Salaried GPs – a brighter future

Are you newly qualified or soon to become a GP or an experienced GP keen to build your career

Pier Health was established in July 2019 and is a super partnership of surgeries across Weston-super-Mare, Worle and surrounding villages. Whilst Pier Health is a super partnership, each surgery has a significant amount of local autonomy to ensure they are well equipped to meet the needs of their own patient group. We believe passionately in delivering the very best in care for our patients by continuously improving our service in innovative ways.

We can offer Salaried GPs the opportunity to:

  • maximize your quality of life by offering flexible hours – to allow you to fulfil caring duties and other commitments (e.g. arrive 9.30 a.m. and end 4.30 p.m.) or school term time working only or
  • maximize your income by being a peripatetic GP across various sites gaining experience across a range of sites with competitive salary or
  • maximize your potential by providing support and training to develop specialist area (clinical and/or leadership), whilst still undertaking some sessions within general practice.

Pier Health has all of the benefits of working for a large organisation yet also offers the sense of individuality belonging to a local partnership practice. This is a unique proposition and goes well beyond that of a typical federation or merged practices.

We welcome applications from those who are looking for full and part-time opportunities, from those who wish to be working solely from one of our sites, or those who wish to move around and learn from a number of sites. We will support you by providing protected time away from the work place to develop ideas or realise ambitions. For those interested in focusing on maximising their earning potential we will provide comprehensive, intelligent workforce and administrative support.

This is an exciting time to join Pier Health and you could be part of the team developing and delivering innovative solutions for health care.

Salaried permanent – full-time and part-time considered – flexible working available

Salary negotiable by experience with indemnity paid and NHS pension

For full details of this and other positions in the group, contact Dr John Heather – Chair, Pier Health Group.

Informal visits are welcome.

Telephone 01934 410557

Email recruitment@pierhealth.co.uk

Registered Nurse Associate - Full Time

The closing date is 30 November 2020

Pier Health Primary Care Network (PCN) is a collaboration of 7 GP surgeries in Weston-super-Mare and surrounding villages, caring for a population of approx. 95,000 patients.
To support our continued development as a primary care network, we have an exciting opportunity to recruit NMC Registered Nurse Associates who are enthusiastic, forward thinking, committed and motivated with excellent communication skills to join our practice nursing teams. This is a great opportunity for Nurse Associates wishing to apply their skills in a primary care setting.

Summary of the Role
The post holder will have completed their Nurse Associate training and be registered with the NMC able to work independently under the leadership of registered nurses, working within the sphere of nursing and care, and within all aspects of the nursing process.
Nurse Associates are equipped with the knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes and behaviours relevant to employment as a Nurse Associate and will work to a nationally recognised code of conduct (Nursing and Midwifery Council 2015).

  • To compliment the role of the GP and other Health Care Professionals as an integral part and key member of the primary care team.
  • To make the best use of clinical skills within the practice in order to promote well-being and maximise health for patients.
  • To provide a safe, high quality and accessible service to the practice population

Key Duties & Responsibilities

  • Treatment room duties in line with competency e.g. Suture/clip removal, basic wound care, ECG. Phlebotomy, Urinalysis
  • Responsible for the maintenance of equipment and stock control: including refrigeration, vaccine ordering, single use equipment, general treatment room equipment and stock and emergency drugs and equipment.
  • Administering of medication in accordance within regulatory guidelines for Nursing Associates
  • Able to perform cardio-pulmonary resuscitation according to current UK guidelines.
  • Recognising abnormalities
  • Co-operate and participate as required in any research projects within the practice.
  • Check compliance with and adherence to appropriate treatments using a holistic patient centred approach.
  • Monitor patient outcomes including escalation of interventions when necessary.
  • Ensure infection control guidelines are maintained.
  • Maintain accurate records in line with practice policy and NMC Guidelines using appropriate computer software.
  • Participate in practice audits, quality improvement activities, service assessment and service redesign.
  • Communicate effectively with other members of the primary health care team providing input and support to colleagues in the treatment and care of patients.
  • Pro-actively prevent and protect against disease and ill health acting in the best interests of service users, carers, families and communities.
  • Use knowledge and experience to make evidence-based decisions and solve problems
  • Recognise and work within the limits of own competence, recognising when it is necessary to refer to others for reassessment.
  • Preserve confidentiality of information gained at all times.
  • Be responsible for own actions and act professionally at all times.
  • Effectively manage own time, workload and resources.
  • To develop knowledge base and support the management of chronic disease patients
  • Attend staff meetings, learning and training events
  • Any other duties considered relevant to the post

The main duties and responsibilities shown above are not exhaustive but should merely be regarded as a guide.  The post-holder will be expected to conduct any reasonable activities according to the business needs at that time.  These will be subject to periodic review and may be amended to meet the challenging needs of the business. The post-holder will be expected to participate in this process and the company would aim to reach agreement to changes.

