Salaried GP, Whyburn Medical Practice

Primary Integrated Community Services

The closing date is 31 October 2021

Job summary

Whyburn Medical Practice (12,000 patients) is a vibrant and busy practice with a full range of staff and experience and excellent links in the community and PCN. Supported by PICS, it is able to offer supported salaried working for new and experienced GPs. The practice population offers opportunities to experience the broadest range of conditions, demographics and presentations that Primary Care has to offer. There is high employment locally but a heritage that has resulted in substantial pathology in the community, ensuring staff experience huge job satisfaction every day. The practice benefits for PCN staff including pharmacy technicians, pharmacists, dietician, paramedics and several physiotherapists - allowing shared learning and innovative patient journeys.

We are looking for a committed and enthusiastic forward thinking GP to join our friendly, supportive and caring team at the Whyburn Medical Practice. We are looking for individuals to work a number of sessions per week. The vacancy is available immediately although we can be flexible for the right candidate.

Main duties of the job

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage caseload and deal with a wide range of health needs in a primary care setting
  • 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
  • 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

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • First Medical Degree either MB or MBBS, plus one foundation year as a Medical Practitioner
  • GP Specialist training
  • GMC registration
  • Royal College of General Practitioners membership

About us

PICS is a GP owned organisation that provides a wide range of services in primary and community care with the aim of improving the health and wellbeing of all our patients and their families. We pride ourselves on being caring, safe and excellent; we work to constantly improve the quality of care we provide and we expect our staff to commit to and demonstrate these values.

We offer a comprehensive package which includes:

  • Part of a team of experienced practitioners and supported by a Lead GP who will help support your professional development
  • Part of the NHS Pension Scheme or an alternative government-based scheme (based on eligibility) with generous employer contributions
  • Indemnity paid
  • TPP SystmOne
  • High QOF achievement
  • 6 weeks annual leave + 1 week study leave (pro rata for LTFT)
  • Competitive salary and contract within our locality and Nottingham
  • Join a caring culture and a company of can do experts

For an informal discussion with the supervisor of this role, please contact Ami Ward, Practice Manager, on 0115 883 2138.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • In accordance with the practice timetable, as agreed, 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
  • Admitting or discharging patients to and from the caseload and referring to other care providers as appropriate
  • 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.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Awareness of and compliance with all relevant practice policies/guidelines, e.g. prescribing, confidentiality, data protection, health and safety
  • A commitment to life-long learning and audit to ensure evidence-based best practice
  • Contributing to evaluation/audit and clinical standard setting within the organisation
  • Contributing to the development of computer-based patient records
  • Contributing to the summarising of patient records and read-coding patient data
  • Attending training and events organised by the practice or other agencies, where appropriate.

Confidentiality

The post holder will:

  • 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 organisation. 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 authorised persons in accordance with the practice policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data.

Health and Safety

The post-holder will implement and lead on a full range of promotion and management of their own and others health and safety and infection control as defined in the practice health and safety policy, the practice health and safety manual, and the practice infection control policy and published procedures. This will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Using personal security systems within the workplace according to practice guidelines
  • Awareness of national standards of infection control and cleanliness and regulatory / contractual / professional requirements, and good practice guidelines
  • Providing advice on the correct and safe management of the specimens process, including collection, labelling, handling, use of correct and clean containers, storage and transport arrangements
  • Correct personal use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and ensuring correct use of PPE by others, advising on appropriate circumstances for use by clinicians, staff and patients.
  • Management of the full range of infection control procedures in both routine and extraordinary circumstances (e.g. pandemic or individual infectious circumstances)
  • Hand hygiene standards for self and others
  • Managing directly all incidents of accidental exposure
  • Management and advice relating to infection control and clinically based patient care protocols, and implementation of those protocols across the practice
  • Active observation of current working practices across the practice in relation to infection control, cleanliness and related activities, ensuring that procedures are followed and weaknesses/training needs are identified, escalating issues as appropriate to the responsible person
  • Identifying the risks involved in work activities and undertaking such activities in a way that manages those risks across clinical and patient process
  • Making effective use of training to update knowledge and skills, and initiate and manage the training of others across the full range of infection control and patient processes
  • Monitoring practice facilities and equipment in relation to infection control, ensuring that proper use is made of hand-cleansing facilities, wipes etc., and that these are sufficient to ensure a good clinical working environment. Lack of facilities to be escalated as appropriate to the responsible manager
  • Safe management of sharps use, storage and disposal
  • Maintenance of own clean working environment
  • Using appropriate infection control procedures, maintaining work areas in a tidy, clean and sterile and safe way, free from hazards. Initiation of remedial / corrective action where needed or escalation to responsible management
  • Actively identifying, reporting, and correcting health and safety hazards and infection hazards immediately when recognised
  • Keeping own work areas and general/patient areas generally clean, sterile, identifying issues and hazards/risks in relation to other work areas within the business, and assuming responsibility in the maintenance of general standards of cleanliness across the business in consultation (where appropriate) with responsible managers
  • Undertaking periodic infection control training (minimum twice annually)
  • Correct waste and instrument management, including handling, segregation, and container use
  • Maintenance of sterile environments
  • Demonstrate due regard for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

Equality and Diversity

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

  • Acting in a way that recognises the importance of peoples rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with practice procedures and policies, and 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.

Personal/Professional Development

In addition to maintaining continued education through attendance at any courses and/or study days necessary to ensure that professional development requirements for PREP are met, the post-holder will participate in any training programme implemented by the practice as part of this employment, with such training to include:

  • Participation in an annual individual performance review, including taking responsibility for maintaining a record of own personal and/or professional development
  • Taking responsibility for own development, learning and performance and demonstrating skills and activities to others who are undertaking similar work.

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Person Specification

Knowledge and skills

Essential

  • Please provide detailed information of how you feel that your knowledge and skills are suitable for this role; please provide examples to support your application referring to the job description and person specification for guidance.

Experience

Essential

  • Please provide detailed information of how you feel that your experience is suitable for this role; please provide examples to support your application referring to the job description and person specification for guidance.

Personal qualities

Essential

  • Please provide details for why you would be a great fit for this role and why you have decided to apply.

Qualifications

Essential

  • Please provide details of your qualifications and CPD, using examples where necessary.
  • Please provide your registration number of your GMC professional registration.

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).

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

Primary Integrated Community Services

Address

Whyburn Medical Practice

The Health Centre

Curtis Street

Hucknall

NG15 7JE


Employer's website

http://picsnhs.org.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


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Date posted

07 October 2021

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Negotiable

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

E0220-21-3995

Job locations

Whyburn Medical Practice

The Health Centre

Curtis Street

Hucknall

NG15 7JE


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