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Macmillan GP Facilitator

Job Description

If you're an ambitious professional in search of the work-life balance that others can only dream about, prepare for a very pleasant surprise. We are looking for people with energy, enthusiasm and drive, as well as excellent professional skills. In return, whatever your career aspirations, we are committed to supporting and developing you.

This is a unique opportunity to work in Powys Teaching Health Board – a unique NHS organisation. That claim isn’t based purely on the outstanding working environment enjoyed by all our employees. It’s a fact founded on our status as Wales’ pathfinder primary care organisation.

Working in partnership, we commission and provide award-winning hospital, community, mental health and learning disability services, ensuring the wellbeing of the people of Powys. We are proud to offer patients an unrivalled level of care, not to mention a wide range of careers for professionals who enjoy making a real difference.

Do you have the passion and drive to be the local GP lead supporting GPs and others in primary and community care.

You will provide support and advice to GP colleagues on delivering care to palliative patients and cancer survivors.

You will work with colleagues to improve the interfaces between primary and secondary care, OOHs services and other relevant service such as social care.

You will develop an advance care planning package for primary healthcare teams; enhancing the knowledge and skills for primary healthcare teams in relation to end of life care; raising general awareness of the services available for patients within Powys.

You will play a key role in developing services, supporting the development of pathways for patients at end of life.

The health board has vacancies for 2 posts, one in the north and one in the south of the county. As a Macmillan GP Facilitator you will be employed on 2 sessions per week. Other working patterns could be considered. The post is fixed term for 2 years and for 46 weeks per year.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Alan Lawrie, Director of Primary and Community Care, PTHB
( Email address removed )

Dr Stephen Edwards, Interim Medical Director, PTHB
( Email address removed )

Alun Tandy, Macmillan Services Development Manager
( Email address removed )

As part of the Health Board’s commitment to Equal Opportunities, applicants who have a disability are guaranteed an interview - provided the essential qualification and experience requirements for this particular post are met.

All applicants are invited to apply in welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English

Where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. You are therefore advised to submit your completed application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

All correspondence regarding short-listing, invite to interview and references will be done via e-mail. Please ensure that you regularly check your e-mails and that you provide an e-mail address for each referee.

The following applies to General Recruitment only (excludes Medical and Dental applicants)

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email, this will come from the Recruitment email address ( Email address removed )

By submitting your application, you are giving your permission to the following:

  • Receiving your conditional appointment letter via email, which will contain personal information, e.g. your name, address, job details, salary scale
  • Some elements of your Electronic Staff Record transferring to other workforce systems in order to support and manage your recruitment and employment within the Organisation
  • Recruitment checking your Professional Registration online, where applicable

In submitting an application form, should you subsequently be appointed to the post applied for, you authorise Powys Teaching Health Board to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national Electronic Staff Record (ESR)

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 (formerly a Work Permit)

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.

UK Registration

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

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