General Practitioner

North East & North West England and York
25 May 2018
28 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

GP - Prison Healthcare

The post holder will take responsibilities for all aspects of medical provision and specialist prescribing in community substance misuse and primary healthcare settings in the secure environments including:-

  • Full clinical assessment of patients.

  • Ability to formulate differential diagnosis and management plan.

  • Pharmacological assessment and prescribing.

  • Request and interpretation of clinical investigations.

  • Appropriate referral on and follow up to other specialist areas and secondary care services.

  • Information and advice and facilitation of informed choice for ongoing treatment and care.

  • Medical assessment and monitoring of chronic diseases in accordance with NICE guidance and local clinical policy.

  • Appropriate end of life care under clinical supervision from palliative care specialist services where needed.

  • Recovery oriented substance misuse treatment

Applications from retired clinicians welcomed.

Previous experience of working in secure environments or substance misuse is desirable and full training and supervision will be offered to the right candidates. Expert clinical support for the role will be accessible from our Lead Clinician.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Lois Pape on 01924 311424 To make an application please submit your CV via NHS jobs indicating what hours you would want to work and your salary expectations. Alternatively, please click the apply button.

Spectrum’s Terms and Conditions are comparable with those offered by the NHS (Agenda for Change or Medical and Dental), therefore, you will receive an excellent benefits package, including membership of the NHS pension scheme, life insurance, discounts, free parking (at the majority of sites, subject to availability). A full list of employee rewards and benefits is contained in the separate document attached.

The post holder will be expected to undertake safeguarding training (Children and Adults) appropriate to their role and adhere to policies and procedures relevant to the area they work in.

Thank you for your interest in our post. Before you apply please ensure you read the following:

  • All communication will be sent via NHS jobs so please check your account regularly

  • Please read all the documentation before applying to ensure you tailor your application specifically to our post

  • Due to the large volume of applications we do not have the facility to respond to everyone. If you have not been contacted within 3 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion

  • Please apply early - we may close early should we receive sufficient applications

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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