Salaried GP

Job Details

Suffolk Primary Care

The closing date is 12 November 2023

Job summary

Salaried GP – Stowhealth, Stowmarket, Suffolk

Ideally 4-6 sessions per week

Are you a mid-career GP seeking a forward, looking innovative practice?

Are you a retired GP looking to get back into general practice?

Are you a newly qualified GP looking to a well-supported first substantive role?

If the answer to any of these is ‘yes’, we could be just the practice you are looking for.

We are a friendly, innovative and exciting GP practice which prides itself on outstanding patient care, excellent patient access and good systems to support our clinicians.

We have an open-door ethos, a relaxed working environment and endeavour to support our team to work in a fulfilling, flexible manner.

We care for over 22,000 patients in the beautiful mid-Suffolk area, with good access to the Suffolk coast, historic Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge & London (1 hour by train).

We have a fantastically diverse clinical team withnurses, physician associates, ACPs, ANPs,paramedics, HCAsandpharmacists.

Together, we deliver same day access care, award-winning long term condition care and health promotion activities. Our approach was included as a case study in the recent GP Access Recovery plan.

We were recently rated Good overall by the CQC with Outstandingfor the Well-Led domain. We achieve maximum QOF points and are a training practice for GP Registrars, FY2 Doctors and PA students.

The interviews will be with a minimum of 2 people.

Main duties of the job

  • As agreed in co-operative practice with colleagues, the post-holder will make themselves available to undertake a variety of duties including surgery consultations, telephone/video consultations and queries, visiting patients at home, On Call, checking and signing repeat prescriptions and dealing with queries, paperwork and correspondence in a timely fashion. To include the designated share of workflow and pathology reports.
  • 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
  • Engaging with activities such as the QOF, LES/DES and other additional work essential for providing a full service for patients

About us

SPC is an innovative partnership of Suffolk GP surgeries.

Doctors and practice staff share resources and work together to ensure patients continue to receive high quality healthcare.

Suffolk Primary Care is committed to undertaking high quality clinical researchwithall our practicesbeingresearch active. Whilst SPC has a small dedicated research team we encourage GPs to undertake Good ClinicalPracticeTraining andwelcome participation in research studies.

Benefits of working for SPC include:

NHS Pension Scheme

The NHS Pension Scheme is a defined benefits scheme

Life insurance

Family benefits including an adult dependents pension and childrens pension

Ill health benefits

20% employer contribution

Electric Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme

No deposit

No credit check

Fully comprehensive insurance

Servicing and tyres

Breakdown cover

Up to £2,000 contribution from SPC subject to conditions

Proper Pay & Cost of Living Benefits

Living Wage Foundation Accredited

GP Remote Working

Eye Care Vouchers Health Service Discounts

Annual Leave – Minimum 33 days including bank holidays FTE with enhancements for long service

Enhanced Maternity & Paternity terms

High street discounts through our own online portal

Technology and Homewares Salary Sacrifice schemes with Currys and John Lewis

Cycle to Work Salary Sacrifice Scheme

Gym Salary Sacrifice Scheme

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:

  • As agreed in co-operative practice with colleagues, the post-holder will make themselves available to undertake a variety of duties including surgery consultations, telephone/video consultations and queries, visiting patients at home, On Call, checking and signing repeat prescriptions and dealing with queries, paperwork and correspondence in a timely fashion. To include the designated share of workflow and pathology reports.
  • 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
  • Engaging with activities such as the QOF, LES/DES and other additional work essential for providing a full service for patients
  • 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 (avoiding hand-written prescriptions whenever possible)
  • Prescribing in accordance with the practice prescribing formulary (or generically) and the CCG 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 organisation:

  • Awareness of and compliance with all relevant practice policies/guidelines, e.g. prescribing, confidentiality, data protection, health and safety, CQC
  • 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 housekeeping and updating of computer-based patient records.
  • To comply with the Practice IT policy
  • Contributing to read-coding patient data

Attending training and events organised by the practice or other agencies, where appropriate

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • A GMC-registered General Practitioner. Have experience or be comfortable working in a digital environment, and be open to learning new computer systems

Experience

Essential

  • Adaptable, competent and motivated about caring for patients An excellent communicator with a positive attitude

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

Suffolk Primary Care

Address

Stowhealth

Violet Hill Road

Stowmarket

Suffolk

IP14 1NL

Employer’s website

http://suffolkprimarycare.uk

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