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Practice Manager

National Health Service

Chard, SW
5 days ago
Chard, SW
5 days ago

Practice Manager

Springmead Surgery

The closing date is 31 March 2021

Job overview

Hours of Work: 30+

Responsible to: The Partners

Responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:-

Strategic planning

Practice Finances

Communications

Human Resources

Operational Management

Health and safety

Patient Services

IT Systems

Information Governance

Professional Development

External Representation

Main duties of the job

You will have experience of working at management level within primary care, and will be confident in leading, supporting and mentoring a team.

The post holder will have an understanding and overview of the roles of all team members. They will work closely with the business manager and operations manager, to whom responsibilities will be delegated where appropriate.

About us

Springmead Surgery is seeking a Practice Manager to lead our skilled and hard-working team.

We are a long-established practice in Chard in south Somerset, with a practice population of 5750.

We have a strong interest in education and training - both of the partners are GP trainers, and for many years we have hosted medical students and student nurses. We pride ourselves in our friendly working environment.

Our team comprises business manager, operations manager, six receptionists, a three-strong admin/secretarial team, three practice nurses, a nurse associate, two healthcare assistants, an associate GP, an ANP and ECP, in addition to the two GP partners. The team is augmented by PCN-appointed pharmacists and physiotherapist.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:-

Strategic planning

Be alert to developments within the NHS and identify potential threats and opportunities

Help formulate the practice strategy, and identify objectives arising

Seek out and introduce ideas for practice development

Ensure the practice meets the terms of all contracts including completing contract and quality returns

Develop and maintain the practice development plan and business continuity plan

Oversee the implementation of aims and objectives, and have overall responsibility in monitoring the performance of the practice team against objectives

Practice Finances - liaise with the business manager to maintain an overview of all matters pertaining to the financial viability of the practice, including:

maintaining and maximising income streams

rationalising expenditure and ensuring that all expenditure is justifiable

being aware of and advising on the financial implications of contract legislation changes.

the management of practice accounts.

Communications

Responsible for internal and external communication standards.

Ensure the appropriate dissemination of information to all relevant members of the practice team

Chair practice meetings and ensure all staff understand and engage with practice developments.

Attend weekly meeting with the partners and business and operations managers, including monthly business meeting.

Attend, and oversee the organisation of, bi-monthly whole team meetings

Ensure that effective mechanisms are in place for reporting relevant information to CQC and any other mandatory data reporting that is required.

Human Resources

Overall responsibility for the recruitment, retention and management of all staff, liaising with the operations manager where necessary

In conjunction with the operations manager, ensure that appraisals and training needs assessments are carried out and acted on

Overall responsibility for the management of disputes and grievances.

Operational Management

Ensure development and maintenance of practice protocols and procedures is carried out.

Ensure reviews and updates in line with current and future legislative requirements are carried out

Ensure practice meets core NHS and Care Quality Commission standards.

Health and safety

In conjunction with the operations manager, ensure health and safety reviews and risk assessments are undertaken, also ensuring safety of both staff and patients.

Patient Services

Have an overview of all aspects of patient care and delivery of services, management of patient complaints, and patient participation group.

IT Systems

Manage the development of practice IT and telephone systems including electronic patient medical records and links with external organisations

Information Governance

Have an overview of GDPR and an understanding of where to seek advice and clarification on data protection matters

Professional Development

Responsible for own development, learning and performance and demonstrating skills and activities to others who are undertaking similar work.

Participate in an annual individual appraisal

External Representation

Represent the practice in communications and meetings with external organisations and agencies, including the PCN and CCG, and inform the partners of important developments.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • General Education to Degree standard

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of Practice Management

Desirable

  • Experience of working in Primary Care or GP Practice

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.

Employer details

Employer name

Springmead Surgery

Address

Springmead

Chard

Somerset

TA20 2EW


Employer's website

https://springmeadsurgery.co.uk/

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Practice Manager

National Health Service

Chard, SW
5 days ago
Chard, SW
5 days ago

Practice Manager

Springmead Surgery

The closing date is 31 March 2021

Job overview

Hours of Work: 30+

Responsible to: The Partners

Responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:-

Strategic planning

Practice Finances

Communications

Human Resources

Operational Management

Health and safety

Patient Services

IT Systems

Information Governance

Professional Development

External Representation

Main duties of the job

You will have experience of working at management level within primary care, and will be confident in leading, supporting and mentoring a team.

The post holder will have an understanding and overview of the roles of all team members. They will work closely with the business manager and operations manager, to whom responsibilities will be delegated where appropriate.

About us

Springmead Surgery is seeking a Practice Manager to lead our skilled and hard-working team.

We are a long-established practice in Chard in south Somerset, with a practice population of 5750.

We have a strong interest in education and training - both of the partners are GP trainers, and for many years we have hosted medical students and student nurses. We pride ourselves in our friendly working environment.

Our team comprises business manager, operations manager, six receptionists, a three-strong admin/secretarial team, three practice nurses, a nurse associate, two healthcare assistants, an associate GP, an ANP and ECP, in addition to the two GP partners. The team is augmented by PCN-appointed pharmacists and physiotherapist.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:-

Strategic planning

Be alert to developments within the NHS and identify potential threats and opportunities

Help formulate the practice strategy, and identify objectives arising

Seek out and introduce ideas for practice development

Ensure the practice meets the terms of all contracts including completing contract and quality returns

Develop and maintain the practice development plan and business continuity plan

Oversee the implementation of aims and objectives, and have overall responsibility in monitoring the performance of the practice team against objectives

Practice Finances - liaise with the business manager to maintain an overview of all matters pertaining to the financial viability of the practice, including:

maintaining and maximising income streams

rationalising expenditure and ensuring that all expenditure is justifiable

being aware of and advising on the financial implications of contract legislation changes.

the management of practice accounts.

Communications

Responsible for internal and external communication standards.

Ensure the appropriate dissemination of information to all relevant members of the practice team

Chair practice meetings and ensure all staff understand and engage with practice developments.

Attend weekly meeting with the partners and business and operations managers, including monthly business meeting.

Attend, and oversee the organisation of, bi-monthly whole team meetings

Ensure that effective mechanisms are in place for reporting relevant information to CQC and any other mandatory data reporting that is required.

Human Resources

Overall responsibility for the recruitment, retention and management of all staff, liaising with the operations manager where necessary

In conjunction with the operations manager, ensure that appraisals and training needs assessments are carried out and acted on

Overall responsibility for the management of disputes and grievances.

