Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London. The main community served by the Trust is highly diverse with a complex mix of clinical and cultural needs.
The Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. These specialist services include obstetrics, neonatology, foetal medicine, fertility, neuro-rehabilitation, bariatric surgery, and asthma and allergy services.
Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is proud to be included on the HSJ and Nursing Times Best Places to Work list 2015, and has recently achieved 'Excellence' status in the Healthy Workplace Charter, as awarded by the Greater London Authority.
Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust - Primary and Urgent Care Centre Salaried GP, based in the Emergency Department
Fixed-term 6 – 12 month post
c£70,000-£100,000 pro-rata (depending on experience)
Applications are invited for a Salaried GP to work in an Emergency Department Primary and Urgent Care Centre on a fixed term basis, to meet the demands of the service. This post is at Homerton University Hospital, based in Hackney, East London; an exciting and challenging place with a diverse and richly multicultural population.
The Primary and Urgent Care Centre (PUCC) has been based in the Homerton University Hospital NHS Trust Emergency Department for almost 13 years now. It has been under Emergency Department management for the past 5 years, during which time it has become better integrated with the Emergency Department. There is also an ENP led Minor Injuries Unit.
We are looking to appoint a Salaried GP on a fixed term contract of between 6 and 12 months to join the team of 3 other Salaried GPs and 8 Nurse Practitioners in the Primary Urgent Care Centre, located in the Emergency Department at Homerton University Hospital. There is a requirement to have successfully completed vocational training in General Practice or its equivalent. MRCGP is preferred.
The job involves covering shift work within PUCC across the week during antisocial hours, seeing patients streamed as appropriate to Primary Care (by experienced A&E assessment nurses). The initial expectation is that these hours will include from 10.00pm until 3.00am.These hours can be increased from 5.00pm to 3.00am if that suits the applicant. The work-load from 5pm to 10pm could include being situated in the Children’s Emergency Area and seeing only children with primary care type presentations. Part-time or job share applications will be welcomed. There is no administrative work associated with the PUCC workload.
We have a dynamic and enthusiastic team of 9 Emergency Medicine Consultants that will be expanding over the next 12 months, plus a Paediatric Emergency Medicine consultant.
The Emergency Department saw over 122,000 new patients in 2015/16; up to 30% of patients are streamed to the PUCC, although rather more than this in the winter months. There is consultant shop floor presence 14hours/day Monday to Friday and 9 hours at weekends.
Homerton University Hospital is a Foundation Trust and teaching hospital in East London and was the first A&E department to be given an outstanding rating by the CQC inspection team and was previously the designated hospital for the 2012 Olympic Games. It is within walking distance to Homerton and Hackney Central overground stations, with easy access to major transport links.
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For further information about the job, please contact Dr Victoria Holt, ( Email address removed ) (Clinical Lead for Urgent Care)
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The Trust welcomes applications from candidates wishing to job share with or without job share partners.
We are committed to equal opportunities, and have been approved as a Disability Confident Employer.
The Trust offers a number of benefits, including a relocation loan for new starters moving to the area.
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