Locum GP

Coleridge Medical Centre

The closing date is 30 August 2022

Job summary

We are seeking a Locum GP for 2 - 4 sessions per week to cover maternity leave for up to 12 months.

If you would like any further information, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Rochelle Van Cady (Management Support Officer) via email on r.vancady@nhs.net

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a thriving and friendly GP Practice on a temporary basis for up to 12 months to cover maternity leave. Cover is required from August / September 2022. 

We collaborate with our colleagues at Honiton Surgery and Sid Valley Practice to form the HOSMS Primary Care Network. 

About us

At Coleridge Medical Centre, we look after approximately 16 500 patients in our area. This means that during those very busy periods, supporting each other becomes vital to continuing our ability to provide the best patient care.

We strive to fulfil the Coleridge Medical Centre values of APPROACHABILITY, TEAMWORK, COMMUNICATION and RESPECT in all aspects of the practice, both with our patients and ourselves.

When working at Coleridge Medical Centre, all staff are offered a generous annual leave allowance, as well as inclusion in the NHS pension scheme, among other things.

We're incredibly fortunate to work with some of the most talented bakers and, luckily for us, this also means that there is often cake or other sweet treats to enjoy on our tea breaks.

Date posted

13 July 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Locum

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

A1946-22-9136

Job locations

Canaan Way

Ottery St. Mary

Devon

EX11 1EQ


Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

Clinical responsibilities

  • In accordance with the practice timetable, the post-holder will make themselves 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
  • Developing care plans for health in consultation with patients and in line with current practice disease management protocols
  • Providing counselling and health education
  • 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.

Coleridge Medical Centre routinely takes part in the Extended Hours (EH) and Improving Access (IA) services.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

Clinical responsibilities

  • In accordance with the practice timetable, the post-holder will make themselves 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
  • Developing care plans for health in consultation with patients and in line with current practice disease management protocols
  • Providing counselling and health education
  • 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.

Coleridge Medical Centre routinely takes part in the Extended Hours (EH) and Improving Access (IA) services.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Ability to work and collaborate in a primary care team
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Ability to draft error-free letters and reports in a timely manner;
  • Ability to work flexibly when required
  • Motivation
  • A candidate showing commitment to primary prevention, and health improvement, and understanding the need for patient empowerment.
  • Evidence of working / training in General Practice
  • Experience of working as part of a MDT
  • Experience of working to standards / guidelines applicable to Primary Care e.g. NICE, prescribing, QoF
  • Understanding, acceptance and adherence to the need for confidentiality with regards to patient matters
  • A patient advocate and able to assist patients in addressing health inequalities
  • A good understanding of GMS/PMS contracting requirements and the operation of the Quality Outcomes Framework process (QOF)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Time management skills- ideally a proven ability to handle a primary care case load
  • IT proficiency and familiarity with SystmOne and other primary care clinical systems
  • Experience in using Microsoft suite programmes

Qualifications

Essential

  • MRCGP qualification or similar and appropriate
  • Current registration with the GMC
  • Representation with a recognised medical defence organisation
  • Current DBS check (undertaken within the last 6 months)
  • Valid UK driving licence
  • Current CPR certification
  • Registered on a medical performers list
Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Ability to work and collaborate in a primary care team
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Ability to draft error-free letters and reports in a timely manner;
  • Ability to work flexibly when required
  • Motivation
  • A candidate showing commitment to primary prevention, and health improvement, and understanding the need for patient empowerment.
  • Evidence of working / training in General Practice
  • Experience of working as part of a MDT
  • Experience of working to standards / guidelines applicable to Primary Care e.g. NICE, prescribing, QoF
  • Understanding, acceptance and adherence to the need for confidentiality with regards to patient matters
  • A patient advocate and able to assist patients in addressing health inequalities
  • A good understanding of GMS/PMS contracting requirements and the operation of the Quality Outcomes Framework process (QOF)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to work with limited supervision
  • Time management skills- ideally a proven ability to handle a primary care case load
  • IT proficiency and familiarity with SystmOne and other primary care clinical systems
  • Experience in using Microsoft suite programmes

Qualifications

Essential

  • MRCGP qualification or similar and appropriate
  • Current registration with the GMC
  • Representation with a recognised medical defence organisation
  • Current DBS check (undertaken within the last 6 months)
  • Valid UK driving licence
  • Current CPR certification
  • Registered on a medical performers list

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).

Additional information

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

Coleridge Medical Centre

Address

Canaan Way

Ottery St. Mary

Devon

EX11 1EQ


Employer's website

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

Employer details

Employer name

Coleridge Medical Centre

Address

Canaan Way

Ottery St. Mary

Devon

EX11 1EQ


Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

Rochelle Van Cady

r.vancady@nhs.net

01404814447

Date posted

13 July 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Locum

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

A1946-22-9136

Job locations

Canaan Way

Ottery St. Mary

Devon

EX11 1EQ


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