GP with Extended Role – Medical Education

January 23, 2023

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NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

The Salaried GP with Extended Role (GPwER) programme is well established within NHS Ayrshire and Arran and supplements a GPs’ core generalist role by allowing development of sub-specialty skills. An innovative role has been developed primarily to support medical education at an undergraduate level across NHS Ayrshire and Arran. The development of this new role may also allow additional support to be offered to postgraduate FY2 doctors and GP trainees attached to hospital placements within the Board.

To achieve this the GPwER will split their sessional commitment between a GP Practice in Ayrshire and the Medical Education Department, working with undergraduate medical students and post graduate doctors attached to General Medicine. A minimum of 4 sessions per week will be carried out in a medical education post with the rest of the role being carried out in the GP practice.

NHS Ayrshire & Arran offers an unsurpassed blend of a strong, supportive and forward thinking GP and professional health community to help your working career thrive. Ayrshire and Arran offers a fantastic social and family lifestyle backdrop with possibilities for both town and country living or easy commuting access from the Central Belt.

The role offers:

  • A full-time post, considered to be 37.5 hours per week (Part-time will also be considered) for a minimum period of 2 years;
  • A salary of between £74,547 and £94,311 per annum pro rata (dependent on experience), with weekend / overnight enhancements if applicable;
  • A generous benefits scheme including annual leave and study leave;
  • Access to NHS pension scheme
  • Medical indemnity for salaried doctors will be provided by NHS Ayrshire & Arran

Sessions will be worked between a mutually agreed General Practice, and the Medical Education Department, a minimum of 4 sessions per week working at either University Hospital Ayr or Crosshouse.

Please note: this is a fixed term/secondment opportunity for 2 years.

Salary: £77,902.00 – £98,555.00

Post Requirements:

  • All applicants must meet the criteria for joining the NHS Ayrshire & Arran Performers List by time of appointment;
  • Current PVG Scheme membership/record. If the successful applicant is not a current PVG member for the required regulatory group (i.e. child and/or adult) then an application will need to be made to Disclosure Scotland and deemed satisfactory before the successful post holder can commence employment with NHS Ayrshire & Arran;
  • Sound knowledge of the requirements of the NHS GMS Contract with a good understanding of Clinical Governance is essential;
  • Evidence of recent continued academic and professional development;
  • Applicants will also hold a Certificate of Completion of Training, Certificate of Prescribed Experience from JCPTGP or equivalent and be registered on both the GMC and GP Registers by the time of appointment. An RCGP qualification will be advantageous;
  • Promote GP training at an undergraduate and post-graduate level
  • Work with the medical education department to improve the quality of undergraduate teaching in medicine across both hospital site, with a focus on the role of primary care in managing acute and chronic medical problems
  • Develop and implement teaching programmes that complement traditional teaching delivered by our network of Teaching Fellows
  • Develop teaching opportunities to allow medical students impacted by the pandemic to keep up to date
  • Provide educational supervision to undergraduate students attached to the Medical Department in each hospital site
  • Offer additional support and drop-in sessions to GP trainees attached to general medicine
  • Excellent communication, listening and organisational skills are essential;
  • Continued Professional Development and Appraisal will form part of the time commitment.