Sleaford Medical Group
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Salaried GP: Sleaford Medical Group
Sleaford Medical Group is looking for a salaried GP to join our thriving multi-disciplinary team of clinicians to deliver an excellent standard of clinical care to our local population. We are a training practice, teaching medical students and GP Registrars in training.
We are a high achieving practice that is open to new ideas and ways of working. We are also a practice that understands the pressures of managing your work and home life; we are therefore open to the need for a more flexible working pattern and are keen to help the successful candidate develop their own interests, whatever they may be.
Main duties of the job
We are seeking a salaried GP for 9 sessions a week.
- A competitive sessional rate
- 30 patients per day plus visits
- 1 duty doctor day per week
- Blood results to be processed
- Prescriptions to be signed.
- NHS continuity of service
- 5 weeks annual leave plus bank holiday allowance
- 1 week of study leave allowance
- Comprehensive induction and mentoring
We have a list size of approximately 17,000 patients.We are a 3-GP partner practice that currently employs 2-salaried GPs, alongside a team of prescribing ANPs, minor illness nurses, paramedics, first contact physiotherapists, mental health practitioners, clinician associates and a PCC team who care for housebound and palliative patients.We also host out of hours urgent care in the evenings and the weekend.We are also supported by a brilliant team of managers, secretaries, receptionists and administrative staff who enable us to deliver effective patient care with patient access being our top priority.
Participation in an annual individual performance review, including taking responsibility for maintaining a record of own personal and/or professional development
Attending monthly protected learning time sessions (when scheduled to work on such days)
Maintain own GMC registration
Comply at all times with the practices health and safety policies, in particular by following agreed safe working procedures and reporting incidents using the organisations incident reporting system
Comply with GDPR and the Access to Health Records Act (1990)
Understand and adhere to other statutory regulations that are required of the practice
Maintain confidential information obtained in the course of professional duties and records in line with practice and professional requirements
Undertake additional duties as may from time to time be necessary
Undertake any training required in order to maintain competency, including mandatory training (e.g. fire, manual handling, CPR)
In accordance with the practice timetable, as agreed, the post-holder will make him/her-self 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
Make professional, autonomous decisions in relation to presenting problems, whether self-referred or referred from other health care workers within the organisation
Assess the health care needs of patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems
Screen patients for disease risk factors and early signs of illness
In consultation with patients and in line with current practice disease management protocols, develop care plans for health
Provide counselling and health education
Admit or discharge patients to and from the caseload and refer to other care providers as appropriate
Record clear and contemporaneous consultation notes to agreed standards
Collect data for audit purposes
Compile and issue computer-generated acute and repeat prescriptions (avoiding hand-written prescriptions whenever possible)
Prescribe in accordance with the practices/Bostons 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.
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
Take part in weekly management/partnership meetings
Ensure effective communication within the practice team
Contribute to the development of the practice team in accordance with practice objectives
Assist in the development and implementation of practice clinical guidelines
Contribute to the practices achievement of its quality targets to sustain the high standards of patient care and service delivery
Participate in the formulation and delivery of standards and protocols, carry out audit/evaluation of programmes of care or services and report to the practice manager and GP partners as appropriate
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
Contribute to evaluation/audit and clinical standard setting within the organisation
Contribute to the summarising of patient records and Read coding patient data
Attend training and events organised by the practice or other agencies, where appropriate.
Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:
Qualifications and Registrations
This position requires the candidate to possess:
MB ChB/MBBS or equivalent
Vocational training evidence
Full registration with GMC
Inclusion on performers list
Full membership of medical indemnity organisation
Flexible approach to working hours
Reliable, punctual and committed to work
It would be desirable for a candidate to:
Possess post graduate qualifications
This position requires the candidate to demonstrate:
Completion of VTS
Working on own initiative and as part of at team
Understanding of the broad remit of general practice
It would be desirable for a candidate to possess experience of the following:
Additional experience in area of sub-specialisation
The ideal candidate would possess and demonstrate the following:
Excellent and up to date clinical knowledge and diagnostic skills
Effective communication and listening skills with patients and professional colleagues
Demonstrate initiative, working without direct supervision
Competent IT skills
A demonstrable commitment to professional development
It would be desirable for a candidate to possess experience of the following:
Knowledge of Systm One software
- Demonstrates innovative solutions to healthcare delivery
- Demonstrates knowledge of local and national contracting arrangements
- Commitment to training at postgraduate level
The post holder would be expected to be able to possess/demonstrate the following:
- An understanding, acceptance and adherence to the need for strict confidentiality
- Relevant Immunisations
- DBS clearance
- Flexibility of working hours/able to work at desired times
Possess a full UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle for provision of home visits
Training and qualifications (to be provided or organised by the practice)
Basic Life Support
Training in practical Procedures
Training in administrative procedures
Induction/Health & Safety/Fire Awareness
To assist in the maintenance of clinical standards and to share in the efficient running of the service.
To be aware of the political and social issues which affect the delivery of health care.
To maintain accurate patient records for users of the service, using the designated software system for the practice.
To be aware of responsibilities under GDPR and Caldicott principles.
To ensure effective communication with colleagues and the wider health care community as appropriate when referring a patient.
Working with interpreters (link workers) for non-English speaking patients.
Assess individual communication needs and understanding for informed consent.
- Education, Training & Research
Contribute to data gathering as needed for QOF, enhanced services and KPI targets.
To take responsibility for own professional development undertaking training for specific clinical tasks.
Participate in research programmes as appropriate.
Participate in the development and implementation of standards and audit activities.
The responsibilities of the post will be the subject of ongoing review between the post holder and line manager. The post holder may be required to undertake other duties to meet the needs of this developing service.
- The post holder will be required to work flexibly, which may include additional hours to cover holidays and sickness.
- To adhere to organisational policies
- To ensure confidentiality at all times, only releasing confidential information obtained during the course of employment to those acting in an official capacity in accordance with policies and Caldicott guidelines.
- Attend all mandatory training courses and the updates and any study days as appropriate to the post.
- To carry out other duties commensurate with the grade as directed.
- Attend meetings as requested by the practice leads.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and the general public.
- Maintaining regular consistent and professional attendance, punctuality, personal appearance and adherence to relevant health and safety/environmental procedures.
- To have a good understanding of company policies and procedures as laid out in SMGs employee handbook.
Equality and Diversity
The post holder will support the equality, diversity and rights of patients, Carers and colleagues.
- You have a responsibility to follow the principles of Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults and Children in accordance with Practice policy.
Job Description Agreement
This job description is intended to provide an outline of the key tasks and responsibilities only.
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).