Salaried GP - General Practice
Taurus Healthcare Limited
This job is now closed
*Taurus Healthcare Ltd is acting on behalf of Weobley & Staunton Surgeries*
Looking for a GP post in a beautiful part of the Country?
We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic GP or GPs for 6 sessions a week from the end of April 2023, but are happy to consider applicants looking for fewer sessions than this. The post would be salaried initially with a view to partnership for the right candidate.
To work as an autonomous practitioner, responsible for the provision of medical services to the practice population, delivering an excellent standard of clinical care whilst complying with the GMS contract. Furthermore, the post-holder will adhere to the GMC standards for good medical practice, contributing to the effective management of the practice, leading by example, maintaining a positive, collaborative working relationship with the multidisciplinary team.
Main duties of the job
In accordance with the practice timetable, as agreed, the postholder will make him/herself available to undertake a variety of duties including surgery consultations, telephone consultations and queries, visiting patients at home, checking and signing repeat prescription 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 sign of illness
In consultation with patients and in line with current practice disease management protocols, developing care plans for health
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
Prescribing in accordance with the practice prescribing formulary whenever this is clinically appropriate
In general the postholder will be expected to undertake all the normal duties and responsibilities associated with a GP working within primary care
See main advert for full Job description
We are a high achieving friendly dispensing practice covering 2 sites in the beautiful Herefordshire countryside, looking after 6,500 patients and use the EMIS system.
We have a strong educational ethos taking GP trainees of all grades and medical students. We work with an extensive MDT and are part of a proactive PCN.
We strongly believe in the importance of continuity of care and currently have an outstanding CQC rating.
Interested? Please contact our practice manager for an informal chat.
Come and join a practice where you'll really feel you are making a difference!
Practice manager: Ms Suzi Prince
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.
- In accordance with the practice timetable, as agreed, the postholder will make him/herself available to undertake a variety of duties including surgery consultations, telephone consultations and queries, visiting patients at home, checking and signing repeat prescription 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 sign of illness
- In consultation with patients and in line with current practice disease management protocols, developing care plans for health
- 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
- Prescribing in accordance with the practice prescribing formulary whenever this is clinically appropriate
- In general the postholder will be expected to undertake all the normal duties and responsibilities associated with a GP working within primary care.
Other responsibilities within the Organisation
- Awareness of and compliance with all relevant practice policies/guidelines eg. prescribing, confidentiality, data protection, Health & Safety
- A commitment to lifelong 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 and other agencies, where appropriate
- The postholder will be required to be the Caldicott Guardian and the Safeguarding lead for the practice, working with the established PCN Safeguarding Co-Ordinator
- 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 & Safety:
The post-holder will implement the full range of promotion and management of their own and others health and safety and infection control as defined in the practice Health & Safety Policy, the practice Standard Operating Procedures, 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 (eg. 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 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, sterile and safe way, free from hazards. Initiation of remedial/corrective action where needed or escalation to responsible management
- Actively identifying, reporting and correction of 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
- Correct waste and instrument management including handling, segregation and container use
- Maintenance of sterile environments
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
A good attitude and positive action towards ED&I creates an environment where all individuals are able to achieve their full potential. Creating this environment is important for three reasons: it improves operational effectiveness, it is morally the right thing to do, and it is required by law.
Patients and their families have the right to be treated fairly and be routinely involved in decisions about their treatment and care. They can expect to be treated with dignity and respect and will not be discriminated against on any grounds including age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Patients have a responsibility to treat other patients and our staff with dignity and respect. Staff have the right to be treated fairly in recruitment and career progression. Staff at The Weobley and Staunton Surgeries can expect to work in an environment where diversity is valued and equality of opportunity is promoted. Staff will not be discriminated against on any grounds including age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Staff have a responsibility to ensure that you treat our patients and their colleagues with dignity and respect.
The post-holder will participate in any training programme implemented by the Practice as part of this employment, 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
- Attendance at the quarterly Protected Time Meetings
- Attendance at all Mandatory and Statutory training requirements as indicated by the Partners
- On arrival at the practice all personnel are to complete a practice induction programme; this is managed by the Practice Manager/Assistant Practice Manager
Quality & Continuous Improvement (CI)
The post-holder will strive to maintain quality within the Practice, and will:
- Alert other team members to issues of quality and risk
- Assess own performance and take accountability for own actions, either directly or under supervision
- Contribute to the effectiveness of the team by reflecting on own and team activities and making suggestions on ways to improve and enhance the teams performance
- Work effectively with individuals in other agencies to meet patients needs
- Effectively manage own time, workload and resources
The post-holder should recognize the importance of effective communication within the team and will strive to:
- Communicate effectively with other team members
- Communicate effectively with patients and carers
- Recognise peoples needs for alternative methods of communication and respond accordingly
Contribution to the Implementation of Services:
The post-holder will:
- Apply all Practice policies, standards and guidance
- Discuss with other members of the team how the policies, standards and guidelines will affect own work
- Participate in audit where appropriate
This Job Description is neither exhaustive nor exclusive and will be reviewed annually in conjunction with the post-holder at the annual appraisal. The post-holder is also required to carry out any duties that may reasonably be requested by the Partners.
Skills & Knowledge
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).