Salaried GP

St Johns Medical Centre

The closing date is 31 July 2022

Job summary

St Johns Medical Centre have an exciting opportunity for a Salaried GP to join our friendly and hard working team. We are looking for the successful candidate to work 6+ sessions, this is negotiable and would be discussed at interview.  (With a potential further opportunity of Partnership for the right candidate)

We are a large Training Practice with circa 14,000 patients registered. We are located in the market town of Grantham, which offers excellent transport links with easy access to the A1 and is on the mainline for London. Two notable Grammar schools in the area are Kesteven and Grantham Girls School and The King School

Main duties of the job

We pride ourselves on providing high quality care and would love the post holder to be an enthusiastic and forward thinking clinician who has a passion for General Practice and provides exceptional levels of care.

It would be desirable but not essential for the post holder to have a Special Interest in MSK/ Minor Surgery

The post holder will manage a case load and join our large clinical team consisting of 3 Partners, 1 Salaried GP, 1 GP on the I&R Scheme, 3 Clinical Pharmacists, 4 Nurse Practitioners, 2x Physiotherapist, 2 Practice Care Coordinators, 4 Practice Nurses, 4 HCA's and a Diabetes Nurse.

 Amongst these Team Members, there are special interests in Respiratory Disease, Dermatology, Diabetes and Sexual Health.

About us

We are a Training Practice and will welcome 4x Registrars in August and a Year 2 Nurse for a placement in July. 

In our latest CQC Regulatory Review we retain our Good rating.

Clinical Systems: We currently use SystmOne, AskmyGP and Accurx. Full training will be provided. 

What we can offer: 

  • Competitive Salary- Dependent on previous skills and experience
  • NHS Pension Scheme  
  • Medical Indemnity Insurance Cover 
  • 6+ Sessions 
  • Car Parking

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Title

Salaried GP

Line Manager (clinical)

The Partners

Accountable to (Administrative)

Practice Manager

Hours per week

6+ sessions (negotiable)

Job Summary

To work as an autonomous practitioner, responsible for the provision of medical services to the practice population, delivering an excellent standard of clinical care whilst complying with the GMS contract. 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.

Generic Responsibilities

All staff at St Johns Medical Centre have a duty to conform to the following:

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

A good attitude and positive action towards ED&I creates and environment where all individuals are able to achieve their full potential. Creating such an environment isimportant for three reasons: it improves operational effectiveness, it is morally the right thing to do, and it is required by law.

Patients and their families have the right to be treated fairly and be routinely involved in decisions about their treatment and care. They can expect to be treated with dignity and respect and will not be discriminated against on any grounds including age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Patients have a responsibility to treat other patients and our staff with dignity and respect.

Staff have the right to be treated fairly in recruitment and career progression. Staff can expect to work in an environment where diversity is valued and equality of opportunity is promoted. Staff will not be discriminated against on any grounds including age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Staff have a responsibility to ensure that you treat our patients and their colleagues with dignity and respect.

Safety, Health, Environment and Fire (SHEF)

This practice is committed to supporting and promoting opportunities to for staff to maintain their health, well-being and safety. You have a duty to take reasonable care of health and safety at work for you, your team and others, and to cooperate with employers to ensure compliance with health and safety requirements. All personnel are to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Environmental Protection Act 1990, Environment Act 1995, Fire Precautions (workplace) Regulations 1999 and other statutory legislation.

Confidentiality

This practice is committed to maintaining an outstanding confidential service. Patients entrust and permit us to collect and retain sensitive information relating to their health and other matters, pertaining to their care. They do so in confidence and have a right to expect all staff will respect their privacy and maintain confidentiality at all times. It is essential that if, the legal requirements are to be met and the trust of our patients is to be retained that all staff protect patient information and provide a confidential service.

Quality & Continuous Improvement (CI)

To preserve and improve the quality of our output, all personnel are required to think not only of what they do, but how they achieve it. By continually re-examining our processes, we will be able to develop and improve the overall effectiveness of the way we work. The responsibility for this rests with everyone working within the practice to look for opportunities to improve quality and share good practice.

This practice continually strives to improve work processes which deliver health care with improved results across all areas of our service provision. We promote a culture of continuous improvement, where everyone counts and staff are permitted to make suggestions and contributions to improve our service delivery and enhance patient care.

Induction Training

On arrival at the practice all personnel are to complete a practice induction programme; this is managed by the HR Manager.

Learning and Development

The effective use of training and development is fundamental in ensuring that all staff are equipped with the appropriate skills, knowledge, attitude and competences to perform their role. All staff will be required to partake and complete mandatory training as directed by the HR Manager, as well as participating in the practice training programme. Staff will also be permitted (subject to approval) to undertake external training courses which will enhance their knowledge and skills, progress their career and ultimately, enable them to improve processes and service delivery.

