Castle Medical Centre
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A fabulous opportunity has arisen to join a friendly and professional team for a Salaried GP, with a view to partnership for the right candidate.
Main duties of the job
The successful candidate will provide the full range of NHS services to patients registered at the Practice for immediately necessary treatment including clinical examination, diagnosis and referral as appropriate.
Full details of this can be found in the job description below
A strong ethos of providing excellent patient centred care
Rated OUTSTANDING by CQC
Well established, thriving practice with a list size of over 12,000 patients
Modern purpose built premises recently fully refurbished
Long history of innovation
Training and research practice
Member of South Warwickshire GP Federation and Local Primary Care Network
Well organised friendly team supported by comprehensive administrative and clinical team, including PCN Additional Roles staff.
David Spraggett, Clare Stoddart, Karen Appleyard, Arminder Atwal, and Suparna Behura.
Prosperous expanding market town
Located in a leafy area of Warwickshire
A very desirable place to both work and live
Good local schooling in all sectors
Excellent transport links and leisure activities
Key areas and responsibilities
- In accordance with the practice timetable, as agreed, the post-holder will make themselves available to undertake a variety of duties, to include but not exhaustive, surgery consultations, telephone consultations and queries, visiting patients at home, checking and signing repeat/acute prescriptions and dealing with queries, paperwork and correspondence in a timely fashion and any other duties deemed necessary by the Partners
- 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
- Developing care plans for health in consultation with patients and in line with current practice disease management protocols
- 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.
- Experienced clinical General Practitioner;
- Keeps contemporaneous clinical records;
- Experience in and supportive of Clinical Governance;
- Experience in and supportive of Clinical Audit and Quality Improvement initiatives;
- Builds long lasting and effective relationships within the local healthcare economy;
- Acts as an ambassador for the organisation;
- Good presentational skills;
- Adapts to and leads teams and builds team spirit;
- Embraces the Culture and Values of the Practice in day to day work;
- Proactively seeks to develop professional and clinical skills;
- Operates within the agreed guidelines and requirements of the Practice and the local health economy (including referral, prescribing);
- Understands NHS processes and systems;
- Highly motivated and enthusiastic ;
- Ability to plan and organise workload effectively;
- Creative, flexible and able to work in a time pressured environment;
- Excellent attention to detail;
Strong computer literacy.
- Be able to effectively communicate at all levels of the organisation: to a variety of health professionals, patients and carers, independent and voluntary sector to provide the best outcomes for users of the services.
- Provide interface between hospital and primary, community and social settings, participate where appropriate in clinical meetings relating to patient care and outcomes
- Be able to keep accurate contemporaneous documentation
- Contributing to the summarising of patient records and read-coding patient data
- To complete Insurance, DSS and other reports relating to patients primarily under your care
Recognise peoples needs for alternative methods of communication and respond accordingly
- Participate in the teaching of other professionals, GP Registrars and students attached to the practice both formally and informally, users and carers in relation to their health and wellbeing.
- A commitment to life-long learning and audit to ensure evidence-based best practice
- Attending training and events organised by the practice or other agencies, where appropriate
- To participate in NHS GP appraisal.
- Critically evaluate and interpret evidence based research findings from diverse sources making informed judgments about their implications for changing and/or developing clinical practice
- Continually evaluate and audit the quality and effectiveness of the practice of self and others, selecting and applying a wide range of valid and reliable approaches and methods that are appropriate to needs and context
- Contributing to evaluation/audit and clinical standard setting within the organisation
- Identify gaps in evidence and/or practice knowledge and participate in their resolution through primary research.
- Work collaboratively and in partnership with other practitioners to offer appropriate advice to all professions on care practices, delivery and service development
- Be a mentor for other professions, where appropriate.
- To participate and operate within the clinical governance framework for the practice at all times, incorporating service users and carers, audit, guidelines and risk management
- To actively participate in the practice, becoming familiar with and abiding by its plans, policies and procedures.
- Awareness of and compliance with all relevant practice policies/guidelines, e.g. prescribing, confidentiality, data protection, health and safety
The practitioner is required to attend and participate in regular Practice meetings including those relating to clinical governance issues.
The practitioner is required to effect and maintain full registration with the General Medical Council and maintain inclusion on the appropriate NHS England Performers List. The practitioner is also required to provide written proof and evidence of such registration. The Practice will provide membership of a medical defence organisation which will cover any work carried out for the practice. Any work carried out other than for the Practice will require membership of a medical defence organisation which will be paid for at the practitioners expense.
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
Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults:
All employees are required to act in such a way that at all times safeguards the health and wellbeing of children and vulnerable adults. Familiarisation with and adherence to practice safeguarding policies is an essential requirement of all employees, as is participation in related mandatory/statutory training.
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 recognises 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.
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, with such training to include:
- Taking responsibility for own development, learning and performance and demonstrating skills and activities to others who are undertaking similar work.
- Completion of mandatory training
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
Health and Safety/Risk Management:
Employees must take reasonable care of the health, safety and welfare of themselves and others. Employees must report promptly any risks, including all incidents, near misses and hazards.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).