Associate Medical Director
Coventry And Rugby GP Alliance
The closing date is 29 January 2023
The Associate Medical Director will work as an integral member of the Chief Officer team and will provide professional advice to the Medical Director on key service and medical staffing issues.
Particularly focussing on the ATP Practice, to provide effective professional leadership to all medical staff and to manage professional issues associated with the medical workforce and services provided by doctors. This includes but is not limited to all relevant operational, developmental, and strategic matters.
Main duties of the job
Reporting to the Medical Director, the Associate Medical Director will:
With a particular focus on the ATP Practice:
Contribute to the development of the organisational strategy for clinical services:
Lead the formation and implementation of clinical standards for the organisation.
Provide visible professional leadership for clinical employees and contractors.
Work with the Chief Officer team to ensure opportunities to improve clinical and operational effectiveness are identified and implemented
Be the external advocate for outward-facing work with relevant stakeholders in external organisations, promoting the organisations services with member practices and ICS partners.
Be responsible for Clinical Governance for their service portfolio working with the relevant Chief Officer
Manage disciplinary issues concerning doctors utilised by the business.
The Coventry and Rugby GP Alliance is a private company limited by shares, wholly owned by local Coventry and Rugby GP practices. As a GP led organisation, we represent 50 GP practice shareholders and cover nearly 420,000 patients.
We describe our work in terms of Supporting, Innovating, Developing and Educating - we are on the S.I.D.E. of general practice and we have developed our Operational Plans to describe what we are going to do over this year to ensure that we continue to high quality, accessible and responsive services for both practices and patients.
We have identified key areas that we will focus on to build upon and improve our existing services.
These are our Strategic Priorities:
- Clinical Service Improvement & Delivery
- Clinical Innovation
- Primary Care Development Practice and Network Support
- Training and Education
- Integrated Care
- Good Governance
To maintain effective professional leadership for all relevant medical staff who are utilised by the organisation.
To provide professional support and advice to the Medical Director on medical staffing issues.
Contribute to the overall corporate management of the organisation with specific responsibility for clinical advice in relation to operational issues within the postholders defined clinical service portfolio.
Ensure that clinical resources are utilised to maximum effectiveness:
Work with the respective Chief Officer on the recruitment and retention of medical staff.
Provide visible leadership for medical staff on clinical and professional issues.
In line with national requirements support clinical leads to ensure arrangements are in place for appraisal, job planning, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) , re-licensing and revalidation of doctors employed by the organisation.
Ensure a robust and transparent approach to job planning which takes into consideration the needs of the services.
Ensure that robust clinical governance systems are in place and to ensure the active participation of all staff in order to secure high standards of patient care
Lead on resolving issues relating to the poor performance of doctors and the implementation of disciplinary procedure, complying with HR processes and advice.
Investigate complaints and incidents within the postholders defined clinical service portfolio
Promote an organisational culture committed to learning from complaints, incidents, audit, research, and development.
Ensure that medical staff undertake their duties in line with statutory and mandatory training requirements for doctors.General Responsibilities
To maintain the integrity of clinical delivery for the organisation
Maintain a positive demeanour that supports a happy working environment and remain flexible and professional at all times.
Treat other staff as one expects to be treated oneself.
Be a good ambassador for the organisation in any external dealings.
Undertake CPD in line with the relevant institute requirements.
Undertaken any other duties as directed by the Chief Executive.
Personal skills & qualities
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).