Physician Associate

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
28 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a Physician Associate with a passion for delivering the highest standard of care for individuals that are accessing interventions in our specialist acute mental health services.

You will be working as a Physician Associate within our Adult Acute Inpatient Mental Health Services in the West of Hertfordshire, supporting our continuing journey to deliver our CQC outstanding services

Main duties of the job
Main duties of the job

In this role you will complement the work of our psychiatric services by:
  • supporting physical examination including inpatient physical health checks for service users with severe mental illness
  • supporting diagnosis
  • supporting the management of service users with co existing long term conditions such as diabetes
  • analyse test results
  • develop care management plans
  • health promotion

About us

Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) is an outstanding organisation with ambitions to match. We are one of just five mental health trusts to achieve an overall rating of 'Outstanding' from theCare Quality Commission, and our aim is to be the leading provider of mental health and specialist learning disability services in the country.

Our family of over 3500 members of staff provide health and social care for over 400,000 people with mental ill health, physical ill health and learning disabilities across Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire, and Norfolk, delivering these services within the community and several inpatient settings. We also deliver a range of nationally commissioned specialist services including Tier 4 services for children and young people, perinatal services, plus medium and low secure learning disabilities services.

The care we provide makes a fantastic difference to the lives of our service users, their families and carers - everything is underpinned by choice, independence and equality, with our Trust values embedded throughout:

Our Trust values are:

Welcoming. Kind. Positive. Respectful. Professional.

These values are at the core of who we are, everything we do, and how we do it!

Would you like to be part of the HPFT family? Would you like work with us to ensure our service users live the fullest lives possible they can? Would you like to be supported in your career to be the best that you can be?

Then please read on...

Job description Job responsibilities

The Benefits:
  • NHS and Employee Discounts
  • Excellent NHS Pension Scheme
  • Flexible Working Opportunities
  • 28 days Annual Leave and Public Holiday Entitlement
  • Car Lease Scheme
  • Eye Test Vouchers
  • Various Staff Wellbeing Programmes
  • Free Parking
  • Varied Career Pathway Options
  • Excellent Training Opportunities

See attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

Physician Associate roles are likely to include:
  • Practice under the supervision of a Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Conduct initial medical assessments, take patient histories and perform physical examinations
  • Establish differential diagnosis, making appropriate treatment plans under supervision of the Consultant Psychiatrist
  • Participate in multidisciplinary team meetings, handovers and other relevant clinical meetings
  • Treat patient and their family members using a high degree of empathy and advanced communication skills

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Physician Associate Studies or equivalent
  • BA/BSc Degree in relevant subject
  • Membership of UKAPA
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working as a trainee Physician Associate
  • Demonstratable experience of organising and prioritising own workload
  • Experience of working within a Mental Health setting
  • An understanding of the current NHS environment, particularly in relation to reforms, legislation and issues

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