Operational Management

Ensure development and maintenance of practice protocols and procedures is carried out.

Ensure reviews and updates in line with current and future legislative requirements are carried out

Ensure practice meets core NHS and Care Quality Commission standards.

Health and safety

In conjunction with the operations manager, ensure health and safety reviews and risk assessments are undertaken, also ensuring safety of both staff and patients.

Patient Services

Have an overview of all aspects of patient care and delivery of services, management of patient complaints, and patient participation group.

IT Systems

Manage the development of practice IT and telephone systems including electronic patient medical records and links with external organisations

Information Governance

Have an overview of GDPR and an understanding of where to seek advice and clarification on data protection matters

Professional Development

Responsible for own development, learning and performance and demonstrating skills and activities to others who are undertaking similar work.

Participate in an annual individual appraisal

External Representation

Represent the practice in communications and meetings with external organisations and agencies, including the PCN and CCG, and inform the partners of important developments.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • General Education to Degree standard

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of Practice Management

Desirable

  • Experience of working in Primary Care or GP Practice

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.

Employer details

Employer name

Springmead Surgery

Address

Springmead

Chard

Somerset

TA20 2EW


Employer's website

https://springmeadsurgery.co.uk/

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GP Partner

National Health Service

Beaminster, SW
3 days ago
Beaminster, SW
3 days ago

GP Partner

01308861938

The closing date is 01 December 2021

Job overview

This is your opportunity to enjoy working in a traditional family practice, with a friendly, supportive team, who are forward thinking and enthusiastic.

Main duties of the job

Inspired by GP's behind closed doors?

GSOH?

Looks not important.

Want to work in a fun, happy, resilient friendly team then...

Applications are invited for a GP Partner in our friendly country practice situated in West Dorset, close to the stunning Jurassic coastline.

About us

We are well supported with strong relationships with the community primary care team including a community rehabilitation team, community matron, district nurses, and an integrated care nurse practitioner.

Our practice, and its location, lends itself to a wonderful quality of life. Come and see!

Currently 2 GP partners, 1 Retainer GP

List size 5700

Dispensing practice

7 Weeks holiday

Practice Nurses x2 / HCA x2

Fully computerised (System One)

Consistently high QOF achievement

Local Community Hospital

No Out of Hours responsibility

Job description

Job responsibilities

Job summary and scope

The GP partner is responsible for operational and strategic decision-making and management, and providing

  • medical care and services to the practice population, managing a clinical caseload and dealing with a diverse
  • range of health needs.

This will include, but is not limited to, leadership and recruitment, development of services, patient

  • consultations, administration, complying with the practices contract type (for example, GMS/PMS/APMS),
  • education and training delivery, and private contracts.

Key responsibilities clinical

Caring for patients

  • Practise evidence-based medicine, in line with national and locally agreed guidelines
  • Conduct patient consultations during the practices clinical appointment hours
  • Triage patients presenting to the practice in person, via eConsult and by telephone

  • Conduct telephone consultations and home visits as appropriate
  • Check and sign repeat prescription requests
  • Check, manage and process patient test results
  • Prescribe in line with local and national guidelines
  • Refer patients to secondary/urgent care and additional interventions as appropriate
  • Manage long-term conditions and patients with complex problems

  • Promote healthy living strategies and give health and wellbeing advice, generally encouraging patients to follow a healthy lifestyle
  • Carry out patient testing and screening as required
  • Make autonomous clinical decisions relating to patients health needs
  • Develop and implement practice guidelines, policies and procedures

Communication with patients

  • Use communication that is appropriate to the situation, including communicating sensitively with patients and carers when delivering bad news
  • Establish appropriate communication methods to suit patients and carers level of understanding, cultural/language needs, and preferred communication method
  • Anticipate and overcome barriers to communication, and seek support from other staff members where necessary
  • Use appropriate communication skills and style to make patients aware of risk, to obtain consent where necessary, and to ensure patients comply with treatment

Delivering high-quality services

  • Provide services to the practices patient population, to the highest possible standard, in line with competencies and professional code of conduct
  • Monitor and maintain the standard of care provided, taking appropriate action if standards are not met, through self- and peer-review, benchmarking and evaluation
  • Lead and undertake clinical governance and clinical audit activities to ensure the continual improvement of service delivery
  • Lead and participate in reviewing and responding to complaints, significant events and other shared learning activities within a structured framework
  • Support and mentor staff in training to ensure they deliver the highest standards of care
  • Support the performance of team members and collaborate in improving the quality of healthcare and service provision, in line with local and national policy and strategy
  • Work within the practices legal framework for identifying vulnerable patients and apply policies relating to treatment of vulnerable patients

Key responsibilities non-clinical

Management and leadership

  • Manage workload, staff availability and cover, in collaboration with fellow partners
  • Make, implement and adhere to decisions, in collaboration with fellow partners, including following agreed processes to raise concerns
  • Develop and nurture professional and collaborative working relationships with all staff and external stakeholders
  • Ensure the practice and all staff follow best practice, as set out in clinical guidelines and identified through audits
  • Identify opportunities to improve existing processes and develop new ones, both in the practice and those involving external agencies and stakeholders
  • Lead on clinical and practice management, including delegating responsibility as appropriate
  • Develop and maintain systems to ensure the efficient running of the practice, such as those to manage staff training, performance, clinical governance, finance, IT, complaints, and equality and diversity
  • Action and refer concerns and issues as appropriate

Practice-related duties

  • Process medical reports, referrals and correspondence
  • Record and collect data for audit purposes
  • Make timely, clear, computer-based records of consultations and contact with patients
  • Maintain administrative records relating to the practice contract, enhanced services and QOF
  • Contribute to providing a supportive environment for other staff through informal catch-ups and contact
  • Attend and contribute to in-house meetings, including clinical, educational/training-related and administrative meetings
  • Attend meetings and events held by external agencies and stakeholders
  • Contribute to teaching and training clinical staff as appropriate
  • Personal and professional development of self and others
  • Comply with the GMC Code of Conduct
  • Prepare for and complete annual external appraisals
  • Prepare for and complete revalidation process
  • Act as a mentor and positive role model to all members of staff, both clinical and non-clinical, sharing information and good practice
  • Prioritise own workload and collaborate with others to delegate and prioritise team and practice workload
  • Undertake training as required to ensure competencies for delivering all responsibilities, to meet personal, statutory and practice education and learning needs, including keeping records of learning, reflection, complaints and feedback
  • Keep up to date with current evidence-based approaches to patient care and service delivery, in line with NICE and the National Service Framework
  • Lead and contribute to education activities, such as reviewing significant events, clinical audit, protected learning time, video analysis of consultations, etc
  • Contribute to education and training of trainee clinical staff and students

Other important aspects of the role

Maintaining confidentiality

The GP partner will, as an integral part of and in the course of carrying out his/her role, have access to confidential and sometimes sensitive information relating to patients, carers and family members, as well as similar information about colleagues. The GP partner will also have access to confidential commercial information about the practice and its business.

