanced clinical decision making skills and the application of professional judgement in complex clinical situations.
  • oClinical governance
  • oCurrent NHS strategy affecting emergency and acute medicine
  • oPrevious experience as physician Associate
  • oExperience of utilising patient group directions (PGDs) in the administration of medicines.
Personal Attributes
  • oGood communications skills
  • oTeam player
  • oFlexible approach to work
  • oCommitment to on-going personal and professional development
Skills and Abilities
  • oDemonstrate competency in: 1.History taking. 2.Full physical assessment skills. 3.Ability to order and interpret clinical investigations. Venepuncture and cannulation skills.

Employer details
Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust


St Helier Hospital



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There’s never been a better time to join the Epsom and St Helier team. Our hospitals are facing a bright and busy future, and our staff have a proven track record in providing high quality, compassionate care for our patients.

Our hospitals are exciting places to work, and to volunteer, with a range of opportunities across a wide range of clinical fields, as well as support and administrative roles.

Boasting incredible staff benefits and dedicated training schemes, working for us will not only take your career forward, but could help to transform the lives of our patients and visitors.

We offer all employees some fantastic staff benefits, and are the only hospitals in Surrey to offer staff the London high cost area supplement. Our hospitals also benefit from great locations, so whether you're attracted to the bright lights of the city or the countryside of Epsom Downs, both are within easy reach.

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