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Salaried GP

Swansea Bay University Health Board
Port Talbot
£63,803 to £96,178 a year Per rata per annum
Closing date
22 Dec 2022

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General Practice
Contract Type
Part Time
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Job Details

We are looking for dynamic and proactive GPs with a passion to improve patient care for the post of Salaried GP in our Health Board Managed Practices. SBUHB currently have one managed practice split across two sites in the Port Talbot area of the Health Board. The post holder will be required to work across both sites in Cwmavon and Cymmer to deliver quality, safe and consistent care to our patient population. The post holder will join a well established MDT of GPs, Practice Nurses, Pharmacist, Medical Assistants and administrators who drive service improvement and innovation in accordance with key Health Board and Welsh Government priorities.

The post holder will be required to navigate multiple digital platforms including Ask My GP, Vision and Microsoft 360 as part of their daily role. They will be expected to lead in specific areas of improvement to ensure current evidence based practice remains the focus of our service delivery. Leadership opportunities will be available to those who wish to pursue professional development within the Health Board.

The post holder must be registered with the GMC to apply for this role.

For more information or to arrange a site visit please contact

Mandy Wilson

Practice Service Improvement Manager

Main duties of the job

The postholder will undertake a senior role within a Multi-disciplinary team that provides care to patients registered at Cymmer/Cwmafan Health Centre. They will ensure the sustainability of general medical services through the delivery of patient-centred, safe, effective primary healthcare services and provide direct clinical input to meet patient demand and expectation through new ways of working. Normal duties, workload and important non-clinical roles will all be articulated through a Job Plan and there is a requirement to work flexibly.

About us

We believe staff are our best asset and wewant you to be happy and confident about starting your career here in Swansea Bay University Health Board.

As one of the biggest healthcare groups in the UK we can offer a wealth of professional training and development opportunities in an innovative, forward-thinking organisation.

You might be a nurse ordoctor, maybe you specialise in a health science/therapy or can offer skills in one of our support services - wehave a job for you.

There are also apprenticeships, work placementsand volunteering roles available.

We are an inclusive employer and welcome applications from everyone whatever their sex; religion or belief; race; age; sexual orientation; gender identity or, whether they are pregnant or have recently been on maternity leave, married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled.

Our values - Caring For Each Other, Working Together and Always Improving, show thatour commitment to equality is at the heart of everything we do.

If you want excellent career and training opportunities while living on the doorstep of some of Europe's most spectacular scenery,with all the benefits of a thriving and cosmopolitan city - look no further.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The detailed duties of the post holder are as follows:-
  • To provide appropriate care and services to the patient population of Cymmer and Cwmafan for all age ranges and type of health care needs, working to a high quality and with other team members
  • To respond to medical problems presented by patients, including history taking, examination and investigation where appropriate, diagnosis, treatment and referral as needed
  • Ensuring that adequate and appropriate timely clinical records are maintained for all manual and computer systems
  • To be part of a dynamic and adaptable clinical team that delivers both proactive and reactive care as appropriate as and when necessary.
  • To conduct clinical practice in accordance with contractual requirements within the parameters of the SBUHB organisational policies and procedures and ensure local/national guidelines are adhered to.
  • To provide management of long term conditions in line with national guidelines and pathways
  • To prescribe in line with SBUHB Medicines Management guidelines and protocols to ensure safe prescribing and prudent use of resources
  • Regularly review medications and monitor repeat prescribing
  • To provide appropriate health promotion and preventative health care advice to all patients
  • To initiate an MDT approach to patient care where appropriate to ensure a holistic and prudent approach to patient care
  • To undertake on-call duties as part of the practice on-call rota, where agreed. This may include requesting that patients present at the surgery, telephone consultations, house visits and triage
  • To provide medical information for the development of systems appropriate for the SBUHB needs.
  • To participate in departmental staff meetings and contribute to policy/protocol creation and implementation
  • To attend other departmental, Locality and Health Board meetings as necessary in support of or represent the Managed Practice in place of the Clinical Director or Group Medical Director
  • Support the in-depth evaluation of current service delivery and collaboration with service teams and external stakeholders to determine appropriate development pathways.
  • Additional expenses of any kind will not be committed without the approval of the appropriate manager/budget holder
  • To be familiar with and actively promote adherence to the regulatory framework including NICE and National Service Framework Guidance
  • To undertake all work in accordance with the SBUHB procedures and operating policies
  • Adhere to SBUHB prescribing guidelines
  • To contribute actively to the content areas of the 1000 Lives Campaign and any other subsequent patient safety campaign
  • To adhere to the SBUHB incident reporting protocols and utilise the DATIX reporting system where appropriate
  • To respond in a timely manner to all requests in the investigation of a complaint and act in accordance with policy outlined in the Putting Things Right document
  • To undertake regular audit of clinical services within your area of responsibility to ensure continuous improvement and service development
  • Observe and maintain strict confidentiality of personal information relating to patients and staff
  • Be responsible, with management support, for own personal development and to actively contribute to the development of colleagues
  • To ensure you remain current and updated with all aspects of clinical practice associated with this job description and individual job plan
  • To develop and/or maintain teaching and management skills in line associated with this job description to support service delivery and MDT development
  • To participate in an annual Job Planning Review process
  • To participate in the Annual GP Appraisal process
  • Be responsible, with management support, for own personal development and to actively contribute to the development of colleagues
  • To facilitate learning conditions for improved training opportunities in line with national and local recommendations
  • Where agreed, to act as a Mentor to wider MDT members for further education courses and encourage the development of extended skills to enhance service delivery.
  • To provide appropriate health education and advice to patients to encourage and enable self-management and alternative healthcare access choices in future
  • To undertake appropriate training to meet personal and mandatory educational needs and service development needs

