Physician associate

Llanilar Health Centre

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Job summary

To be responsible for the provision of a clinical service, working as part of the practice multidisciplinary team, delivering care within their scope of practice to the entitled patient population. The physician associate will be required to work autonomously in the practice, providing a range of services such as assessment, diagnosis, treatment, telephone triage, clinical decision-making and referring patients appropriately, as well as supporting the management team in the reviewing of clinical policy and procedure when required.

Main duties of the job

The following are the core responsibilities of the physician associate. The physician associate will work within their scope of clinical practice and:

Identify, signpost or refer patients at risk of developing long-term conditions, preventing adverse effects on the patients health

Provide routine care to patients as required in accordance with clinical based evidence, NICE and the NSF

Examine, assess and diagnose patients and provide clinical care/ management as required

Triage and treat or refer patients

Collect pathology specimens as required

. Maintain accurate clinical records in conjunction with extant legislation

Ensure read codes are used effectively

Ensure continuity of care, arranging follow-up consultations or reviews as necessary

Review the effectiveness of the treatment provided, making changes where necessary to improve patient outcomes

Prioritise health issues and intervene appropriately

Recognise, assess and refer patients presenting with mental health needs

Support patients in the use of their prescribed medicines or over the counter medicines

Liaise with external services/agencies to ensure that the patient is supported appropriately

Ensure that they adhere to the relevant patient group directives and local clinical pathways at all times

Support the clinical team with all safeguarding matters, in accordance with local and national policies

Understand practice and local policies for substance abuse and addictive behaviour, referring patients appropriately

About us

Llanilar Health Centre is based in the beautiful village of Llanilar, only 6 miles from the University town of Aberystwyth, close to the beautiful Cardigan Bay coastline and the Cambrian Mountains.

We are looking for a GP to join our team to provide outstanding care to our diverse population of 3400 patients.

We are a high achieving practice who offer a friendly work environment with a GP Partner, a Salaried GP, an Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Practitioner, Pharmacy Technician, HCA, Phlebotomist and which benefits from an onsite dispensary. Our reception and dispensary team are highly efficient, friendly and helpful.

Date posted

23 May 2023

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

A4977-23-0002

Job locations

Llanilar

Aberystwyth

Ceredigion

SY23 4PA


Job description

Job responsibilities

To be responsible for the provision of a clinical service, working as part of the practice multidisciplinary team, delivering care within their scope of practice to the entitled patient population. The physician associate will be required to work autonomously in the practice, providing a range of services such as assessment, diagnosis, treatment, telephone triage, clinical decision-making and referring patients appropriately, as well as supporting the management team in the reviewing of clinical policy and procedure when required.

This practice is committed to supporting and promoting opportunities for staff to maintain their health, well-being and safety. You have a duty to take reasonable care of health and safety at work for you, your team and others and to cooperate with employers to ensure compliance with health and safety requirements. All personnel are to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Environmental Protection Act 1990, Environment Act 1995, Fire Precautions (workplace) Regulations 1999 and other statutory legislation.

This practice is committed to maintaining an outstanding confidential service. Patients entrust and permit us to collect and retain sensitive information relating to their health and other matters pertaining to their care. They do so in confidence and have a right to expect that all staff will respect their privacy and maintain confidentiality at all times. It is essential that, if the legal requirements are to be met and the trust of our patients is to be retained, all staff protect patient information and provide a confidential service.

To preserve and improve the quality of our output, all personnel are required to think not only of what they do, but how they achieve it. By continually re-examining our processes, we will be able to develop and improve the overall effectiveness of the way we work. The responsibility for this rests with everyone working within the practice to look for opportunities to improve quality and share good practice.

This practice continually strives to improve work processes which deliver health care with improved results across all areas of our service provision. We promote a culture of continuous improvement where everyone counts and staff are permitted to make suggestions and contributions to improve our service delivery and to enhance patient care.

