Job Summary

Physician Associate - Surgical

UK-Queen Elizabeth Hospital & University Hospital | - £33k-£43k | Health Care

Recruiter: NHS

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust are a committed multi- professional team who provide much-valued hospital and community services to residents in South East London. The Trust has built a good reputation as a place to enjoy job satisfaction and develop professional skills and experience. Our people value the opportunity to work in a supportive culture and, we ensure our team are well rewarded for their contribution. By joining us now, you can play a role in shaping a our organisation that continues to put patient and client care first. Whatever the challenges ahead, we’re prepared to face them as one team.

We are seeking exceptionally motivated individuals to join our friendly dynamic team. In return for your dedication and hard work, we offer well-established, structured mentoring and staff development packages to support you in your role.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

The Physician Associate role is being developed to work alongside the medical and nursing teams, managing patients with a full-range of surgical conditions through ward based rotations to include the Ambulatory Care Unit. Each ward covers acute and elective General Surgery, Urology, Orthopaedics and Gynaecology patients. The Ambulatory Care Unit with integrated Surgical Assessment Unit offers same day emergency care to patients at the hospital, providing assessment, diagnosis, and treatment without being admitted into a hospital bed overnight wherever possible.

These posts will be well supported by a large team of junior doctors at FY1 / FY2 / ST level, in addition to the daily on-call teams. There are appropriately high levels of nursing staff and skill mix, supported by a full multi-professional team comprising pharmacists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and care managers.

Successful applicants would work as integral members of the wards acting as key liaison between medical and nursing teams, linking multi-disciplinary streams for each patient, maximising patient flow and supporting nurse-led discharges. Successful applicants would be fully supported in developing their skills in looking after elective and acute surgical patients.

Qualified PAs may develop specialist expertise through practice learning and continuing professional development (CPD) that reflects the speciality of their interest.

Interviews will be held on 5th March 2019.



For further details / informal visits contact:

Paolo Sorelli - ( Email address removed )



Please note that the as part of the application process, you may need to complete a short values based pre-application question. Your responses to the question will impact on whether or not you are able to successfully continue with your application. Please have a look on our website to find out more information before you start the pre-application question. If you are unsuccessful with the pre-application question, it means that you are not in harmony with our values. We thank you for your interest in Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.

For vacancies where a high volume of applications are received, we reserve the right to close the post before the stated closing date. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Due to the volume of applications for some posts, it may not be possible for us to contact all applicants with the outcome of the shortlisting. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that you have not been successful.

If you have a disability which makes completing an application form difficult please contact:

For substantive Non Clinical roles Non Medical Recruitment on 020 8836 5770; for Clinical roles at QEH Medical Staffing on 020 8836 6777/6749, Clinical roles at UHL call 020 8333 3215, 020 8333 3147, for Temporary Staffing roles, please contact Bank Recruitment Office on 020 8836 6825/5302, quoting the vacancy reference number.



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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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