All such information, in whatever format and howsoever made available, must be treated with the strictest confidence. All such information held both within and outside of the practice will be shared only as necessary, and in accordance with the practices confidentiality/data-sharing policies, and in line with data protection legislation and the Freedom of Information Act.

Equality and diversity

The GP partner will comply with and actively promote the practices own equality and diversity policy, and legislation relating to equality and diversity, including (but not limited to):

  • Recognising the rights of patients, carers, family members and colleagues, and respecting their needs, beliefs, privacy and dignity
  • Not discriminating against patients, carers, family members or colleagues on the grounds of any of the protected characteristics in the Equality Act 2010 (or its amendments or later legislation)
  • Supporting people who need help understanding and exercising their rights
  • Acting as a role model in relation to promoting equality, diversity and non-discriminatory practices
  • Identifying discriminatory practices and patterns of discrimination, taking appropriate action to tackle it, and instead promoting equality
  • Complying with, promoting and evaluating chaperoning policies
  • Recognising and promoting the right of patients to choose their care provider, and to participate in or refuse care.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Please contact the Practice with a CV.

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 NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

01308861938

Address

Barton House

Beaminster

Dorset

DT8 3EQ


Employer's website

https://www.bartonhousemedicalpractice.co.uk/

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Homecare Nurse - Taunton

Pharmaxo

Taunton, SW
3 days ago
Taunton, SW
3 days ago

Homecare Nurse

About us

Pharmaxo Pharmacy Services Ltd is a specialist pharmacy and clinical homecare provider in an expanding market offering greater choice and convenience to patients whilst delivering value and efficiencies to the NHS and private sector. 

About the role

Due to continued success and growth of Pharmaxo we are recruiting full and part time Clinical Homecare Nurses in the Taunton area. Our nurses assume responsibility for providing a first-class clinical service to patients being treated for a variety of health conditions, which is crucial to ensure excellent ongoing patient care. 

You must be able to show demonstrable competency, technical and professional expertise in relation to planning, organizational skills and adaptability.  You must be patient and customer focused with an awareness of the current and future business requirements. You will be an ambassador for our company whilst delivering excellence in patient care and education out in the community. Through regular and active communication you will be a key member of our team by forging first class relationships with our Healthcare partners.

About you

We are looking for someone that is passionate about making a difference to patient lives, dedicated to improving company processes, has a drive to be an expert in what they do, wants to be part of our fantastic company community and is as committed to their career training and progression as we are. Do you have the qualities that we are looking for? If so you could join our friendly and dynamic team.

We are seeking individuals who have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build rapport with patients and clinicians. You will work flexibly and have a commitment to attend study days which are deemed necessary for the development of both the company and you.

You must have

•Excellent cannulation/phlebotomy skills
•Experience in standard and complex infusion therapies
•Commitment to maintain your professional development
•Ability to work independently and within a team
•Full NMC registration
•Full Driving license
•Willingness to travel in order to meet the needs of the services provided
•Chemotherapy experience would be advantageous

Key Accountabilities to include;

•To continuously update nursing knowledge ensuring in line with current legislation and best practice
•Administration of prescribed medicines to patients out of the hospital setting, either in a community or the patient’s home
•Maintaining accurate record keeping relating to patient treatment
•Clinical Competency
•Regulatory Compliance

In return we offer rewards and benefits including:

•Competitive salary (depending on experience, knowledge and skills)
•25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
•Company bonus scheme upon successful completion of probation
•Generous pension scheme
•Life assurance
•Private medical insurance
•Company car (full time) or car allowance (part time)
•Reimbursement of NMC fees
•Uniform provided
•Ongoing training and support with revalidation

  

Commit to excellence.  Join our team “Where patients come first”.

Closing date: 19th March 2021

By clicking 'apply' you will be taken to our careers page where you can complete your application.

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Salaried General Practitioner - Warwick House Medical Centre

National Health Service

Warwick House Medical Centre, SW
2 days ago
Warwick House Medical Centre, SW
£41.158k - £76.751k Per Year
2 days ago
£41.158k - £76.751k Per Year

Job Reference: 184-MED1022-A

Employer:
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
GP
Location:
Warwick House Medical Centre, Taunton
Salary:
£41,158 - £76,751 pro rata per annum

Warwick House Medical Centre

Are you looking for a salaried GP position in a well-established, supportive, innovative training practice? Do you enjoy outdoor life, culture, history and value your work-life balance? Here is an excellent opportunity to join our team and discover the beautiful county of Somerset.

Warwick House Medical Practice is situated in Taunton, the county town of Somerset. Our practice cares for just over 7,400 patients, covering an urban and semi-rural population. Our size allows us to be flexible and to innovate and adapt whilst valuing a supportive and open culture amongst our staff. We are continually looking to improve the patient experience and place a strong emphasis on high quality 'family' practice.

In 2017 we entered into partnership with Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust (Now Somerset NHS Foundation Trust). We have an expanding and friendly team of clinical and administrative staff, all of whom are employed by the Trust as part of the Primary Care Service. Our practice is an active participant in the local Primary Care Network.

Clinical care is delivered by our 5 salaried GP partners, 1 salaried GP, 1 ANP, 3 Practice Nurses, 1 HCA and 1 phlebotomist. We are ably supported by our team of allied health professionals which includes an Advanced Clinical Pharmacist, Advanced Paramedic, FCP Musculo-Skeletal Practitioner and Mental Health Workers.

We are paper-light: EMIS Web, workflow management, digital dictation, e-referrals.

With the retirement of one of our GP partners, we are looking for a part-time salaried GP to provide 6 sessions. You will have flexibility in delivering these sessions and potential opportunities to work elsewhere in the Trust. We would welcome dynamic and innovative individuals as there are opportunities to further develop new models of care within the Practice and wider Directorate and to potentially become a GP trainer.

