Salaried GP

Primary Integrated Community Services

The closing date is 01 August 2021

Job overview

HOURS: WTE 40 hours per week

PICS is a GP owned organisation, we oversee GP Practices and health centres, working closely with doctors, nurses and practice teams to drive up the standards of patient care, improve safety and patient experience, and support staff, fostering a secure and positive environment.

PICS has a vision to employ salaried GPs to offer continuity for our patients. We champion and support our GPs and form pathways between primary, secondary, social and community care. Our four practices are an essential part of our company. Dr Kelvin Lim, Medical Director of PICS and practicing GP, says: "General Practices are one of the Four Pillars of PICS and we are looking for outstanding GPs who can contribute to the outstanding patient care we strive to provide to our communities. Within this role you will be working within a supportive environment and have access to developmental and educational opportunities which will help to enhance your career."

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

BENEFITS OF WORKING FOR PICS:

We offer a comprehensive package which includes:

  • We are keen to develop your professional portfolio. We are particularly able to support special interests in pain, gynaecology, respiratory and palliative care.
  • A comprehensive support package including monthly clinical meetings, regular educational meetings, generous study leave entitlement and developmental opportunities
  • Competitive salaries
  • Join a caring culture and a company of can do experts

Job description

Job responsibilities

JOB TITLE: Salaried General Practitioner

REPORTS TO: Lead GP (Clinically)

The Practice Manager (Administratively)

HOURS: Negotiable

ABOUT PICS:

The core value of PICS is that We Care about our patients, carers and families, our partners and all the people we work. This is underpinned by our core values and our can do approach. We regularly review our values and ensure these are integral at all levels of the organisation. The PICS values below are integral at every level of the organisation.

  • Family and patient need is central to our decision making.
  • We have a can do approach that is responsive, creative and innovative.
  • We are non-judgemental, open and transparent with a no blame culture.
  • We are inclusive and collaborative inside and outside the organisation.
  • We are professional and passionate about our care for patients and one another.
  • We protect and support General Practice and our clinicians.
  • Our care is evidence based, safe and effective.
  • We put safety first in everything we do.

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 RESPONSIBILITES:

  • 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 RESPONSIBILITES:

  • 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.

Person Specification

Other Requirements

Essential

  • Enhanced DBS check (PICS can provide this)
  • UK work permit (if required)

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Effective communicator
  • Ability to consider others perspectives and to treat others with understanding
  • Works in partnership with patients
  • Team working
  • Managing others and team involvement
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Organisation and planning
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Equality and diversity

Desirable

  • Leadership skills

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Demonstrates empathy and sensitivity
  • Appropriate current clinical capabilities
  • Commitment to clinical governance
  • Ability to improve the quality of patient care
  • Capacity to apply sound clinical knowledge and awareness to full investigation of problems
  • Ability to understand, respect and demonstrate the values of PICS and the NHS

Experience

Essential

  • Experience as a GP
  • Awareness of the duties of a doctor and good medical practice
  • Experience of professional integrity and respect for others
  • Evidence of achievement of Foundation competencies by time of appointment in line with GMC standards in Good Medical Practice

Desirable

  • Recent experience of working in general practice in the UK
  • Commitment to and experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary and skill mixes team environment
  • Experience of working to achieve standards within the Quality and Outcome Framework (QOF)
  • Evidence of independent working in General Practice
  • Experience of supporting service change
  • Evidence of participation in QOF
  • Evidence of participation in Audit

Qualifications

Essential

  • 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
  • Have had an annual NHS appraisal

Desirable

  • Evidence of further postgraduate educational activities in relevant fields
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • MRCGP
  • DCH
  • DRCOG
  • DFSRFH and Competence in Coil insertion
  • CV/AF/IN

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (opens in a new window). From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants (opens in a new window).

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

Unit H4 Ash Tree Court

Nottingham Business Park

Nottingham

Nottinghamshire

NG8 6PY


Employer's website

http://picsnhs.org.uk/


Date posted

26 March 2021

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

£11,000 a session

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time, Part-time, Flexible working

Reference number

E0220-21-4179

Job locations

Unit H4 Ash Tree Court

Nottingham Business Park

Nottingham

Nottinghamshire

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