As part of an innovative programme of workforce transformation, we are now introducing the Band 7 Physician Associate (PA) role.
Would you like to be among the prestigious first cohort?
This role will be based in the city of Brighton; renowned for its diverse communities, quirky shopping areas, and large music and arts scene, with excellent transport links to London.
The Trust provides both district general hospital services to our local population, and more specialised and tertiary services for patients across Sussex and the South East of England.
Working as one hospital across a network of sites gives us the flexibility to develop services that meet the patient needs at different stages of their treatment and care.
Central to our ambition is our role as an academic centre, a provider of high quality teaching, and a host hospital for cutting edge research and innovation.
This involves working with our partners, Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), Health Education Kent, Surrey & Sussex, and our local universities.
The department of paediatric surgery operates as a regional service, networked with our partner organisations at East Sussex Hospitals, Western Sussex Hospitals, Surrey and Sussex Hospitals and Sussex Community NHS Trusts, including Chailey Clinical Services.
Together with the Trevor Mann Baby Unit, the department provides a neonatal surgical service for the South East Coast region.
Other key strengths of the department include laparoscopic surgery, urology and the regional intestinal failure service in collaboration with the paediatric gastroenterology and nutrition team.
Based at the Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, the department benefits from the facilities this award winning new hospital provides.
This includes a paediatric theatre suite, critical care facility and a paediatric radiology service. There are related tertiary paediatric surgical specialties on site including ENT, ophthalmology, orthopaedics, maxillofacial, dentistry and orthodontics.
We have a close and evolving relationship with the Queen Victoria regional plastics and burns service. The department is playing an active role in supporting the Trust’s ambition to develop as a regional trauma centre.
We plan to develop the PA role to support the multi-disciplinary team across the specialty, working towards contributing to the tier 1 surgical rota.
The service was rated as outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission in 2016 and has a reputation for being an innovative, high quality service.
You need to be enthusiastic, committed to providing exceptional patient care, and keen to help shape the PA role.
You will require a science-related degree, be a graduate of an established Physician Associate Training programme, and be registered on the Managed Voluntary Register for PAs.