Vacancy: Mid Argyll GP (Partner/Salaried)

MID ARGYLL GP PARTNER/ SALARIED VACANCY

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8 SESSIONS per week plus OOH

LOCHGILPHEAD, INVERARAY, FURNACE

New GP Partner required, due to practice amalgamation

  • List size increasing to 7,900 (three surgeries)
  • Currently 7.5 WTE – an enthusiastic & innovative team
  • Consistently high QOF achievement
  • Excellent income
  • Providing medical cover to an active acute community hospital (A&E and in-patient care)
  • Participation in 1 in 8 “Out of Hours” for GMS, and hospital
  • Beautiful rural location two hours from Glasgow
  • Excellent base for outdoor activities

For more information or a copy of the Practice Profile please contact –

Muriel Miller Practice Manager on 01546 462 002 or email muriel.miller@nhs.net

Closing date:  30th June

More information

Having agreed recently to merge with the Inveraray and Furnace Practice we have been delighted to successfully attract 3 new GP partners to our team… BUT we still need an extra hand on deck!

Are you an enthusiastic GP looking to contribute and provide seamless modern healthcare within an innovative community hospital team?

  • Do you relish a challenge?
  • Do you value continuity in the care you provide patients?
  • Do you enjoy variety?

Life is full of challenges and variety working as a GP in Lochgilphead. As well as familiar GP GMS provision we are based within The Mid-Argyll Community Hospital and Integrated Care Centre providing the emergency, acute inpatient and longer term care for a large geographical area (approx 400 sq miles) in stunning Argyll, 2 hrs north west of Glasgow.

Lochgilphead Medical Practice has 6,600 patients and we are very soon to include a neighbouring practice of a further 1,200. As the result of this merger, we are seeking a GP keen to work as part of a large integrated team in primary care, and within our active community hospital. The new practitioner would be based in Lochgilphead and will, as a part of the rota, be required to consult in the Inveraray or Furnace surgeries as well.

We are presently a team of 7 GPs. We enjoy working in large multidisciplinary teams.  We are well supported in the A & E environment by highly skilled emergency nurse practitioners and radiography services and within the hospital wards patients have good access to physiotherapy, OT, social workers and other health professionals, as we all share one excellent purpose built facility.

Currently the practice nursing team consists of 4 nurses and 2 healthcare assistants.  The nursing team very ably manage much of the chronic disease workload .

The work we do is diverse. As such there are wide ranging skills required.  All GPs have completed ATLS and BASICS training. 3 have some anaesthetics training behind them. We are happy to assist an enthusiastic applicant with training and updates. Indeed, we are very focused on continuous learning and run a course for remote and rural GPs like ourselves twice a year. We might be an ideal practice for GPs who have previously enjoyed a role in A & E or hospital medicine although this is by no means essential.

Working within a small community we generally have no commute to work!  There are few of the strains of a more urban existence- no commissioning or private healthcare competitors.  Our surgery day starts at 9am and we can get home for 6 without taking work home (unless we are on call!)  Home visits are very limited due to our geography.  Our on call is unique in that as well as GMS provision we provide the medical cover to the hospital and A and E blue light receiving.  Having said that, the on call overnight and at weekends is provided from home and you usually get some sleep!

Lochgilphead caters for those that enjoy the outdoor life. This is one of the most picturesque areas of Scotland. There are many places and islands to explore. This is a great area for families as well with a very modern joint primary/secondary school campus including a sports centre. There are many local shops and good facilities including a swimming pool. The area is renowned for sailing and the world famous Crinan Canal. There are many clubs and activities for all ages and levels.

We are delighted to consider applicants from all fields of expertise and at all stages of their career.  We are happy to consider job sharing, flexible working, and part time contracts.  We are keen to include the successful candidate in the out of hours rota.

Please feel free to phone or email in the first instance with any questions our Practice Manager Muriel Miller.

Closing date for partnership applications- 30th June

Lochgilphead Medical Practice – 01546 462002 – email muriel.miller@nhs.net

www.lochgilpheadmedicalcentre.co.uk

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