About the Trust

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is the first NHS trust on the English mainland to provide community, mental health and acute hospital services. We work with health and social care partners in Somerset to ensure that we deliver outstanding services that meet the needs of our population.

Our trust was formed on 1 April 2020 when Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust merged. We provide community and mental health services across the whole of Somerset and acute hospital services in the north, west and centre of the county and beyond.

Location

Straddled between areas of outstanding natural beauty and the idyllic rolling hills of Exmoor, featuring national hotspots for cycling, surfing, and climbing such as Cheddar Gorge, there’s plenty to keep you occupied alongside the abundance of music festivals and local traditions. Somerset offers you the chance to live near some of the UK’s most desirable locations; from the beaches in North Devon and Cornwall, to the cosmopolitan centres of Bristol, Bath and Exeter, whilst also being less than 2 hours from London. The County town of Taunton has diverse shopping, restaurants, and regularly hosts international music and sporting fixtures.

The South West of England is a highly desirable place to live. Compared to other regions, house prices in the area are quite reasonable. Rural properties in many of the pretty villages in South Somerset and North Dorset are within easy commute to the hospital. Many properties have land or large gardens attached.

If you’ve got family commitments, or are looking to settle down, Somerset offers some of the best schools in the country ranging from Public institutions such as Millfield, Queens College, Taunton School, Kings College, Wellington, and Blundell’s, to award winning state schools such as Richard Huish College which has been ranked in the top 10 of A-level providers nationally for the last eight years, through to secondary’s ranking in the top 5% nationally such as The Castle school in Taunton.

For further information:

If you are interested in finding out more about us please contact our Operational Manager, Sian Mara, on 01823 447373 or sian.mara@nhs.net . Informal visits are very welcome.

If you would like to discuss the application process for this role please contact Jordan Pollard, Medical Recruitment Consultant on 07765898212 or Jordan.Pollard@somersetft.nhs.uk



If you are successful for interview, you will be required to bring ID, proof of essential qualifications / relevant documents with you (More details will follow)

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading

We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our staff. With this in mind, we offer a range of staff benefits - please visit our website.

By submitting your application to NHS Jobs/Trac, you are giving your consent for elements of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation; to be used by Recruitment for purposes of checking your Professional Registration online (where applicable) including all electronically held NHS service and sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process.

These processes are in line with Fair and Lawful processing and with the Data Protection Act (2018) principles especially those in relation to your personal or sensitive personal data (sensitive personal data is defined as any declared physical or mental health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, trade union membership, political opinion, religious beliefs). Other principles under Data Protection will be observed such as use of data for specific, defined purposes, and use of data that is relevant and not excessive whilst practicing data accuracy and security of all held personal identifiable information (PII)

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Practice Manager

National Health Service

Yeovil, SW
Today
Yeovil, SW
Today

Practice Manager

Diamond Health Group

The closing date is 01 March 2021

Job overview

We are looking for an exceptional individual to support the Partners in providing leadership and management to enable the Practice to meet its aims and objectives within a profitable, efficient, safe and effective working environment. The successful applicant will be dynamic and highly motivated and work with the GP Partners to develop the strategic direction of the Practice and implement innovative changes.

Closing date is Monday 1st March. Salary will depend on the experience and skills of the successful applicant. This is a full-time post, however flexible working will be considered for an exceptional candidate.

Main duties of the job

The main focus of the role will be on business, finance, information technology and practice development, including income generation.

The successful applicant will adopt a strategic approach to the development and management of services, ensuring service development and delivery is in accordance with local and national guidelines and that the practice complies with contractual obligations in relation to patient care. The successful applicant will need to keep abreast of NHS developments that will impact on General Practice, seeking challenges and opportunities and ensuring new guidance is communicated and implemented.

The successful candidate should have excellent IT skills, expertise and experience in management and leadership, a sound understanding of Practice finances and budgeting including QOF and enhanced services, business planning and negotiating skills and the ability to implement and manage transformation, both proactively and reactively.

About us

We are a large and well-established practice with three GP partners serving a list size of over 15,000 patients in the heart of Somerset. We are well supported by a team of Sessional GPs, Nurse Practitioners, Paramedics, Practice Nurses, Health Care Assistants, Pharmacists, Health Coaches and Frailty Team, Reception staff and an Administration team.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsibilities

The following are the core responsibilities of the practice manager. There may be on occasion, a requirement to carry out other tasks; this will be dependent upon factors such as workload and staffing levels.

The practice manager is responsible for:

Strategic Management & Planning

Keep abreast of current affairs and identify potential threats and opportunities

Contribute to Practice strategy; formulate objectives and research and develop ideas for future Practice development

Monitor and evaluate performance of the Practice team against objectives; identify and manage change

Develop and maintain effective communication both within the Practice and with relevant outside agencies

Prepare and annually update the Practice Business Plan, oversee the implementation of the aims and objectives

Quality Assurance

Ensure that the services provided are fit for purpose and meet patient expectations.

To monitor and advise on how the quality management systems are performing and produce data and reports regarding practice performance set against objectives.

Liaise with other staff to ensure that all systems are functioning properly.

Advise on changes and their implementation and provide training to enable others to achieve quality services.

Help develop efficient systems of management to include IT, Financial and Risk Management and to delegate tasks appropriately.

Ensure complaints are managed and actioned within the appropriate timescales

Information Governance (IG) Lead

Ensure that IG is regularly discussed in Practice meetings.

Responsibility for maintaining and implementing practice IG policies, liaising with CCG IG personnel.

Ensure that an annual assessment of the Practices performance against the standards in the Information Governance toolkit is completed.

Ensure policies and procedures are reviewed as appropriate and arrange for amendments and updates as necessary.

Ensuring registration with Information Commissioner is in place (Data protection registration)

Compliance with regulators and appropriate legislation

Quality Assurance and CQC Compliance

Ensure systems are in place to improve quality of services provided i.e. QOF, patient satisfaction surveys (e.g. GPAQ), Patient Participation Forum etc.

Ensure compliance with CQC

Promote quality achievement and performance within the practice.

Maintain awareness of the service provision including budgetary monitoring.

Ensure compliance with national standards and legislation.

Identifying relevant quality related training needs.

Setting up and maintaining controls and documentation.

Collating and analysing performance data.

Bring together staff of all levels to plan, formulate and develop quality procedures.

Liaise with customers and other relevant service providers to improve quality of services provided.

