Clinical Vacancies

Devon Doctors Group are an award-winning not-for-profit social enterprise, Putting Patients First with a focus on providing high-quality care, and with any financial surpluses reinvested into our services.

As the Provider of the Integrated Urgent Care Services comprising NHS 111 and urgent out-of-hours care in both Devon and Somerset, of the Mayflower Medical Group practices in Plymouth and Clock Tower Surgery in Exeter, and of several dental services across Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and BNSSG, we offer a great opportunity to expand your horizons and take on new challenges.

Available Roles

We have a variety of clinical roles available, including Nurse, Clinical Pharmacist, Paramedic, 111 Clinical Advisor, Dental Nurse, and Locum / Sessional / Self-Employed GP and Dentist positions.

Both in and out of hours we offer flexible shifts at great rates across Devon and Somerset within primary care, urgent care and NHS 111, and within the dental services we provide across Devon and Dorset.

We can offer a variety of shift types including home visiting, seeing patients at our bases in local hospitals / practices, and telephone triage from our Clinical Assessment Service premises in Plymouth, Exeter and Taunton.

If you would like to find out more information about the opportunities available, please select the role you are looking for from the list below.

Benefits

Working with us as an NHS 111 Clinical Advisor you can expect the following:

  • A range of full and part time shift patterns available within a 24 / 7 operation, located across 3 sites in Devon and Somerset and with the potential for remote working if you are already NHS Pathways trained and have at least 1 years’ experience within 111
  • Full NHS Clinical Pathways training offered, resulting in a full NHS Pathways Licence upon successful completion of training
  • Hourly rates of pay between £14.65 to £27.06 per hour (excluding Bank Holiday enhancements)
  • Optional overtime shifts available – A great way to increase your earning potential
  • Access to the company’s EAP, which includes counselling support and free financial advice
  • NHS Pension
  • Perkbox benefits
  • Generous annual leave entitlement – 25 days, plus Bank Holidays
  • Online shift booking system available at your fingertips 24 / 7 / 365
  • Fantastic support and opportunities to progress your career, developing into additional roles including Clinical Coach / Auditor, Clinical Navigator and Clinical Pathways Trainer
  • Opportunities to work and develop in varying roles across the Devon Doctors Group portfolio of services, including the ability to apply for our ACP apprenticeship programme within the IUCS

Testimonials

“I’ve been working for the 111 Service for almost three years and love it! The job variety is amazing and no two calls are ever the same; one call may involve talking a patient through managing a minor injury at home, and the next talking someone through CPR. If like me you come from a reasonably specialised background, variety can sometimes be scary; that is where the triage tool we use called Pathways is so good, as it really does become integrated into your clinical thought process. While we often speak to patients on a one-to-one basis, we always have a Clinical Navigator to call on for support. The teams and clinical colleagues I work with are the best, are always happy to talk cases through and offer support. The Health Advisors are fantastic and a wealth of information and support. The people I work with are a big part of why I enjoy my job, and real friendships are formed. There are lots of opportunities to add new skills, such as coaching, auditing, shift navigating, and training, so I speak from experience when I say there’s nothing boring about 111!”

– 111 Clinical Advisor - Devon Doctors Group

“This role uses all of the experience and skills that I have gained in my nursing career so far. Every day is different and interesting; no two days are the same. This is a great place to expand your clinical knowledge and assessment skills, and the support is second to none. The training and development opportunities are excellent – There are plenty of ways in which you can develop your career further. Flexibility of hours around study commitments led me to choose this role.”

– 111 Clinical Advisor - Devon Doctors Group

How To Apply

It couldn’t be easier; an application form can be found within any of the adverts shown under ‘Current Vacancies’ below, and can be downloaded. Simply email your completed form to us, along with a copy of your CV, at ddooh.clinicalworkforce@nhs.net.

Onboarding

Once we have received your application, this will be sent for shortlisting to the recruiting manager.

We will notify you within 5 working days if you have been successfully shortlisted, and invite you to a panel interview which will be competency and scenario based.

Following your interview, you will be notified of the outcome within 3 working days; if you have been successful, a member of our Recruitment Team will issue your conditional offer of employment and contract for your review.

