Brownlow Group Practice
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Youll be a graduate who has undertaken postgraduate training and you'll work under the supervision of a GP. Youll be trained to perform a number of day-to-day tasks including:
Obtaining medical histories from patients
Performing physical examinations
LTC condition management
Performing diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
Analysing test results
Developing management plans provide health promotion and disease prevention advice for patients.
You can expect to work within an award-winning MDT, Primary Care Network, in the heart of Liverpool.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will be an integral part of the general practice team, working across the PCN.
The Physician Associate will independently assess, diagnose and manage patients with acute and chronic medical conditions, coordinating with other primary and secondary healthcare services as appropriate.
There is an expectation that the Physician Associate will attend to patients within the practices and at their own homes or care homes and will coordinate care with other members of the practice or PCN team and external providers.
Whilst the Physician Associate role is not able to prescribe independently at present, the expectation will be to make recommendations regarding drug treatment and medication reviews.
Appropriate training and mentoring will be provided as necessary.
Appropriate clinical supervision will be provided.
Bentley Road Liverpool L8 0SY
Peach Street Liverpool L69 7ZL
26 Argyle Street Liverpool L1 5DL
155 Edge Lane Edge Hill Liverpool L7 2PF
2 Vauxhall Road Liverpool L3 2BG
please see attached Job description for more details
Brownlow prides itself in being an exceptional employer. We have a dedicated staff wellbeing team and offer numerous staff benefits and incentives including protected study leave with financial allowance. You will receive a 6-month mentorship/induction package and following this will have the option for some home working should you wish to if appropriate for your role.
Brownlow is an organisation that is committed to equality and diversity, and we strive for our workforce to be representative and inclusive of the complex and diverse community which we are proud to serve. With this commitment in mind, we actively encourage individuals who self-identify as having protected characteristics to apply for this role.
Although not required by law we strongly recommend that all staff have received all Covid vaccinations.
Extended access will form part of your contracted hours.
We require applicants whose native language is not English to demonstrate their competence in the English language. This can be demonstrated by:
- Providing Certification of English proficiency
- During interview should you be invited to attend
a. Provide first point of contact care for patients presenting with undifferentiated, undiagnosed problems by utilising history-taking, physical examinations and clinical decision-making skills to establish a working diagnosis and management plan in partnership with the patient (and their carers where applicable)
b. Support the management of patients conditions through offering specialised clinics following appropriate training including (but not limited to) family planning, baby checks, COPD, asthma, diabetes and anticoagulation
c. Provide health/disease promotion and prevention advice, alongside analysing and actioning diagnostic test results
d. Develop integrated patient-centred care through appropriate wording with the wider primary care multi-disciplinary team and social care networks
e. Utilise clinical guidelines and promote evidence-based practice and partake in clinical audits, significant event reviews and other research and analysis tasks
f. Participate in duty rotas, undertake face-to-face, telephone and online consultations for emergency or routine problems as determined by the PCN, including management of patients with long-term conditions
g. Undertake home visits when required
h. Develop and agree a personal development plan (PDP) utilising a reflective approach to practice, operating under appropriate clinical supervision
i. Receive referrals and directed patients from triage services and other clinicians
j. Manage a caseload of complex patients and potential care institutions
k. Plan, implement and evaluate treatment/interventions for patients with acute and chronic physical and psychological conditions
l. Utilise as needed the full range of non-drug therapies for all patients, consider pharmacological interventions and make recommendations to prescribers in accordance with evidence-based practice and national, local and practice protocols
m. Prioritise health problems and intervene appropriately to assist the patient in complex, urgent or emergency situations, including initiation of effective emergency care
n. Support patients to adopt health promotion strategies that promote healthy lifestyles and apply principles of self-care
o. Review the latest guidance ensuring the organisation conforms to NICE, CQC etc.
p. Provide targeted support and proactive reviews for vulnerable, complex patients and those at risk of admission and re-admission to secondary care
q. Be responsive to the changing needs of patients and service provision in terms of scope and nature of clinical practice
r. Prioritise, organise and manage own workload in a manner that maintains and promotes quality
s. Undertake clinical responsibilities as required by the PCN within scope of practice defined by RCP/GMC
t. Identify and be proactive in own training needs and development and as agreed with clinical mentor
u. Recognise and work within own competence and professional code of conduct as regulated by the GMC
v. Produce accurate, contemporaneous and complete records of patient consultation, consistent with legislation, policies and procedures
w. Support in the delivery of enhanced services and other service requirements on behalf of the PCN
x. Support virtual and remote models of consultation and support including e-consultations, telehealth and telemedicine
y. Participate in the management of patient complaints when requested to do so and participate in the identification of any necessary learning brought about through incidents and near-miss events
z. Develop yourself and the role through participation in clinical supervision, training and service redesign activities
aa. Contribute to a patient safety culture through the reporting and investigation of significant events and patient safety incidents and undertake proactive measures to improve patient safety
bb. Actively signpost patients to the correct healthcare professional
cc. Undertake all mandatory training and induction programmes
dd. Contribute to and embrace the spectrum of clinical governance
ee. Attend a formal appraisal with your manager at least every 12 months. Once a performance/training objective has been set, progress will be reviewed on a regular basis so that new objectives can be agreed
ff. Contribute to public health campaigns (e.g., COVID-19 and flu clinics) through advice or direct care
gg. Maintain a clean, tidy, effective working area
Skills, Knowledge and abilities
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).