Locum Physician Associate in North Birmingham
- West Midlands, United Kingdom
- Ref: VAC-79984
- Salary: £30-50
- Start Date: ASAP
- Division: Physician Associates
- Disciplines: Physician Associate
At Globe Locums, we have a wide selection of physician associate jobs available on both a locum and permanent basis across the world.
We match qualified physician associates with permanent and locum physician assciate roles around the globe. Physician associates are medical professionals based in GP surgeries, clinics and hospitals. They assist doctors with the diagnosis and management of patients suffering from a wide range of physical ailments and conditions. Training to become a physician associate qualifies healthcare professionals to take patients' medical histories, perform physical examinations, diagnose illnesses, offer patients medical advice, and interpret test results.
At Globe Locums, we are a specialist healthcare recruitment agency operating out of Central London, UK. We pride ourselves on our partnerships with organisations around the globe and the high quality of the candidates we work with. We offer a huge range of physician associates jobs for qualified physician associates looking to work all around the globe.
A physician associate is a qualified healthcare professional with training in basic aspects of patient diagnosis and management, including carrying out physical examinations and interpreting test results. Physician associates are part of the wider medical team that supports doctors in GP surgeries and hospitals. They spend most of their day meeting with patients in a healthcare facility, and may also be expected to carry out home visits from time to time. Physician associates may be required to work shifts, and both part-time and full-time physician associate jobs are available.
Physician associates work alongside physicians, or doctors, to carry out essential medical examinations and diagnose illnesses. However, they are not doctors, and all physician associates must work under the supervision of a qualified doctor. Physician associates are not currently able to prescribe medicines or refer patients for more advanced testing such as x-rays and CT scans, while physicians can.
The average physician associate salary differs between countries, although physician associates in the UK start on band 7 of the NHS pay scale, earning around £40,000 per annum. With experience, physician associates can earn over £50,000 per year in the UK. Physician associates working in London or the South East of England may also be eligible to receive additional cost of living payments. Physician associate roles abroad may pay a little more or less than this.
Most physician associates have undergraduate qualifications in biosciences, nursing, or healthcare and more advanced training such as a physician associate apprenticeship or a PGDip/Master's degree. It's also possible to study an undergraduate integrated Master of Physician Associate Studies (MPAS) programme at two universities in the UK: the University of Reading and the University of Central Lancashire.
There has never been a better time to work as a physician associate. Due to a shortage in many countries, your skills are in high demand. By utilising Globe's free service you will not only benefit from hearing about all the UK & world wide opportunities as they become available but you will also benefit from the excellent rates we pay our candidates.