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General Practitioner with Special Interest (GPSI) - City and Hackney

Job Introduction

At Turning Point, we are recognised leaders in helping people recover from addiction and gain control of their lives. By providing the right support at the right time, and making sure that people can find all the help they need, we have grown into one of the largest providers of substance misuse services in England and Wales. Right now, we are now looking for a talented General Practitioner (GP) to work within our community-based substance misuse services in the City of London and Hackney.

The service is delivered in partnership with Mind CHWF and London Friend and there is a focus on partnership working throughout the service to support those in the local community who need assistance to achieve their goals. We deliver treatment and support across the neighbourhoods ensuring a holistic and inclusive approach to recovery in this service.

Passionate about people, you’ll enjoy the opportunity and support to enhance your own life and career too, as you gain the experience and training you need to progress in your career within a social enterprise. So if you’re ambitious and ready for a fresh challenge with a sector leader then this could be the opportunity for you.

Role Responsibility

Responsible for the development and quality of the shared care provision in the service that contributes to service outcomes:

  1. To be clinical mentor for the shared care GPs in the service:
    1. to provide them with clinical advice when necessary regarding substance misuse clinical areas,
    2. to organise and deliver relevant training and CPD events
    3. to attend practice review meetings (annually or more frequently if necessary) to provide governance oversight and mentoring support to the GPs
    4. to communicate effectively with all GP colleagues on behalf of Turning Point
  2. To liaise with Turning Point colleagues (including the clinical lead and service manager) and represent the role of shared care within the service
  3. To link in with Turning Point’s colleagues with respect to clinical governance and quality improvement

The role will be delivered in a flexible way, with the timing of activity to fit the GPSI and shared care colleagues.

The GPSI is also accountable to the Medical Director of Turning Point, and the clinical governance of the role falls under the remit of the governance structures of Turning Point.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Requirements:

  • GP has appropriate level of clinical experience in substance misuse that enables them to be able to competently deal with clinical queries from shared care GPs and provide appropriate clinical mentoring. It is likely that the successful candidate will have experience of operating as a substance misuse specialist
  • GP is competent at mentoring, and identifying and managing clinical issues or concerns that may arise
  • GP has obtained RCGP “Management of Drug Misuse” Certificates – Part 1 and Part 2 (Part 1 is mandatory on application)

About us

Why Turning Point?

As a leading health and social care provider with more than 300 locations across England, we take real pride in the services we offer.

Across the varied regions, sectors and settings we operate within, our organisation is held together by a shared vision – and our people are connected by the same values. These include belief in potential, confidence in communication, embracing positive change and always treating each other as individuals.

We run all of our services on a not-for-profit basis; instead, we invest every penny back into our services and people. We never stop believing in change for the better, and we work constantly to improve the lives of the people we support.

Our people bring our vision to life. So, if you are enthusiastic, motivated and committed to support others to fulfilling their potential, here at Turning Point, we don't just offer you a job – we offer you a career.

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