The Oak Tree Centre, 1 Oak Drive, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 7HN

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Job Vacancy – Salaried General Practitioner

Job description

Job Summary:

Manage a caseload, dealing with the wide range of health needs of patients on the Practice’s registered list, including temporary patients, at all times striving to provide the highest standards of care.

Clinical Responsibilities:

  • In accordance with the agreed job plan, be available to undertake a variety of duties including patient consultations in person, via telephone, online, video and in patients’ homes
  • Undertaking triage and managing on-the-day demand
  • Dealing with patient-related queries, processing messages, queries and tasks
  • Issuing and electronically signing prescriptions, in line with the CCG’s prescribing formulary
  • Making professional, autonomous decisions in relation to presenting problems, whether self- referred or referred from other healthcare workers within the organisation
  • Assessing the health care needs of patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems
  • Screening patients for disease risk factors and early signs of illness
  • In consultation with patients and in line with current best practice, develop care plans with patients
  • Admitting or discharging patients to and from the caseload and referring to other care providers as appropriate
  • Recording clear and contemporaneous consultation notes to agreed standards
  • Support the training and continuing education of medical students and GP trainees on rotation in the Practice
  • Support colleagues with the care and treatment of patients in residential care homes
  • Support the work of the PPG and actively seek patient feedback
  • In general expect to undertake all the normal duties and responsibilities associated with a GP working within primary care.

Other Responsibilities within the Organisation:

  • Awareness of and compliance with all relevant Practice policies/guidelines, e.g. prescribing, confidentiality, data protection, health and safety
  • Work towards continuous quality improvement
  • Play an active part in reporting and reviewing significant indicents
  • A commitment to life-long learning and audit to ensure evidence-based best practice
  • Contributing to evaluation/audit and clinical standard setting within the organisation
  • Contributing to the development of computer-based patient records
  • Attending training and events organised by the Practice or other agencies, where appropriate.


  • In the course of seeking treatment, patients entrust us with, or allow us to gather, sensitive information in relation to their health and other matters. They do so in confidence and have the right to expect that staff will respect their privacy and act appropriately
  • In the performance of the duties outlined in this Job Description, the post-holder may have access to confidential information relating to patients and their carers, Practice staff and other healthcare workers. They may also have access to information relating to the Practice as a business organisation. All such information from any source is to be regarded as strictly confidential.
  • Information relating to patients, carers, colleagues, other healthcare workers or the business of the Practice may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with the Practice policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data.

Health & Safety:

  • Use personal security systems within the workplace according to Practice guidelines
  • Identify the risks involved in work activities and undertaking such activities in a way that manages those risks
  • Make effective use of training to update knowledge and skills
  • Use appropriate infection control procedures, maintaining work areas in a tidy and safe way and free from hazards
  • Report potential risks identified.

Equality and Diversity:

  • Act in a way that recognises the importance of people’s rights, interpreting them in a way that is consistent with Practice procedures and policies, and current legislation
  • Respecting the privacy, dignity, needs and beliefs of patients, carers and colleagues
  • Behaving in a manner which is welcoming to and of the individual, is non-judgmental and respects their circumstances, feelings priorities and rights.

Personal/Professional Development:

  • Participate in an annual individual performance review, including taking responsibility for maintaining a record of own personal and/or professional development
  • Take responsibility for own development, learning and performance and demonstrating skills and activities to others who are undertaking similar work.


  • Alert other team members to issues of quality and risk
  • Assess own performance and take accountability for own actions, either directly or under supervision
  • Contribute to the effectiveness of the team by reflecting on own and team activities and making suggestions on ways to improve and enhance the team’s performance
  • Work effectively with individuals in other agencies to meet patients needs
  • Effectively manage own time, workload and resources.


  • Communicate effectively with other team members
  • Communicate effectively with patients and carers
  • Recognize people’s needs for alternative methods of communication and respond accordingly.

Contribution to the Implementation of Services:

  • Apply Practice policies, standards and guidance
  • Discuss with other members of the team how the policies, standards and guidelines will affect own work
  • Participate in audit where appropriate.

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent
Salary: £45,000.00-£65,000.00 per year
COVID-19 considerations: All staff are required to wear face masks and enhanced PPE when dealing with patients for face to face consultation, with the expectation that all patients and visitors to the Practice will also wear face coverings whilst in the building.