General Practitioner

Employer
St James Medical Centre - Taunton
Location
Taunton, Somerset
Salary
Profit share Partner in ratio to sessions. Above average WTE earnings
Closing date
20 Jul 2021

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Hours
Full Time
Function
Partner, GP
Sector
NHS, Primary Care
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Job Details

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Management of a defined ‘usual’ doctor patient list plus fair share for absent GPs –

Patient consultations , referrals, prescriptions, test results, workflow, visits, trays , messages, liaison with clinical and non-clinical personnel

Contributes to Practice Development

Contributes to the business aspects of the Practice – finance, systems, processes, HR, Estates, IT, governance, regulatory, investment decisions , supervision, links with Primary Care Network

CLINICAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • In accordance with the practice timetable, as agreed, the post-holder will make him/her-self 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, referrals and correspondence in a timely manner.
  • 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.
  • In consultation with patients and in line with current practice disease management protocols, developing care plans for health.
  • 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.
  • Ensuring that all work carried out which carries a private fee is properly recouped and accounted for; e.g. Medical Reports, Insurance reports, private letters to 3rd Parties etc.
  • In general, the post-holder will be expected to undertake all the normal duties and responsibilities associated with a GP working within primary care

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