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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 05/10/2021.

Physician Associate - Care of the Elderly (Band 7)

Job Reference: 339-TJC0708

North Bristol NHS Trust
Geriatric Medicine
Southmead Hospital, Westbury on Trym
£40,057 - £45,839 per annum

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Please note that this job advert will close as soon as sufficient applications have been received. So if you are interested, please apply for this vacancy as soon as you can.

We are seeking a Physician Associate, who would be dedicated and passionate in helping us to provide outstanding and exemplary care for frail older patients in the South West.

Following development of our Frailty strategy and the recent recruitment of six geriatricians within the last year, this is a very exciting time to work within a progressive, dynamic and rapidly expanding department.

The Physician Associate is a key position to support our busy team of consultants, junior doctors and nursing staff and therapists within Medicine for Older people. The post holder must hold a science-related degree prior to graduating from an established UK Physician Associate Training programme, which follows the Department of Health’s Competence Curriculum Framework, has successfully passed the UK National Physician Associate Examination and is registered with the Managed Voluntary Register for Physician Associates. Consideration will be given to appropriately qualified Physician Associates from other countries as well. This is an innovative idea to give newly qualified or more experienced Physician Associates the chance to put into practice the knowledge and skills they have acquired in their training.

It is expected that the Physician Associate will become involved in the activities of the Department, including review of inpatients within our Acute Frailty unit, complex wards and outpatient clinics. It would be envisaged that the role would be developed flexibly over time in accordance with the appointee’s ability and interests. The posts would suit Physician Associates looking to work in a very exciting, very rewarding but demanding environment. Quick thinking, flexible and thorough professionals will find the post to their liking. The successful candidate will have support from ta team of Physician Associates already working within the Medicine Division.

This is also a great opportunity for you to live and work in or around the historic port city of Bristol: gateway to the South West England. Bristol has its own thriving art, music and cultural scene hosting several exciting annual festivals such as the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta and the Bristol Harbour Festival. Bristol is also ideally located for the outdoors, being within easy range of the Wye Valley, Forest of Dean, Mendip and Cotswold Hills. Getting around the city is easy with Bristol being named as Britain's first cycling city in 2014. Consistently ranked as having the highest quality of life in England and Wales, it’s easy to see why Bristol has the highest retention rate of students post-graduation than any other UK city.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name David Shipway Job title Consultant Geriatrician and Specialty Lead

Email address Telephone number 0117 414 6440

The following is applicable for ‘At Risk’ employees, who must meet the essential shortlisting criteria to be eligible for interview.

Those from within North Bristol NHS Trust who apply for this role will be considered for shortlisting in the first instance.
Those from within the BNSSG (Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire) who apply for this role will be considered in the second instance.
Those covered by the South West Employment Transition Framework who apply for this role will be considered in the third instance.
If no applicant is appointed from the above ‘at-risk’ pools, those from the open market will then be considered for shortlisting.
If you apply for this vacancy and have not received a communication from this Trust within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that on this occasion your application has been unsuccessful.

Please note that this Trust does not reimburse travel expenses relating to interview attendance.

If you feel you meet the requirements of the Disability Act / Two Ticks scheme and require further support/advice, please contact us on tel 0117 4141151.

This organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The successful applicant(s) will normally commence at the minimum of the scale unless they have previous NHS service at the same band. Progression through the scale is by annual increments.

Please note that stringent pre-employment checks are undertaken on all successful applicants prior to commencement in post. Please refer to the ‘Information for Prospective Employees’ attachment for information relating to DBS charges.

We are committed to Equal Opportunity - Job Share Applications are welcomed.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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