Medical Lead - Suffolk and North East Essex IUC
Are you committed to delivering the best quality patient care in an innovative and fast-paced service? Are you passionate about leading a team of clinicians?
Then working for the Suffolk and North East Essex IUC Care UK team may be the job for you.
Care UK is the largest provider of unscheduled care services in the UK and we proudly continue to lead the way with innovation in line with the vision of the NHS. This means we have a constant need to add to our bright and dynamic medical team to ensure we continue to fulfil the lives of our patients.
Care UK has been awarded a new contract for the delivery of Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) services across Suffolk and North East Essex, which serves over 1 million people across the region. We are now looking for a Medical Lead to join the team on a permanent-part time basis, working alongside another Medical Lead as part of a job share.
We’ll make sure that your skills are kept completely up to date with a dedicated CPD programme. We provide an environment where there are always opportunities to innovate and learn and put your ideas forward.
About the Job
As part of this job, you’ll get the chance to work within a variety of services, spanning across our new Clinical Assessment Service (CAS), NHS 111, face-to-face appointments within OOH and the opportunity to work within an ED streaming project.
The service will have a wider multidisciplinary team, including Registered Nurses, UCP’s, Mental Health Nurses, Dental Nurses, Prescribing Pharmacists and Pharmacy Advisors.
You’ll use your clinical expertise to provide medical oversight, ensuring that there is appropriate clinical governance, quality assurance and service improvement processes in place in order to ensure we are delivering the best possible care to our patients. This will include identifying system improvements, pathway improvements and identifying training needs and promoting and supporting clinical audits.
In addition, you’ll work closely with DoH, NHSE, HEE, local CCG’s and external stakeholders to develop, review and maintain patient pathways delivered through the service.
We are ideally looking for someone to join the service on a permanent, full time basis, however we could also consider applicants wishing to job share. We're looking to offer a with a 5:1 split between management and clinical sessions. Working hours can be flexible, but we are ideally looking for someone who can work their clinical session in the out of hours period.
What can we offer you?
- £110,000 per annum
- Company Pension
- Indemnity reimbursement
- Paid Holiday
- Study leave
- Varied, interesting and challenging work
- Cycle to work scheme and online discounts
How will we support you?
- Regional and National Leadership development opportunities
- Regular education events, Bimonthly clinical updates for the CAS team, where we also invite external speakers
- Our bespoke Learning Management System to address your learning needs
- Discounted rates for national GP update/clinical topic refreshers.
- Support from the wider Regional/National Medical Leadership team, should you need it.
What we'll need from you
- Be on the GMC Register
- Be on the GP Performers List with a valid CCT
- Experience in Medical Management is desirable but not essential
- Evidence of continuing professional development
- Ability to maintain and monitor high standards of care.
As an organisation Care UK is at the cutting edge of service development underpinned by a commitment to developing strong and effective leaders and embedding quality improvement methodologies. There is a strong track record of career progression within the organisation.
Please note that offers of employment are subject to receipt of satisfactory references and a DBS check.
Care UK is committed to creating a diverse environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
If you'd like to learn more, arrange an informal visit to the service or have any questions please contact Ben Averill on 07435974918 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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