Lead Physician (BUPA)

AHP's 2095

Vacancy: Lead Physician (BUPA)

Job Reference: 2095

Location: Sevenoaks Medical Centre, Sevenoaks (May include virtual work)

Reports to: Medical Director (KIMS Hospital)

Hours: Full / Part Time / Sessional hours considered

Job Summary: As our Lead Physician (BUPA) you will provide leadership and support for doctors and other team members at our  Bupa Health Centre in Sevenoaks , working collaboratively with other members of the management team to ensure provision of high standards of clinical practice and customer service.

You will deliver primary care consultations and health assessments to customers of Bupa Health Clinics in accordance with policies and guidelines, ensuring a high-quality service which delivers high customer satisfaction

You will provide support for the Sevenoaks Medical Centre and KIMS Hospital Private GP Service which is an accessible general practice service with a varied clinical caseload. 

Role Responsibilities include:

  • Delivery of health assessments and private GP work at Sevenoaks Medical centre under the Bupa Health Clinic project on site and/or remotely as part of our team of Private GPs remotely according to contract
  • Oversee the provision of health assessments and private GP work by the doctors within the centre or within remote services
  • Undertake clinical work in accordance with the standards of good clinical practice generally accepted within the UK, and within ethical guidelines as suggested by the GMC and defined in Bupa Health Clinics Policies
  • Manage clinical workload from the centre clinical team including taking on additional duties such as supporting the services management of results and deputising for colleagues
  • Provide clinical input into the review of customer feedback comments, complaints, incidents and risks
  • If issues arise (identified either by you or a member of your centre team/remote team) then to investigate, ensuring clinical safety is always upheld.
  • Conduct clinical audits as per the Quality Team audit schedule for Bupa as well as KIMS Hospital
  • Lead on the implementation of clinical policies and procedures with instruction and guidance from the Clinical Leadership Team of Bupa and KIMS Hospital.
  • Ensure the medicines management policy is implemented in your centre (or remotely where applicable) in relation to service line/resus policy drugs
  • In exceptional circumstances provide emergency clinical delivery when needed.
  • Responsible for sharing communications with the doctor team in the most appropriate way locally
  • Encourage learning and development in your doctor team, including CPD and training according to individual development needs and aspirations
  • Arrange doctor team meetings every 2 months, either in person or remotely, ensuring all doctors and heads of department are invited and circulate minutes within 10 working days to all doctors and centre manager/remote manager
  • Mentor and discuss performance with the doctor team as individuals regularly (for example monthly 121’s for eligible staff) drawing on support from peers and the Centre Manager/remote manager
  • Provide private general medical services to individuals seeking a private GP consultation at a convenient time involving a wide range of health needs in a primary care setting.

Person Specification:

  • GMC registered with a licence to practice and on the GP register
  • Substantial experience in General practice (at least 5 years on GP register)
  • Member of a Medical Defence Organisation
  • Significant postgraduate experience in General practice
  • Experience in managing incidents and significant events
  • Experience in using quality improvement activities to improve patient outcomes
  • Understands national guidance (including NICE, NSFs) and applies to practice; able to research evidence to improve quality
  • Committed to the role of the private healthcare sector in the UK; with a strong passion for delivering more affordable healthcare, with better health outcomes, for our customers and patients.
  • Current experience in general practice with excellent clinical decision-making skills
  • Needs to be a team player with excellent communication skills
  • Needs to share our passion for patient focused, evidence-based healthcare.
  • Committed to the role of the private healthcare sector in the UK; with a strong passion for delivering more affordable healthcare, with better health outcomes, for our customers and patients.

KIMS Hospital employees enjoy the following benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Pension Scheme
  • Private Health Insurance
  • 33 Days annual leave plus extra time off for your birthday
  • Life Assurance
  • Annual Flu Vaccination
  • Free Eye Test
  • 40% staff discount on some KIMS Services

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, Juliet would be happy to help. Please give her a call on 01622 538114 or email juliet.shand@kims.org.uk.

At KIMS Hospital we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive working environment. We strive to create a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

Any offers of employment made by KIMS Hospital for this/these position(s) will be subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK and receipt of a satisfactory DBS Certificate from the Disclosure & Barring Service.   Information about the DBS checks can be found at https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

Posted 30th November 2021

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