GP – Symphony Healthcare Services Practices - At Salaried, Employed or Consultant level – Symphony Healthcare Services

GP – Symphony Healthcare Services Practices - At Salaried, Employed or Consultant level

 

Job Summary

Exceptional GP opportunities are available across our practices in Somerset with an attractive and comprehensive remuneration package.

Up to 8 sessions are available dependent on the requirements of each practice.

Salary: Between £11,000 - £14,000 per session - based on experience and level of GP role undertaken in practice.

 

About us - Symphony Healthcare Services

Symphony Healthcare Services was established in 2016 as part of the award-winning Symphony Programme Vanguard, developing new models of care. We now support 19 practices across Somerset, providing care for 134,000 patients.

Symphony has developed a model where each practice is encouraged to operate autonomously, but as a subsidiary of Somerset Foundation Trust and with the backing and economies of scale from a central support team (particularly for HR and strategic management matters).

Providing NHS services is at the heart of what we do. Our vision is to ensure that primary care is sustainable for patients and practices in Somerset, and we aim to be a national exemplar for primary care provision. We work closely with our practice teams to support, develop and transform patient care and working practices with innovation and technology at the heart of what we do.

By working at scale in primary care in Somerset we can offer you the opportunity to develop specialist skills with the support of a larger organisation to develop your GP career.

 

Main duties of the job

You would undertake all the clinical duties associated with a GP working in primary care, without the responsibilities and risks associated with being a partner. We can offer opportunities from salaried through to employed and consultant level GP posts depending on your experience and the level of responsibility you take on at the practice.

All GPs working for us are paid as Employees, unlike Partners, which means less risk for you and more time to focus on patient care. We put patients first, with our Employed and Consultant GPs working flexibly according to need, so contributing to areas such as QOF, QI, training and research projects providing a huge amount of variety to the role. However, our Salaried GPs have a clearly defined job plan setting out the hours of work and responsibility and tasks associated with the role.

Through annual appraisal, we encourage career development and progression and are keen to support GPs who wish to extend their role, or have specialist skills which can be utilised in primary care. We recognise that some GPs will wish to stay salaried, and some will wish to assume more responsibility once they have found their feet and aspire to Employed or Consultant roles.

 

Key benefits:

  • Flexible roles and working options
  • A Mentorship Scheme for newly qualified GPs who will be supported by a GP Trainer
  • Attractive relocation support
  • Freedom to join our in house GP locum agency, Symphony Flex, with additional competitive pay rates.

 

Job Responsibilities

See attached Job description and person specification for a full breakdown of the role and responsibilities.

 

GP Roles and Responsibilities

Symphony differentiates GP roles to provide a greater range of options for GPs, to enable career progression at all levels, and to support recruitment and retention.

The three different GP roles in Symphony are:

  • GP Consultant
  • Employed GP
  • Salaried GP

For more information about this role or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Annabel Bowditch, People Services Deputy Director on Annabel.bowditch@somersetft.nhs.uk

If this advert has sparked your interest in being a Symphony GP within Somerset, please contact us on  SHS.PeopleServices@Somersetft.nhs.uk .

 

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • A medical practitioner whose name is included in the General Practitioner Register under article 10 of the General and Specialist Medical Practice Order 2003
  • Not subject to suspension under section 41A of the Medical Act 1983
  • Qualified General Practitioner (completed certificate of Completion of Training CCT)
  • Currently on a performers list and not suspended from that list or from the medical register
  • Accredited as a member of the Royal College Of General Practitioners (MRCGP) MBBS or equivalent medical degree
  • 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.

 

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-visas-and-immigration

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-records-checks-for-overseas-applicants.

 

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see https://www.healthcareers.nhs.uk/working-health/overseas-health-professionals

 

Employer details

Symphony Healthcare Services Limited

 

Address

Symphony Healthcare Services Ltd

Barrington House

Watercombe Park

Lynx Trading Estate

Yeovil

Somerset

BA20 2HL