Subject to your acceptance of the job offer, you will then be guided through pre-employment checks; at this stage we will agree a tentative start date with you, which will be subject to successfully completing your checks prior to this date.

Once your pre-employment checks have been successfully completed, you will be invited to complete our Corporate Induction (this is currently being carried out via a PowerPoint presentation rather than face to face).

Pathways Training takes 9 weeks to complete, with the following steps being taken over this time:

Weeks 1 and 2:

  • Remote Training between 09:00 17:00hrs – Laptop / Webcam needed (no Apple devices)
  • 2x remote written exams with a pass rate of 70%
  • 4x mock audits with a pass rate of 3 consecutive calls

Week 3:

  • Mandatory offline training and support – Classroom based in Exeter

Week 4:

  • Consolidation

Weeks 5 and 6:

  • Day 1 – Listening / taking calls
  • Days 2 to 4 – Supervised calls
  • Day 5 – Sign-off – Proceed to Graduation Bay
  • Days 6 to 10 – Graduation Bay

Week 7:

Clinical Module 1:

  • Classroom based training between 09:00 - 17:00hrs – Location confirmed based on training needs
  • 1x written exam with a pass rate of 70%
  • 3x mock audits with a pass rate of 2 consecutive calls

Weeks 8 and 9:

  • Clinical consolidation, where you will be paired with an experienced clinical coach and given the opportunity to listen in to a number of calls
  • Clinical calls taken under supervision – We aim for sign-off after approximately 50 calls, however this varies based on individuals’ needs

Further Information

If you have any queries regarding our sign-up process, shifts available, or for any other information you can get in touch by email to ddooh.clinicalworkforce@nhs.net, or if you would prefer, call us on 0300 303 1722.

Benefits

Working for us in an employed role you can expect the following:

  • A range of full and part time shift patterns available within a 24 / 7 operation, with bases located across Devon and Somerset and with remote working capabilities
  • A variety of triage, clinic and home visiting shifts available across multiple settings, providing an exciting and diverse work environment
  • Generous hourly rates of pay, with (IUCS) a progression-focused pay scale recognising performance and development within the service
  • Optional overtime shifts available – A great way to increase your earning potential
  • Access to the company’s EAP, which includes counselling support and free financial advice
  • NHS Pension
  • Perkbox benefits
  • Generous annual leave entitlement – 25 days, plus Bank Holidays
  • Online shift booking system available at your fingertips 24 / 7 / 365
  • Fantastic support and opportunities to progress your career with (IUCS) training and development in Urgent Care, and the opportunity to meet the four pillars of advanced practice; Education, Research, Leadership and Clinical
  • Opportunities to work and develop in varying roles across the Devon Doctors Group portfolio of services, including the ability to apply for our ACP apprenticeship programme within the IUCS
  • (IUCS) A focus on advanced practice, with clinical supervision and mentorship and a portfolio of skills-focused development plans
  • Work within a friendly and supportive multidisciplinary clinical team, which includes Home Visiting Paramedics, Urgent Care Practitioners, Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Senior Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Clinical Pharmacists, Lead CAS Clinicians and GPs.

Testimonials

“Having worked for Devon Doctors for two years, I have made many new friends and gradually extended my role with support offered and constant access to our lead clinicians. I only take on calls that I feel comfortable dealing with and have increased the complexity as my confidence has grown. I find the work covers a huge variety of presentations and we have the flexibility to provide the care the patient needs, as the company really does put patients first rather than the pressure of time as can be the case in other primary care settings. The shifts are flexible and really easy to organise via internet or Rota Team. The pay is good and there are extra payments out of hours. I enjoy the freedom to have days off on weekdays. The lead clinician is always available and happy to support us in any way we need, providing responsive clinical supervision.”

– Advanced Nurse Practitioner – Devon Doctors Group

“I really enjoy the variety of work, the lack of admin, the very flexible staff and flexible finish times. The Rota Team are excellent at trying to make shifts work around my young family and do their best to accommodate my requests. The mixture of weekday, evening, and weekend work really helps with family life. I find the rates of pay generous and the work a lot less stressful than what I face in the surgery.”

