Salaried GP, Saddleworth Medical Practice, Oldham

Saddleworth Medical Practice have an opportunity for a salaried GP to join our supportive, forward-thinking, well-established team.

About the practice
• Practice population: 14,000
• Semi-rural location
• Team: 5 Partners, 3 Salaried GPs, 2 Pharmacists, 2 Community Matrons, 5 Practice Nurses, 3 HCA, 20 Admin
• Clinical system: EMIS
• Training / Teaching practice
• CQC Rated – Good
• High QOF achievement
• Active member of our Primary Care Network
About the role
• 8 sessions per week (flexible)
• Permanent salaried position
• Competitive rate of pay
• protected learning time
• in-practice mentor
• MDDUS fees paid by practice
• Informal viewing of the practice welcome by prior arrangement.

1. Main purpose of the role:
To support the GP partners, to manage a busy and interesting clinical caseload. The appointee will also have the opportunity to take part in leading on key disease areas (monitoring trends in treatment, staff training and prescribing) and assist in developing appropriate healthcare services, (practice-based commissioning, patient participation and health promotion. This is a PMS Training Practice).

2. 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 rapid assessment, telephone & video consultations, face to face consultations and emergencies and queries, visiting patients at home, checking and signing repeat prescriptions and dealing with queries, patient test results, patient medical reports and examinations (e.g. Insurance Companies) on behalf of the Practice, referral letters NHS/private, paperwork 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;
• Recording clear and contemporaneous I.T. based 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 locally agreed or national guidelines.
• In general the post-holder will be expected to undertake all the normal duties and responsibilities associated with a GP working within primary care.

3. Other responsibilities with the Practice:
• Assisting with training of doctors and nurses;
• Awareness of and compliance with all relevant practice policies/guidelines, e.g. prescribing, confidentiality, data protection, health and safety, annual QOF Assessment of the Practice.
• 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;
• Attending training, Practice Meetings and events organised by the practice or other agencies, where appropriate.
• Meet all tight timescales/deadlines for audits and written returns to ensure that the Practice meets quality standards and receives the designated funding (e.g. Enhanced Services, QOF IIF, etc.)

For more information regarding this vacancy please contact Victoria Howard, Saddleworth Medical Practice,, 01457 872228.

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Closing date: 30/08/2022Job reference: A5333-22-7658Job type: PermanentStaff group: Medical & DentalJob location: OldhamEmployer: Saddleworth Medical PracticeSalary: Depending on experienceOther pay band: Other