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Physician Assistant in Eating Disorders (Psychiatry)

Why Orri?

Orri is an ambitious, young, fast-growing company committed to changing the way we treat eating disorders in the UK. An exciting opportunity has arisen for the post of Physician Assistant in eating disorders at Orri, both in the day hospital and the outpatient service.

At the heart of our approach is a commitment to working collaboratively; providing expert, evidence-based and innovative treatment with kindness and compassion at its core.

About the role:

The selected candidate will be directly supervised by one of the Consultant Psychiatrists and consultant support will be available throughout the working day including the management of clients who are medically high risk.

The successful Physician Assistant should have strong clinical note taking and reporting skills, as well as team collaboration and communication skills. The post holder will be expected to engage with monthly supervision sessions for their personal wellbeing and professional development.

Main duties:

  • Work in both day care and outpatients for client assessment, clinical meetings and client follow up.
  • Conduct thorough assessments of clients presenting with eating disorders, including obtaining medical histories, performing physical examinations, and assessing psychological factors contributing to their disorder.
  • Collaborate with supervising Consultants and other members of the healthcare team to develop personalised treatment plans for clients, incorporating medical interventions, and medication management as needed.
  • Monitor clients’ physical health, including vital signs, weight changes, and laboratory results, and coordinate appropriate medical interventions such as hospitalisation or nutritional support for clients with severe cases or medical complication.
  • Provide medical management for in person and on-line day and outpatients on a day-to-day basis.
  • Provide regular psychiatric reviews as required.
  • Contribute to risk assessment and risk management undertaken by the Multi- Disciplinary Team using MEED risk management procedures.
  • To undertake administrative duties, including the use of Orri systems associated with the care of clients.

Desired skills and expertise:

  • Minimum requirement of a basic medical qualification registered with the GMC.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Physician Associate Studies or equivalent from a recognised institution.
  • Current registration with the UK Physician Associate Managed Voluntary Register (PAMVR) or eligibility to register.
  • Relevant clinical experience in primary care, secondary care, or other healthcare settings and experience of working with individuals with mental health conditions.
  • Excellent clinical assessment and diagnostic skills, with the ability to formulate appropriate management plans.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with clients, families, and colleagues.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Knowledge of eating disorders preferred, but not essential.

Benefits:

  • Monday to Friday work pattern.
  • 33 days annual leave including bank holidays and the service closure over Christmas.
  • Enhanced maternity / paternity / adoption package.
  • Comprehensive induction and commitment to ongoing training.
  • Online benefits and cashback rewards schemes.
  • Contributory pension scheme with salary sacrifice options.
  • Free Statutory and Mandatory Training.
  • Free professional development and CPD certified training.
  • Two annual corporate events plus additional social events throughout the year.
  • Career development opportunities.
  • Private health care after successfully completing your probation period.

Orri operates a smoke free policy on all premises and grounds.

Orri is an equal opportunities employer.

Salary: £35.4K/yr – £42.6K/yr On-site Full-time