Salaried General Practitioner
Posted on Jan 24, 2019 by Anonymous
The appointed General Practitioner will hold full registration with the GMC with a Licence to Practise, adhering to the professional standards as set out by the General Medical Council. Working within a well-established, innovative team, striving for excellence. Delivering primary care that includes, but is not exclusive to, a full range of NHS primary and urgent care services, including GP surgeries, walk-in centres and mobile medical units. Assisting in a team of highly skilled staff consisting of Mental Health Practitioners, Midwives, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacist Prescribers and Specialists Practice Nurses. This role is also supported by a dynamic non-clinical staffing team including Practice Managers, Assistant Managers, Admin Leads and trained Admin/Care Navigators.
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Clinical Activities / Patient Contact Activities / Consultations:
a) The General Practitioner will conduct consultations with patients in a variety of ways:
• Face to face consultations - Either in the surgery or in the patient's home.
• Telephone consultations
• Electronic consultations - including live video/web consultations
b) The General Practitioner will be expected to see both registered patients, and unregistered patients, as determined by the policy of the site.
c) The General Practitioner will be expected to manage patients presenting with acute illnesses (including medical emergencies) and chronic illnesses, as far as would be expected of a general
d) The General Practitioner is expected to request appropriate tests and investigations on patients, and to take responsibility for following up the results.
e) The General Practitioner will be expected to make appropriate referrals for patients, both in emergency situations, and non-emergency situations.
f) The General Practitioner will be expected to keep complete, contemporaneous records.
g) The General Practitioner will be expected to be familiar with READ Coding and to use appropriate codes in record-keeping.
h) The General Practitioner will be required to complete post-natal care and baby checks.
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention:
a) The General Practitioner will be expected to promote national and local screening programmes to patients, and to be involved in the screening process wherever possible.
b) The General Practitioner will manage patients with chronic diseases, in line with current guidelines. This includes arranging appropriate tests and investigations, managing medication, and arranging appropriate follow up.
c) The General Practitioner will follow local and national recommendations regarding prescribing and will ensure that their prescribing is appropriate and cost-effective.
a) All administrative activities will be co-ordinated by the administrative team, working under the guidance of the Practice Manager. The General Practitioner will be allocated appropriate time to complete these activities, and will be expected to complete all activities as described below:
• Incoming letters and results as per the local protocol.
• Check and sign repeat prescriptions,
• Medical reports.
a) The General Practitioner will be expected to work with the Practice Manager and Clinical Lead in order to achieve the targets within the following frameworks:
• Quality and Outcomes Framework
• Prescribing Targets
• Public Health Targets
• Key Performance Indicators
b) The General Practitioner, under the direction of the Practice Manager and Clinical Lead, will be asked to take on responsibility for specific targets within these frameworks.
c) The General Practitioner is required to be actively involved in supporting and monitoring Primary Care Targets.
Education and Practice Development:
a) The General Practitioner is expected to maintain their own education at the level required to work as a General Practitioner and complete all mandatory Training up to date.
b) The General Practitioner is expected to attend weekly clinical meetings in their site.
c) The General Practitioner is expected to plan and utilise their Continuing Professional Development time in an appropriate manner, and to ensure that their usage of Continuing Professional Development time is planned jointly with the Clinical Lead GP.
d) The General Practitioner is expected to stay up to date in mandatory aspects of training.
e) The General Practitioner is expected to make themselves aware of relevant professional guidelines and follow those guidelines in practice.
f) The General Practitioner should ensure that they are aware of updates to professional guidelines
g) The General Practitioner is expected to complete an annual NHS Appraisal as well as an annual DMC Appraisal.
a) The General Practitioner is expected to participate in clinical governance at the site.
b) The General Practitioner will take a proactive approach to reporting significant events and critical incidents. The General Practitioner will use the systems set up by DMC Healthcare for this purpose.
c) The General Practitioner will participate in a programme of clinical audit, based at the site. This programme will be co-ordinated by the Clinical Lead GP.
d) The General Practitioner will be expected to follow the DMC Health and Safety Policy.
e) The General Practitioner will always be expected to maintain appropriate professional indemnity cover.
Job title: Salaried General Practitioner
Reports to: Practice Manager
Accountable to: Primary Care Manager, Directors & Clinical Lead.
This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties, but merely to highlight the current main responsibilities of the post. It may be reviewed from time to time in agreement with the post holder and the other members of the post holder's line management team.
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