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OUR VALUES IN ACTION ●Care and Compassion ●Quality and Teamwork ●Dignity and Respect ●Openness, honesty and responsibility

Why work for us?
Patients are at the centre of everything we do in our daily working lives at NHS Borders ensuring they are safe, cared for efficiently, effectively by suitably experienced and qualified staff driving quality at the heart of patient care. We are a dynamic and forward thinking team with a wealth of clinical and leadership experience. We aim for an open and honest culture and believe in nurturing future stars in NHS.

NHS Borders is a unified health service that provides all elements of health care, including mental health, to the people of the Scottish Borders (Population 116,000) providing unique opportunities for cross service working. After an absence of almost 50 years, the Borders Railway has now opened, with train services to central Edinburgh running every thirty minutes (journey time 50 minutes approx). Tweedbank Station is a few minutes walk from the Borders General Hospital. On opening the railway Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth said The Borders railway brings so much promise for sharing and invigorating this most beautiful countryside as a place to work, live and enjoy. A relocation package/assistance with temporary accommodation in the local area is available for the successful candidate.

All new G.P.s are welcome to join the career doctor development programme. The programme seeks to provide you with support for the development of leadership and management skills. There are also opportunities for professional coaching and mentoring – an established doctor will be identified as a buddy in your first few weeks.

The Role
Borders Emergency Care Service provides out of hours primary care to the population of the Scottish Borders. Vacancies currently exist within our salaried cohort and we welcome applications from suitably qualified practitioners. The available posts are part-time, starting at a minimum of 12 hours per week up to a maximum of 30 hours per week (075 whole time equivalent) worked in accordance with an annualised hours arrangement.There is a fixed rolling rota for salaried hours, and most of our GPs also have a sessional contract for additional hours on a flexible basis.

There may be scope for GPs to continue a practice commitment and with ongoing service development, to contribute to day time specialist services at Borders General Hospital and our network of Community Hospitals There are a number of potential exciting fixed-term opportunities forthcoming as part of the Primary Care Transformation Fund GP recruitment and retention bids. These novel posts would combine core BECS clinical hours with daytime hours in other key areas related to the implementation of the wider Urgent Care agenda, with the aim of establishing multi-skilled practitioners who can work across the primary and secondary care interface. Examples include BECS staff development/training and health improvement coordinator, palliative care, medical discharge planning, IT projects. All salaried staff are encouraged and enabled to contribute towards patient safety projects and planning service development. Specific roles could be negotiated.

The cover required is during the out of hours period, 1800 to 0800 Monday to Friday and throughout Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays. Additional shifts may be available above the basic contract.

Candidates should be fully registered in the GMC register for General Practice and have been awarded a CCT in General Practice or have completed equivalent vocational training in General Practice. Candidates must have recent experience of working in a comparable Primary Care out of hours service.

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