Liaise and meet with other practice managers as part of the local management forum

Recruitment of Clinical and Non Clinical Staff

To lead on all processes pertaining to the recruitment of clinical and non-clinical staff

Responsible for supporting the deputy in the recruitment, training, and supervision of reception staff

Responsible for the recruitment, training, and supervision of administrative staff

Ensure that all staff are legally and gainfully employed and all appropriate employment checks are carried out (references, DBS etc)

Monitor skill-mix and deployment of staff

Manage staffing levels within target budgets

Evaluate, organise and oversee staff induction and training and ensure that all staff are adequately trained to fulfil their role

Develop and implement effective staff appraisal and monitoring system

Support and mentor staff, both as individuals and as team members

Implement effective systems for the resolution of disputes and grievances

Keep abreast of changes in employment legislation

Maintain up to date HR documentation (including job descriptions, employment contracts and employment policies)

Finances

Manage Practice budgets and seek to maximise income

Through negotiation with the relevant authorities and preparation and submission of regular development plans, ensure the Practice receives an appropriate and equitable allocation of resources

Understand and report on the financial implications of contract and legislation changes

Responsible for any payroll and pensions administration (supervising finance lead)

Keeping appropriate records of all business transactions

Manage Practice accounts; submit year-end figures promptly and liaise with the Practice accountant

Support accountants by supplying financial information in a timely way and liaise with them as required

Responsibility for monitoring expenditure

Ensure practice meets financial targets

Monitor cash-flow, prepare regular forecasts and report to the Partners

Manage and reconcile bank accounts; negotiate/liaise with the Practice bankers

Monitor and reconcile income and expenditure statements and purchase/sales ledge transactions

Manage and monitor PAYE for Practice staff and maintain appropriate records

Manage contributions to the Practice Pension Scheme(s) and maintain appropriate records (supervisory role as administered by finance lead)

Manage appropriate systems for handling and recording of cash, cheques and petty cash

Organisational

Organising and attending doctors meetings, circulating agenda in advance, keeping and circulating minutes, and ensuring action points are done

Convene practice meetings, prepare agendas and ensure distribution of minutes as necessary

Develop Practice protocols and procedures, review and update as required

Ensure that Practice premises are properly maintained and cleaned and that adequate fire prevention and security systems are in place

Manage the procurement of Practice equipment, supplies and services within target budgets

Develop and review Health & Safety policies and procedures and keep abreast of current legislation

Ensure appropriate insurance cover is arranged (buildings/contents/medical sickness/locum cover)

Ensure that the Practice has adequate disaster recovery procedures in place

Arrange appropriate maintenance for Practice equipment

Arrange and chair PPG meetings

Information Technology

Ensure the surgery meets statutory duties with regard to IT compliance.

To liaise with the practice IT administrator

To be fully competent in the system specific IT Training competencies (EMIS Web)

To liaise with CSU/Egton IT department to ensure effective and up to date functioning of IT system at all times

To be responsible for all information flows

To assess, monitor and implement plans to ensure the achievement of higher target Cytology and Childhood Immunisations

Practice Development

Participate in the development of a practice development plan and the achievement of its objectives

Participate in monitoring performance and data collection as necessary

Participate and contribute in all national ES/DES/LES and other practice quality standards as determined by the practice and its contractual framework

To attend practice business meetings

To participate and contribute to the development and implementation of the QoF programme and attend all QoF meetings

Critically analyse actual or potential risks to ensure effective management

Record incidents and significant events and report to the GP partners

Organise practice and primary health care team meetings on a regular basis

To disseminate information to staff

To ensure that the work of the reception and administrative teams complies with the practice Caldicott, security and governance policies

To be the point of contact for the PCN and attend necessary meetings

Training and Education

To ensure that an up to date log of all training in the practice for both clinical and on-clinical staff is maintained

To disseminate relevant information to all parties pertaining to the training programmes and student placements within the practice

To organise annual BSL training

Premises

To co-ordinate quotes and supervise co-ordination of works as directed by the Partner

To liaise with the Landlord on premises matters

To ensure building security is maintained have thorough knowledge of practice shut down procedure and setting of alarms.

To maintain and implement of the practice health & safety policy

To ensure that adequate stocks of stationery and clinical supplies are maintained

Monitor the effective operation of equipment in the surgery and report defects to the GP Partners

Contribute to projects to develop the building or its equipment

Develop relationships with other services on the premises and improve integration

Arranging the cleaning of the building to appropriate standards

Maximise income from external room use/rental

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Educated to degree level
  • Good standard of education with excellent literacy and numeracy skills

Desirable

  • Educated to degree level in healthcare or business
  • Leadership and/or Management Qualification

Experience

Essential

  • NHS Management Experience
  • Experience of working with the general public
  • Experience of managing accounting procedures including budget and cash flow for forecasting
  • Experience of working in a health care setting
  • Experience of managing large multidisciplinary teams
  • Experience of performance management, including appraisal writing, staff development and disciplinary procedures
  • Experience of successfully developing and implementing projects
  • Experience of workforce planning, forecasting and development
  • NHS/ Primary Care General Practice experience

Desirable

  • Relevant health and safety experience
  • Experience of chairing meetings, producing agendas and minutes

Skills

Essential

  • Ability to exploit and negotiate opportunities to enhance service delivery
  • Excellent communication skills (written, oral and presenting)
  • Strong IT skills (generic)
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Strategic thinker and negotiator
  • Ability to prioritise, delegate and work to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Effective time management (Planning & Organising)
  • Ability to network and build relationships
  • Proven problem solving & analytical skills
  • Ability to develop, implement and embed policy and procedure
  • Ability to motivate and train staff

Desirable

  • EMIS/ Systemone/ Vison user skills

Qualities

Essential

  • Polite and confident
  • Flexible and cooperative
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Motivated and proactive
  • Ability to use initiative and judgement
  • Forward thinker with a solutions focused approach
  • High levels of integrity and loyalty
  • Sensitive and empathetic in distressing situations
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Confident, assertive and resilient
  • Ability to drive and deliver change effectively
  • Ability to motivate teams, enhance morale and maintain a positive working environment, including team building sessions

Other

Essential

  • Current Full UK driving license
  • Flexibility to work outside of core office hours
  • Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) check
  • Maintains confidentiality at all times

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.

