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University Health Service
Richard Verney Health Centre 6 Bristo Square Edinburgh EH8 9AL
Tel: 0131 650 2777
Fax: 0131 662 1813
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University Health Service – 6 Bristo Square Edinburgh
Salaried GP- Temporary Cover
5 to 8 Session Post- From Oct 2016 to March 2017 initially
We are a centrally located practice serving a largely student population using Vision IT system and paper-light practices.
If you are interested in receiving the job pack with more details on these opportunities then details can be downloaded from our website at 
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Further enquiries to Mrs J Grant, Practice Business & Development Manager on 0131 650 2777 or email   CV and covering letter required to apply and Closing Date is 19 August 2016.

Job Title:                                            Salaried GP (Temporary)
Place of Employment:                        Dr Young & Partners
                                                            Richard Verney Health Centre
                                                            6 Bristo Square
                                                            EH8 9AL
Starting Date:                                    Negotiable but from Oct 2016

Length of Contract:                          Fixed Term to March 2017 initially  

                                                            Option of 5-8 sessions


Salary:                                               £64,000 pa for 8 Sessions (£5333.00 per month)
                                                            Pro rata for less sessions
Study Leave:                                     5-8 sessions per annum based on overall sessions worked                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Hours of Work:            5-8 sessions are available and working days are negotiable      
                              Worked during surgery opening hours which may be variable, in line with NHS Lothian requirements, and may include evening and weekend work.

Holiday Entitlement:              48 sessions per annum-Annual Leave for 8 sessions
                                          9 Public holidays per annum for 8 sessions
                                                    Pro rata for less sessions


Duties & Responsibilities

of the Post:                                         Provision of general medical services by way of
                                                            surgeries, clinics, and relevant administrative
                                                            work, and other such duties as are required of
                                                            the partners under the NHS regulations, and
                                                            which are reasonably delegated to Post Holder
                                                            by the partners.  This will also include liaison
                                                            with the University in an advisory capacity as required.
                                                            Although most of the work is envisaged to be in surgery
                                                            premises, the Post Holder will be required to provide
                                                            emergency treatment etc. to patients and to undertake
                                                            such other duties outside the surgery as are required of
                                                            the partners under NHS regulations and which are
                                                            reasonably delegated to the Post Holder.  The Post holder    
                                                            may require to participate on the daytime practice on call
                                                            The practice is fully computerised using Vision and the
                                                             Post Holder will be expected to familiarise him/herself
                                                             with the system.
Organisational Details:                        There are 6 partners, 6 Salaried GP’s, 1 Retainer,         
                                                            2 GP Registrars, 3 Practice Nurses, 1 Health Care
                                                            Practice Business & Development Manager, Senior 
                                                            Receptionist, 2 Medical Typists, IT Manager,
                                                            6 Receptionists and 1 Summariser.

Person Specification






Full GMC registration

Proof of membership of Medical Defence Organisation
Eligible for or on
Obstetric List
Minor Surgery List
Child Surveillance List
DFSRH (formerly DFFP)
Communications Good Interpersonal/
Communication Skills at all levels
Special Aptitude and Abilities Experience of team working
Confidentiality awareness
Demonstrable IT skills/
Accuracy in work
Evidence of continuing professional development
Interest in young adult health, sexual health, mental health and travel medicine.
Disposition Friendly, sympathetic, tactful
Physical Requirements General good health
Good attendance record
Particular Requirements of post Good organisational and time management skills.
Flexible in working hours to meet practice contracted requirements.

June 2016

Conditions of Service

Confidentiality of personal patient information is paramount and the successful candidate will be required to sign a declaration of confidentiality.
Health & Safety
In carrying out these duties, the postholder is required to take reasonable care to avoid injury or accident which may be caused by work activity.  Duties must be performed in accordance with the Practice procedures.  The postholder must familiarise themselves with the Practice Health and Safety procedures.
A No Smoking Policy applies.
This post will be based in the Practice within the Richard Verney Health Centre at 6 Bristo Square, Edinburgh.


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