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Physician Associate

Job Reference: 317-2019-41-06-DR

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Chest Medicine Specialty - FH
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£37,570 - £43,772 per ann

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.69 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally and nationally and internationally.

The Care Quality Commission has rated us ‘Outstanding’ for the second time in a row.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under represented groups.


We are delighted to invite applications for this exciting opportunity to work between both primary and secondary care as you continue your professional development as a Physician Associate (PA).

Working two days a week within the Respiratory Department of the Cardiothoracic Directorate of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NUTH), a top performing NHS teaching hospital, you will form part of the multi-disciplinary team supporting a team of Consultants, Junior Doctors, Nursing staff and Therapists within the department and wards.

Participating in the medical rotas, successful candidates will be able to demonstrate a high level of competence in clinical skills and practice, work autonomously when required, and have the credibility and confidence to deal with a range of staff across the Trust and develop a network of key stakeholders.

You will assess and examine patients, manage a specific caseload of patients, present them, initiate and interpret investigations and recommend treatment, whilst exercising a high level of professional judgment and expertise when delivering care within this 24/7 service.

The additional three days a week you will be based in a local GP Practice where you will support the GP team and primary care staff.

These are both very exciting, very rewarding but demanding environments.

In addition to the training and support provided with the joint roles, the preceptorship offers you an excellent opportunity to attend weekly ½ day educational sessions provided by Health Education England to complete a bespoke primary care syllabus for those PAs particularly in their first year post qualifying

Candidates will be able to evidence a BSc/BA degree, a Postgraduate Diploma in Physician Associate studies from a UK (or US) training programme and valid certification of the Physician Associate National Exam. The post holder will also be required to be registered with the UK Managed Voluntary Register.

You will require a full UK driving license.

For informal discussions please contact Dr Sophie West / Ms Nadine Farrow


Important note on completion of reference section of Application Form

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

Candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by e-mail. You should check your SPAM folders as well as your inbox. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.

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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.

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