Salaried GP

Job Details

Job summary

Combs Ford is an inclusive, friendly, flexible, forward-thinking, multi-disciplinary primary care team.

Combs Ford cares for 10,000 patients, working as part of Suffolk Primary Care, based in Stowmarket, Suffolk. We have easy access to the A14, near the beautiful town of Bury St Edmunds, surrounded by lovely countryside and not far from the Suffolk coast.

We offer:

Great Salary

NHS Pension

6-weeks Annual Leave + bank holidays (FTE)

1-weeks Study Leave (FTE)

Medical Defence top up fees paid

Regular Support and Mentoring

Salary Sacrifice Electric Car Scheme

Strong emphasis on Education

Eye Care Vouchers

And we are Research Active

We employ both a diverse workforce and clinical skill mix. We are member of East Suffolk Primary Care Network, providing primary care services to more than 150,000 patients.

Suffolk Primary Care

SPC is an innovative partnership of GP Surgeries in Suffolk covering 130,000 patients. We share resources and work together to ensure patients continue to receive high-quality health care.

The selection process for this role will include a minimum of 2 people at the interview.

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 with likeminded Suffolk GP surgeries covering 130,000 patients.

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

Suffolk Primary Care is committed to a policy of equal opportunities in employment. Applicants will ideally be fully vaccinated against Covid.

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 children’s 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

  • 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

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

Experience

Essential

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

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

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

Combs Ford Surgery

Combs Lane

Stowmarket

Suffolk

IP14 2SY

Employer’s website

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

Attachment: Job-Description-Salaried-GP-Combs-Ford-Surgery.pdf

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