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Physicians Associate

Job Reference: 358-2484811-CHU

University Hospitals of Leicester
Gastroenterology, Leicester Royal Infirmary
£38,890 - £44,503 per annum

Physician Associate Gastroenterology

We are looking for a motivated Physician Associate (PA) to join our Gastroenterology team at the University Hospitals Leicester (UHL). Primary responsibilities will include working with ward-based gastroenterology (hepatology, nutrition or luminal) teams. Duties will include ward rounds, reviewing, interpreting and requesting studies, holding discussions with patients regarding their previous medical histories and potential next steps, and supporting other team members in developing and facilitating patient care plans. In addition there may be opportunities for the PA to be trained in procedures such ascitic drain placement and the opportunity to see patients in the clinic setting.

Our department already has one experienced PA who, along with a supportive group of consultants, registrars and other staff to assist you in transitioning into this rewarding position. In addition PAs have been employed in other departments of UHL for many years providing a stable PA network and making the Trust a generally PA-friendly environment.

Department-based educational opportunities are available and encouraged including participation in Consultant and Junior Doctor/Registrar-led teachings and journal clubs.

You must be a member of the Physician Associate Managed Voluntary Register (PAMVR), and are expected to maintain your membership and CPD requirements.

We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS Trusts in the country, serving the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland – and increasingly specialist services over a much wider area.

Set in the heart of England, the vibrant and historic city of Leicester has a wealth of leisure and shopping facilities, is well connected to London and other major cities and it is a great place to live, work and play.

For further details, or for an informal visit, please contact:

James Stewart, Head of Service

Diane O'Meara, Physicians Associate

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

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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