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Salaried Urgent Primary Care Practitioner

Swansea Bay University Health Board
£87,000 to £107,000 a year 87,000 to 107,000
Closing date
22 Dec 2022

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Hospital, Other
Contract Type
Full Time
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JOB DETAILSJob Title: Salaried Urgent primary care PractitionerPay Band: 87k - 107k

Hours of Work: to be agreed

Directorate: Primary, Community and Therapies Group

Department: Urgent primary care

Base: Morriston Hospital

Main duties of the job

Swansea Bay UHB has responsibility for the health of over 270,000 people and is one of the largest providers of integrated healthcare in the UK. With a budget of over 1 billion and employing 17,000 people, the Health Board provides acute, tertiary, intermediate, mental health, community and primary care services to people in Bridgend, Neath, Port Talbot, Swansea and beyond. We are a University Health Board working in partnership with Swansea University, Swansea School of Medicine, the School of Health Science and the Institute of Life Science

About us

Swansea Bay UHB Urgent Primary Care Service is offering an exciting opportunity for highly motivated, enthusiastic and experienced GPs to provide Urgent Primary Care Services to Swansea Bay UHB residents and visitors, you will participate as a key member of the Urgent Primary Care teams in providing access, support and advice for all Urgent Primary Care presentations within the unscheduled model of care. You will be able to choose to work within a number of SBUHB unscheduled and emergency care services including: Urgent Primary Care, 111 Contact first, Acute GP Unit and ED GP sessions.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post holder will be an employee of Swansea Bay University Health Board and will beable to choose to work within a number of SBUHB Unscheduled and Emergency Careservices:- Urgent Primary Care out of hours - undertaking triage of telephone calls at baseand remotely, treatment centre face to face appointments and home visits and anyadministration associated with patient care. The post holder will be expected todevelop and support the dissemination of best practice which would include thedelivery of staff training for other disciplines within the service. The post holder willassist the Lead Clinician in ensuring Clinical Governance is fully embedded in thework of the team.2- UPCC Urgent Primary Care Centre triaging and seeing patients redirected froma number of services (ED,111 Contact first , 111 clinical Hub ,WAST and GMSPrimary Care) with primary care conditions during in hours period- 111 Contact first Telephone triage of ED/MIU outcome calls from 111 to ensurepatient directed to most appropriate healthcare professional- AGPU Triaging calls from General Practice to care navigate to hospitaladmission/Ambulatory care/ Community services. The clinician will also assess andtreat patients on ambulatory care pathways.- ED GP sessions Triage and see patients with primary care problems presentingto ED


Person Specification
  • GMC Registration
  • Evidence of professional indemnity
  • Awareness of local issues and their impact on the health of the locality.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Understanding of the clinical and developing agenda

BMJRef: BMJ-100117/130-25299880-1122


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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