Phoenix Primary Care
We are committed to the highest quality clinical care and an
excellent relationship with the patients we serve.
Salaried General Practitioner
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Phoenix Primary Care is a GP led organisation. Under the equitable
access procurement Phoenix has been awarded five new contracts.
GP Led Walk in Centre and Practice – vacancy for 4 GPs
Willenhall GP Practice- vacancy for 2 GPs
Blakenhall GP Practice- vacancy for 2 GPs
Pleck Road GP Practice – vacancy for 2 GPs
Hodge Hill GP Practice- vacancy for 2 GPs
In addition we have vacancies in three other APMS practices we
operate in Walsall.
These are new practices with a starting list size of zero.
The practices will be open 60 hours a week with 2 extended evenings
and Saturday mornings and are expected to grow their list size by a
100 registrations a month
The walk in centre will be open 12 hours a day, seven days a week.
The walk in centre will see any patient for any medical condition within
Walsall and these patients may choose to register with the practice.
You will work as part of a dedicated and skilled team delivering the full
range of essential, additional and enhanced services, meeting all
contractual obligations and fulfilling Phoenix vision of high quality
Our service will have an emphasis on tackling inequalities, health promotion and disease prevention. There will be optimised individual case management and integrated care pathways. Skill mix will be utilized with a strong and effective nursing team. The clinical staff will be supported by efficient reception, administration and management. All practices will become training sites within 18 months.
This is an exciting opportunity for committed and caring doctors who not only will have skills, expertise and knowledge but also the correct behaviours and attitudes.
We are looking for individuals, who are committed to the highest quality clinical care, who will work within Phoenix procedures & protocols and be effective team players. You will be expected to have MRCGP and additional qualifications may be an advantage. A
commitment to teaching and training, any specialist knowledge that can be utilised as a GPwSI may confer advantage. We are also
looking for individuals you can take on additional responsibilities and function as local lead clinicians. We welcome both experienced and recently graduated applicants and applications from individuals not able to work full time but who are looking for flexible sessional work.
Phoenix is an APMS contractor but offer terms and conditions similar to the model contract recommended by the BMA.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package including:
? Excellent remuneration that is competitive and negotiable
depending on skills and experience
? NHS Pension
? Flexible, FT/PT working
? Performance related bonus
? Medical Defence fees
? Dedicated time for administration and CPD
? Career enhancement and opportunities for development as a
? Additional remuneration to take on lead clinical responsibilities
? Mentoring, coaching, educational meetings
? A vibrant and friendly environment
Package of ? 66,606 to ? 97,650
This will be negotiable depending upon skills and experience
? The basic salary is ?52,462 to ?79,167 per annum
? There will be recommended DDRB annual pay uplift
? Employer contribution of 14% of basic salary into NHS Pension
Scheme-Phoenix is recognised as a NHS employer for NHS
pensions. You will be regarded as Officers of the NHS pension
? Performance Bonus – annual one off bonus of ?1,800 to ?2,400
depending upon achieving QOF targets and meeting Key
Performance Indicators of contract
? Medical defence contribution of ?5000 per annum
? Additional remuneration to take on lead clinical responsibilities
? Additional remuneration if GPwSI activities generate practice
Job Schedules & Job Plan
A full time salaried GP will work 10 Programmed Activities/Sessions a
Each PA/Session will be of 4 hours duration
80% of contracted hours will be devoted to Direct Patient Activity
20% of contracted hours will be devoted to Supporting Patient Activity
DPA activity will be spent on surgery contact, on call within practice
opening times, home visits, outreach clinics, telephone consultations,
message book and any other direct patient contact.
All patient appointments will be at an average of 10 minutes with the
expectation that not less than 15 patients are seen in each DPA
SPA activity will include referrals, investigations, correspondence,
benefit agency and insurance forms, administration and management.
Part of SPA time can also be taken for CPD, PDP, appraisal and
The balance of DPA/SPA may be subject to change depending on
You and Phoenix directors will agree a prospective Job Plan
This will contain ten programmed activities for a full time GP and sets
out your main duties, responsibilities and schedules. This will be
reviewed 6 monthly and you will be able to propose any adjustments
Phoenix offers flexibility of working arrangements and has family
Any extra programmed activities over and above 10 sessions a week
and subject to the maximum permitted under the Working Time
Regulations will attract additional remuneration
Full time salaried GP will receive 30 days leave per annum
Public holidays will be based on 8 days as recognised nationally
Note the Walk in Centre is open 365 days per year
The leave year will run from 1
st April each year
Part-time GPs will receive leave on a pro rata basis
You will be expected to cover colleague’s absences
We will agree a principal place of work where you will undertake your programmed activities. However you may be required to work across any of Phoenix sites.
Teaching & Training
All sites are expected to be training by 18 months
We plan to train doctors on VTS, ST1 to ST3, Medical students and Nurses.
Salaried GPs will be encouraged to undertake training to enable them to become clinical and educational supervisors
A GP undertaking personal responsibility as a supervisor will be eligible for a training grant
Phoenix will promote opportunities for continuous professional development
A proportion of SPA time will be devoted to CPD
Each practice will have frequent clinical meetings
Educational events for all Phoenix clinical staff will be held regularly
Mentoring and coaching will be offered
Requests for study leave will be considered on an individual basis
Various educational resources and libraries are available
Regular appraisals will provide a formative experience
Fee paying Services & External work
You must not carry out any private professional services during your
Any fees received during programmed activities must be remitted to
Phoenix and the principle of no double payments will be upheld.
Any external services you undertake must be informed in writing to
the medical director of Phoenix and you must comply with the
European Working Time Directive.
Policies and procedures
You will be required to comply with all Phoenix procedures and
policies that are in force.
You will have access to these at all times and will need to make
yourself familiar with them.
It is an absolute condition of your employment that you are and
remain a fully registered medical practitioner and are included on the
specialist register held by the GMC, and continue to hold a licence to
It is also an absolute condition of your employment that you maintain
appropriate professional medical indemnity at all times.
All appointments will be subject to satisfactory CRB checks,
references and medical checks.
This shall be 3 months by either party except where Phoenix
terminates your employment for serious misconduct.
You and Phoenix will work in a spirit of mutual trust and confidence.
We recognise that you will usually work unsupervised and take on
responsibility for important judgements and decisions. We have to
work together with mutual goodwill to ensure we deliver the highest
quality care for the patients we serve.