General Practitioners

Location
Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary
£60,000 - £88,744
Posted
27 Sep 2019
Closes
30 Oct 2019
Ref
304-GPEM2019
Contract Type
Permanent

Seeking innovative GPs to join our big team leading healthcare improvement.

University Hospitals Birmingham is one of the largest NHS Foundation Trusts in the country, serving the comprehensive healthcare needs of a large and diverse population across Birmingham, Solihull and the West Midlands. We are at the forefront of innovation in healthcare and digital transformation, as an NHS Global Digital Exemplar. 

We now seek qualified:

General Practitioners at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham

These are new roles with full time/part-time/flexible working options available.

We are looking to expand our innovative primary care team in both size and scope. An important element of the role will be to work closely with the Emergency Department to care for the 15% of patients presenting with primary care needs.

But this is far more than a traditional ‘GP streaming’ role. As we provide the full range of adult and paediatric tertiary care, there will be opportunities to develop special interests and to work far more closely with clinical specialties than is the case in traditional primary care.

These roles will also provide flexibility in working patterns. We are looking for GPs who can work full or part-time hours that may include evening/ weekends and shift working as part of a rota or an agreed pattern. The posts will be initially based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham but could require work at any of the Trust’s locations and in time home working/video conferencing will allow for a far more flexible work/life balance than has been the case. 

In addition, we are partnering with local GP practices so that our GPs will have the opportunity to do some shifts and training in more traditional primary care settings, and they can gain a full breadth of experience.

The Trust’s approach is an innovative collaboration working with the CCG to lead new ways of working and the successful post holder will be instrumental in helping to design and develop the future service. As part of this, UHB is implementing a digital symptom checker, driven by a major commitment to Artificial Intelligence, and will move to video conferencing, where appropriate, to assist the early diagnosis and treatment of patients. This could enable a move to home working where feasible and/or desirable by GPs.

Basic salary will be within the national salaried GP range of £60,000 - £88,744 wte with additional supplements for on-call, evening and weekend working (up to 25% of basic). The very generous NHS package also includes six weeks annual leave, bank holidays, study leave, contributory pension scheme and excellent employee benefits.

Join us and be part of a bigger team at one of the country’s leading and most innovative NHS Foundation Trusts.

For full details please visit NHS jobs by clicking the apply button.

The vacancy opens on 27th September 2019 and closes on 30th October 2019 at 10.00 (BST).

Interview date (s) to be confirmed.

For more information, initial enquires can be directed to: Anita Randhawa, Executive Team Business Manager, Anita.Randhawa@uhb.nhs.uk
Tel: 0121 371 4307

All applications will be considered in accordance with the person specification on their merit on an application date basis.

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