Salaried GP

Abbey House Medical Practice

The closing date is 31 July 2022

Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Salaried GP to join our CQC rated Outstanding practice in the beautiful Heart of England.

We can offer the right candidate:-

  • A positive and supportive working environment
  • Sessional rate £10,930 per session per year (salary figure advertised based on 8 sessions including a Duty session)
  • Indemnity paid
  • 6 weeks annual leave + 1 weeks study leave
  • SystmOne paper light practice
  • High QOF achieving
  • Personalised patient lists
  • Established training practice with GP registrars, medical students and nursing students
  • Involvement in our local Community Hospital with palliative care beds

Our vacancy has been created by relocation and we are willing to wait for the right candidate if necessary.

Main duties of the job

We are a large forward thinking, innovative training practice with 21,000 patients, 12 Partners & 4 Salaried GPs. We are also a training practice with 4 GP trainers, 3 GP clinical supervisors and 8 medical student supervisors.

Job summary:

The post-holder will 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.

REPORTS TO: THE PRACTICE MANAGER

About us

Based over 2 local sites. The GPs are supported by an experienced team of Clinical Assessment Nurses, mental Health Practitioner, Treatment Room Nurses, HCAs and a large administration team. We also have a multi-disciplinary team including care coordinators, a social prescribing link worker and a safeguarding co-ordinator. We are a long established training practice with an ethos for education and currently have 3 GP trainers, 6 medical student tutors and 2 nurse mentors.

Our vision is to provide a high quality, compassionate, confidential and patient-centered service which is appropriate, accessible, efficient and without prejudice. We do this by delivering care based on best clinical evidence; involving patients in healthcare decisions; having a team based approach; committing to continuing education and self-evaluation; supporting the aspirations of each team member and being sensitive to the local and wide health community. Our aim is to have a population of satisfied and healthier patients, a fulfilled and developing team and a thriving Practice.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical responsibilities:

  • 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, paperwork and correspondence in a timely fashion
  • Making professional, autonomous decisions in relation to presenting problems, whether self-referred or referred from other health care workers within the organisation
  • Assessing the health care needs of patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems
  • Screening patients for disease risk factors and early signs of illness
  • In consultation with patients and in line with current practice disease management protocols, developing care plans for health
  • Providing counselling and health education
  • Admitting or discharging patients to and from the caseload and referring to other care providers as appropriate
  • Recording clear and contemporaneous 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 the practice prescribing formulary (or generically) whenever this is clinically appropriate
  • 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 within the organisation:

  • Awareness of and compliance with all relevant practice policies/guidelines, e.g. prescribing, confidentiality, data protection, health and safety
  • 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
  • Contributing to the summarising of patient records and read-coding patient data
  • Attending training and events organised by the practice or other agencies, where appropriate.

Confidentiality (Information Governance):

  • In the course of seeking treatment, patients entrust us with, or allow us to gather, sensitive information in relation to their health and other matters. They do so in confidence and have the right to expect that staff will respect their privacy and act appropriately
  • In the performance of the duties outlined in this job description, the post-holder may have access to confidential information relating to patients and their carers, practice staff and other healthcare workers. They may also have access to information relating to the practice as a business organisation. All such information from any source is to be regarded as strictly confidential
  • Information relating to patients, carers, colleagues, other healthcare workers or the business of the practice may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with the practice policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data in accordance with IG policies.

Health & safety:

The post-holder will implement and lead on a full range of promotion and management of their own and others health and safety and infection control as defined in the practice health & safety policy, the practice health & safety manual, and the practice infection control policy and published procedures.

Equality and diversity:

The post-holder will support the equality, diversity and rights of patients, carers and colleagues, to include:

  • Acting in a way that recognizes the importance of peoples rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with practice procedures and policies, and current legislation
  • Respecting the privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients, carers and colleagues
  • Behaving in a manner which is welcoming to and of the individual, is non-judgmental and respects their circumstances, feelings priorities and rights.

Personal/professional development:

In addition to maintaining continued education through attendance at any courses and/or study days necessary to ensure that professional development requirements for PREP 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, 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.

Quality:

The post-holder will strive to maintain quality within the practice, and will:

  • Alert other team members to issues of quality and risk
  • 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.

Communication:

The post-holder should recognize the importance of effective communication within the team and will strive to:

  • Communicate effectively with other team members
  • Communicate effectively with patients and carers
  • Recognize peoples needs for alternative methods of communication and respond accordingly.

Contribution to the 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.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Chronic disease management
  • Primary prevention & screening services
  • Clinical Governance
  • Delivery of QoF targets
  • Self audit and reflection
  • Organised and efficient in record keeping and completion of paperwork
  • Time management being able to prioritise work and work under pressure
  • Computer literacy
  • Work to NICE Guidelines
  • Aware of Prescribing Issues
  • Safeguarding
  • IG

Desirable

  • Experience of working with SystmOne, ICE & Pathfinder
  • Adaptability to change
  • Service Development

Aptitude & Abilities

Essential

  • Willingness to share and collaborate across entire primary health team
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with mutli disciplinary teams
  • Ability to work flexibly
  • Ability to recognize own limitations and act upon them appropriately
  • Willingness to learn new skills and to problem solve on a daily basis
  • An understanding, acceptance and adherence to the need for strict confidentiality

Desirable

  • Ability to input to strategic and practice development requirements
  • Desire to develop specialist skills
  • Ability to challenge traditional models of working and to suggest improvements for change in a positive and inclusive manner

Qualifications

Essential

  • Fully qualified GP with GMC registration
  • Annual appraisal and revalidation (when appropriate)
  • General practice (Vocational Training Scheme) trained
  • On a medical performers list
  • Enhanced CRB check
  • UK driving licence
  • Current CPR certificate
  • UK work permit (if required)
  • Medical defence union cover

Desirable

  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • MRCGP

Motivation

Essential

  • Commitment to primary prevention and health improvement
  • Addressing health inequalities
  • Patient empowerment
  • Patient advocate
  • Excellent communicator

Desirable

  • Able to demonstrate on learning through SEAs, Complaints, Patient feedback

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Abbey House Medical Practice

Address

Golding Close

Daventry

Northamptonshire

NN11 4FE


Employer's website

https://www.abbeyhousemedicalpractice.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Tracey Bishop

tracey.bishop2@nhs.net

01327708588

Date posted

12 May 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£92,900 a year

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

A0938-22-6202

Job locations

Golding Close

Daventry

Northamptonshire

NN11 4FE


1 Wimborne Place

Daventry

Northamptonshire

NN11 0XZ


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