Extended Access GP with special interest in paediatrics

 

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Role: Extended Access GP with special interest in paediatrics
Organisation: Haringey GP Federation 
Location: Hub sites at Somerset Gardens and Lawrence House GP Practices in East Haringey 
Remuneration: £100 per hour
Report to: Josh Cobbson (Extended Access Service Manager)
Clinically Responsible to: Dr Shakil Alam (Extended Access Service Clinical Lead)
Deadline for applications: 10th January 5pm
 

This is an exciting new role to work with our Extended Access service delivered from GP Practice sites across the borough, in evenings and weekends. This role will focus on providing face to face care for both children under 6 in the East of Haringey, but will also involve care for the whole population where appropriate. The role will provide an excellent standard of clinical care, with paediatric expertise. The contract is offered either as a locum or as a salaried GP.

The Haringey GP Federation has a culture of training and development and this role will be provided with paediatric training from North Middlesex, invited to Federation educational events and will be funded to attend Extended Hub clinical meetings.

Please see the Job Description for more detail on the role.

To apply for this role, please send a CV and covering letter setting out your suitability for the role to sarah.barron2@nhs.net by 5pm on 10th January 2022.

For more information or an informal discussion, please contact Sarah Barron, Programme Manager on sarah.barron2@nhs.net or 07833 464634.

 

Job Description & Person Specification

Job Title Hub GP with special interest in paediatrics
Accountable to (Clinically) Dr Shakil Alam (Extended Access Service Clinical Lead)
Accountable to (Management) Josh Cobbson (Extended Access Service Manager)
Hours per week Flexible - Weekday Evening/ Weekend Shifts
Contract Either locum or salaried
Remuneration £100 per hour
Location Either Somerset Gardens or Lawrence House GP Practice
 

Job Summary

This is an exciting new role to work with our Extended Access service delivered from GP Practice sites across the borough, in evenings and weekends. This role will focus on providing face to face care for children under 6 in the East of Haringey, but will also involve care for the whole population where appropriate. The role will provide an excellent standard of clinical care, with paediatric expertise. The contract is offered either as a locum or as a salaried GP.

The Haringey GP Federation has a culture of training and development and this role will be provided with paediatric training from North Middlesex, invited to Federation educational events and will be funded to attend Extended Hub clinical meetings.

 

Mission Statement

Our Vision

Led by local GPs, Haringey GP Federation is committed to providing high quality, responsive and accessible health services that support the people of Haringey to be healthier and happier.

Our Objectives

  • To provide consistent, high quality, patient centred primary care services
  • To collaborate to deliver the best care for the people of Haringey
  • To embrace innovation and best practice
  • To be a cohesive voice for general practice that represents everyone
 

Primary Responsibilities

The following are the core responsibilities of the Hub GP. There may be on occasion, a requirement to carry out other tasks; this will be dependent upon factors such as workload and staffing levels:

  • a. Work as agreed in accordance with the Hub timetable and standard operating procedures (Hub handbook)
  • b. Deliver highly effective medical care to the entitled population, in particular to children under 6 – NB should paediatric appointments not be fully booked, the GP will be expected to see other patients
  • c. Work with patients and families under extreme stress from both social and clinical circumstances
  • d. Provide services commensurate with the GMS contract
  • e. Generic prescribing adhering to local and national guidance
  • f. Effective management of long-term conditions
  • g. Process administration in a timely manner, including referrals and other associated administrative tasks
  • h. Maintain accurate clinical records in conjunction with good practice, policy and guidance
  • i. Work collaboratively with other Hub GPs, the Hub sites, Haringey practices and the Federation
  • j. Participate in regular meetings with the Hub clinical lead
  • k. Adhere to best practice recommended through clinical guidelines and the audit process
  • l. On an opportune basis, provide health promotion advice
  • m. Contribute effectively to the development and maintenance of the Hubs including; clinical governance, training, financial management and HR
  • n. Ensure compliance with the appraisal process
  • o. Prepare and complete the revalidation process
  • p. Commit to self-learning and continuing professional
  • q. Adhere to Federated4Health protocols and policies at all times
  • r. Commit to collaborative working, liaising with all staff on a regular basis
 

Secondary Responsibilities

In addition to the primary responsibilities, the locum GP may be requested to:

  • a. Participate in the review of significant and near-miss events applying a structured approach i.e. root cause analysis (RCA)
  • b. Contribute to the development of the Hubs, making recommendations to enhance services in order to meet the needs of the patient
 

Generic Responsibilities

All staff at Haringey GP Federation have a duty to conform to the following:

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

A good attitude and positive action towards ED&I creates and environment where all individuals are able to achieve their full potential. Creating such an environment is important for three reasons: it improves operational effectiveness, it is morally the right thing to do, and it is required by law.

