GP - Tayside - UK
Semi Rural Practice - Salaried GP (Full or Part Time)
Are you a committed, innovative and enthusiastic General Practitioner who can see themselves as part of a semi-rural practice based on the East Coast of Scotland conveniently situated within 30 minutes of both Dundee and Aberdeen with access to the Angus Glens and coastal beaches.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced GP who wishes to consider different ways of working or for a GP looking to start out in their career, with a clear vision of how they would wish to see services develop for the future.
Working in conjunction with the Health Board and with the support of the multidisciplinary team, you will have the opportunity to provide high quality primary care services for a mixed demographic population of 9,500 patients. The post will give the opportunity to develop leadership skills and influence local service development, working within a multi disciplinary team in areas such as care of the frail elderly, and building close links with the community and other neighbouring practices. From October 2015 the practice came under Board stewardship, and we are currently working on an innovative and ambitious approach to providing health care that is fit for the future.
You will have access to the facilities at nearby Stracathro Hospital, which include MRI, speciality clinics, Macmillan Care Centre and medical beds. You will have the benefit of working with neighbouring practices in Edzell and Montrose, as well as connections with community staff in local community hospitals and minor illness and injury units. In addition, 20 miles away is Ninewells Hospital, a major teaching hospital with an international reputation.
Based within Angus, you will be an integral part of the practice team, with the opportunity for close working with colleagues from both health and social care. This will include named consultant led teams in psychiatry, medicine for the elderly and palliative care working across the Locality. You will have the opportunity to lead on or contribute to the development of the range of services offered, whilst exploring new models of care to fit the needs of changing demographics.
We will be looking to support new models of working, with opportunities for extended appointment times, on the day access, and close links with community resources including community pharmacy, community nursing and local voluntary sector.
This will include:
- Online access for appointments, prescription requests
- Nurse practitioners and a highly skilled nursing team
- Independent prescriber practice pharmacist
- Weekly MDT meetings with community nursing, medicine for the elderly team, community pharmacist and social care teams to help pro-actively plan and manage care for frail elderly patients.
- Protected time for personal learning and development
- The opportunity to work with the extended health care team
- Opportunities to become involved in locality planning
- Opportunities to accommodate additional clinical interests that support the delivery of comprehensive out of hospital care.
Salary range £70,000 - £84,453 plus opportunities for provision of sessions within the local out of hours system, with appropriate salary adjustment to reflect this.
Hours of work can be flexible to support work/life balance. As a Board employee, you will have the advantage of Crown indemnity (although you are encouraged to seek advice from your defence union also).
For further information on this role please don't hesitate to contact Jo directly.