Person Specification
  • Full GMC Registration with a license to practice and entry on the GP Register
  • Included on a Welsh Medical Performers List
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Knowledge of National Agendas in respect of Primary Care
  • Higher Post Graduate Membership e.g. MRCGP, MRCP etc
  • Experience of working as a General Practitioner
  • Experience of and/or willingness to provide mentoring and support to alternative Clinicians
  • Extensive multi disciplinary working
Apptitude and Abilities
  • Demonstrable skills in written and spoken English adequate to enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues
  • Proven ability to handle a busy and varied primary care based caseload and respond flexibly to workload fluctuations
  • Ability to take independent clinical decisions when necessary and to seek advice from senior colleagues as appropriate
  • Commitment to team approach and multi-disciplinary working
  • Effective counselling and communication skills
  • Understanding of clinical risk management and clinical governance
  • Commitment to participating in and understanding of the management process
  • Good IT proficiency
  • Ability to develop and sustain relationships with a wide range of individuals and within groups
  • Ability to draft letters, reports and protocols in a timely manner
  • Able to maintain confidentiality at all times with regards to staff and patients
  • Show empathy and compassion towards others - a natural disposition to put yourself in someone else's shoes. Sees and treats others as individuals (patient, families, colleagues) and treats people with dignity and respect.
  • Shows resilience, adaptability and flexible approach as situations arise and positivity when times are tough.
  • Motivated to use initiative to recognise problems and seek solutions whilst understanding the importance of empowering and enabling others (patients, families, colleagues).
  • Friendly and helpful disposition, awareness of how our own and others' behaviors impact on people's experiences and the organisation's reputation.
  • Willing to seek out learning, give and accept constructive feedback and committed to continuous improvement
  • Shows respect for others' views and appreciate others' inputs and encourage colleagues to display our values.

BMJRef: BMJ-98202/130-27777141-1022


About us:

Swansea Bay UHB covers a population of approximately 390,000 in the Swansea and Neath Port Talbot areas, with an annual budget of around £1bn. The health board employs approximately 12,500 staff.

It has three major hospitals providing a range of services: Morriston and Singleton in Swansea, and Neath Port Talbot Hospital in Port Talbot. We also have a community hospital and primary care resource centres providing clinical services outside the main hospitals.

Primary care independent contractors play an essential role in the care of our population and the health board commissions services from GPs, opticians, pharmacists and dentists across the area.

We have 49 GP practices in our health board area, 72 dental practices including orthodontists, 31 optometry practices and 92 community pharmacies. Mental health and learning disabilities services are provided both in hospital and community settings.

The Welsh Centre for Burns and Plastic Surgery at Morriston Hospital forms part of the UK network of burns and plastic surgery units, covering Wales, and the south west of England. Morriston is one of two specialist cardiac surgery services in Wales.

Other specialist services provided by the health board included cleft lip and palate, renal, fertility and bariatric surgery. Forensic mental health services are provided to a wider community which extends across the whole of South Wales.

The health board has an excellent reputation for research and innovation, with excellent links with Swansea University.

Swansea Bay University Health Board

Our Sites:

  • Morriston Hospital - our largest site, hosting our Emergency Department and tertiary services. One of the largest in Wales
  • Singleton Hospital hosts a range of acute services and maternity unit
  • Neath Port Talbot Hospital provides a range of inpatient, outpatient and day case services 
  • We also provide a comprehensive Mental Health Service at Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Bridgend sites, along with Gorseinon Hospital for Assessment and Rehabilitation of Older People
  • Learning Disabilities - Celebrating 100 years of Learning Disability Nursing

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