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General Practitioner

West London NHS Trust
£70,000 to £100,000 a year Plus London Weighting of £2162
Closing date
10 Aug 2022

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We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced GP to provide cover for maternity leave. The role of General Practitioner within West London Forensic Services provides an exciting opportunity to be part of an outstanding forensic service and to provide integrated mental and physical health care.

The role is responsible for providing routine and urgent support to the inpatients detained within the service who present with a range of complex physical health needs.

The GP is part of a motivated group of staff who work within primary healthcare who work collaboratively to manage chronic physical health conditions in conjunction with the Responsible Clinicians and ward multidisciplinary teams.

The team is actively involved in quality improvement and has specifically been looking at interfaces with the acute hospitals seeking to improve referrals and communication to ensure equivalence of care for our population and to reduce inequalities.

Salary Range- £70,000.00 - £100,000.00 per annum pro rata.

Interviews on 5th August- In person or via MS teams

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will hold clinics within primary health care where they review the management of chronic physical health conditions. There will interface with secondary care and work collaboratively with inpatient teams.

The GPs ensure appropriate bloods tests and investigations are ordered and review the results of these, along with providing advice for results that have been sent to the ward teams. A shared care approach is taken between PHC and the wards.

The management of chronic disorders will involve joint working with the practice nurse, physiotherapist, speech and language therapist, dietician and visiting consultant specialists.

About us

West London NHS Trust is one of the most diverse providers of mental health, community and social care in the UK.

Our 3,982 staff care for people in hospital and in the community, helping them to recover and go on to lead full and productive lives. We aim to be the best organisation of our kind in the country.

We provide care and treatment for more than 800,000 people living in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham and Hounslow, delivering services in the community (at home, in GP surgeries and care homes), hospital, specialist clinics and forensic (secure) units.

We'rerated good overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Together, we're committed to promoting hope and wellbeing, working with patients, service users, carers, families and partners across the communities we serve.

We are keen to ensure that our workforce reflects the community it serves, particularly in terms of ethnicity, gender, disability, LGBTQ+ and experience of mental illness.

Job description Job responsibilities

  • Dealing with patient physical health care complaints, including initial admission meeting with patients to discuss issues.
  • To contribute to improving the patients experience of care at the Health Centre.
  • Attending and participating in Clinical Improvement Group meetings and other appropriate meetings as identified.
  • Engagement with projects such as the weight management CQUIN
  • Ensure continued personal development and updating of skills and knowledge to carry out the role and support the development of the practice.
  • To use audit as a means of benchmarking current service and as means of identifying potential service developments.
  • To be involved in quality improvement projects.
  • Excellent communication skills within the hospital and with external agencies.
  • Responsible for policy implementation and development for the service.
  • To undertake any other duties as appropriate to the nature of the post.
  • To have in place, and overview systems, to monitor and review healthcare and patient outcomes.
  • To lead on preventative programmes promoting good physical health.
  • To work with Responsible Clinicians and MDTs in ensuring patient physical healthcare needs are identified and appropriate sign posting is in place to address such needs.
  • To work with Clinical Director and Clinical Leads in promoting recovery and a physical healthcare well-being strategy.
  • To undertake Breakaway training.

Please see full job description attached.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
  • General Practitioner who holds a Certificate of Completion of Training
  • Alcohol and substance misuse training
Eligibility Essential
  • Fully registered with the GMC with a licence to practice at the time of appointment
  • Listed on the GMC GP Register and the National Performers List.
  • Good standing with GMC with respect to warning and conditions on practice
  • Approved under S12
Clinical knowledge Essential
  • Knowledge of national and local agendas in respect of Primary Care
  • Experience of multidisciplinary working
  • Experience of delivering QOF and Enhanced Services.
  • Experience of service redesign
Academic skills and lifelong learning Essential
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Participated in continuous professional development
  • Has actively participated in clinical audit and quality improvement programmes
  • Mobile and able to travel to Trust sites
  • Good team player who is able to support, value and respect other members of the team.
  • Familiarity with electronic record systems e.g Rio and EMIS
  • Participated in research or service evaluation
  • Evidence of achievement in education, research, audit or service improvement e.g. prizes or awards
Personal skills and attributes Essential
  • Good team player who is able to support, value and respect other members of the team.
  • Self-motivated and able to work autonomously.
  • Willingness to learn new skills and to problem-solve on a daily basis.
  • Good time management; being able to prioritise work and work under pressure.

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