A good attitude and positive action towards ED&I creates an environment where all individuals are able to achieve their full potential. Creating such an environment is important for three reasons: it improves operational effectiveness, it is morally the right thing to do and it is required by law.

Staff have the right to be treated fairly in recruitment and career progression. Staff can expect to work in an environment where diversity is valued and equality of opportunity is promoted. Staff will not be discriminated against on any grounds including age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Staff have a responsibility to ensure that they treat our patients and their colleagues with dignity and respect.

This practice is committed to maintaining an outstanding confidential service. Patients entrust and permit us to collect and retain sensitive information relating to their health and other matters pertaining to their care. They do so in confidence and have a right to expect that all staff will respect their privacy and maintain confidentiality at all times. It is essential that, if the legal requirements are to be met and the trust of our patients is to be retained, all staff protect patient information and provide a confidential service.

This practice is committed to supporting and promoting opportunities for staff to maintain their health, well-being and safety. You have a duty to take reasonable care of health and safety at work for you, your team and others and to cooperate with employers to ensure compliance with health and safety requirements. All personnel are to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Environmental Protection Act 1990, Environment Act 1995, Fire Precautions (workplace) Regulations 1999 and other statutory legislation.

This practice is committed to maintaining an outstanding confidential service. Patients entrust and permit us to collect and retain sensitive information relating to their health and other matters pertaining to their care. They do so in confidence and have a right to expect that all staff will respect their privacy and maintain confidentiality at all times. It is essential that, if the legal requirements are to be met and the trust of our patients is to be retained, all staff protect patient information and provide a confidential service.

To preserve and improve the quality of our output, all personnel are required to think not only of what they do, but how they achieve it. By continually re-examining our processes, we will be able to develop and improve the overall effectiveness of the way we work. The responsibility for this rests with everyone working within the practice to look for opportunities to improve quality and share good practice.

This practice continually strives to improve work processes which deliver health care with improved results across all areas of our service provision. We promote a culture of continuous improvement where everyone counts and staff are permitted to make suggestions and contributions to improve our service delivery and to enhance patient care.

On arrival at the practice, all personnel are to complete a practice induction programme. This is managed by the deputy practice manager.

Patients and their families have the right to be treated fairly and to be routinely involved in decisions about their treatment and care. They can expect to be treated with dignity and respect and will not be discriminated against on any grounds including age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Patients have a responsibility to treat other patients and our staff with dignity and respect.

Staff have the right to be treated fairly in recruitment and career progression. Staff can expect to work in an environment where diversity is valued and equality of opportunity is promoted. Staff will not be discriminated against on any grounds including age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Staff have a responsibility to ensure that they treat our patients and their colleagues with dignity and respect.

The following are the core responsibilities of the physician associate. There may be, on occasion, a requirement to carry out other tasks; this will be dependent upon factors such as workload and staffing levels. The physician associate will work within their scope of clinical practice and:

a. Identify, signpost or refer patients at risk of developing long-term conditions, preventing adverse effects on the patients health

b. Provide routine care to patients as required in accordance with clinical based evidence, NICE and the NSF

c. Examine, assess and diagnose patients and provide clinical care/ management as required

d. Triage patients and provide the necessary treatment during home visits

e. Triage and treat or refer patients who attend the

f. Collect pathology specimens as required

g. Maintain accurate clinical records in conjunction with extant legislation

h. Ensure read codes are used effectively

i. Ensure continuity of care, arranging follow-up consultations or reviews as necessary

j. Review the effectiveness of the treatment provided, making changes where necessary to improve patient outcomes

k. Chaperone patients where necessary

l. Prioritise health issues and intervene appropriately

m. Recognise, assess and refer patients presenting with mental health needs

n. Support patients in the use of their prescribed medicines or over the counter medicines (within own scope of practice)

o. Liaise with external services/agencies to ensure that the patient is supported appropriately (vulnerable patients etc.)

