Jobs - GP Partner / Salaried GP

Queens Park Group Surgery

Queens Park Group Surgery are looking to recruit a GP Partner / Salaried GP.

The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic and flexible team player with the drive to develop specialist interests which will complement the Practice vision, and the ambition to take the partnership further. Eligibility to work in the UK, full GMC registration, MRCGP, placement on the Medical Performers List and membership of a recognised medical indemnity organisation are essential conditions of employment.

Job Summary

As a key member of the clinical team you will provide primary healthcare services to patients in all clinical settings in addition to actively participating in practice development activities including clinical and staff meetings, audits and relevant CPD. You will take a role in the development of the practice. In addition, you will be expected to participate in the practice’s activities relating to its function as a training practice.

Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical – The Doctor will:

  • Make professionally autonomous decisions in relation to presenting problems, whether self referred or referred internally within the organisation.
  • Receive patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems and make assessments of their health care needs.
  • Screen patients for disease risk factors and early signs of illness.
  • Develop a care plan for health with the patient.
  • Provide advice and health education.
  • Admit and discharge patients to and from caseload respectively and refer them to other care providers internally or externally as appropriate.
  • Comply with relevant practice policies / guidelines, e.g., in relation to child protection, confidentiality issues etc. as detailed in the practice policies and procedures.
  • Be committed to lifelong learning, audit and effectiveness to ensure evidence based best possible practice.

Organisational – The Doctor will:

  • Consult with patients in surgery and at home visits as set out in an agreed schedule.
  • Participate in on-call duties, telephone consultations, answering patient queries, check and sign repeat prescriptions and deal with queries, test results, paperwork, and correspondence in a timely fashion.
  • Contribute to the evaluation, audit and clinical standard setting with colleagues in the organisation.
  • Discuss with other members of the team how the policies, standards and guidelines can be developed.
  • Record data in patient record systems to agreed standards within the organisation’s clinical system.
  • Help meet targets set by the government for specific treatments, e.g., child immunisations, Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF).
  • Manage resources to service the targets as effectively as possible.
  • Support the specialist clinics for specific conditions or for certain groups, e.g.  new babies, within practice.
  • Keep up to date with medical developments, new drugs, treatments and medications, including complementary medicine.
  • Complete medical reports and non NHS work.
  • Maintain a portfolio of continuing professional development (CPD) activities working towards Revalidation.

If you are keen to expand your career portfolio and specialise in a certain area we would be supportive and consider whether this would be of benefit to our practice development plans. Similarly, an interest in areas such as IT, medical education, or training is very welcome.

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. You will be expected to adhere to this.

In the performance of the duties outlined in this Job Description, you may have access to confidential information relating to patients and their carers, Practice staff and other healthcare workers. You 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.

Quality

You will be expected to 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 team’s performance;
  • Work effectively with individuals in other agencies to meet patient’s needs; and
  • Effectively manage own time, workload and resources

Communication

You will be required to recognise the importance of effective communication within the team and will strive to:

  • Communicate effectively with other team members;
  • Communicate effectively with patients and carers; and
  • Recognise people’s needs for alternative methods of communication and respond accordingly

Hours of Work

Your working hours will be conducted in accordance with an agreed rota following clarification of the sessions to be worked. You will be expected to be flexible with regards to the agreed schedule of hours stated in the rota in order to ensure business continuity as and when the business needs indicate. It is anticipated that this will happen by exception and in such circumstances an agreed minimum notice period will be exercised.

Each GP Partner / Salaried GP undertakes a share of early and late clinics, including extended hours either early or late. This will only be expected if this falls on the days that the GP Partner / Salaried GP is required to work. (Apart from extenuating circumstances). All Partners / Salaried GPs will be expected to participate in on call duties.

Leave Entitlement

A Partner takes 6 weeks (pro rata for part time) (1st January – 31st December), plus 1 week study leave. This includes your time for personal continuing development.  You will be expected to attend educational and training activities provided by the Practice or external agencies as part of your CPD commitment.  Other terms of work are in the Partnership Agreement (If appointed as a Partner)

NHS Pension

You are invited to join, or continue membership within the NHS Pensions Scheme.

Practice Information

Details of the practice accounts and partnership agreement will be shared with the shortlisted candidates prior to second interview for a Partnership role.

If you are interested in this position or would like further information, please contact our Practice & Business Manager, Jen Gough. Via email: [email protected]  or via telephone: 01234 351661/213300

See separate attachment: Person Specification – GP Partner / Salaried GP – April 2022

Office Closed, but LMC Open for Business as Usual

Following the Government’s enforced restrictions as of 24th March, the LMC Office is now closed.  We continue to operate ‘business as usual’ remotely so please contact us in the normal way. All meetings, training and events are now being delivered virtually.:

Tel: 01438 880010

Email: [email protected]

Please remember the Office team are here to support you with general and COVID-19 related enquiries. 

In addition, our Pastoral Care Team are available to provide one to one confidential support to GPs facing personal and professional difficulties, especially in this period of heightened pressure and stress.  Your physical and mental wellbeing is of utmost importance to us.  For a confidential chat, please call on 01438 880010 and you will referred to our Pastoral Care Lead.