Employer details

Employer name

Diamond Health Group

Address

Hendford Lodge Medical Centre

74 Hendford

Yeovil

Somerset

BA20 1UJ


Employer's website

https://www.diamondhealthgroup.nhs.uk/

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Practice Nurse

National Health Service

Taunton, SW
4 days ago
Taunton, SW
4 days ago

Practice Nurse

The Crown Medical Centre

The closing date is 14 March 2021

Job overview

We are looking for a practice nurse to join our friendly and enthusiastic nursing team. Applicants must be RGN registered and preferably have experience in primary care practice nursing.

The role is for between 20 and 30 hours per week (although we can negotiate on hours for the right candidate)

Our nursing team plays an integral role in our primary healthcare team and we are keen to involve them in everything we do with regards to patient services .

We are committed to providing an excellent working environment for all our team members with a real focus on the well-being of our staff.

Training and development is actively encouraged.

Main duties of the job

Joining our two friendly team of two practice nurses and two HCAs you will be responsible for all day to day treatment room duties.

A diploma in diabetes and/or asthma/COPD is an advantage.

Hours are negotiable in the region of 20-30 hours per week. Salary is dependent on qualifications and experience. We offer 5 weeks annual leave (and your birthday off!) and membership of the NHS pension scheme. Continuing professional development encouraged and supported.

About us

  • Friendly, energetic practice
  • Modern purpose-built premises
  • 10,220 patients (and counting!) with 6 clinical partners and 2 salaried GPs
  • Two practice nurses and two healthcare assistants
  • EMIS web
  • Training practice with 3 GP trainers
  • Protected in-house educational sessions
  • Primary Care Practitioner assisting with home visits and minor illness
  • Part of the amazing Somerset vaccine delivery team through Taunton Central PCN
  • Extended staff roles through the PCN including First Contact Physio, Care Coordinators, Clinical Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technician
  • Well-developed workflow and signposting processes in reception/admin team
  • Admin based medication review and chronic disease recall system

Job description

Job responsibilities

JOB DESCRIPTION

NAME:

TITLE: PRACTICE NURSE

QUALIFICATION: RGN

EXPERIENCE: More than two years post registration experience.

ACCOUNTABILITY:

Professionally accountable to the Doctors in the partnership.

Directly Accountable to the Lead Nurse for all other matters.

RESPONSIBILITY:

The practice nurse is responsible for the day to day running of the treatment room and to perform the necessary treatment room functions and procedures as required within her main duties and responsibilities.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Fully comprehensive treatment room duties and responsibilities to include:-

  • Childhood Immunisations
  • Ensuring that consulting rooms and treatment rooms are tidy and fully stocked (in the absence of the HCA)
  • Control of infection within the practice following the practice protocol
  • To undertake recording of ECGs.
  • To ensure that adequate treatment room supplies are maintained and that resuscitation equipment is safely maintained.
  • To undertake health promotion activities and counselling of patients as required, if appropriate training has been undertaken.
  • Phlebotomy
  • Collection of other pathological specimens
  • Ear care, including ear syringing
  • Dressings
  • Suture removal
  • Administration of anti-psychotic medication
  • Injections
  • Flu clinics
  • Travel immunisations and advice
  • Cervical screening
  • Asthma clinics
  • COPD clinics
  • Diabetes clinics
  • Womens health / Family Planning clinics
  • Minor operations; to include explanation to patient of the procedure and the preparation of room and equipment.
  • Any other procedure for which the nurse is trained and competent and may be required for the operation of an efficient treatment room.
  • To work within practice policies and protocols

(It is acknowledged that applicants may not be experienced in all the above areas straight away. These tasks can be added to if a new competence is acquired)

ADDITIONAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Data entry onto the computer of all treatment undertaken by the nurse in the treatment room. (Training in the correct use of IT will be given)
  • To attend training and update sessions on main duties and responsibilities.
  • To participate in research, audit and recall.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

The practice nurse should maintain continued education by attending study days identified as necessary in order for continued professional development to take place.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE POST

  • RGN
  • Member of professional body
  • To work in accordance with the NMC code of professional conduct.
  • To be flexible with regards to hours of work.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Please refer to the attached person specification

Desirable

  • Please refer to the attached person specification

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 NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

The Crown Medical Centre

Address

Venture Way

Taunton

Somerset

TA2 8QY


Employer's website

https://www.crownmedicalcentre.co.uk/

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Salaried General Practitioner - Creech Medical Centre

National Health Service

Creech Medical Centre, SW
2 days ago
Creech Medical Centre, SW
£41.158k - £76.751k Per Year
2 days ago
£41.158k - £76.751k Per Year

Job Reference: 184-MED1020-A

Employer:
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
GP
Location:
Creech Medical Centre, Creech
Salary:
£41,158 - £76,751 pro rata per annum

Creech Medical Centre

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is currently looking for salaried GP’s to join Creech Medical Centre. We are located in the Village of Creech St Michael, 3 miles east of Taunton. Our mission is to provide the local community with an excellent level of primary care services, that are sustainable and appropriate, delivered in a safe environment by a well led and responsive healthcare team. You will be joining a supportive team of GPs, practice nurses, community psychiatric nurse, MSK practitioner, wellbeing advisor, midwife, district nurse, paramedic practitioners, and practice staff.

We can offer you flexible working options up to 8 full time GP sessions working across local practices, competitive remuneration package, and opportunities for cross working and joint training, the opportunity to develop specialist skills, along with the opportunity to have the support of a larger organization to develop your career.

Our practice is currently rated Good by the CQC, we are the only Trust to offer Primary Care, Mental Health and Acute services offering you a chance to build a portfolio career. We offer a supportive and collaborative team environment, where we encourage learning, development and personal growth.

About the Trust

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is the first NHS trust on the English mainland to provide community, mental health and acute hospital services. We work with health and social care partners in Somerset to ensure that we deliver outstanding services that meet the needs of our population.

Our trust was formed on 1 April 2020 when Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust merged. We provide community and mental health services across the whole of Somerset and acute hospital services in the north, west and centre of the county and beyond.

Location

Straddled between areas of outstanding natural beauty and the idyllic rolling hills of Exmoor, featuring national hotspots for cycling, surfing, and climbing such as Cheddar Gorge, there’s plenty to keep you occupied alongside the abundance of music festivals and local traditions. Somerset offers you the chance to live near some of the UK’s most desirable locations; from the beaches in North Devon and Cornwall, to the cosmopolitan centres of Bristol, Bath and Exeter, whilst also being less than 2 hours from London. The County town of Taunton has diverse shopping, restaurants, and regularly hosts international music and sporting fixtures.