If you would like to be considered for this role, please read the full details file below and complete the Application form and submit it to bnssg.pierhealthgroupjobs@nhs.net for the attention of Julie Davidson

Salary Range: £21,892 - £24,157 (Band 4)
Closing Date for Applications: Monday 30th November 2020
Interviews: various dates

Trainee Nurse Associate - Full Time

The closing date is 30 November 2020

Pier Health Primary Care Network (PCN) is a collaboration of 7 GP surgeries in Weston-super-Mare and surrounding villages, caring for a population of approx. 95,000 patients.
To support our continued development as a primary care network, we have an exciting opportunity to recruit Trainee Nurse Associates who are enthusiastic, forward thinking, committed and motivated with excellent communication skills to join our practice nursing teams. This is a great opportunity for those wishing to apply their skills in a primary care setting.

Summary of the Role
The successful applicant must be willing to undertake the Trainee Nurse Associate course leading to registration with the NMC. Training for this role will equip individuals to be able to work independently under the leadership of registered nurses, working within the sphere of nursing and care, and within all aspects of the nursing process. Alternatively candidates who have completed their training for Associate Practitioner roles and who are willing to undertake the transition course to gain NMC registration to become a Nurse Associate will also be suitable for this role.

Nurse Associates are equipped with the knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes and behaviours relevant to employment as a Nurse Associate and will work to a nationally recognised code of conduct (Nursing and Midwifery Council 2015).

  • To compliment the role of the GP and other Health Care Professionals as an integral part and key member of the primary care team.
  • To make the best use of clinical skills within the practice in order to promote well-being and maximise health for patients.
  • To provide a safe, high quality and accessible service to the practice population

Key Duties & Responsibilities
These will depend upon the candidates’ current training, skills and experience, which course they will undertake to gain NMC registration, and how much time they will have for practice-based activities.

  • Treatment room duties in line with competency e.g. Suture/clip removal, basic wound care, ECG. Phlebotomy, Urinalysis.
  • Responsible for the maintenance of equipment and stock control: including refrigeration, vaccine ordering, single use equipment, general treatment room equipment and stock and emergency drugs and equipment.
  • Administering of medication in accordance within regulatory guidelines for Nursing Associates.
  • Able to perform cardio-pulmonary resuscitation according to current UK guidelines.
  • Recognising abnormalities.
  • Co-operate and participate as required in any research projects within the practice.
  • Check compliance with and adherence to appropriate treatments using a holistic patient centred approach.
  • Monitor patient outcomes including escalation of interventions when necessary.
  • Ensure infection control guidelines are maintained.
  • Maintain accurate records in line with practice policy and NMC Guidelines using appropriate computer software.
  • Participate in practice audits, quality improvement activities, service assessment and service redesign.
  • Communicate effectively with other members of the primary health care team providing input and support to colleagues in the treatment and care of patients.
  • Pro-actively prevent and protect against disease and ill health acting in the best interests of service users, carers, families and communities.
  • Use knowledge and experience to make evidence-based decisions and solve problems.
  • Recognise and work within the limits of own competence, recognising when it is necessary to refer to others for reassessment.
  • Preserve confidentiality of information gained at all times.
  • Be responsible for own actions and act professionally at all times.
  • Effectively manage own time, workload and resources.
  • To develop knowledge base and support the management of chronic disease patients.
  • Attend staff meetings, learning and training events.
  • Any other duties considered relevant to the post.

If you would like to be considered for this role, please read the full details file below and complete the Application form and submit it to bnssg.pierhealthgroupjobs@nhs.net for the attention of Julie Davidson.

Salary Range: £19,737 - £21,142 (Band 3)
Closing Date for Applications: Monday 30th November 2020
Interviews: various dates

Care Coordinator/Care Giver

The closing date is 30 November 2020

Job overview
To support our continued development, we are looking for a Care Coordinator/Care Giver to provide and coordinate care for our frail and elderly patients who reside in local care homes, or who are housebound in their own residence. This new role is an integral part of our multi-disciplinary team who will all work together alongside other providers to deliver safe, effective, coordinated, health and social care to improve outcomes for this vulnerable population.

This new service will require all members of the multi-disciplinary team to be based partly between GP practices, Care Homes and patients own homes, working with colleagues to provide integrated care for our patients’ needs.

Main duties of the job
This exciting new role will work within the multi-disciplinary team of GPs, Paramedics, Nurses and Pharmacists within the PCN to identify and manage a caseload of patients, delivering care, support and signposting to patients as part of our integrated health and social care service in their residence.