Collaborative Working

All staff are to recognise the significance of collaborative working. Teamwork is essential in multidisciplinary environments. Effective communication is essential and all staff must ensure they communicate in a manner which enables the sharing of information in an appropriate manner.

Service Delivery

Staff at St Johns Medical Centre must adhere to the information contained with practice policies and regional directives, ensuring protocols are adhered to at all times. Staff will be given detailed information during the induction process regarding policy and procedure.

Security

The security of the practice is the responsibility of all personnel. Staff must ensure they remain vigilant at all times and report any suspicious activity immediately to their line manager. Under no circumstances are staff to share the codes for the door locks to anyone and are to ensure that restricted areas remain effectively secured.

Professional Conduct

At St Johns Medical Centre staff are required to dress appropriately for their role. Clinical staff must dress in accordance with their role.

Primary Responsibilities

The following are the core responsibilities of the salaried GP. There may be on occasion, a requirement to carry out other tasks; this will be dependent upon factors such as workload and staffing levels:

The delivery of highly effective medical care to the entitled population

The provision of services commensurate with the GMS contract

Generic prescribing adhering to local and national guidance

Effective management of long-term conditions

Processing of administration in a timely manner, including referrals, repeat prescription requests and other associated administrative tasks

On a rotational basis, undertake telephone triage and duty doctor roles

Maintain accurate clinical records in conjunction with good practice, policy and guidance

Working collaboratively, accepting an equal share of the practice workload

Adhere to best practice recommended through clinical guidelines and the audit process

Contribute to the successful implementation of continuous improvement and quality initiatives within the practice

Accept delegated responsibility for a specific area (or areas) or the QOF

Attend and contribute effectively to practice meetings as required

Contribute effective to the development and maintenance of the practice including; clinical governance, training, financial management and HR

Ensure compliance with the appraisal process

Prepare and complete the revalidation process

Commit to self-learning and instil an ethos of continuing professional development across the practice team

Support the training of medical students from all clinical disciplines

Support the partners in achieving the strategic aims of the practice, making recommendations to enhance income and reduce expenditure

Review and adhere to practice protocols and policies at all times

Encourage collaborative working, liaising with all staff regularly, promoting a culture of continuous improvement at all times

Secondary Responsibilities

In addition to the primary responsibilities, the salaried GP may be requested to:

Participate in practice audits as requested by the audit lead

Participate in local initiatives to enhance service delivery and patient care

Participate in the review of significant and near-miss events applying a structured approach i.e. root cause analysis (RCA)

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in a primary care environment
  • Experience of continued professional development
  • General understanding of the GMS contract

Desirable

  • Experience of QOF and clinical audit
  • Minimum of two years as a salaried GP
  • Experience of medicines management
  • Experience of CCG initiatives

Qualifications

Essential

  • Qualified GP
  • MRCGP
  • Vocational Training Certificate or equivalent JCPTGP
  • General Practitioner (Certificate of Completion of Training CCT)

Other Requirement

Essential

  • Flexibility to work outside of core office hours
  • Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Occupational Health Clearance

Eligibility

Essential

  • Full GMC Registration
  • National Performers List registration
  • Appropriate defence indemnity (MPS/MDU)
  • Eligibility to practice in the UK independently

Clinical Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Outstanding level of clinical knowledge and skills commensurate with that of an experienced GP

Desirable

  • Special Interest in MSK
  • Special Interest in Minor Surgery

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Strong IT skills
  • Clear, polite telephone manner
  • Effective time management (Planning & Organising)
  • Ability to work as a team member and autonomously
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving & analytical skills
  • Ability to follow clinical policy and procedure
  • Experience with audit and able to lead audit programmes
  • Experience with clinical risk management

Desirable

  • Competent in the use of Office and Outlook
  • SystmOne/ AskmyGP user skills

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Polite and confident
  • Flexible and cooperative
  • Motivated, forward thinker
  • Problem solver with the ability to process information accurately and effectively, interpreting data as required
  • High levels of integrity and loyalty
  • Sensitive and empathetic in distressing situations
  • Ability to work under pressure / in stressful situations
  • Effectively able to communicate and understand the needs of the patient
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Effectively utilises resources
  • Punctual and committed to supporting the team effort

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

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).

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

St Johns Medical Centre

Address

62 London Road

Grantham

Lincolnshire

NG31 6HR


Employer's website

https://www.stjohnsmedical.co.uk (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Lauren Fern

lauren.fern@nhs.net

01476833114

Date posted

31 May 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Negotiable

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time

Reference number

A1825-22-7282

Job locations

62 London Road

Grantham

Lincolnshire

NG31 6HR


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