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One Health Lewisham Opportunities

OHL thrives thanks to the people who work for us.

We strive to create a positive work environment for everyone, and we aim to offer a competitive package to those who join us in our mission, including NHS Pension and a generous sick leave provision.

For more information about any of the packages on offer for your role, please email ohl.recruitment@nhs.net or ask the recruiting manager at interview stage.

Please note – we do not operate on NHS Agenda for Change terms and conditions.

About One Health Lewisham

One Health Lewisham is the federation of all the General Practices within the London Borough of Lewisham, working collaboratively to ensure high quality, equitable, and sustainable primary care across Lewisham.

Established in 2017, One Health Lewisham is wholly owned by the GP surgeries of Lewisham, together representing over 300,000 patients. We work on behalf of practices, patients, and staff to deliver healthcare services in the community.

One Health Lewisham has grown out of four neighbourhood GP federations in the North, Centre, South-East, and South-West of the borough. Our work remains rooted in these local communities as we develop pan-Lewisham working to reduce variation and improve quality for patients, achieve economies of scale, and support practices.

Vision and Values

Representing 35 General Practices across the borough, One Health Lewisham plays a key role within Lewisham’s local health and care system.   As the local GP Federation, One Health Lewisham is a trusted partner who promotes and delivers innovative services and new approaches to improve the lives and health of our patients whilst also increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare provision.

We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the company:

  • Equity of quality and equity of access across the whole spectrum of Lewisham residents
  • Protecting and sustaining general practice whilst also supporting transformation
  • Being an organisation that is sustainable, self-sufficient, imaginative, innovative, courageous, entrepreneurial and unafraid to say “no”.

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Current OHL Vacancies

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Sevenfields PCN Health & Wellbeing Coach

Salary: £26,000-£28,000

Hours: Part-time or Full-time considered; Monday – Friday between 9-5.30pm

Contract duration: 1 Year fixed contract

Location: Goldsmiths Community Centre, Castillon Road, SE6 1QD

Job Summary:

The post holder will have a key role in promoting increased exercise and healthy eating among our resident population and will support our innovative Health Checks, Health and Inequalities initiatives and the Diabetes Prevention and Reversal Lifestyle Project, as well as supporting the GP Practices that make up our PCN.

The post holder will also work closely with the Neighbourhood Development Programme and will support service integration work around mental health, social care, community nursing and the voluntary sector.

It is envisaged that the postholder in time will support other PCN wide projects.

Job Responsibilities include:

  • To coach and motivate patients through multiple sessions to identify their needs set goals and support them to implement their personalised health and care plan
  • To provide personalised support to individuals, their families and carers to ensure that they are active participants in their own healthcare and to empower them to take more control in manging their own health and well-being, to live independently and to improve their health outcomes through the following:
  • To provide interventions such as self-management, education and peer support
  • To support people to establish and attain goals set by the person based on what is important to them, building on goals that are important to the individual
  • To work with patients and to understand their level of knowledge, skills and confidence when engaging with their health and well-being
  • To provide support to local community groups and work with other health, social care and voluntary sector providers to support patients’ health and well-being holistically
  • To facilitate groups of patients with group consultations to assist patients to work with others to support their own goals
  • To actively signpost patients to the correct healthcare professional
  • To promote health coaching and social prescribing amongst the PCN and networked practices and to support colleagues to improve their skills and understanding of personalised care
  • To participate in the management of patient complaints when requested to do so and participate in the identification of any necessary learning brought about through clinical incidents and near-miss events

If this sounds like your new challenge, send your CV and cover letter to ohl.recruitment@nhs.net  We look forward to receiving your application.

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Closing date for applications: Friday 10th June 2022

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Operations Administrator

Salary: £25,000

Hours: Full-time; Monday – Friday; 9-5pm

Location: Marvels Lane, SE12 9PN

Job Summary: 

This role sits within one of our work streams; Acute, Community and Population Health.  Each Administrator will be assigned a work stream to provide dedicated focus within those areas of service.

You will receive, assist and direct patients in accessing the appropriate service or healthcare professional in a courteous, efficient and effective way.

You will provide general assistance to the team and project a positive and friendly image to patients and other visitors, either in person or via the telephone.

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for administration of medical records
  • Receiving patients, consulting with members of clinical team
  • Managing the service on site during clinical sessions
  • Process appointment requests for the day and/or future appointments from patients by telephone and in person.
  • Registrations of new patients – computer data entry and medical records
  • Manage the administrative procedures for both internal and outsourced services
  • Contribute to the training of new staff
  • Support the Operations Manager in ensuring that staff follow all relevant employment legislation and procedures, whilst ensuring they are comprehensive and up to date
  • Responsible for security, repairs, insurance and maintenance of premises, services and equipment
  • Follow procedures to ensure that the services comply with aspects of Health & Safety at Work (HASAW) legislation

If this sounds like your new challenge, send your CV and cover letter to ohl.recruitment@nhs.net  We look forward to receiving your application.

