Make a difference from day one!
Our General Practitioners are extremely valued and are well respected members of the Prison Healthcare community. We deliver first class healthcare to a diverse group of patients and therefore as a General Practitioner at Practice Plus Group you get the opportunity to further develop your knowledge in areas you wouldn’t usually experience within a practice, or even A&E environment.
We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic General Practitioner to join the Wakefield team and be a part of an organisation that wants to make a difference. This is a part time post, to cover 5 sessions per week; we appreciate flexibility, and therefore can accommodate sessional requests.
Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work - if you’re looking for a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day in an environment that never stands still, then this is it!
Your Day to Day:
As a member of the Multi-Disciplinary Team, you will provide clinical assessment and diagnosis to patient’s requirements and make timely decisions regarding future management. You will also provide a highly specialist resource to other healthcare staff, patients and carers and have active involvement in clinical governance/effectiveness activities.
It doesn’t end there; you will have a chance to become actively involved in audit, teaching and training (management of substance misuse and/or blood borne viruses) as well as helping us to adapt the service to the ever-changing needs of the patients.
You would be part of team made up of GPs, Clinical Leads, Pharmacists, HCAs and Paramedics. Working alongside subcontracted Psychiatrists, CPNs and Psychosocial Workers, you will work flexibly assessing patients on the wing (if required) making professional autonomous decisions in relation to presenting problems. You'll receive patients with undifferentiated and undiagnosed problems and make assessment of their health care needs and will develop a safe care plan with the patient for their presenting/existing health problem(s).
You'll provide appropriate ‘safety netting’ to allow for any deterioration or change in the patient’s condition, working closely with the site Lead GP. As part of this role, you'll have allocated study time to assist with and conduct clinical audits, attend occasional clinical governance meetings and have exposure to other clinical management areas such as medicines management, the investigation of incidents and complaints, and service development.
We recognise training and development is key, therefore we provide a training portal to facilitate your needs as well as have an in-depth induction for all staff whether you have experience of working in prisons or not. In order to set you up for success in your role, you'll have time to visit our 3 other sites within London, where you will gain insight into Mental Health and Substance Misuse, as well as access to a variety of training opportunities. You'll also have the opportunity to work towards your RCGP level 2 and other qualifications should you wish.
MBChB or MBBS qualified, you’ll be registered with the GMC and on a PCT Medical Performers List. RCGP1 part 1 is desirable.
So what do we offer?
Excellent work/life balance and a supportive environment, as well as a competitive annual salary plus payment of MDU/MPS subscription and CPD days. Furthermore, should you wish there are plenty of opportunities for extra shifts and overtime. We also offer company benefits and schemes including company contributory pension scheme, 25 days annual leave plus 8 public bank holidays, staff well-being, EAP, access to bank hours, cycle to work scheme, alongside free GP designated parking on site.
HMP Wakefield has a static population and houses primary care treatment and consultation rooms that are currently held in the central position of the main prison. The inpatient unit is held in separate unit houses 14 patients at any one time, meaning treating patients at HMP Wakefield can be a bespoke service.
What do our current GP's say?
"If a complex patient needs more time, they get it. As you can imagine, this is the nirvana for a GP wanting to put the patient and their needs first" - Dr. Alex Griffiths – GP at HMP Doncaster and Regional Medical Lead for Yorkshire
Prisons are one of the most challenging, yet rewarding places for healthcare professionals to work. If you are looking for a role where you can develop your existing skills and learn something new every day in an environment that never stands still, then this is it!
Practice Plus Group is a specialist provider of NHS services into prison healthcare across over 45 different prisons, young offenders and immigration removal centres. We believe in putting the patient first, regardless of the environment or their history. The prison population is one of the most vulnerable and challenged patient groups in society and the delivery of their health care is conducted within often difficult and demanding environments.
Practice Plus Group’s mission is Access to Excellence. Our core values are;
we treat patients and each other as we would like to be treated,
we act with integrity
we embrace diversity
we strive to do things better together.
Patients can only access excellence if we commit to living our values in everything we do when we’re at work.
If you share these values and have transferable skills we want to meet you!