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Higham Ferrers Surgery

Higham Ferrers Surgery

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General Practitioner

We are looking for an enthusiastic member of staff to join our team.

Our team has developed an innovative model of sustainable General Practice to provide the best possible quality of care. We have a dynamic management, administrative, nursing team and a clinical pharmacist all working to free up valuable time for GPs to work at 'GP consultant' level.

Our clinical and administrative team are dedicated to protecting NHS resources while providing outstanding care for our community.

Clinical responsibilities:
•In accordance with the practice timetable, as agreed, the post-holder will make themselves 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
•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
•Developing care plans for health in consultation with patients and in line with current practice disease management protocols
•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) 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
•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 development of computer-based patient records
•Contributing to the summarising of patient records and read-coding patient data
•Attending training and events organised by the practice or other agencies, where appropriate.

Salary
£10,000 a session
8 session a week

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