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General Practitioner - BATUK, Kenya

Job Reference: J221-A-20-17546

Ministry of Defence (Defence Medical Services)
Medical Centre, British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK), Nanyuki, Kenya
£70,794 - £84,103 per annum

Ministry of Defence - Defence Medical Services

A great opportunity has arisen to work in a UK style practice in an overseas setting, engaging with local healthcare providers where necessary, as well as the ability to reach back to NHS care where required.

This exciting and unique opportunity is for a General Practitioner to take up a post at the Medical Centre at British Army Training Unit Kenya (BATUK) in Nanyuki, Kenya to work within Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC).

The role of DPHC is to provide a safe, effective and efficient healthcare service for entitled personnel contributing to the maximisation of Service personnel fit for task. This is achieved through the provision of an occupationally-aware primary healthcare service which includes dental, rehabilitation and mental healthcare services.

The purpose of this role is to provide primary and occupational healthcare, ensuring the provision of a comprehensive and professional service for entitled personnel (military, civilian, dependents and children). This will be done by providing a positive caring environment, in which patients can expect a high-quality professional service.

As a successful candidate your duties could include but will not be limited to:

• Providing general healthcare to all registered patients during normal practice hours.

• Maximising the levels of health, wellbeing and employability of Service personnel to ensure the needs of the single Services are met.

• Appropriately supervise the management of communicable diseases, including monitoring and reporting through single Service chains.

• Providing primary care emergency treatment to any patient who may require this within the Establishment.

• Participate fully in any practice out of hours rota which includes responsibility for out of hours Pre-Hospital Emergency Care alongside the traditional primary care role. This is a requirement of the post and consists of a 1:3 – 1:2 rota to the entitled local Population at Risk (PAR).

Interviews will be held at DMS Whittington, Lichfield on the 19th February 2020 and travel to interview costs will not be reimbursed.

This position is available in July 2020.

Essential Qualifications and Memberships

  • Current GMC registration: on GP register and with a licence to practise.
  • Doctors will provide Certificate of Prescribed Equivalent Experience or Statement of Acquired Rights (now known as CCT) from the Joint Committee in Post Graduate Training in General Practice (JCPGT(GP)).
  • To hold this certificate they will also have to hold a Post Graduate Training Certificate in General Practice and a Certificate of General Practice Vocational Training (GPVT). Doctors need all above to be registered on GMC as GP.

Desirable Qualifications/experience/skills

  • Pre-Hospital Emergency Care (PHEC)
  • Battlefield Advanced Trauma Life Support (BATLS)
  • Defence Medical Information Capability Programme (DMICP) or Egton Medical Information Systems (EMIS)
  • Tropical medicine
  • Knowledge of military occupational medicine

Selection Process Details

The selection at sift stage will be based on your CV. Please ensure you demonstrate that you have the required skills, qualifications and memberships in your CV. At interview, you will be tested against the following Behaviours:


Communicating and Influencing

Marking Effective Decisions

Managing a Quality Service

Changing and Improving

Working Together

Further Information

As this position is based outside of the United Kingdom there are additional factors that you as the candidate need to be aware of. For details of these please see the Further Information - Kenya document attached to this advert.

Please be aware that if you are found successful you will be asked to provide evidence of your immunity to Hepatitis B.

Successful candidate must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

All employees joining the Ministry of Defence who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a 6-month probation period (unless otherwise advised).

This post offers full relocation expenses to the successful candidate.

Please note that the Job Description is currently under review and may be subject to change.

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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 applying from overseas.

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