This post requires the post holder to undertake all the normal duties and responsibilities of a GP working in primary care. At the higher salary scales the post holder will be expected to display the leadership, mentoring and management skills of a senior experienced GP. An appointment to the training role carries an expectation that the post holder will fully participate in the RPC Training & Education group and deliver training to medical students, F2s and GPSTRs as well as shaping and implementing a pan organisational training and education programme. All GPs working at Royal Primary Care are substantive employees. This job description acts as a guideline to the responsibilities of the post holder and will be reviewed and amended to meet changing professional and service needs
- Effectively and safely manage a mixed clinic of patients, in a medically appropriate way (clinics are constructed such that 16 patients are seen in the morning and 16 in the afternoon with time protected for result filing and general admin activity).
- Participate in the on-call/duty clinician rota which involves a mix of telephone triage, acute appointments and managing the home visit demand including allocation of home visits in an appropriate manner across the available clinical team. The duty clinician is also the first point of contact for clinical queries from the ANPs, SMHPs and Pharmacists.To provide home visits for patients as part of their clinical day along with their clinical colleagues.
- Make autonomous and professional decisions in relation to presenting problems, whether referred from other health care workers within the organisation or self-referred.
- Assess the health care needs of patients with undiagnosed problems.
- Screen patients for disease risk factors and early signs of illness.
- In consultation with patients and in line with current protocols, develop care plans for health.
- Provide counselling and health education.
- Admit or discharge patients to and from the caseload and referring to other care providers as appropriate.
- Appropriate time keeping and providing support for colleagues who may be running late.
- Required to participate in mid-morning clinical meeting as a vital team contact point.
- Cover pro rata an appropriate number of long days and participate in the extended access rota until this becomes a PCN activity.
- Collect data for audit purposes and complying with QOF requirements.
- Deliver enhanced services.
- Participate in promoting and advancing Royal Primary Care.
- Undertake all the normal duties and responsibilities associated with a GP working within primary care.