Are you a dedicated GP seeking a flexible role within an Out of Hours (OOH) environment?
London Central & West Unscheduled Care Collaborative (LCW UCC) is looking to expand its current pool of sessional GPs. The types of sessions include car shifts/home visits and shifts at base. Our Out of Hours service runs from 6pm to 8am Monday to Friday, and 24 hours over the weekend.
This is a great opportunity for you to build on your high-quality clinical skills, as a member of a dedicated, energetic, and proactive multidisciplinary team.
Main duties of the job
As a result of the national strategy NHS 111 First, we are now expanding our service in order to deliver the main features of this: booking patients into ED slots and Same Day Emergency Care [SDEC] services and in the near future, hot clinic referrals [e.g. lower GI and cardiology referrals]. These schemes need the GP skill set to provide remote assessment from base [with access to video technology and patients records] to ensure high quality, clinically effective referrals onto other services.We are looking for GPs to work across the breadth of our service portfolio including Urgent Care Centres, 111 and OOHs shifts (collectively referred to as Integrated Urgent Care services) including car shifts visiting patients homes (with a dedicated driver and PPE equipment in line with government guidelines).
You will play a key role by:
Managing a case load, dealing with a wide range of presenting health care needs and undiagnosed problems.Providing care to patients via telephone consultation at base, home visits or face-to-face appointments.Working in collaboration with other clinicians within the CAS (Clinical Assessment Service) to enhance patient experience and reduce ED admissions
Overview of your organisation
London Central & West Unscheduled Care Collaborative is a not-for-profit Community Benefit Society, now in its 26th year of providing high-quality services across a range of primary and urgent care contracts 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to 4.6 million patients in North West, North Central and North East London. We pride ourselves on delivering safe, effective, responsive, caring, and well led patient centred clinical services as recognised by our Good CQC rating in all areas of our organisation.
We also offer the following:
Variety of shifts
Opportunity to work in a diverse clinical team
Supportive work environment
Monthly clinical feedback
Regular clinical and safeguarding updates
Monthly free educational evening on a variety of relevant topics with guest speakers
You will play a key role by:
Managing a case load, dealing with a wide range of presenting health care needs and undiagnosed problems
Providing care to patients via telephone consultation at base, home visits or face-to-face appointments
Working in collaboration with other clinicians within the CAS (Clinical Assessment Service) to enhance patient experience and reduce ED admissions
Our rates of pay vary between £66.50 and £77.00 per hour depending on the location, time and type of shift, and you can opt into the NHS Pension at up to 14.5%.
In addition, we can pay into Limited companies, which we understand some individuals prefer.
With the creation of the Clinical Negligence Scheme for General Practice, medical indemnity costs are at an all-time low. Please note that support for complaints/professional representation at disciplinary hearings/ regulatory bodies etc. is outside the scheme and clinicians are required to arrange cover with their defence organisation/ insurer – fees for this are presumably proportionate to the number of average weekly sessions worked.
Our sessions are managed via RotaMaster there is flexibility with this in that GPs can request to do blocks of sessions e.g. groups of nights/ evenings together, either every week or alternate weeks or even 1:4 weeks, depending on demand for session fill.
To apply, please submit your CV and we will contact you in due course.
Details of our remote streamlined, onboarding process can be found under the job description link.
We look forward to your application and to bringing you on board to help deliver Integrated Urgent Care services in this ever-changing climate.
– Registered with the GMC – Listed on the GMC GP Register with evidence of revalidation – Accepted Medical Degree – Medical indemnity with OOH component – Appropriate safeguarding training – Registered on the National Medical Performers List Mandatory training certificates: – Safeguarding Children Level 3 – Safeguarding Adults Level 3 – Information Governance/Data Security Awareness – Infection Control
– JCPT GP CCT or equivalent
– Right to Work information or UK work permit (if required) – Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS)