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Physician Associate- Rheumatology

Job Reference: 412-MED-5105

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Medicine & EC Div Management
£37,570 to £43,772 pa

Applications are invited for one year Physician Associate Internship posts at Mid Cheshire Hospital Trust. The successful applicant will be working within the Rheumatology department, predominately supporting the consultant to deliver care within an outpatient setting.

The post is particularly suitable for newly qualified PA’s though applications from more experienced practitioners will also be welcomed.

Clinical and Educational mentorship will be provided covering all aspects of clinical practice. Successful applicants will also be expected to develop a portfolio demonstrating competence in appropriate areas through workplace based assessment. It is anticipated that following the year, applicants will apply to substantive positions within the Trust.

If you are enthusiastic, committed, a great team player and seeking to drive forward the provision of high quality care and the patient safety agenda, then this post is for you.

For an informal discussion and more information please contact Zoë Harris, Divisional General Manager, Medicine & Emergency Care Division on 01270 612347 or email  

Or Kiran Putchakayala, Consultant Rheumatologist on

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford. We are the Lead Employer for Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP) which aims to transform, develop and deliver health care services in the community.

The Trust has been rated ‘Good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following the recent inspection of its services and leadership and Mid Cheshire Hospitals Foundation Trust has been named a Top40 hospital at CHKS Top Hospital Awards 2019.

Our clinical facilities are excellent, as we have invested in state of the art theatres, Critical Care, Emergency Department and our Childrens Wards (to name but a few). We have also invested in our people, ensuring we have the right number of the right people delivering care, fostering a culture of compassion, support and excellence.

Following an NHSI initiative to establish 29 Pathology networks across England the University Hospital of North Midlands is currently working closely with Mid and East Cheshire NHS Trusts to establish a Pathology network across Staffordshire and Cheshire.


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  • Appointments are subject to a 6 month probationary period
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  • MCHFT does not reimburse travel to interview expenses
  • Should you require a reasonable adjustment to our recruitment process, please contact or tel. 01270 273937 to discuss

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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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