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Due to expansion, there is an exciting opportunity for a GP to join our friendly team at Leiston Surgery.
Full/Part time position working sessions negotiable.
Research and teaching can be included in the job plan.
Our well established team comprises 5 GP Partners, 3 Salaried GPs, Practice Paramedic, Physician Associate, Nurse Prescriber and a stable, high performing nursing team. As well as contracting to provide in house physiotherapy and mental health support.
We pride ourselves in being an innovative team with highly motivated and experienced GPs. There is strong management support and a skilled clinical and administrative supportive team who are enthusiastic and committed to provide excellent patient service. We are the top 2% in the county for patient satisfaction.
We are looking to provide opportunities for your career progression and development with established contracts to undergraduates from UEA. We are also a training practice and support international post-graduate training.
Main duties of the job
To support the GP's and team to manage a busy 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. You will also have the opportunity to take part in leading on key disease areas and assist in developing healthcare services.
You will be responsible for the provision of medical services to the practice population, delivering an excellent standard of clinical care whilst complying with the Leiston Surgery policies and protocols. Furthermore, the post-holder will adhere to the GMC standards for good medical practice, contributing to the effective management of the practice, leading by example, maintaining a positive, collaborative working relationship with the multidisciplinary team.
To facilitate the development of the role, the practice and the individual, all personnel should be prepared to accept additional, or surrender existing duties, to enable the efficient running of the practice.
We are looking to provide opportunities for your career progression and development.
We are a training practice with supporting international post-graduate training, UEA, Cambridge, Registrars & UCL Students.
If you'd like to work in an established practice, rated 'Good' across all areas by the CQC, led by a dedicated team of GP Partners with a great support team, then we'd love to hear from you!
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.
The following are the core responsibilities, there may be on occasion, a requirement to carry out other tasks; this will be dependent upon factors such as workload and staffing levels:
In accordance with the surgery timetable, as agreed, the post-holder will make him/herself 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
Processing of administration in a timely manner, including referrals, repeat prescription requests and other associated administrative tasks
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 on SystmOne.
Collecting/entering/coding data for audit purposes, for example practice QOF codes
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
On a rotational basis, undertake the duty doctor role.
Encourage collaborative working, liaising with all staff regularly, promoting a culture of continuous improvement at all times
Attend and contribute effectively to practice meetings as required
Support the partners in achieving the strategic aims of the practice, making recommendations to enhance income and reduce expenditure
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, Ipswich & East Suffolk CCG or other agencies, where appropriate
Adhere to and follow all policies and protocols as listed in the staff handbook and contract
Follow all practice health and safety guidelines and policies and inform the health and safety lead of any infringements
Contribute to the training of registrars and medical students
Participate in the review of significant and near-miss events applying a structured approach.
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.
Certificate of Sponsorship
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