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Band 7
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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St George's University Hospital
£49,036 - £55,049 Per Annum Inc inner london HCAS
Salary period
06/10/2022 23:59

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Neurosurgery Physician Assistant

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Job overview

Physician Assistant in  Neurosurgery 

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two  enthusiastic, hard-working and dedicated professionals to join the Department of Neuro Surgery at St George’s Hospital as a Physician’s Assistant

The successful candidate will support the present provision of  Neurosurgery  surgical services to the populations of South-West London and surrounding areas. Opportunities exist for the successful candidate to become an integral part of the management of patients with superficial venous disease, being involved in all aspects of the treatment pathway of these patients.

A full programme of training and support will underpin your development within the team. 

The post-holder must have completed an accredited Physician Assistant training programmer and passed national final examination in the UK. The job will involve inpatient work. They will carry out such tasks as approved by the Neurosurgery  department as a whole with input particularly from the mentoring consultant.

Main duties of the job

To provide expert assistance to the consultant neurosurgeons and specialist registrars in the provision of a high quality service to patients in the neurosurgery department.  The post holders are expected to participate in all aspects of the patient pathway as appropriate and will be expected to perform delegated duties with a high degree of clinical skill and knowledge, working within the environments of the operating theatres, wards and outpatient clinics.

The Physician Assistants role is being developed to work alongside the department’s  surgeons. They will be trained to assess and examine patients, present them, initiate and interpret investigations, and recommend treatment. They will be expected to liaise with other professionals and specialities as required and complete necessary documentation relating to their patients.

Working for our organisation

St George’s Hospital but the post holder may be required to work at any of the Trust’s sites (Queen Mary’s Roehampton, St Helier’s, Kingston, Mayday, and Cobham Hospitals).St George’s is one of the largest healthcare units in the United Kingdom accommodating around 1170 beds and treating around 89,000 inpatient and day cases, and over 448,000 outpatients annually.  The Trust employs over 8,000 staff incorporating 1,100 Medical and Dental Staff.  It provides community and general acute services together with specialty services including Cancer, Trauma, Neurosciences, Cardiothoracic and specialist Children’s services. In 2009, Dr Foster Intelligence, publisher of the Hospital Guide, named St George's Healthcare its 'Large Trust of the Year'.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see attached the job description for more details on the main responsibilities for this role.

Person specification

Qualifications & Training

Essential criteria
  • BA/BSc Degree prior to undertaking PA program
  • PG Dip in Physician Associate Studies from a UK training programme
  • Current and valid certification or re- certification by the Physician Associate National Examination (OR:if US trained, Current and valid certification with the National Commission on Certification for Physician Associates (NCCPA)
  • Registration with the UK Managed Voluntary Registry for physician Associates as soon as it is in place
  • Member of the UKAPA
  • If US Trained: Current and valid certification with the National Commission on Certification for Physician Associates (NCCPA)
Desirable criteria
  • ILS, ACLS & PALS certification


Essential criteria
  • Experience of conducting clinical audit
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload effectively
  • Ability to exercise sound judgements when faced with conflicting pressures
  • Ability to work cohesively
Desirable criteria
  • Be able to demonstrate an interest in Vascular surgery


Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of medical procedures and terminology
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to respond to questions in a tactful and professional manner
  • Ability to adhere to regulations as well as work flexibly to meet the needs of the Trust
Desirable criteria
  • Additional competencies


Essential criteria
  • Awareness of current developments and initiatives in emergency
Desirable criteria
  • Additional competencies

Personal Attributes

Essential criteria
  • Ability to implement policies and guidelines
  • Ability to work well with colleagues and within a team
  • Ability to identify potential areas of risk; takes action to minimize the risk.
  • Demonstration of own self development
Desirable criteria
  • Additional competencies

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Navneet Singh
Job title
Consultant Neurosurgeon
Email address
Telephone number
0208 725 3848
Additional information

Fiona Merci 


Tel 0208 725 3848