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Closing date for applications: Friday 10th June 2022

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GPEA Receptionist

Salary: £9.50 per hour

Hours: 12 hours (shifts to be discussed)

Contract duration: 6-month fixed contract with a view to extend

Location: GPEA, YELLOW ZONE, UHL, LEWISHAM HIGH STREET, SE13 6LH

Job Summary:

Receive, assist and direct patients in accessing the appropriate service or healthcare professional in a courteous, efficient and effective way.

Provide general assistance to the Practice team and project a positive and friendly image to patients and other visitors, either in person or via the telephone

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure an effective and efficient reception service is provided to patients and any other visitors to the service
  • Ensure answering machine service is directed for out of hours information appropriately.
  • Explain Practice arrangements and formal requirements to new patients and those seeking temporary cover and ensure procedures are completed.
  • Receive and make telephone calls as required.  Divert calls and take messages, ensuring accuracy of detail and prompt appropriate delivery.
  • Enter patient information on to the computer as required.
  • Patient notes and correspondence.
  • Premises:
    • Open up premises at the start of the day when first to arrive and make all necessary preparations to receive patients.
    • When last to leave at the end of the day, ensure that the building is totally secured, internal lights are off.
    • Ensure doctors rooms are tidied after surgery and that stationary, pathology specimen equipment etc. is replenished.
  • Undertake any other additional duties appropriate to the post as requested by the Partners or the Practice Manager.

If this sounds like your new challenge, send your CV and cover letter to ohl.recruitment@nhs.net  We look forward to receiving your application.

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Closing date for applications: Friday 10th June 2022

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Clinical and Primary Network Support Administrator

Salary: £25,000

Hours: Full-time; Monday – Friday; 9-5pm

Location: The Moorside Clinic Downham Health & Leisure Centre, 7-9, Moorside Road

Service Area

The role of OHL Clinical and Primary Care Network Support Administrator will be to provide first class administrative support to OHL’s Medical Director and Clinical Leads as well as to Lewisham’s 6 PCNs – especially the Chairs and Clinical Directors.

The key focuses of the role are:

  • Delivery of centralised administrative functions
  • Undertake tasks as requested by PCN Forum chair, PCN Chairs and PCN Clinical Directors.
  • Work with and support OHL clinical leads
  • Support the wider OHL team to ensure successful planning, management and delivery of projects

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Identify and where appropriate meet the support needs of General Practices in Lewisham
  • Be an essential link between OHL and its member practices to support two-way communications and the implementation of our strategy including specific programmes and projects
  • Organise PCN meetings as required
  • Provide support to the Executive Team, Communications and GP Liaison Lead and deputise in their absence in relation to GP Networks specific projects/developments
  • Work with clinical leads, network leads and other stakeholders as appropriate to develop a sustainable OHL
  • Ensure all responsibilities and activities are discharged to the highest standards consistent with the terms and spirit of our policies and guidance
  • Maintain an appropriate level of confidentiality at all time
  • Provide administrative support for the Medical Director OHL as required
  • Provide administrative support for clinical training programmes as required

If this sounds like your new challenge, send your CV and cover letter to ohl.recruitment@nhs.net  We look forward to receiving your application.

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Closing date for applications: Friday 10th June 2022

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Advanced Nurse Practitioner – LONG COVID CLINIC

Part time: 16 hours per week (8 hours/2 days)

Salary: £23,360-£24,195 (based on £54,750-£56,705 FTE, PRO RATA DEPENDING ON EXPERIENCE)

Location: Marvels Lane, SE12 9PN

Job Summary:

Manage a clinical caseload of patients with “Long COVID”

Job Responsibilities include:

  • To assess, plan, implement clinical care and evaluate the outcomes of care in conjunction with staff, patients and their relevant carers.
  • To enhance diagnosis, treatment, and investigation of patients with Long COVID.
  • To work with primary care MDT which include , fellow OT, PT, Psychologist and the Clinical lead for assessment and care of patients.
  • To provide professional help, support and education to patients and carers that will enable them to effectively manage their condition, improve mortality and morbidity, and reduce readmission to hospital.
  • Educate and support other health care professional to ensure that patients with Long COVID receive uniformity of care and optimal treatment in keeping with evidence-based practice

If this sounds like your new challenge, send your CV and cover letter to ohl.recruitment@nhs.net  We look forward to receiving your application.

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Closing date for applications: Friday 10th June 2022

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Spirometry Technician

Hours: 37.5 hours per week/part time will be considered

Salary: £22,549 – £24,882 FTE (depending on experience)

Location: Marvels Lane, Lewisham, SE12 9PN

Job Summary

Working as a member of the respiratory hub the post- holder is responsible for the delivery of quality assured diagnostic spirometry and Feno testing across Lewisham. The post holder will be based at the Marvels lane respiratory hub with an expectation that the service will expand into other primary care locations across Lewisham.

