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General Practitioner - GP

Employer
NHS England Apprenticeships
Location
Rothwell
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
1 Jun 2022

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Job summary

We are looking to recruit a committed Salaried GP to join our excellent team and help us grow our list size. Are you interested in working for a friendly and enthusiastic practice, full or part time?

We are forward thinking and ready to accept the challenges we face in the future and we pull together as a team and help each other out when we are busy. We are a well-established partner owned practice that cares for a diverse population of 10,500 patients across 2 sites and we have been rated as "Good" in all areas of the CQC.

We also are a GP Training practice and host FY2 Doctors in training and medical/nursing undergraduates. We have also been awarded a National Gold Standards Framework Award in recognition of our work with palliative patients. We have a skilled and experienced team of clinical staff and have excellent support from our management and admin teams. The practice has a strong working relationship our community nursing team and pharmacy support services.

Main duties of the job

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 our patients.

In accordance with our practice rota, as agreed the post holder will make themselves available to undertake a variety of duties: including clinical audits, F2F surgery consultations, a triage system, use of AccuRx, video & telephone consultations, home visits, checking/signing repeat prescriptions and issuing acute scripts. They will deal with paperwork and correspondence in a timely manner.

We have a strong culture of training, teaching/staff development and will actively support and encourage development in any areas of special interest. We are seeking a caring and committed doctor who is able to demonstrate high standards of clinical care and is willing to work as part of a highly motivated team.

About us

The benefits of working at the practice will include a competitive salary, BMA contract, indemnity fees, NHS pension and protected PDP sessions. The practice provides a supportive environment and we are keen to embrace new ways of working.

We are a partner owned premises and fully computerised and paper light using SystmOne. We work closely with our colleagues within the Central PCN network and we welcome applications form newly qualified or experienced GP's.

Informal visits are welcome.

If you are interesting in joining us or would like more information then please email: secretary.rosegarth@nhs.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job Summary

The post holder will manager 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 F2F & Tel 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 Practice

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.

Other responsibilities within the practice:

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 practice

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:

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 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 & safety policy, the practice health & 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.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • * Be qualified as a General Practitioner
  • * DBS clearance.
  • * A medical practitioner whose name is included in the General
  • * Practitioner register and not subject to a suspension.
  • * Currently on the performers list and not suspended from that list of
  • the medical register.
  • * Have had an annual NHS appraisal.
  • * Good time management skills, punctual and able to manage and
  • prioritise workload.


Desirable

  • * Evidence of further postgraduate educational activities in relevant
  • fields.
  • * A good understanding of GMS contract requirements and
  • operations of QOF and enhanced services.
  • * Familiar with SystmOne.
  • * Ability to contribute effectively to team meetings
  • * Experience and interest in medical education within a primary care
  • setting.


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.

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

Rosegarth Surgery

Address

Rothwell Mount

Halifax

West Yorkshire

HX1 2HB

Employer's website

https://www.rosegarthsurgery.co.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)

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