General practitioner

Temple Fortune Medical Group

The closing date is 15 July 2022

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.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will make him/herself available to undertake a variety of duties including surgery consultations, telephone consultations and queries, triage calls, triage visits, checking and signing of repeat prescriptions and dealing with queries, paperwork and correspondence in a timely fashion.

Respond to medical problems presented by temporary residents as required.

Making professional, autonomous decisions in relation to presenting problems, whether self-referred or referred from other health care workers within the organization.

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.

To assist in the establishment of appropriate systems to manage common chronic medical conditions.

Completion of clinically related administrative and non-clinical duties needed for the delivery of the service.

Providing counselling and health education.

Refer patients for further opinions and interventions according to Practice protocols.

About us

We are a well-established GMS practice set in leafy Temple Fortune, close to Hampstead Heath and Hampstead Garden Suburb. We deliver high-quality care to our 8,500 patients in a friendly and supportive environment and are high QOF achievers.

We have weekly clinical meetings to share knowledge and keep up to date, with support for ongoing professional development. 

The team consists of 2 Partners and 5 Salaried GPs, 2 Nurses, 1 pharmacist, 1 FCP, 1 social prescriber and a supportive administration team led by an experienced practice manager.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Responsibilities:

In accordance with the Practice timetable, as agreed, the post-holder will make him/herself available to undertake a variety of duties including surgery consultations, telephone consultations and queries, triage calls, triage visits, checking and signing of repeat prescriptions and dealing with queries, paperwork, and correspondence in a timely fashion.

Respond to medical problems presented by temporary residents as required.

Making professional, autonomous decisions in relation to presenting problems, whether self-referred or referred from other health care workers within the organization.

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.

To assist in the establishment of appropriate systems to manage common chronic medical conditions.

Completion of clinically related administrative and non-clinical duties needed for the delivery of the service.

Providing counselling and health education.

Refer patients for further opinions and interventions according to Practice protocols.

Recording clear and contemporaneous consultation notes to agreed standards.

Compiling and issuing computer-generated acute and repeat prescriptions (avoiding hand-written prescriptions wherever possible).

Prescribing in accordance with the Practice prescribing formulary whenever this is clinically appropriate.

Participate in training plans of medical students as required.

In general, the post-holder will be expected to undertake all the normal duties and responsibilities associated with a GP working within primary care.

Maintaining, monitoring, and updating computer database and management of medical records and practice audits

Ensure that the practice clinical database is updated promptly and accurately with information relating to patient records, as required for clinical accuracy and for practice recording requirements under QOF and Enhanced Services.

Appropriate use of read codes.

Participating in the collection and collation of statistics forward the preparation of practice reports, performance monitoring and audits.

Participating in the auditing of practice activity.

Practice Organisation

Process and action incoming patient and hospital correspondence

Attendance at in-house meetings, significant event audit meetings and others as deemed necessary

Ensure that the practice complaints system is always adhered to

Awareness and compliance with all relevant guidelines e.g. data protection, confidentiality and health and safety

Maintain current CPR and anaphylaxis certification

Confidentiality

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 organization. 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 authorized persons in accordance with the practice policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data.

Health & Safety

The post-holder will assist in promoting and maintaining their own and others’ health, safety and security as defined in the Practice Health & Safety Policy to include:

Providing information regarding immune consent with regard to Hepatitis B status

Identifying the risk involved in work activities and undertaking such activities in a way that manages those risks

Using appropriate infection control procedures, particularly those relating to needlestick injuries, maintaining work areas in a tidy and safe way and free from hazards

Ensuring that all accidents or dangerous accidents are reported and investigated and follow up action is taken where necessary.

Equality and Diversity

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

Acting in a way that recognizes the importance of people’s rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with 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.

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 team’s performance

Work effectively with individuals in other agencies to meet patients needs

Effectively manage own time, workload and resources.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Qualifications & Training
  • MBBS or equivalent medical degree
  • Full registration with GMC
  • Certification of Completion of Training
  • Inclusion on Performers List
  • MRCGP
  • Evidence of a commitment to ongoing personal & professional development

Desirable

  • Knowledge & Understanding
  • Understanding the role of medical services in a wider public health agenda
  • Knowledge of the demographic characteristics that affect health and health care in the area
  • Understanding current NHS policies

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

Temple Fortune Medical Group

Address

23 Temple Fortune lane

London

NW11 7TE


Employer's website

https://www.tfhc.org.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Wajahat Khattak

wajahat.khattak@nhs.net

07713742156

Date posted

12 May 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Negotiable

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

9 months

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

A3108-22-9036

Job locations

23 Temple Fortune lane

London

NW11 7TE


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