p. Ensure that they adhere to the relevant patient group directives and local clinical pathways at all times

q. Support the clinical team with all safeguarding matters, in accordance with local and national policies

r. Understand practice and local policies for substance abuse and addictive behaviour, referring patients appropriately

s. Deliver opportunistic health promotion where appropriate

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be responsible for the provision of a clinical service, working as part of the practice multidisciplinary team, delivering care within their scope of practice to the entitled patient population. The physician associate will be required to work autonomously in the practice, providing a range of services such as assessment, diagnosis, treatment, telephone triage, clinical decision-making and referring patients appropriately, as well as supporting the management team in the reviewing of clinical policy and procedure when required.

This practice is committed to supporting and promoting opportunities for staff to maintain their health, well-being and safety. You have a duty to take reasonable care of health and safety at work for you, your team and others and to cooperate with employers to ensure compliance with health and safety requirements. All personnel are to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Environmental Protection Act 1990, Environment Act 1995, Fire Precautions (workplace) Regulations 1999 and other statutory legislation.

This practice is committed to maintaining an outstanding confidential service. Patients entrust and permit us to collect and retain sensitive information relating to their health and other matters pertaining to their care. They do so in confidence and have a right to expect that all staff will respect their privacy and maintain confidentiality at all times. It is essential that, if the legal requirements are to be met and the trust of our patients is to be retained, all staff protect patient information and provide a confidential service.

To preserve and improve the quality of our output, all personnel are required to think not only of what they do, but how they achieve it. By continually re-examining our processes, we will be able to develop and improve the overall effectiveness of the way we work. The responsibility for this rests with everyone working within the practice to look for opportunities to improve quality and share good practice.

This practice continually strives to improve work processes which deliver health care with improved results across all areas of our service provision. We promote a culture of continuous improvement where everyone counts and staff are permitted to make suggestions and contributions to improve our service delivery and to enhance patient care.

A good attitude and positive action towards ED&I creates an environment where all individuals are able to achieve their full potential. Creating such an environment is important for three reasons: it improves operational effectiveness, it is morally the right thing to do and it is required by law.

Staff have the right to be treated fairly in recruitment and career progression. Staff can expect to work in an environment where diversity is valued and equality of opportunity is promoted. Staff will not be discriminated against on any grounds including age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Staff have a responsibility to ensure that they treat our patients and their colleagues with dignity and respect.

This practice is committed to maintaining an outstanding confidential service. Patients entrust and permit us to collect and retain sensitive information relating to their health and other matters pertaining to their care. They do so in confidence and have a right to expect that all staff will respect their privacy and maintain confidentiality at all times. It is essential that, if the legal requirements are to be met and the trust of our patients is to be retained, all staff protect patient information and provide a confidential service.

This practice is committed to supporting and promoting opportunities for staff to maintain their health, well-being and safety. You have a duty to take reasonable care of health and safety at work for you, your team and others and to cooperate with employers to ensure compliance with health and safety requirements. All personnel are to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Environmental Protection Act 1990, Environment Act 1995, Fire Precautions (workplace) Regulations 1999 and other statutory legislation.

This practice is committed to maintaining an outstanding confidential service. Patients entrust and permit us to collect and retain sensitive information relating to their health and other matters pertaining to their care. They do so in confidence and have a right to expect that all staff will respect their privacy and maintain confidentiality at all times. It is essential that, if the legal requirements are to be met and the trust of our patients is to be retained, all staff protect patient information and provide a confidential service.

To preserve and improve the quality of our output, all personnel are required to think not only of what they do, but how they achieve it. By continually re-examining our processes, we will be able to develop and improve the overall effectiveness of the way we work. The responsibility for this rests with everyone working within the practice to look for opportunities to improve quality and share good practice.

This practice continually strives to improve work processes which deliver health care with improved results across all areas of our service provision. We promote a culture of continuous improvement where everyone counts and staff are permitted to make suggestions and contributions to improve our service delivery and to enhance patient care.

