Physician Associate

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust
Competitive salary
31 Jan 2019
03 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Main area Emergency CareGrade Band 7Contract PermanentHours Full and part time hoursJob ref 288-5237-AM Site Broomfield HospitalTown ChelmsfordSalary £33,222 - £43,041 pa pro rataClosing 07/02/2019 23:59

Mid Essex Hospitals Trust is a District General Hospital in the East of England providing acute services to the people of the Mid Essex region and has a positive and successful approach to developing and delivering excellence in health care.

At our best we are a kind, professional, positive, team and these are reflected in the Trust's values and behaviours. The Trust believes in investing in our staff and helping them to uphold our values to the highest standard.

Employing over 4,000 people with vast amount of experience, skill and expertise, employee performance is something we pride ourselves on and we are always looking to welcome new individuals to our dynamic and caring staff community.

Situated in the heart of Essex, Broomfield Hospital is conveniently located in the City of Chelmsford, Essex just 35 minutes train journey to London Liverpool Street and 30 minutes to London Stansted Airport. Chelmsford offers vibrant options for shopping and leisure activities as well as a variety of family friendly attractions. Essex boasts unrivaled countryside, wonderful surrounding parks and landscapes as well as a vast coasltline.


Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust are seeking to appoint Physician Associates in Emergency Medicine. The posts will suit enthusiastic, innovative clinicians with a vision to deliver excellent emergency healthcare as part of our service. This post offers the opportunity to join the Trust as part of our Emergency Department (ED). Based at Broomfield Hospital, the post-holders will be key members of the ED Team with a clear role in ensuring comprehensive care for their patients. The successful candidates will join the multi-disciplinary staff in providing comprehensive care for patients in A&E majors, minors, resus and high dependency (HDU) area, paediatric emergency unit and the Clinical Decision unit (CDU). The successful applicants will join a team of established PAs working in the Medical division and the Emergency Department. They will join in with their weekly PA specific teaching.

Essex was selected to be one of 3 areas to benefit from intensive support to develop new ways of working. This project is now well under way and is likely to influence significantly how acute services are delivered across the region. There are 3 acute hospital Trusts, Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, and Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust. This will undoubtedly involve all services to some degree in the future, and the appointees to these posts must assume that in due course of time they may be asked to work on different sites across South and Mid Essex. Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust is committed to the highest standards of recruitment to ensure we attract and employ the very best of candidates. To meet this standard, we have developed a detailed and thorough selection event for our shortlisted candidates. Broomfield Hospital is situated in Chelmsford close to the A12 and the major motorway networks, M25 and M11. Local public transport facilities are excellent with buses and a British Rail station is nearby. Chelmsford has some of the best schools in the country. The trust currently does not reimburse interview expenses.

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust is a no smoking Trust.

All correspondence including shortlisting notification and invitation to interview is to be completed online via NHS Jobs. Please ensure you provide email addresses of your current and previous employer referees.

MEHT contracts are subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period.

All Registered Nurse/Midwife/Theatre Practitioner or ODP you will be required to take a Drug Calculation Test. (please note 100% pass mark required)

All HCA/HCSW/MCA will be required to take a Literacy and Numeracy test (80% pass required) as part of the pre employment process.

This vacancy is open to all applicants, although priority will be given to existing NHS at Risk employees working in Essex who meet the essential criteria.

In order to streamline recruitment within our Trust some of our vacancies may expire prior to the advertised closing date. This is in line with the Department of Health's policy. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and as all communication will be done online, please give e-mail addresses for referees.

We are an equal opportunity employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. Applicants who consider they have a disability will be shortlisted for interview if they meet the essential criteria. We also operate strict screening procedures for posts with access to vulnerable adults and children.

Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust is also a MINDFUL EMPLOYER®. Please be advised that if the post you are applying for requires any level of Professional Qualification (e.g. A-Levels, Degree etc) or Professional Registration (e.g. Nursing and Midwifery Council, General Medical Council etc) you will be required to bring evidence of this qualification or registration with you to interview. Failure to do so may result in your application being withdrawn.

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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