Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Physician Associate

Main area
Cardiothoracic Surgery
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
The John Radcliffe Hospital
£26,565 -£48,514 per annum (dependant on experience)
09/11/2017 23:59

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use values-based interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx


The John Radcliffe Hospital Acute Ambulatory Unit (AAU) is developing an exciting opportunity for Physician Associates to join our team.

As a Physician Associate (PA), you will be an independent practitioner, exercising autonomy in medical decision making from within the physician-PA relationship. You will have the opportunity to train with a range of consultants and will have a mentor to oversee your career development.

You will play a key role in the all aspects of the patient pathway and will build on your skills in clerking, assessing and examining patients and presenting to senior members of the team. You will initiate and interpret investigations; perform diagnostic procedures, facilitate appropriate management within acute ambulatory settings.

You will possess excellent communication and negotiating skills and be able to demonstrate the ability to provide a clear pathway for patient care, taking responsibility for clinical care of own caseload of patients in order to achieve team goals and objectives. You will participate in ongoing research, teaching and training activities and develop your own portfolio of specialist interest. With all the benefits of working with innovative and forward thinking teams, we can offer you a sustainable career to match your aspirations and give you a higher quality of work life balance.

You will hold a science-related degree and have graduated from an established UK PA Training programme, which follows the Department of Health’s Competence Curriculum Framework. Hold current and valid certification or
Re-certification by the UK Physician Associates National Examination and should be registered with the Managed Voluntary Register for Physician Associates.

Consideration will be given to appropriately qualified PAs from the USA.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Dr Jordan Bowen, clinical lead for acute ambulatory care: Jordan.bowen@ouh.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 223363