GP Assistant, SSP Health, Wigan

We are looking to recruit 3 full time GP Assistants to work within our practices in the Wigan Borough. General Practice Assistants (GPAs) form part of a multi-disciplinary team within primary care and support the clinicians in the smooth running of the surgery by handling routine administration and some basic clinical duties enabling the clinician to focus on the patient. Ultimately the aim is to improve the patient’s access/experience in practice.

• Supporting with both the review and the recall system for Long Term Condition reviews
• Supporting clinicians with undertaking basic clinical activity prior to planned clinics such as history taking, conducting urinalysis, performing phlebotomy, taking blood pressure readings, checking a pulse and possibly doing ECGs. (Training will be provided for any clinical activity that is required)
• Creating and maintaining personalised and patient centred care plans
• Tackling Health inequalities, promoting patient engagement and health promotion
• Sorting, prioritising and signposting incoming clinical correspondence, extracting required information and applying medical codes to patient records
• Summarising patient records, extracting required information and applying medical codes to digitised notes
• Arranging appropriate referrals both internally (to other clinicians or care coordinators/social prescribers/health and wellbeing coaches) or externally (to the hospital or community clinics), signposting patients, arranging tests and follow up appointments
• Quality improvement auditing and reporting
• Supporting clinicians with administrative tasks, input to the clinical computer system and assisting the clinician in a variety of clinics not limited to but including: immunisation and vaccination, smear, wound, coils and implants, minor surgery, joint injections.
• Stocking of clinical rooms
• Integral role in the infection control activity of the practice
• Vaccines, injectables, drug stock management
• Complete basic (non-opinion) forms and core elements of some forms for the GP to approve and sign (such as insurance forms, mortgage, benefits agency forms etc.)
• Help the GP liaise with external agencies (such as arranging admissions so the GP can continue with their consultations

For more information about this job vacancy please contact Julie Cheetham, Head of HR, Education & Training, SSP Health,, 07887475120.

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SSP Health, 120 Wigan Road, Ashton in Makerfield, Wigan, WN4 9SU (view map).

Closing date: 09/06/2023Job reference: GPA01Job type: PermanentStaff group: Administrative and ClericalJob location: WiganEmployer: SSP HealthSalary: £23464 - £25419 per annumSalary range: £20,000 - £30,000Other pay band: Other