St James & Orchard Medical Centre
Vacancy For a Salaried GP
St James and Orchard Medical Centre has an exciting opportunity for a salaried GP. We are open to negotiation on the number of sessions.
St James is a friendly, high achieving practice based over two sites with a registered list of 18,000 patients. St James is based in the centre of Taunton which is the County town of somerset. The second site is based in a more rural setting 10 minutes away.
We are a forward-thinking practice and are keen to embrace new methods of working for the benefit of our staff and our patients. We are keen to hear about new ways of working and are very open to new ideas.
would like an organised, enthusiastic and pro-active GP to join our busy multi-disciplinary team. You would be part of a supportive team which includes 7 GP partners, salaried GPs, ACP and ECPs, a team of practice nurses and healthcare assistants, as well as a team of PCN staff which include FCP, pharmacists, welling being coaches, care coordinators. A supportive management team, reception team and administration teams. are also looking to bring GP assistants into the team to help support the GPs.
We also have monthly CPD afternoons as recognise that practice CPD supports the team and contributes to strong working relationships.
We are a well-established training practice – with 3 partners being GP trainers and one of the established partners is a Training Program Director for the Somerset GP Training Scheme. The practice has GP registrars, F2 doctors, practice nurse students and medical students. We are keen to increase medical student teaching. You could be involved in training if this is an area of interest for you.
There is the opportunity for the right applicant to join the partnership, which as a partner, you would be jointly responsible for the smooth running of the practice.
What matters to us, is that we get the right person for our team and so, we can be flexible on the working arrangements. So please come and meet us and have a chat.
In the 2022 patient survey, 88% of patients described their overall experience as Good compared to the ICB average of 76% and nationally 72%.
We would like to invite you for an informal chat with partners and the Practice Manager as we feel this is important so that you can get a feel for the practice and the team. Please contact the Practice Manager via email on Tracey.Pike@nhs.net or by calling on 07738 600422, so that we can arrange a mutually convenient time to meet.