Salaried GP vacancy at University Hospital North Durham

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The post-holder will deal with a wide range of health needs in a primary care setting based at University Hospital North Durham, ensuring the highest standards of care for all registered & temporary patients.

In accordance with the rota ( Monday – Friday 12-8pm and Saturday and Sunday 8-1pm), as agreed, the post-holder will make themselves available to undertake a variety of duties, including surgery consultations, telephone consultations & queries

  • Making professional, autonomous decisions in relation to presenting problems, whether self-referred or referred from other health care workers 
  • Assessing the health care needs of patients with undifferentiated & undiagnosed problems
  • Screening patients for disease risk factors & early signs of illness
  • Developing care plans for health in consultation with patients and in line with current organisations disease management protocols
  • Providing counselling & health education
  • Referring to other care providers as appropriate
  • Recording clear & contemporaneous consultation notes to agreed standards
  • Collecting data for audit purposes
  • Compiling & issuing computer-generated acute & repeat prescriptions (avoiding hand-written prescriptions whenever possible)
  • Prescribing in accordance with the prescribing formulary (or generically) whenever this is clinically appropriate
  • The post-holder will be expected to undertake all the normal duties & responsibilities associated with a GP working within primary & community care                                 

Qualifications

  • Medical Degree
  • Post Graduate qualifications appropriate to general practice including vocational training 
  • Qualified GP

Knowledge              

  • Management of patients with both acute & long-term conditions
  • Clinical examination protocols & procedures
  • Boundaries of own role & other roles in a nurse-led service
  • NSF, NICE guidelines
  • Local & national health policy & wider health economy
  • Clinical governance issues in primary care
  • Patient group directions (PGDs) & associated policy usage

Please contact either Tania Callard or Helen Dawson to discuss in more detail on 01388 665910


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