The South West of England is a highly desirable place to live. Compared to other regions, house prices in the area are quite reasonable. Rural properties in many of the pretty villages in South Somerset and North Dorset are within easy commute to the hospital. Many properties have land or large gardens attached.

If you’ve got family commitments, or are looking to settle down, Somerset offers some of the best schools in the country ranging from Public institutions such as Millfield, Queens College, Taunton School, Kings College, Wellington, and Blundell’s, to award winning state schools such as Richard Huish College which has been ranked in the top 10 of A-level providers nationally for the last eight years, through to secondary’s ranking in the top 5% nationally such as The Castle school in Taunton.

For further information:

Please contact Dominique Pearson-Smith, Practice Manager dominique.pearson-smith@nhs.net

or Nandini Mcculloch – Admin Manager nandini.mcculloch1@nhs.net

If you would like to discuss the application process for this role please contact Jordan Pollard, Medical Recruitment Consultant on 07765898212 or Jordan.Pollard@somersetft.nhs.uk



If you are successful for interview, you will be required to bring ID, proof of essential qualifications / relevant documents with you (More details will follow)

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading

We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our staff. With this in mind, we offer a range of staff benefits - please visit our website.

By submitting your application to NHS Jobs/Trac, you are giving your consent for elements of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation; to be used by Recruitment for purposes of checking your Professional Registration online (where applicable) including all electronically held NHS service and sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process.

These processes are in line with Fair and Lawful processing and with the Data Protection Act (2018) principles especially those in relation to your personal or sensitive personal data (sensitive personal data is defined as any declared physical or mental health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, trade union membership, political opinion, religious beliefs). Other principles under Data Protection will be observed such as use of data for specific, defined purposes, and use of data that is relevant and not excessive whilst practicing data accuracy and security of all held personal identifiable information (PII)

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Salaried General Practitioner - Warwick House Medical Centre

National Health Service

Warwick House Medical Centre, SW
2 days ago
Warwick House Medical Centre, SW
£41.158k - £76.751k Per Year
2 days ago
£41.158k - £76.751k Per Year

Job Reference: 184-MED1022-A

Employer:
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
GP
Location:
Warwick House Medical Centre, Taunton
Salary:
£41,158 - £76,751 pro rata per annum

Warwick House Medical Centre

Are you looking for a salaried GP position in a well-established, supportive, innovative training practice? Do you enjoy outdoor life, culture, history and value your work-life balance? Here is an excellent opportunity to join our team and discover the beautiful county of Somerset.

Warwick House Medical Practice is situated in Taunton, the county town of Somerset. Our practice cares for just over 7,400 patients, covering an urban and semi-rural population. Our size allows us to be flexible and to innovate and adapt whilst valuing a supportive and open culture amongst our staff. We are continually looking to improve the patient experience and place a strong emphasis on high quality 'family' practice.

In 2017 we entered into partnership with Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust (Now Somerset NHS Foundation Trust). We have an expanding and friendly team of clinical and administrative staff, all of whom are employed by the Trust as part of the Primary Care Service. Our practice is an active participant in the local Primary Care Network.

Clinical care is delivered by our 5 salaried GP partners, 1 salaried GP, 1 ANP, 3 Practice Nurses, 1 HCA and 1 phlebotomist. We are ably supported by our team of allied health professionals which includes an Advanced Clinical Pharmacist, Advanced Paramedic, FCP Musculo-Skeletal Practitioner and Mental Health Workers.

We are paper-light: EMIS Web, workflow management, digital dictation, e-referrals.

With the retirement of one of our GP partners, we are looking for a part-time salaried GP to provide 6 sessions. You will have flexibility in delivering these sessions and potential opportunities to work elsewhere in the Trust. We would welcome dynamic and innovative individuals as there are opportunities to further develop new models of care within the Practice and wider Directorate and to potentially become a GP trainer.

About the Trust

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust is the first NHS trust on the English mainland to provide community, mental health and acute hospital services. We work with health and social care partners in Somerset to ensure that we deliver outstanding services that meet the needs of our population.

Our trust was formed on 1 April 2020 when Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Taunton and Somerset NHS Foundation Trust merged. We provide community and mental health services across the whole of Somerset and acute hospital services in the north, west and centre of the county and beyond.

Location

Straddled between areas of outstanding natural beauty and the idyllic rolling hills of Exmoor, featuring national hotspots for cycling, surfing, and climbing such as Cheddar Gorge, there’s plenty to keep you occupied alongside the abundance of music festivals and local traditions. Somerset offers you the chance to live near some of the UK’s most desirable locations; from the beaches in North Devon and Cornwall, to the cosmopolitan centres of Bristol, Bath and Exeter, whilst also being less than 2 hours from London. The County town of Taunton has diverse shopping, restaurants, and regularly hosts international music and sporting fixtures.

The South West of England is a highly desirable place to live. Compared to other regions, house prices in the area are quite reasonable. Rural properties in many of the pretty villages in South Somerset and North Dorset are within easy commute to the hospital. Many properties have land or large gardens attached.

If you’ve got family commitments, or are looking to settle down, Somerset offers some of the best schools in the country ranging from Public institutions such as Millfield, Queens College, Taunton School, Kings College, Wellington, and Blundell’s, to award winning state schools such as Richard Huish College which has been ranked in the top 10 of A-level providers nationally for the last eight years, through to secondary’s ranking in the top 5% nationally such as The Castle school in Taunton.

For further information:

If you are interested in finding out more about us please contact our Operational Manager, Sian Mara, on 01823 447373 or sian.mara@nhs.net . Informal visits are very welcome.

If you would like to discuss the application process for this role please contact Jordan Pollard, Medical Recruitment Consultant on 07765898212 or Jordan.Pollard@somersetft.nhs.uk



If you are successful for interview, you will be required to bring ID, proof of essential qualifications / relevant documents with you (More details will follow)

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading

We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our staff. With this in mind, we offer a range of staff benefits - please visit our website.

By submitting your application to NHS Jobs/Trac, you are giving your consent for elements of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation; to be used by Recruitment for purposes of checking your Professional Registration online (where applicable) including all electronically held NHS service and sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process.

