Park Medical Practice
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Park Medical Partnership is a well-established practice based in the thriving market town of Shepton Mallet set in undulating hills between Wells and Frome. Just a short distance from Bath and Bristol, a lifestyle balance between bustling city life and the peace and quiet of the countryside is easy to achieve.
We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague who is forward thinking and a strong team player, who shares our ethos and approach of putting patients first, to join our well established, hardworking and dedicated team of 7 GPs, all of which have special interests.
With one of our GPs reaching retirement in the next year or two, there could be a rare opportunity to become a partner. A £20,000 golden handshake is available to new partners, subject to eligibility. This is a perfect opportunity for a likeminded GP to join a well-established, highly reputable practice.
Main duties of the job
You will have evidence of an accepted medical degree and be registered with the GMC. With an ability to build trust, work respectfully and co-operatively, have professional courage, integrity and diplomacy.
We are looking for someone to undertake all duties and responsibilities associated with a GP working within primary care. This includes working as duty doctor following a rota system. As well as being involved in developing primary care services to meet the needs of the practice population while actively working collaboratively with our PCN.
Our extensive workforce currently comprises 4 GP partners, 3 salaried GPs, 4 ANPs and 3 practice nurses for a list size of 11,300 patients. We have a branch surgery within 4 miles and cater for a diverse mix of patients which being co-located in the town and village affords.
We encourage our clinical team to contribute and share innovation through both internal and external meetings. We hold regular MDT meetings and as a member of the Mendip Primary Care Network, we participate in developing new and collaborative ways of working. We are currently leading the Covid vaccination project for our PCN. We have co-employed a clinical pharmacist and first contact physiotherapist using the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS).
We have a philosophy of inclusivity and support self development and training.
To work as a full member of the primary health care general practitioner team providing a full range of personal medical services to patients and contribute to the development of the practice.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide a full range of medical services as defined in the core PMS contract, additional and enhanced services where appropriate.
- Provide other personal medical services to meet identified patients need.
- Make professional, autonomous decisions in relation to presenting problems whether self-referred or referred from other healthcare works within the organisation.
- Assess the healthcare needs of patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems.
- Screen patients for disease risk factors and early signs of illness.
- Develop care plans for health in consultation with patients and in line with current practice, disease management protocols, provide counselling and health education.
- Work within current CCG policy for prescribing.
- Be available and accessible to patients at all times as agreed.
- Maximise the effective use of current clinical computer systems. Record clear and contemporaneous consultation notes to an agreed standard.
- Compile and issue computer generated acute and repeat prescriptions (avoiding hand-written prescriptions whenever possible).
- Undertake all duties and responsibilities associated with a GP working within primary care. (These duties would include reports/cremation forms. The fees for this work would be retained within the practice budget).
- To take part in, and lead on, areas including health research, clinical auditing and data collection.
- Support under-graduate student training in the surgery.
- Attend team meetings and other clinical meetings as necessary
- Provide Free certification in line with Schedule 9 of the GMS regulations (1992)
- Provide short term emergency cover for unplanned absence of colleagues
- Provide emergency on call cover for the practice
- Contribute to regular MDT and safeguarding meetings
- Participate in annual appraisal
- Be involved in developing primary care services to meet the needs of the practice population.
- Work in close collaboration with the practice team to ensure that targets are reached.
- Work with the practice team to ensure that immunisation and health inequalities targets as defined within the PMS contract are reached.
- Support health development and ensure health promotion work is undertaken to allow the practice population to make informed choices.
- Ensure the practice is represented at appropriate meetings.
- Awareness of, and compliance with, all relevant organisation policies and procedures, e.g. prescribing, confidentiality, data protection, health and safety and infection control. Apply these to all aspects of ones own work.
- Committed to life-long learning and audit to ensure evidence-based practice.
- Contribute to evaluated audit and clinical standards setting within the organisation.
- Contribute to the development of IT systems and electronic consulting methods.
- Contribute to summarising of patient records and coding patient data.
- Adhere to GMC Good Medical practice.
- Maintain accurate and timely medical records
- Adhere to National and local guidelines (e.g. NICE)
- Engage with local quality Frameworks e.g. QOF and QiP
- Reflect on personal practice through SEA, NHS appraisal, patient complaints
- All patients have the right to expect that all practice staff will respect their privacy and act appropriate at all times.
- In the performance of duties, 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 business organisations. 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 be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with the organisations policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data.
- The post-holder must recognise the importance of effective communication within the team and will strive to communicate effectively with other team members, patients, carers and recognise peoples needs to alternative methods of communication and respond accordingly.
Equality and Diversity
The Salaried General Medical Practitioner will uphold their equality and diversity commitments and statutory obligations under current equality legislation including the Disability Discrimination Act 2005, the Equality Act 2006 and the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 and:
Act in ways that support equality and diversity and recognises the importance of peoples rights in accordance with legislation, policies, procedures and good practice.
Value people as individuals and treating everyone with dignity and respect, consideration and without prejudice, respecting diversity and recognising peoples expressed beliefs, preferences and choices in working with others and delivering appropriate services.
Recognise and report behaviour that undermines equality under company policy.
Be consciously aware of own behaviour and encourage the same levels of behaviour in colleagues.
Acknowledge others different perspectives and recognise the diverse needs and experiences of everyone they come into contact with.
With the support of managers develop an equality and diversity objective through the personal development review process
Health and Safety
The Salaried General Medical Practitioner has a duty to take reasonable care to avoid injury to themselves or to others and to co-operate with the company in meeting its statutory requirements, by:
- Assisting in promoting and maintaining their own and others health, safety and security as defined in the organisations Health & Safety Policy.
- Use of personal security systems within the workplace according to practice guidelines.
- Identifying the risks involved in work activities and undertaken such activities in a way that manages those risks.
- as far as is reasonably practicable, you minimising the risk of infection to themselves and others and in doing so must:-
- be familiar with and adhere to, the organisations policies and guidance on infection prevention and control
- Attend statutory education programmes in infection, prevention and control.
- Include infection prevention and control as an integral part of your continuous personal and professional development.
- Take responsibility, so far as is reasonably practicable, in helping ensure that effective prevention and control of healthcare acquired infections is embedded into everyday practice and applied consistently by themselves and their colleagues.
- Report potential risks identified.
Personal and Professional Development
- Maintain continued education through attendance at courses and/or study days as necessary and as identified within clinical and organisation appraisals (Personal Development Plan).
- Ensure appropriate professional registration and licensing is met through continued professional development.
- Participate in all training programmes implemented by the practice/organisation as part of this employment. This training would include:
- Participation in an annual performance review. Maintaining a log of all personal and/or professional development.
- Take responsibilities for own development, learning and performance.
- Demonstrate skills and activities to others who are undertaking similar work.
- Active involvement in the Annual NHS Appraisal process
- Active involvement in the GMC Revalidation and Licensing procedures
Understand and use quality markers, KPIs and QIPs to improve quality of care within the practice.
Clinically competent to a standard accepted by the GMC.
3. Achievement Motivation
4. Risk Awareness
5. Health & Safety Awareness
Managing Tasks / Projects
- Ensuring tasks and duties are performed within clearly defined time quality standards
- Experience in competency investigations procedures and processes
- Capable in managing patient complaints and claims
Managing Information / Data
- Compiling and processing, supplying information and data to both internal and external contacts whilst ensuring confidentiality is maintained where appropriate.
- Be skilled in clinical audit.
- High level of verbal and written communication skills
- Information sharing with other professionals
- Engage with local CCGs and federations as required
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).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).