Physician Associate (preceptorship scheme)

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Job Summary

We are looking for enthusiastic Physician Associates to join the Nexus team to further develop our Physician Associate (PA) team. You will be based at one of our 9 practice sites in north Southwark working in a multidisciplinary primary care team looking after the practice patient list. Our patient population is varied reflecting the diverse communities of Southwark and inner London with a mix of students, young families, different ethnic groups, asylum seekers and professionals.

Main duties of the job

We have had 3 years’ experience of training preceptor PA’s and working with PA’s in our team. We are now looking to expand that group with further preceptorship and more experienced Physician Associate posts and opportunities for leadership and career development.

We currently have employed 9 Physician Associates and are looking to expand our team to build on our current success.

Your working week

Prescribed preceptorship programme of work over 9 sessions
Weekly tutorial with dedicated tutor on site
Weekly site team meeting to discuss clinical cases, learning events and organisational developments.
Monthly PA learning group
if we receive a high volume of applications we reserve the right to close the advert early

Person Specification




Skills/ Qualifications/ Experience Level

MSc Physician associate studies- E
PAMVR registered- E
Proven ability to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of own clinical practice.- E
Experience in working within a Primary Care setting.(essential for experienced PA roles)- D
Scope to Act

Advanced clinical practice skills- E
Ability to assess and manage patients risk effectively and safely.- E
Management of patients with complex needs.- E
Track record of dealing with common acute and chronic conditions in primary care (essential for experienced PA’s).- E
Knowledge of issues surrounding accountability, Patient Group Directives and clinical policies.- E
Ability to work with a high patient turnover and a pressurised environment on a daily basis- E
Organisational Skills

Ability to remain calm and professional in an emergency situation.- E
Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a multidisciplinary team.- E
Effective time management skills- E
IT and Administration skills- E
Working within Nexus values.- E

Understanding of evidence based practice.- E
Understanding of clinical governance.- E
Experience in Telephone Triage- D
Ability to supervise others.- D
Good working knowledge of EMIS clinical system- D
Role Complexity

Self- directed practitioner- E
Commitment to provide effective and high quality service.- E
Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team and across boundaries.- E
Maintaining good medical practice and further developing competence and performance.- E
Service Development/ Implementation

Ability to work flexibly to meet service needs.- E
Commitment to working in the NHS and improving care given to patients.- E
Communication /Influencing

Excellent communication skills.- E
Excellent written and verbal communication- E
Excellent interpersonal skills- E
What we offer

Monday to Friday working
Flexible hours and remote working opportunities
Opportunity for personal development and leadership roles across Nexus
Monthly protected learning session with whole Nexus team and monthly educational meeting with Nexus clinical team
A supportive working environment where our staff are encouraged to express their views on how we can improve our services and ways of working
Practice based multidisciplinary clinical teams with Practice manager and GP partner on site
Lead GP partner to support PA development
Protected personal development session per week (pro rata)
Annual Leave 27 days plus Bank Holiday rising to 30 days after 5 years’ service with Nexus
Sickness leave allowance
Funded Indemnity with Nexus Group Indemnity scheme
NHS Pension
Cycle to work scheme with dedicated provider
Employee support scheme providing confidential counselling service
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £41,000.00 per year


Company pension
Cycle to work scheme
Sick pay

Monday to Friday
Ability to commute/relocate:

London: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)