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Physician Associate

Job Reference: 358-2198137-ESM

University Hospitals of Leicester
Hyper Acute Stroke unit (HASU), Leicester Royal Infirmary
£37,570 - £43,772 per annum

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL) is looking for highly motivated and skilled Physician Associates (PAs) to join our team.

UHL has 7 physician associates currently working across a variety of medical and surgical specialities. Therefore, as part of the UHL team, you will have access to PA mentors and be working in an environment that is committed to the development of the physician associate role and extremely supportive of PAs and their wellbeing.

As a PA at UHL, you will work under the direction of relevant consultants and specialty trainees, and collaboratively with other members of the clinical team within the Trust’s policies and clinical guidelines. The job will involve inpatient work within relevant wards and other clinical areas.

This post is based within the acute stroke medicine service, and focuses on the hyper acute stroke unit (HASU), an 8 bedded unit intended for the first 24 hours of care following a stroke. You will be responsible for supporting the medical team in the admission and assessment of new patients, performing practical procedures within the level of competency, communicating with patients/carers and their relatives and coordinating tasks.

Full training will be given in stroke medicine and, as competency develops, there are opportunities for receiving and managing hyperacute patients in the Emergency Department (ED) to include the provision of hyperacute therapies and to play a role in the provision of mechanical thrombectomy. This may, on occasion, involve accompanying patients to the QMC in Nottingham to receive this procedure.

An interest in having influence over the development of existing patient management pathways is strongly encouraged, including development of links with other departments (e.g. ED and medicine). Commitment to patient recruitment to the numerous clinical research studies in the department, teaching of all grades and collection of stroke audit data is also strongly encouraged.

The UHL stroke service is very busy and operating within a busy hospital: there is no shortage of work. However, within this context you will find supportive and friendly colleagues, and an environment that encourages personal well-being and development. The unit aspires to deliver the best evidence-based care and is at the forefront of world-class stroke research. There is a weekly educational programme to which the post holder will be expected to attend and, in time, contribute.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr David Eveson , Head of Service on 0116 258 5840.

We will close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of application forms.

Preference will be given in the first instance to existing NHS employees within the East Midlands healthcare community who are ‘at risk’ of redundancy. Such employees within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust will be considered first.”

Important Information

Applications will be transferred to TRAC system, by completing an application you are giving authorisation for the transfer of your data.

Correspondence regarding your application will be sent to you by email via a TRAC system account.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We especially welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria for the job will be interviewed if you indicate you wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme. If you require a reasonable adjustment at any stage of the recruitment process please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible.

Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) .

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-EEA candidates may not be appointed, if a suitable EU/EEA candidate is successful. This is due to the fact that it is unlikely the Trust would be able to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements.

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 applying from overseas.

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