– OOH Locum / Sessional GP – Devon Doctors Group

“As a paramedic I find the support from other clinicians fantastic, with advice and guidance always available. My Advanced Paramedic role gives me a great opportunity to work in different environments; I get to treat patients in our Treatment Centres, or by visiting them in their homes. It's really satisfying to be able to see and treat patients in their own homes, reducing their anxieties, helping to decrease demand on hospitals and the ambulance service.”

– Advanced Paramedic – Devon Doctors Group

“I love the depth and variety of cases seen within the OOHs service; patients are often sicker and have more urgent health care needs compared to those presenting in-hours. Needing to triage cases and determining the correct care pathway is challenging and also rewarding. I often work as a solo clinician at a Treatment Centre but I never feel alone – Clinical support is only a phone call away through the centrally based lead clinician. I feel supported and valued amongst my peers and am forever grateful for the regular offers of tea and cake from our support staff colleagues.”

– Advanced Paramedic Practitioner – Devon Doctors Group

“As a relatively new starter at Devon Doctors I have so far had a very positive experience. The working environment is very supportive and friendly, it's been a great way to network with other clinicians and the flexible working hours compliment my full-time job perfectly. Great learning opportunities and regular updates mean it's a great position for anyone wishing to expand their role as a clinician”.

– Clinical Pharmacist – Devon Doctors Group

How To Apply

It couldn’t be easier; an application form can be found within any of the adverts shown under ‘Current Vacancies’ below, and can be downloaded. Simply email your completed form to us, along with a copy of your CV, at ddooh.clinicalworkforce@nhs.net.

Onboarding

Once we have received your application, this will be sent for shortlisting to the recruiting manager.

We will notify you within 5 working days if you have been successfully shortlisted, and invite you to a panel interview (if you are an ACP or Senior ACP this will be competency and scenario based).

Following your interview, you will be notified of the outcome within 3 working days; if you have been successful, a member of our Recruitment Team will issue your conditional offer of employment and contract for your review.

Subject to your acceptance of the job offer, you will then be guided through pre-employment checks; at this stage we will agree a tentative start date with you, which will be subject to successfully completing your checks prior to this date.

Once your pre-employment checks have been successfully completed, you will be invited to complete our Corporate Induction (this is currently being carried out via a PowerPoint presentation rather than face to face).

Supported induction and mentoring will then follow.

Further Information

If you have any queries regarding our sign-up process, shifts available, or for any other information you can get in touch by email to ddooh.clinicalworkforce@nhs.net, or if you would prefer, call us on 0300 303 1722.

Benefits

Working with us as Locum / Sessional GP you can expect the following:

  • Flexible shifts within a 24 / 7 operation, with bases located across Devon and Somerset and with remote working capabilities – Work as many or as few shifts as you like, there is no obligation, and choose the most convenient location for you
  • A variety of triage, clinic and home visiting shifts available across multiple settings, providing an exciting and diverse work environment
  • Generous rates of pay in Urgent and Primary Care – A great way to top up your income, without the need to commit to regular shifts
  • Simple, speedy three stage sign-off process (even easier for GP Partners and / or local GPs salaried in practice) to get you up and running in no time
  • Online shift booking system available at your fingertips 24 / 7 / 365
  • Work alongside a multidisciplinary clinical team, which includes GPs, Home Visiting Paramedics, Urgent Care Practitioners, Advanced Clinical Practitioners, Senior Advanced Clinical Practitioners and Clinical Pharmacists

Testimonials

“I really enjoy the variety of work, the lack of admin, the very flexible staff and flexible finish times. The Rota Team are excellent at trying to make shifts work around my young family and do their best to accommodate my requests. The mixture of weekday, evening, and weekend work really helps with family life. I find the rates of pay generous and the work a lot less stressful than what I face in the surgery.”

– OOH Locum / Sessional GP – Devon Doctors Group

“I enjoyed my ST1 and ST3 placements with Devon Doctors so much, I couldn’t wait to sign up the minute I completed VTS. I really enjoy the acute side of General Practice, working in well equipped, friendly and organised treatment centres across both counties. The whole team of GPs, ACPs, Drivers and administration staff are exceptionally friendly. You simply can’t beat being chauffeured around the Devon and Somerset countryside in a well-equipped car, doing a job you enjoy and being remunerated well.”

