Physician Associates play a key role in the management of patients and to support the effective functioning of the wards and to wider service developments. The post holder will be accountable for ensuring that high quality patient care is delivered at all times. The Physician Associate will be supervised by a designated consultant with regular supervision to support on-going development within the role. The Physician Associate will attend regular internal and external CPD sessions to support the 50 hours on-going development.
KEY RESULT AREAS:
The Physician Associate will be based on an acute inpatient ward but may also be asked to undertake work to support another ward.
Physician Associates will be expected to work flexibly and co-operatively with other clinicians to strengthen and compliment the multi-disciplinary team and will be required to cover for colleagues during periods of absence. They will ensure accurate records are maintained.
Physician Associates will undertake mandatory training and other training specific to their role in conjunction with the Medical Education Department. They will complete an annual appraisal and PDP.
Physician Associates will be provided with a weekly timetable outlining fixed clinical commitments such as ward rounds, hand overs, supervision and training. They will also have time for undertaking roles related to their skill set in the clinical setting as detailed below. They will be expected to respond to clinical demands and play a role in prioritising clinical and other needs.
Physician Associates will be expected to register with the Physician Associate Managed Voluntary Register (PAMVR) run by the Royal College of Physicians and be expected to keep up to date with necessary professional development.
The post holder will be accountable for their clinical responsibilities and comply with the Department of Health, UK Managed Voluntary Register for Fitness to Practice and Code of Conduct standard and all trust policies. They will adhere to the principles of confidentiality and the Data Protection Act at all times.