Reeth Medical Centre
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An exciting opportunity has arisen in our rural Dales practice. We are looking for an individual who enjoys being a true generalist in a small community. You will be working in a highly organised, friendly team providing care to our 1600 patients in Swaledale and Arkengarthdale.
The practice is based in Reeth, the capital of the northern dales in some of the most beautiful countryside in the UK. The area boasts excellent walking, running, cycling and caving facilities. It is a 20 minute drive to the market towns of Richmond and Leyburn.
Main duties of the job
If you enjoy a wide spectrum of clinical work, continuity of care, learning new skills and working with highly motivated positive people then you should give this job serious consideration.
There are opportunities should you wish to develop your skills in minor surgery, minor injuries and pre-hospital care. The practice has close links with the ambulance pre-hospital scheme as well as mountain and cave rescue.
By joining our practice, you will become part of a small, efficient, dynamic team providing high quality care to a large, remote rural area of the Yorkshire Dales. Our practice has been rated 'outstanding' by the CQC in 2015 and then again in 2018. We have attained full QOF achievement for the last 10 years and are highly rated by our patients. We offer a traditional, generalist service delivering as much as possible at the practice, while at the same time thriving on innovation and development of services.
REETH MEDICAL CENTRE JOB DESCRIPTION
Job title: Salaried General Practitioner
Reports to: The Partners
Responsible to: The Partners
Main duties & responsibilities
The post-holder will provide general medical services, manage a caseload and deal with a wide range of health needs in a primary care setting, ensuring the highest standards of care for all registered and temporary patients.
In accordance with the practice timetable, as agreed, the post-holder will make him/her-self available to undertake a variety of duties including surgery consultations, telephone consultations and queries, visiting patients at home, checking and signing repeat prescriptions and dealing with queries, patient test results, patient medical reports and examinations (e.g. Insurance Companies) on behalf of the Practice, paperwork and correspondence in a timely manner;
Making professional, autonomous decisions in relation to presenting problems, whether self-referred or referred from other health care workers within the organisation;
Recording clear and contemporaneous I.T. based consultation notes to agreed standards;
Collecting data for audit purposes;
Compiling and issuing computer-generated acute and repeat prescriptions (avoiding hand-written prescriptions whenever possible);
Prescribing in accordance with locally agreed or national guidelines.
In general the post-holder will be expected to undertake all the normal duties and responsibilities associated with a GP working within primary care.
Other responsibilities with the Practice:
Awareness of and compliance with all relevant practice policies/guidelines, e.g. prescribing, confidentiality, data protection, health and safety, QOF assessment of the Practice.
A commitment to life-long learning and audit to ensure evidence-based best practice;
Contributing to evaluation/audit and clinical standard setting within the organisation;
Contributing to the development of computer-based patient records;
Attending training, Practice Meetings and events organised by the practice or other agencies, where appropriate.
Meet all tight timescales/deadlines for audits and written returns to ensure that the Practice meets quality standards and receives the designated funding (e.g. Quarterly Enhanced Services returns, annual QOF audit etc.)
In addition to maintaining continued education through attendance at any courses and/or study days necessary to ensure that professional development requirements are met, the post-holder will participate in any training programme implemented by the practice as part of this employment, such training to include:
Participation in an annual individual performance review, annual GP Appraisal including taking responsibility for maintaining a record of own personal and/or professional development;
Taking responsibility for own development, learning and performance and demonstrating skills and activities to others who are undertaking similar work.
The post-holder will strive to maintain quality within the practice, and will:
Alert other team members to issues of Clinical Governance issues, quality and risk; participate in Significant Event Analysis reviews
Assess own performance and take accountability for own actions, either directly or under supervision;
Contribute to the effectiveness of the team by reflecting on own and team activities and making suggestions on ways to improve and enhance the teams performance;
Work effectively with individuals in other agencies to meet patients needs;
Effectively manage own time, workload and resources. He/she will also contribute to the overall team-working of the Practice putting the needs of the Practice first.
The post-holder should recognise the importance of effective communication within the team and will strive to:
Communicate effectively with other team members;
Communicate effectively with patients and carers;
Recognise peoples needs for alternative methods of communication and respond accordingly.
Contribution to the planning and implementation of services
The post-holder will:
Apply practice policies, standards and guidance;
Discuss with other members of the team how the policies, standards and guidelines will affect own work;
Participate in audit where appropriate;
Work with the GP Partner and Managing Partner to achieve standards of quality, performance standards, budgets and targets without compromising levels of patient healthcare;
Contribute towards the development and implementation of new standards, policies and procedures that are/will be required of GP Practices now and in the future (as directed by NHS England /DoH/CCG/new legislation etc.).
Health & Safety
To take reasonable care for his/her own acts or omissions and the effect that these may have upon the safety of themselves or any other person.
To be familiar with the company health and safety policy and work in accordance with any health and safety procedures, instructions or training that has been given.
To bring to the attention of the partners any perceived shortcoming in our safety arrangements or any defects in work equipment.
To maintain the confidentiality of information about patients, staff and company business in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the employee handbook.
Equal opportunities & diversity
To abide by the companys policy to avoid direct and indirect discrimination.
Special working conditions
The post-holder will have contact with body fluids i.e. wound exudates; urine etc while in clinical practice.
Enhanced DBS Check required for position (copy from performers list application)
JOB DESCRIPTION AGREEMENT
This job description is intended to provide an outline of the key tasks and responsibilities only. There may be other duties required of the post-holder commensurate with the position. This description will be open to regular review and may be amended to take into account development within the Practice. All members of staff should be prepared to take on additional duties or relinquish existing duties in order to maintain the efficient running of the Practice.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).