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Dr Sarah Cole is no longer holding a personal patient list. Any patients who had Dr Cole as their usual GP have been assigned a new usual GP and reception can advise who this is. She is still working 2 sessions in the Practice.

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Current Vacancies

Tamar Valley Health


Facilities Administrator  

Tamar Valley Health

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and conscientious Facilities Administrator to support our Managers with the smooth running of day-to-day operations within our busy GP practice.

The role is part-time, working 3 days per week and will involve working at our two sites at Callington and Gunnislake.

Salary range: £17,875 - £18,520 (pro-rata)

Key responsibilities:

  • Be the primary contact for arranging maintenance jobs required at both sites, to include liaison with external contractors/tradesmen and obtaining quotes
  • Maintain a repairs and maintenance schedule and inventories of equipment; ensure routine servicing, inspections and safety checks are undertaken when due, and that remedial works are carried out
  • Regularly inspect site for maintenance issues and hazards, taking appropriate action where required; liaising with cleaning team; undertake ‘hands-on’ tasks when necessary
  • Assist Health & Safety Manager to ensure that H & S policies and procedures are adhered to
  • Assist Finance Manager to ensure cost efficiency and value for money with regard to premises and utilities costs
  • Assist management with implementation of premises projects
  • Assist with provision of IT support to practice staff
  • General administrative duties including ordering of supplies, and any others as requested by the Managers and Partners

Confidentiality:

  • In the performance of the duties the postholder may have access to confidential information relating to patients and their carers, practice staff and other healthcare workers. They may also have access to information relating to the Practice as a business organisation. All such information from any source is to be regarded as strictly confidential.
  • Information relating to patients, carers, colleagues, other healthcare workers of the business of the Practice may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with practice policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data.

Essential skills and qualifications:

  • Minimum of GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or equivalent
  • One year’s experience in a similar role or similar circumstances
  • To be a good organiser with strong time and project management skills and the ability to multi-task
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong IT skills, to include experience with Microsoft Office
  • Working knowledge of Health & Safety legislation
  • Awareness of budgeting, costs control and value for money
  • Have a clean driving licence and use of own car to enable working between two sites
  • Able to work under pressure and use own initiative
  • Be a flexible team player with a ‘can do’ attitude

Desirable skills:

  • Experience of working in a frontline role in a busy NHS environment

To apply:

Please submit your CV together with a covering letter to the Practice Finance Manager.

Closing Date:         3rd January 2019

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Medical Receptionist

Posted: 26/11/18

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated medical receptionist (patient advisor) to join our reception team. We are a busy but friendly two site GP practice. We require a committed, hardworking team player, who is computer literate and has experience within a customer or patient facing role. Must be able to work under pressure and use own initiative.

Our medical receptionist team is the first point of contact for patients and visitors to the practice, whether in person or on the phone: receiving, signposting, directing and assisting them in accessing the appropriate service or healthcare professional as well as helping with enquiries and responding to complaints, while also providing assistance to the wider practice team and other healthcare providers. Potential candidates must have strong customer service skills, be an effective communicator; both face to face and on the phone.

Essential skills;

Minimum of GCSE Maths and English at grade C or equivalent.

Previous customer or patient service experience

Computer skills

Effective written and verbal communication skills

Driving licence/ transport (will be required to work at both Callington & Gunnislake Health Centres)

Flexibility

Desirable Skills;

Previous experience of general practice reception work and SystmOne is advantageous but not essential.

The hours are TBC and will be between 30 & 37.5 per week. Hourly rate £8.65. Hours to be worked between 8am-8pm Monday to Saturday. Usual working hours are 8:30-6.30.

Previous applicants need not apply.

If you have any questions about this position please contact Gemma Whiting (Reception Team Leader) 01579 382666

Closing date for applications 7th December 2018

Job responsibilities:

  • Manning the reception desk and telephones.
  • Making appointments and taking visit requests.
  • Filing/entering data, either in paper or computerised records.
  • Filing medical records.
  • Dealing with patient queries, e.g. test results and hospital admissions.
  • Dealing with all other queries e.g. from pharmacies, hospitals and other practices.
  • Arranging hospital transport.
  • Sending faxes and e-mails.
  • Managing the phone transfers to and from the out of hours’ service.
  • Opening and securing the practice premises, switching computer systems on and off, and preparing the public and consulting rooms for each day.
  • Acting as a link between GPs and dealing with associated paperwork.
  • Confidentiality:
  • In the performance of the duties outlined in this Job Description, the post-holder may have access to confidential information relating to patients and their carers, Practice staff and other healthcare workers. They may also have access to information relating to the Practice as a business organisation. All such information from any source is to be regarded as strictly confidential
  • Information relating to patients, carers, colleagues, other healthcare workers or the business of the Practice may only be divulged to authorised persons in accordance with the Practice policies and procedures relating to confidentiality and the protection of personal and sensitive data.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £8.65 /hour

Experience:

  • Medical Receptionist: 1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • GCSE or equivalent (Required)

Location:

  • Callington and Gunnislake, Cornwall

Licence:

  • Full driving licence (Preferred)

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4-8 SESSION SALARIED GP OR PARTNER

 

Newly qualified and retainers welcome

 

Start date: ASAP

 

Tamar Valley Health is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the Cornwall/Devon border. Close to the market town of Tavistock and within easy reach of Plymouth. There is a good choice of local schools. Between moor, sea and river, outdoor opportunities abound for sailing, surfing, cycling and walking.

Tamar Valley Health is an innovative forward thinking practice:

  • GMS 16,000+ patients with 7 GP partners, 2 Pharmacist Partners and 6 Associate GPs working over 2 health centres at Callington and Gunnislake
  • Pharmacy at Gunnislake Health Centre with rising profits and Practice Dispensaries at both sites
  • Full QOF scores for the last 3 years and ‘Good/Outstanding’ CQC ratings
  • Active involvement with the CCG and LMC
  • SystmOne and EPS
  • Excellent Clerical and Nursing Teams including a Prescribing Nurse Practitioner and Prescribing Nurse Team Leader
  • Medical Student Training
  • Active in NIHR and RCGP approved research
  • Close links to Community teams

 

For further information and to arrange an informal visit please contact
Sue Spillane, HR Administrator, at sue.spillane@nhs.net or telephone 01579 382666.


 



 
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