Collaborative working with other providers will be essential to the success of this role for the benefit of the patient and so the role requires good communication, organisation and practical health skills, with previous experience of delivering care to vulnerable adults in either a care home or primary care setting.

This role will build upon the skills needed for care delivery (similar to those of a Health Care Assistant), enhanced by signposting and care navigation.

About us
Pier Health Primary Care Network look after a population of 95,000 patients with a significant proportion of our population residing in care homes or housebound in their own homes.

Our frail and elderly population have significant healthcare challenges on top of social deprivation, poverty and inequalities.

Enhancing patient care and improving patient outcomes in this patient group is a priority for our PCN, and we have therefore designed a multi-disciplinary task force to take on this challenge and make a significant difference for the benefit of all.

Joining us in this new area of service delivery, you will benefit from working as part of a cross-organisational team who will together design and deliver this new service and you will enjoy working with many other care givers and services as well as patients.

The role will be based partly between GP practices, care homes and patients' own homes, travelling within the local area of Weston-super-Mare and surrounding villages.

If you are interested in this role, please read the job description for more details and how to apply.

Clinical Lead GP – a new challenge

An exciting opportunity exists for a Clinical Lead GP in the West Country

We are looking for someone exceptional to be:

  • Responsible for developing services to 20,000 patients across 2 sites in the centre of Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset;
  • An innovator, with a desire to work amongst deprived populations helping to reduce health inequalities and develop a non-medical model;
  • Influential in the design and development of a modern and innovative new surgery and services to serve our town centre;
  • Part of the Pier Health super partnership helping to reshape the delivery of healthcare in the area.

Pier Health Group Limited was set up in October 2018 to help support a struggling practice within Weston-super-Mare. On 17th June 2019 we took over the running of a further two surgeries at very short notice, when the previous providers for GP primary care services were unable to continue. We are undertaking a large transformation programme and have already merged these two practices.

You would join an experienced and talented transformation team who come from across the country who are working with the operational staff to build a robust, quality and sustainable organisation going forward. We believe passionately in delivering the very best in care for our patients by continuously improving our service in innovative ways.

We are also part of Pier Health, the super partnership that was formed in July 2019 of surgeries in and around Weston super Mare and covers almost 93,000 patients in Weston, Worle and surrounding villages which is also the primary care network in this area. Pier Health has all of the benefits of working for a large organisation yet also offers the sense of individuality belonging to a local partnership practice if this is what you seek. This is a unique proposition and goes well beyond that of a typical federation.

Salaried permanent – full-time - flexible working available

Attractive salary commensurate with experience with indemnity paid and NHS pension

For full details of this and other positions in the group, contact Dr John Heather – Chair, Pier Health Group.

Informal visits are welcome.

Telephone 01934 410557

Email recruitment@pierhealth.co.uk

Part time/Salaried GPs Required - The Cedars Surgery, Worle (near Weston-super-Mare)

Sessions negotiable

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join two well-established PMS practices with a combined patient list of approximately 15,400. We serve a population with a good mix of age groups who come from a variety of economic backgrounds.

About the team
We are a friendly and forward-thinking team, hoping to attract dynamic and innovative GPs. We would welcome creativity, allowing us to meet the increasing demands on general practice. We pride ourselves on our ability to provide excellent patient care whilst maintaining an attractive work-life balance.

The clinical workforce includes one GP partner, six salaried doctors, three nurse practitioners, five practice nurses and three healthcare assistants, all supported by committed reception and administrative teams. We are a training practice, so there is a regular flow of GP trainees and medical students.

About the location
The practices are located less than half a mile from each other in the pleasant village of Worle, near Weston-super-Mare. The practices are situated just over a mile from junction 21 on the M5, so the practices are easily-commutable from Bristol, which is just 30 minutes from Clifton Suspension Bridge on the M5 motorway, or 30 minutes from Ashton Gate Stadium on the A370.

Download the information pack below to find out more.

Part time/Salaried GPs Required - Tudor Lodge Surgery, Weston-super-Mare

We’re seeking a GP to join our wonderful, supportive and friendly team. If you can work six or more sessions per week, we can support you in developing a new role that suits you.

 

About the team
We are a fair and democratic team who don't issue orders from the top down. We love to discuss solutions collaboratively and move forward with new and innovative ideas together, delivering the best possible care to our patients while developing and flourishing professionally. Our team includes ST3s and locums, who are an essential part of our workforce.

We serve a unique mix of complex and challenging patients, including frail, elderly and low-income, so you’ll face different challenges and have the opportunity to pursue your clinical interest.

About the location
Tudor Lodge practice is in the centre of Weston-super-Mare, just a few minutes from the seafront. Located on a calm residential street amid Victorian villas, it’s close to local amenities and easily commutable from elsewhere in the town, as well as local villages.

Download the information pack below to find out more.

Pier Health Group
Pier Health

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