GP - British Army Training Unit

Alberta (CA)
£69,068 - £82,051
25 Sep 2019
22 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

GP - British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS) Canada

Location: Medical Centre, British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS), Alberta Canada
Contract: Permanent, Overseas
Full Time

We have an exciting and unique opportunity for a General Practitioner to take up a post at the Medical Centre at British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS) in Alberta, Canada to work within Defence Primary Healthcare (DPHC).

The role of DPHC is to provide a safe, effective and efficient healthcare service for entitled personnel contributing to the maximisation of Service personnel fit for task. This is achieved through the provision of an occupationally-aware primary healthcare service which includes dental, rehabilitation and mental healthcare services.

The purpose of these roles is to provide primary and occupational healthcare, ensuring the provision of a comprehensive and professional service for entitled personnel (military, civilian, dependents and children). This will be done by providing a positive caring environment, in which patients can expect a high-quality professional service.

The primary duties of the posts include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing general healthcare to all registered patients during normal practice hours.
  • Undertaking mandatory medical examinations and provide appropriate occupational healthcare and advice, and all supporting administrative duties.
  • Providing appropriate preventative medical advice to both individuals and Chain of Command.
  • Providing primary care emergency treatment to any patient who may require this within the Establishment.
  • Provide Pre-Hospital Emergency Care in locations where Host Nation provision is either inadequate or non-existent, in order to save life and ensure a patient gets to appropriate hospital care in a timely fashion.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Current GMC registration: on GP register and with a licence to practise.
  • Doctors will provide Certificate of Prescribed Equivalent Experience or Statement of Acquired Rights (now known as CCT) from the Joint Committee in Post Graduate Training in General Practice (JCPGT(GP)).
  • To hold this certificate they will also have to hold a Post Graduate Training Certificate in General Practice and a Certificate of General Practice Vocational Training (GPVT). Doctors need all above to be registered on GMC as GP.

Selection Process Details

The selection at sift stage will be based on your CV. Please ensure you demonstrate that you have the required skills, qualifications and memberships in your CV and that you have saved it using your surname then first name prior to submitting your application. At interview, you will be tested against the following Behaviours.

  • Leadership
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Marking Effective Decisions
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Changing and Improving
  • Working Together

Further Information

The successful candidates will also gain access to the additional benefits of a competitive salary, paid holiday entitlement, opportunities for continuous professional development and reimbursement of some subscription fees. In addition, you will be entitled to subsidised housing and utilities for the duration of your posting (up to a maximum of 5 years).

Our chosen candidates and their dependents will be expected to have a medical and be deemed to be medically supportable in Canada.

Please be aware that if you are found successful you will be asked to provide evidence of your immunity to Hepatitis B.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

All employees joining the Ministry of Defence who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a 6-month probation period (unless otherwise advised).

These posts attract Cost of Living Overseas Allowance (COLA), which is payable based on personal circumstances and marital status.

Out of Hours cover is a requirement of these posts and consists of a 1:3 - 1:2 to the entitled local population at risk. The Civilian GP's will form part of the Out of Hours Rota (allowance payable).

Whilst you will be a permanent member of the MOD, you will be subject to the normal overseas posting lengths and you will have an obligation to return to an MOD position in the UK after your overseas posting. This is not a Specially Recruited to Canada position. At the end of a tour no guarantees can be given that you will return to your previous or preferred location in the UK. This may mean the mobility obligation for mobile grades may be enacted where there is no suitable post at an individual’s preferred location.

From time to time The Ministry of Defence may advertise per regional Headquarters. To ensure your search yields the best results, search under MoD-Healthcare jobs from the home page or alternatively avoid completing the mileage section when using the search criteria based on your post code.

For details of which locations are in each region, please see attached Regional Layout document.

Please ensure you have read all the details in the important information link prior to applying.

Please note that the Job Description is currently under review and may be subject to change.

Caring for our Armed Forces

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see the applying from overseas form.

To apply, please click the apply button.