Locum Salaried General Practitioner
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
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Locum Salaries General Practitioner needed in Cambridge for up to 5 sessions (some flexible hours and remote working possible)
The post holder will be part of the medical monitoring team and will work in collaboration with other members of the Eating Disorders Service as part of the team providing assessment and outpatient treatment for patients aged 18 plus with an eating disorder.
Main duties of the job
This post primarily involves medical assessment, including assessment and monitoring of risk, and medical monitoring which is within the scope of a primary medical practitioner. Specialist experience within eating disorders is not essential. With experience the role may evolve to include providing consultancy to a range of staff in primary care and mental health services; teaching and training; and contributing to service audit/evaluation.
The post holder will provide professional support to primary care networks in Cambridge and Peterborough regarding patients with eating disorders.
The post holder will be required to work within the framework of the Service's policies and procedures and to supervise, manage and support the work of less qualified team members and trainees.
The post-holder will ensure that they are in good medical standing for CPD, that their practice is up-to-date and in line with the GMCs Good Medical Practice Guidelines and will be able to evidence this for the purposes of annual appraisal.
CPFT is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.
Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.
To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our BAME & LGBTQ+ communities.
For further information on CPFT please visit our website www.cpft.nhs.uk
Main responsibilities of the Job
- To provide a medical assessment, treatment and consultation service for patients referred to the Eating Disorders Service (EDS) and to provide professional support to primary care networks in Cambridge and Peterborough regarding patients with eating disorders.
- The post holder will be part of the medical monitoring team within the Adult Eating Disorder Service. The medical monitoring team is monitoring patients who receive treatment / intervention from the Adult Eating Disorder Team and who are at high medical risk. The monitoring is happening during home visits or in clinics. Patients suffering from a mild to moderate eating disorder will be monitored at their surgery by trained HCAs and the eating disorder Service will be responsible for checking results of bloods /physical observations and ECGs and take any required actions. Prescriptions of short term medication related to eating disorders (mainly supplements) will be done under AEDS, the rest will remain within PC.
- To work closely with the other members of the medical monitoring team (HCA, CNS, Specialty Doctor and consultant psychiatrist)
- To provide an assessment of physical risk as part of the EDS multi-disciplinary assessment team. This will include arranging and interpreting appropriate investigations (e.g. blood tests, ECG, Dexa scan).
- To contribute to multidisciplinary assessments, care planning, clinical reports and referral to other appropriate agencies/services.
- To provide feedback to patients and appropriate professionals regarding physical health assessment related to eating disorders and medical monitoring.
- To provide health education advice for clients following the medical assessment / review.
- To provide on-going monitoring of physical health symptoms related to the eating disorder during the patients time in treatment, to link with their GPs when appropriate.
- To provide end of treatment assessment reports to patient and relevant professionals when appropriate
- To work with Primary care and Check results + take any required actions for patients monitored at the surgery by trained HCAs.
- To provide medical treatment recommendations for patients who meet the Eating Disorder Service treatment criteria. To prescribe medication related to eating disorders (mainly supplements) for High Risk patients monitored in house. The patients own GP will be responsible for prescribing medication for patients suffering from mild to moderate eating disorder.
- To refer to appropriate agencies for further medical assessment / treatments, as necessary. This can be a referral to hospital if patient needs urgent treatment on medical ward.
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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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).