• Portfolio GP - Geriatrics (OPS-0084)

    Are you a recently qualified or experienced GP with an interest in elderly care? Would you like the opportunity to build your own career?

    Devon Doctors has a vacancy for a GP with a special interest in geriatrics to build their own portfolio. This salaried position, based in Plymouth, is the first of a handful of roles opening under Devon Doctors’ new portfolio careers initiative, Be the GP you want to be! .

    As a portfolio GP specialising in care of the elderly, you’ll take responsibility for the care of older people across acute and community settings, both in and out-of-hours. You’ll work with teams in Derriford Hospital’s emergency department and acute medical units to assess and treat frail older people with complex needs, liaising with general practice as well as local health, housing, and social care agencies to ensure a holistic approach to elderly care while helping ease the pressures on hospital admissions and the wider healthcare community.

    Alongside clinical sessions, you’ll complete a diploma in geriatric medicine and we’ll support your personal and professional development in this area.

    You’ll need experience of general practice, including phone and face-to-face consultations, prescribing and therapeutics, as well as a good understanding of NHS services and the impact of illness and health. Experience of elderly or end-of-life care isn’t essential. Whether you’re recently qualified, you’re soon to qualify, or you’ve years of experience, we’re looking for a resilient and compassionate GP with great team spirit and ambitious ideas for the kind of GP they’d like to be.

    We have a choice of two contracts available, comprising either six or eight sessions per week across acute trust, general practice, and out-of-hours settings, plus protected learning time. We’re flexible in terms of when these sessions are worked and where, to help you build a professional portfolio which fits both your personal life and your career aspirations.

    Benefits include:

    • Competitive salary
    • Flexible working hours
    • Generous NHS Pension
    • 30 days annual leave
    • Cycle-to-work scheme
    • Discounts off nationwide brands

    If you’re interested in this role, or the idea of a portfolio career, and would like to have an informal chat about what we might be able to offer, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Devon Doctors’ Director of HR & Workforce Donna Colley [donna.colley@nhs.net].  

    To apply, please complete an application form which you can find on our website, quoting reference OPS-0084, and send to ddooh.hr@nhs.net or Unit 10 Manaton Court, Manaton Close, Matford, Exeter EX2 8PF.

    Closing date: February 22, 2019 

    If your interests lie in areas other than geriatrics, keep your eye out for more portfolio vacancies in other specialties opening throughout 2019.

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