Nursing - Physician Associate - Band 6

  • Department Medicine
  • Salary £35,392.00 – £42,618 per annum
  • Closing Date 07/06/2023
  • Location The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-PHA-809
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Full time
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

Job overview

This is an exciting time to join The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) as a Physician Associate!

We have, to date, delivered a very successful Physician Associates (PA) service across numerous internal specialities: Cardiology, Care of the elderly, Respiratory, Acute medicine, Gastroenterology, Endocrine and Renal Medicine.. The service has undergone a recent review and now has a structured career progression pathway from Band 6 through to Band 8a in place.

We are pleased to be able to offer a number of new Physician Associates posts at B6 (B7 based on experience) to Physician Associates who are wanting to start a Preceptorship programme. These roles would suit:

PAs who are due to graduate and would like to undertake a Preceptorship PA role and to develop their experience
PAs working at Band 6 wishing to develop skills and experience within the secondary Care setting.

The posts will rotate across both sites (Shrewsbury and Telford) at SaTH within the following areas, as appropriate:

Older Persons Medicine
Acute Medicine

You should have achieved your Postgraduate Diploma in Physician Associate Studies from an accredited UK training programme and be a member on the UK managed voluntary registry with the Royal College of Physicians Faculty of Physician Associates.

Interviews scheduled for 28th June 2023.

Main duties of the job

Participate in the delivery of excellent care to patients as part of a rotation across a number of specialities supported by a Preceptorship programme.
Work alongside a team of doctors of varying levels of experience to provide a high-quality service to patients. You will be expected to participate in all aspects of the patient pathway as appropriate and will be expected to perform delegated duties with a high degree of clinical skill and knowledge.
You will be required to assess and examine patients, present them, initiate and interpret investigations, and recommend treatment within a defined scope.
Where appropriate, the Physician Associate will be allocated time in Speciality clinics under the supervision of senior doctors or consultants. Here you will draw on your knowledge of diagnosis, management and treatment options for the common conditions.
The post- holder will have a significant role on the ward/unit, liaising with junior doctors and ward sisters and staff, and in facilitating patient admissions, pathways and discharges. In certain specialities the Physician Associates will have opportunities to undertake training in specialist practical skills (e.g. paracentesis, pleural procedures).
Liaise with other professionals and specialties as required and complete necessary documentation relating to their patients.

Working for our organisation

All Physician Associates will be given an Educational Supervisor as well as individualised mentors to support career development. Work-place based assessments will also be provided for appraisal purposes. There is a specific teaching programme for the PAs in addition to local departmental teaching. We have student PAs from Birmingham University, and you will be asked to assist in their educational while on placement, providing shadowing opportunities and support

The pay for a Physician Associate that has just qualified and has not undertaken a Preceptorship year will be at Band 6, with the opportunity to apply for a B7 post (as available) at the end of their preceptorship year.

More information can be found in the Job description or for an informal discussion, please contact Dr Kat Ibison (Consultant in Respiratory Medicine:, who can discuss the roles generally and then pass you onto relevant speciality leads if required.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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