Civilian Medical Practitioner - RAF Boulmer

Alnwick, Northumberland
£69,068 - £82,051
24 Jun 2019
25 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Appointment above the minimum may be awarded,
dependent on experience

£69,068 - £82,051*Pay Award Pending per annum/pro rata

RAF Boulmer Medical Centre, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 3JF

A brand-new GP position has been created by Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC) for a Civilian Medical Practitioner (CMP) at the RAF Boulmer Medical Centre, Alnwick, Northumberland. This is a perfect opportunity for those seeking clinical leadership of a small team. The team at RAF Boulmer comprises; a Practice Nurse, a Physiotherapist, a Practice Manager plus 3 admin personnel. DPHC are in addition seeking to recruit a Nurse Practitioner to support clinical delivery and governance.

RAF Boulmer is situated along the Northumberland Coast; an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The base itself is less than a mile from the coast. Northumberland, the county with more castles than any other, describes itself as a mix of ‘Coast and Country’. This AONB is a perfect example of what this county has to offer. Alnwick, a lively country town, 5 minutes by car, is the closest town to Boulmer. It offers a wide and varied range of attractions, including famous castles, unique shops, and restaurants selling local produce from land and sea. The nearest railway station is at Alnmouth (on the main east coast line) - under 3 ½ miles from Boulmer, and the A1 is similar distance. Whilst some consider Boulmer remote, it is very well connected. Edinburgh is 90 miles to the north and Newcastle-Upon-Tyne Metro Centre to the south is just 40 miles. Also, Boulmer isn’t so far from the rest of the world; Newcastle-Upon-Tyne ferry port offers overnight crossings to Holland, whilst Newcastle Airport offers flights to Europe and the UAE; for North America, Edinburgh International is less than 100 miles away. Schools in Alnwick are rated from good to outstanding by OFSTED. Housing is plentiful with a 4-bedroom house selling for c.£290,000.

The job itself is that of Civilian Medical Practitioner, you will be the clinical lead for this practice of c.600 military patients. Appointments in DPHC are set at 15 minutes per patient, with protected time for administration, training and governance being set aside for you. As a civil servant, you will start on 25 days paid annual leave which rises incrementally to 30 days after 5 years. You’ll also have 10.5 days public holiday in addition. Flexible working and job sharing can be requested and is considered in accordance with business needs. You will be enrolled in a Civil Service pension scheme too. Training and CPD is expected and funded by DPHC - it is important to us to support your personal development, opportunities to specialize in, Occupational medicine (Aviation Medicine, Diving medicine etc.,) to meet patient needs will be available. There may also opportunities for GP Training, Sports and exercise medicine, Travel and tropical medicine, Family planning and Disaster medicine.

Based at RAF Boulmer, this will be your main place of work, but there will on occasion be a requirement to support clinical delivery at one of our Army bases; Albemarle Barracks. Albemarle is just over 40 miles away from Boulmer, and, when required, you may need to spend a minimum of 2 days per week at this facility.

You will develop practice output to meet the organisation’s vision: DPHC– “Provide and commission safe and effective healthcare which meets the needs of the patient and the chain of command.”

We are seeking a highly motivated GP to act as the Civilian Medical Practitioner and clinical lead for this small practice in a modern facility. The successful GP will be responsible for delivering a clinical service to the c.600 military patients registered with the practice. On occasion, there may be requirement to see other entitled personnel (including Reservists).

There is no requirement to deploy as this is met by our uniformed personnel. However, there may be opportunities to work abroad covering short term absences should you wish. You will help to deliver the continuity of care required by our patients when based at their home base. The successful candidate will ideally hold a Military Aviation Medical Examiner (MAME) certificate. Where this is not held by the candidate they must be prepared to undertake this training at the earliest opportunity.

Please note that you will be asked to provide evidence of your immunity to Hep B if found successful.

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Closing date: 25th July

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