Patients and their families have the right to be treated fairly and be routinely involved in decisions about their treatment and care. They can expect to be treated with dignity and respect and will not be discriminated against on any grounds including age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Patients have a responsibility to treat other patients and our staff with dignity and respect.

Staff have the right to be treated fairly in recruitment and career progression. Staff can expect to work in an environment where diversity is valued and equality of opportunity is promoted. Staff will not be discriminated against on any grounds including age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Staff have a responsibility to ensure that you treat our patients and their colleagues with dignity and respect.

Safety, Health, Environment and Fire (SHEF)

This practice is committed to supporting and promoting opportunities to for staff to maintain their health, well-being and safety. You have a duty to take reasonable care of health and safety at work for you, your team and others, and to cooperate with employers to ensure compliance with health and safety requirements. All personnel are to comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Environmental Protection Act 1990, Environment Act 1995, Fire Precautions (workplace) Regulations 1999 and other statutory legislation.

Confidentiality

Haringey GP Federation is committed to maintaining an outstanding confidential service. Patients entrust and permit us to collect and retain sensitive information relating to their health and other matters, pertaining to their care. They do so in confidence and have a right to expect all staff will respect their privacy and maintain confidentiality at all times. It is essential that if, the legal requirements are to be met and the trust of patients is to be retained that all staff protect patient information and provide a confidential service.

Quality & Continuous Improvement (CI)

To preserve and improve the quality of our output, all personnel are required to think not only of what they do, but how they achieve it. By continually re-examining our processes, we will be able to develop and improve the overall effectiveness of the way we work. The responsibility for this rests with everyone working within the practice to look for opportunities to improve quality and share good practice. Federated4Health continually strives to improve work processes which deliver health care with improved results across all areas of our service provision. We promote a culture of continuous improvement, where everyone counts and staff are permitted to make suggestions and contributions to improve our service delivery and enhance patient care.

Induction Training

Upon commencement of employment, all personnel are to complete a clinical induction programme; this is managed by the Extended Access Hub Clinical Lead.

Training in paediatric care will be provided as part of the role.

Learning and Development

The effective use of training and development is fundamental in ensuring that all staff are equipped with the appropriate skills, knowledge, attitude and competences to perform their role. All staff will be required to partake and complete mandatory training as directed by the training coordinator.

Collaborative Working

All staff are to recognise the significance of collaborative working. Teamwork is essential in multidisciplinary environments. Effective communication is essential and all staff must ensure they communicate in a manner which enables the sharing of information in an appropriate manner.

Service Delivery

Staff at Haringey GP Federation must adhere to the information contained with practice policies and regional directives, ensuring protocols are adhered to at all times. Staff will be given detailed information during the induction process regarding policy and procedure.

Security

The security of our practice sites is the responsibility of all personnel. Staff must ensure they remain vigilant at all times and report any suspicious activity immediately to their line manager. Under no circumstances are staff to share the codes for the door locks with anyone and are to ensure that restricted areas remain effectively secured.

Professional Conduct

All staff are required to dress appropriately for their role. 

 

Person Specification – Locum GP

 

Essential

Desirable

Qualifications

  • Qualified GP
  • Vocational Training Certificate or equivalent JCPTGP
  • General Practitioner (Certificate of Completion of Training CCT)
  • Paediatric qualification

Eligibility

  • Full GMC Registration
  • National Performers List registration
  • Appropriate defence indemnity (MPS/MDU)
  • Eligibility to practice in the UK independently
 

Experience

  • Experience of working in a primary care environment
  • Experience of continued professional development
  • General understanding of the GMS contract
  • Minimum of two years as a salaried GP
  • Experience of medicines management
  • Experience of CCG initiatives
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a paediatric environment or developing a special interest in paediatrics
  • Experience of working with patients whose first language is not English and using Language Line or equivalent

Clinical Knowledge & Skills

  • Outstanding level of clinical knowledge and skills commensurate with that of a locum GP 
 

Skills

  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Strong IT skills
  • Clear, polite telephone manner
  • Competent in the use of Office and Outlook
  • EMIS Web user skills
  • Effective time management (Planning & Organising)
  • Ability to work as a team member and autonomously
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving & analytical skills
  • Ability to follow clinical policy and procedure
  • Experience with clinical risk management
 

Personal Qualities

  • Polite and confident
  • Flexible and cooperative
  • Problem solver with the ability to process information accurately and effectively, interpreting data as required
  • High levels of integrity
  • Sensitive and empathetic in distressing situations
  • Ability to work under pressure / in stressful situations
  • Effectively able to communicate and understand the needs of the patient
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Punctual and committed to supporting the team effort
 

Other requirements 

  • Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Occupational Health Clearance
 
 

This page may be amended following consultation with the post holder, to facilitate the development of the role, the Federation and the individual. All personnel should be prepared to accept additional, or surrender existing duties, to enable the efficient running of the Extended Access Hubs.