On arrival at the practice, all personnel are to complete a practice induction programme. This is managed by the deputy practice manager.

Patients and their families have the right to be treated fairly and to be routinely involved in decisions about their treatment and care. They can expect to be treated with dignity and respect and will not be discriminated against on any grounds including age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Patients have a responsibility to treat other patients and our staff with dignity and respect.

Staff have the right to be treated fairly in recruitment and career progression. Staff can expect to work in an environment where diversity is valued and equality of opportunity is promoted. Staff will not be discriminated against on any grounds including age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Staff have a responsibility to ensure that they treat our patients and their colleagues with dignity and respect.

The following are the core responsibilities of the physician associate. There may be, on occasion, a requirement to carry out other tasks; this will be dependent upon factors such as workload and staffing levels. The physician associate will work within their scope of clinical practice and:

a. Identify, signpost or refer patients at risk of developing long-term conditions, preventing adverse effects on the patients health

b. Provide routine care to patients as required in accordance with clinical based evidence, NICE and the NSF

c. Examine, assess and diagnose patients and provide clinical care/ management as required

d. Triage patients and provide the necessary treatment during home visits

e. Triage and treat or refer patients who attend the

f. Collect pathology specimens as required

g. Maintain accurate clinical records in conjunction with extant legislation

h. Ensure read codes are used effectively

i. Ensure continuity of care, arranging follow-up consultations or reviews as necessary

j. Review the effectiveness of the treatment provided, making changes where necessary to improve patient outcomes

k. Chaperone patients where necessary

l. Prioritise health issues and intervene appropriately

m. Recognise, assess and refer patients presenting with mental health needs

n. Support patients in the use of their prescribed medicines or over the counter medicines (within own scope of practice)

o. Liaise with external services/agencies to ensure that the patient is supported appropriately (vulnerable patients etc.)

p. Ensure that they adhere to the relevant patient group directives and local clinical pathways at all times

q. Support the clinical team with all safeguarding matters, in accordance with local and national policies

r. Understand practice and local policies for substance abuse and addictive behaviour, referring patients appropriately

s. Deliver opportunistic health promotion where appropriate

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Requesting pathology tests and processing the results, advising patients accordingly
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Asthma
  • Spirometry
  • CHD
  • Immunisations (routine, childhood and travel)
  • Understand the importance of evidence-based practice
  • Broad knowledge of clinical governance
  • Experience of working in a primary care environment
  • Experience of working as a physician associate
  • Experience in triage
  • Experience of dealing with a range of clinical conditions
  • Clinical knowledge and skills
  • Ability to effectively triage, assess and diagnose
  • Wound care
  • Ability to record accurate clinical notes

Qualifications

Essential

  • Post graduate diploma or degree (physician associate)
Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Requesting pathology tests and processing the results, advising patients accordingly
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension
  • Asthma
  • Spirometry
  • CHD
  • Immunisations (routine, childhood and travel)
  • Understand the importance of evidence-based practice
  • Broad knowledge of clinical governance
  • Experience of working in a primary care environment
  • Experience of working as a physician associate
  • Experience in triage
  • Experience of dealing with a range of clinical conditions
  • Clinical knowledge and skills
  • Ability to effectively triage, assess and diagnose
  • Wound care
  • Ability to record accurate clinical notes

Qualifications

Essential

  • Post graduate diploma or degree (physician associate)

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Llanilar Health Centre

Address

Llanilar

Aberystwyth

Ceredigion

SY23 4PA


Employer's website

http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/home.cfm?orgid=752 (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Llanilar Health Centre

Address

Llanilar

Aberystwyth

Ceredigion

SY23 4PA


Employer's website

http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sites3/home.cfm?orgid=752 (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Practice Manger

Hayley Jenkins

hayley.jenkins@wales.nhs.uk

01974241556

Date posted

23 May 2023

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

A4977-23-0002

Job locations

Llanilar

Aberystwyth

Ceredigion

SY23 4PA


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