– OOH Locum / Sessional GP – Devon Doctors Group

“Devon Doctors allows clinicians to experience acute medical, surgical and psychiatric pathology, which may not be common in day to day general practice. Shifts are varied and unlike with a lot of day to day general practice, the bulk of the work is genuine pathology which is both refreshing and satisfying to deal with. Similarly, we often encounter patients who are more unwell than we might normally see in day to day general practice, and the experience of this is extremely valuable. Shift patterns are flexible and there is plenty of work available. There is always a sense of comradery at the bases and you will never feel isolated. The rate of pay is attractive, particularly around public holidays.”

– OOH Locum / Sessional GP – Devon Doctors Group

"I’ve enjoyed working in OOH for over 20 years now – I love the camaraderie amongst the team, and the clinical stuff really keeps me on my toes too, especially if I choose to have a trainee with me, and I’m sure helps me to be a bit more efficient and focused at the day job. It can feel like you are making a real difference to patients at their time of need, especially on some of the palliative care home visits.”

– OOH Locum / Sessional GP – Devon Doctors Group

How To Apply

Our simple three stage sign-off process is designed to make it as smooth as possible for you, and to get you up and running in no time.

Sign-off

It couldn’t be easier; the sign-up form can be found within any of our GP adverts shown under ‘Current Vacancies’ below, and can be downloaded; it takes just two minutes to complete. Simply email your completed form to us at ddooh.gp@nhs.net.

If you’re a partner or a salaried GP in practice, there’s no need to supply any documentation; just an email reply will suffice.

If you’re a locum, we will need to see original documentation. Our offices are based in Exeter and we always recommend that if it is not feasible to come to us that you send your documents by Royal Mail Special Delivery and we will return them by the same method. If you would prefer to come to our Exeter office, please contact us using the details above to arrange a convenient date and time. Our address and postcode for Sat Navs is - Suite 1, Osprey House, Osprey Road, Sowton Industrial Estate, Exeter EX2 7WN.

Onboarding

Our onboarding process is divided into the following two stages:

Orientation session

In a few days you’ll soon be signed off and a friendly member of the Devon Doctors Group team will be in touch to arrange an orientation session.

This paid session takes place prior to working any clinical shifts. Here we will show you around your preferred base, get you set up on our system and make sure you have access to everything you need to know before you start your first shift with us.

Follow up

Once you’ve had your orientation session, you’re ready to start picking up shifts. Our Rota Team are available Monday to Friday 9 to 5 and the online shift booking system is available at your fingertips 24 / 7 / 365 for you to amend or pick up shifts whenever suits you.

The most important stage of the process is the final one – follow up. Every clinician has a dedicated point of contact for ongoing queries and support depending on their role. However, we really value your feedback and once you’ve had chance to settle in, a member of our clinical team will be in touch to see how you’re getting on. You’ll also have the opportunity to complete a short survey to feedback on your experience of this process and how we can further improve it.

Further Information

If you have any queries regarding our sign-up process, shifts available, or for any other information you can get in touch by email to ddooh.gp@nhs.net, or if you would prefer, call us on 0300 303 1722.

Benefits

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Testimonials

How To Apply

Onboarding

Further Information

Current Vacancies

Benefits

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Testimonials

How To Apply

Onboarding

Further Information

Current Vacancies

Locations

General Practices

CAS’

Treatment Centres

Dental Access Centres

General Practices

  1. Clock Tower Surgery, Exeter
  2. Mayflower Medical Group practices, Plymouth:
  • Stirling Road Medical Centre
  • Ernesettle Medical Centre
  • Mount Gould Medical Centre
  • Trelawny GP Surgery
  • Mannamead Surgery

CAS’ (Clinical Assessment Service (includes 111))

  1. Osprey House, Exeter
  2. Ashfords, Taunton
  3. Taylor Maxwell House, Plymouth

OOH Service

Devon

  1. Barnstaple
  2. Exeter
  3. Honiton
  4. Newton Abbot
  5. Okehampton
  6. Plymouth
  7. Plymouth
  8. Tiverton
  9. Totnes

OOH Service

Somerset

  1. Bridgwater
  2. Shepton Mallet
  3. Taunton
  4. Yeovil

Dental Access Centres

  1. Barnstaple
  2. Exeter
  3. Newton Abbot
  4. Plymouth
  5. Boscombe
  6. Dorchester