These processes are in line with Fair and Lawful processing and with the Data Protection Act (2018) principles especially those in relation to your personal or sensitive personal data (sensitive personal data is defined as any declared physical or mental health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, trade union membership, political opinion, religious beliefs). Other principles under Data Protection will be observed such as use of data for specific, defined purposes, and use of data that is relevant and not excessive whilst practicing data accuracy and security of all held personal identifiable information (PII)

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Registered Nurse (Band 5)

National Health Service

Beacon Ward, SW
4 days ago
Beacon Ward, SW
£24.907k - £30.615k Per Year
4 days ago
£24.907k - £30.615k Per Year

Job Reference: 184-NARHOP175

Employer:
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Department:
Oncology
Location:
Beacon Ward, Taunton
Salary:
£24,907 - £30,615 per annum, pro rata

Are you an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Registered Nurse looking for your next challenge?

A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for you to join our forward thinking team on Beacon Ward which is the trusts acute oncology inpatient ward.

Do you want to be part of a proactive and friendly specialist nursing team with excellent opportunities to expand your clinical skills?

We can offer you access to comprehensive job related training and personal development programmes which support your career progression, including chemotherapy administration training.

Would you like to feel supported and valued whilst caring for others?

As well as taking pride in caring for our patients, we also prioritise taking care of our employees! You will be part of a compassionate and friendly team who understand the challenges that arise when working on a oncology ward and the importance of supporting one another through these.

Would you like to work in one of the most desirable places within the UK?

This post is based at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton, in the heart of Somerset, part of Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. Here you can soak up all that the idyllic countryside has to offer with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone’s throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You get to experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan – there is truly something for everyone!

Is this the ideal role for you?

  • Are you committed to going the extra mile to enhance patient care?
  • Are you comfortable being part of an open and hardworking culture?
  • Are you ambitious and driven to expand your clinical skills?

If you answered yes to these questions then we would love to hear from you!

Hours of work- Full time 37.5 hours per week

For further details contact:

Sharon Sussex

Job title Ward Sister

Email address sharon.sussex@somersetft.nhs.uk

Telephone number 01823344202



If you are successful for interview, you will be required to bring ID, proof of essential qualifications / relevant documents with you (More details will follow)

Our values are simple: Outstanding Care, Working Together, Listening and Leading

We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource, we are proud of the excellent levels of service our Trust provides to our service users and the dedication and conscientious of our staff. With this in mind, we offer a range of staff benefits - please visit our website.

By submitting your application to NHS Jobs/Trac, you are giving your consent for elements of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation; to be used by Recruitment for purposes of checking your Professional Registration online (where applicable) including all electronically held NHS service and sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process.

These processes are in line with Fair and Lawful processing and with the Data Protection Act (2018) principles especially those in relation to your personal or sensitive personal data (sensitive personal data is defined as any declared physical or mental health conditions, racial or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, trade union membership, political opinion, religious beliefs). Other principles under Data Protection will be observed such as use of data for specific, defined purposes, and use of data that is relevant and not excessive whilst practicing data accuracy and security of all held personal identifiable information (PII)

Job Type

Full Time

Posted

5 days ago

Description

Practice Manager

Springmead Surgery

The closing date is 31 March 2021

Job overview

Hours of Work: 30+

Responsible to: The Partners

Responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:-

Strategic planning

Practice Finances

Communications

Human Resources

Operational Management

Health and safety

Patient Services

IT Systems

Information Governance

Professional Development

External Representation

Main duties of the job

You will have experience of working at management level within primary care, and will be confident in leading, supporting and mentoring a team.

The post holder will have an understanding and overview of the roles of all team members. They will work closely with the business manager and operations manager, to whom responsibilities will be delegated where appropriate.

About us

Springmead Surgery is seeking a Practice Manager to lead our skilled and hard-working team.

We are a long-established practice in Chard in south Somerset, with a practice population of 5750.

We have a strong interest in education and training - both of the partners are GP trainers, and for many years we have hosted medical students and student nurses. We pride ourselves in our friendly working environment.

Our team comprises business manager, operations manager, six receptionists, a three-strong admin/secretarial team, three practice nurses, a nurse associate, two healthcare assistants, an associate GP, an ANP and ECP, in addition to the two GP partners. The team is augmented by PCN-appointed pharmacists and physiotherapist.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:-

Strategic planning

Be alert to developments within the NHS and identify potential threats and opportunities

Help formulate the practice strategy, and identify objectives arising

Seek out and introduce ideas for practice development

Ensure the practice meets the terms of all contracts including completing contract and quality returns

Develop and maintain the practice development plan and business continuity plan

Oversee the implementation of aims and objectives, and have overall responsibility in monitoring the performance of the practice team against objectives

Practice Finances - liaise with the business manager to maintain an overview of all matters pertaining to the financial viability of the practice, including:

maintaining and maximising income streams

rationalising expenditure and ensuring that all expenditure is justifiable

being aware of and advising on the financial implications of contract legislation changes.

the management of practice accounts.

Communications

Responsible for internal and external communication standards.

Ensure the appropriate dissemination of information to all relevant members of the practice team

Chair practice meetings and ensure all staff understand and engage with practice developments.

Attend weekly meeting with the partners and business and operations managers, including monthly business meeting.

Attend, and oversee the organisation of, bi-monthly whole team meetings

Ensure that effective mechanisms are in place for reporting relevant information to CQC and any other mandatory data reporting that is required.

Human Resources

Overall responsibility for the recruitment, retention and management of all staff, liaising with the operations manager where necessary

In conjunction with the operations manager, ensure that appraisals and training needs assessments are carried out and acted on

Overall responsibility for the management of disputes and grievances.

Operational Management

Ensure development and maintenance of practice protocols and procedures is carried out.

Ensure reviews and updates in line with current and future legislative requirements are carried out

Ensure practice meets core NHS and Care Quality Commission standards.

Health and safety

In conjunction with the operations manager, ensure health and safety reviews and risk assessments are undertaken, also ensuring safety of both staff and patients.

Patient Services

Have an overview of all aspects of patient care and delivery of services, management of patient complaints, and patient participation group.

IT Systems

Manage the development of practice IT and telephone systems including electronic patient medical records and links with external organisations

Information Governance

Have an overview of GDPR and an understanding of where to seek advice and clarification on data protection matters

Professional Development

Responsible for own development, learning and performance and demonstrating skills and activities to others who are undertaking similar work.

Participate in an annual individual appraisal

External Representation

Represent the practice in communications and meetings with external organisations and agencies, including the PCN and CCG, and inform the partners of important developments.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • General Education to Degree standard

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of Practice Management

Desirable

  • Experience of working in Primary Care or GP Practice

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.

Employer details

Employer name

Springmead Surgery

Address

Springmead

Chard

Somerset

TA20 2EW


Employer's website

https://springmeadsurgery.co.uk/