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GP Opportunity (6 sessions) - Highbridge Medical Centre

Employer
Highbridge Medical Centre
Location
Highbridge, Somerset
Closing date
20 Apr 2024
Phone number
07500XXXXXX

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Profession
GP, Salaried GP
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

GP Highbridge Medical Centre

At Salaried (including Newly Qualified), Employed or Consultant level.Salary between £10,500 - £14,000 per session - based on experience and level of GP role undertaken in practice.

Exceptional opportunity with this innovative primary care/general practice provider at our Medical Centre in Highbridge, Somerset. 6 sessions are available with attractive and comprehensive remuneration package; excellent relocation support.

Highbridge Medical Centre is a large, well established practice with an on-site pharmacy. Our integrated, multidisciplinary team includes nurse practitioners and ECPs and provides a wide range of services to around 12,000 patients. We are part of Symphony Healthcare Services, the largest GP provider in Somerset so benefit from the experience and learning across a network of 20 practices.

We can offer the best of both worlds a friendly practice in a market town location, yet with the support of a network of practices behind you so you can concentrate on patient care.

The M5, Bristol Airport and train routes to London mean that Highbridge is very conveniently located.

Highbridge is a charming town based on the edge of the Somerset Levels. The area is surrounded by sandy coast with Burnham-on- Sea and its iconic lighthouse a stones throw, and sandwiched between the Mendip Hills and Quantocks for exploring, horse-riding and mountain biking. Highbridge is a bustling town with a number of eateries, restaurants, and shops.

Main duties of the job

You would undertake all the clinical duties associated with a GP working in primary care, without the responsibilities and risks associated with being a partner. We can offer opportunities from salaried through to employed and consultant level GP posts depending on your experience and the level of responsibility you take on at the practice.

All GPs working for us are paid as Employees, unlike Partners, which means less risk for you and more time to focus on patient care. We put patients first, with our Employed and Consultant GPs working flexibly according to need, so contributing to areas such as QOF, QI, training and research projects providing a huge amount of variety to the role. However, our Salaried GPs have a clearly defined job plan setting out the hours of work and responsibility and tasks associated with the role.

We encourage career development and progression and are keen to support GPs who wish to extend their role, or have specialist skills which can be utilised in primary care. We recognise that some GPs will wish to stay salaried, and some will wish to assume more responsibility once they have found their feet and aspire to Employed or Consultant roles.

About us

Symphony Healthcare Services was established in 2016 as part of the award-winning Symphony Programme Vanguard, developing new models of care. We support 20 practices across Somerset and Devon, providing care for 120,000 patients.

Symphony has developed a model where each practice is encouraged to operate autonomously, but as a subsidiary of Yeovil Hospital and with the backing and economies of scale from a central support team.

Our vision is to ensure that primary care is sustainable for patients and practices in Somerset, and we aim to be a national exemplar for primary care provision. We work closely with our practice teams to support, develop and transform patient care and working practices with innovation and technology at the heart of what we do.

By working at scale in primary care in Somerset we can offer you the opportunity to develop specialist skills with the support of a larger organisation to develop your GP career.

Key Benefits

  • So that our GPs achieve the life balance they deserve and are rewarded for their skills and experience, we offer
  • a Mentorship Scheme for newly qualified GPs who will be supported by a GP Trainer
  • freedom to join our new in house GP locum agency, Symphony Flex, with additional competitive pay rates.

GP Roles and Responsibilities

Symphony differentiates GP roles to provide a greater range of options for GPs, to enable career progression at all levels, and to support recruitment and retention.

The three different GP roles in Symphony are:

  • GP Consultant
  • Employed GP
  • Salaried GP

For more information about this role or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Annabel Bowditch (Deputy Director of HR) by clicking the Apply button.

If this advert has sparked your interest in being a Symphony GP within Somerset please contact us on SymphonyHR@somersetft.nhs.uk

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential

  • A medical practitioner whose name is included in the General Practitioner Register under article 10 of the General and Specialist Medical Practice Order 2003
  • Not subject to suspension under section 41A of the Medical Act 1983
  • Qualified General Practitioner (completed certificate of Completion of Training CCT)
  • Currently on a performers list and not suspended from that list or from the medical register
  • Accredited as a member of the Royal College Of General Practitioners (MRCGP) MBBS or equivalent medical degree

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-records-checks-for-overseas-applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/working-health/overseas-health-professionals

Employer details

Symphony Healthcare Services Limited

Address
Highbridge Medical Centre
Pepperall Road
Highbridge
Somerset
TA9 3YA

Relocation package available with eligibility criteria

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