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General Practitioner with Special Interest in Substance Misuse

NHS
London
N/A
Full Time

Job Description

Our prison GPs are extremely valued and well respected members of the Offender Health community. Delivering first class healthcare to a group with such a wide variety of patients, GPs at Care UK get the opportunity to further develop their knowledge in areas they that wouldn’t usually experience within a practice, or even A&E environment.

As a member of the Multi-Disciplinary Team, the General Practitioner 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.

HMP Pentonville is a Cat B/Local Men's Prison situated in N7, London. Pentonville is a local prison accepting all suitable male prisoners over the age of 18 from courts in its catchment area. Job Summary As a member of the Multi-Disciplinary Team, the post holder will provide clinical assessment and diagnosis to patient’s requirements (a significant proportion of whom have a history of substance misuse) and make timely decisions regarding future management. They will also provide a highly specialist resource to other healthcare staff, patients and carers and have active involvement in Clinical Governance/ Effectiveness activities. Qualifications, Skills & Experience • MBChB / MRCGP
• Inclusion in the GMC Register.
• On a CCG Medical Performance List
• RCGP pt 1 (or willing to undertake)

Essential Experience:
•Experience of working as a General
Practitioner.
•Proven experience of working within substance misuse
•Willingness to provide mentoring and support to all other Clinicians where appropriate.
•Evidence of continuing professional development.

•Knowledge of methods of developing clinical quality assurance and evidence based practice.
•Evidence of up to date knowledge and skills.
•Evidence of ability to maintain and monitor high standards of care.
•Excellent Computer Skills.•
•Evidence of audit activities.
•Ability to communicate with people of all capabilities and attitudes.
•Strong commitment to provide high quality clinical services.
•Commitment to team working.
•Must pass CareUK pre-employment checks (including health assessment) and the prison vetting process.

Desirable Experience:

•Experience working in a prison environment
•Experience of working with patients with a history of substance misuse Additional Information Care UK is the UK's largest provider of Health in Justice services. We operate in over 30 prison services where we work with all types of offenders in all categories of prisons.

Applicants must have the right to work in the EU.

Employment is subject to satisfactory references, a DBS check and prison vetting.






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.




UK Registration

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



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