The post-holder will be responsible for independently performing quality assured diagnostic spirometry, exhaled FENO in a community setting.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Independently performing quality assured baseline spirometry in adults and children.
  • Ensuring that all spirometry measurements are performed to the required national standards for reproducibility and reliability
  • Ensuring that patients are aware of and have adhered to pre-tests instructions
  • Documentation of deviations to pre-test instructions
  • Documentation of any errors in patient technique so that it is taken into account during the reporting process
  • Performing spirometry to assess for reversibility to bronchodilator
  • Measurement of Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide (FENO)
  • Preparation of reports for spirometry and FENO results for checking by a senior member of staff

If this sounds like your new challenge, send your CV and cover letter to ohl.recruitment@nhs.net  We look forward to receiving your application.

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Closing date for applications: Friday 10th June 2022

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Clinical Lead  x2 roles

–Population Health

–Community Services

Hours: 6 sessions per week, split 3 clinical and 3 non-clinical (flexible)

Salary: £11.5K per session per annum

Location: Downham Health & Leisure Centre, 7-9 Moorside Rd, BR1 5EP

OHL is recruiting 3 new dynamic and enthusiastic GP’s to join our clinical leadership team.

We are a community provider with our roots as a GP federation in primary care, we focus on making a big impact to the health of the populations we serve. We provide several community services, including pioneering services such as our Long Covid service. We consider ourselves a hot bed for digital innovation in Southeast London, and currently are a leading force in remote monitoring services.

Successful applicants will report to the Medical Director and work together alongside the wider team to provide clinical leadership to several services that OHL provides, as well as undertaking patient facing clinical sessions.

OHL is an exciting and friendly place to work, with this role providing an excellent opportunity for applicants searching for a varied, portfolio career.

Why work for OHL:

  • We are an exciting, innovative, and growing organisation
  • We pride ourselves on being one big team, working together to achieve our united vision!
  • We support flexible working
  • We love an after work social get together!
  • A catch up over a cuppa is actively encouraged
  • We support staff development
  • Access to staff wellbeing package
  • We are not afraid of trying something new

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Closing date for applications: These roles will remain open to applications until filled.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and so this opportunity may close at very short notice

To apply send your CV and a Cover Letter to ohl.recruitment@nhs.net

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Psychological Support Service Clinical Lead – Practitioner Psychologist

Salary: £5,334 per annum based on £50k WTE

Hours: 4 hours a week

Location: Remote working

Job responsibilities include:

  • To oversee the clinical running of the Psychological Support Service, initially as a pilot service, to potential extension
  • To consider the progression, adaptation and potentially designing of the pathway to ensure the delivery of a high-quality service, for the patients, 3rd party services and the OHL team and to communicate effectively between all the parties involved to achieve this
  • To engage in meetings with the 3rd party services regarding data reporting and service utilisation
  • To support OHL in reviewing the effectiveness, usefulness and financial viability of the Psychological Support Service moving forwards
  • To design and provide clinically relevant teaching and training to staff and teams
  • To provide a psychological consultancy to determine the best form of support available for patients and to support GPs to make the best decisions for patients regarding their mental health

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Closing date for applications: This role will remain open to applications until filled.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and so this opportunity may close at very short notice

To apply send your CV and a Cover Letter to ohl.recruitment@nhs.net

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Occupational therapist – Long COVID clinic

Salary: £40,000-£45,000 per annum pro rata FTE

Hours: 2 days a week ( 8 hours / day)

Contract duration: 1 year fixed-term contract

We are recruiting a brand-new team as part of an innovative new Respiratory service being set up across Lewisham to support patients living with chronic respiratory conditions. This includes a small clinic to support primary care assessments and management of patients living with ‘long covid’ symptoms. As part of such a clinic, an Occupational Therapist is a key member of clinical staff, to be able to support patient assessment and care.

Job responsibilities include:

  • To provide occupational therapy knowledge and supervisory support to the community long covid clinic
  • To Participate in evidence-based projects to include clinical audit and research to guide the development of the service.
  • To provide assessments of a wide variety of symptoms for patients presenting with possible ‘Long Covid’ and delivery of an individualised treatment plan for all patients. These may include symptoms such as: chronic fatigue and chronic pain as part of the spectrum of ‘Long Covid’
  • To consider the holistic needs of each patient accessing the service and provide appropriate interventions such as breathlessness management, pacing advice and anxiety and crisis management.
  • Assess patient understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid information consent and have capacity to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity of consent to treatment.
  • To work closely within the MDT for the respiratory hub (GPs, nurses and other allied health professionals)
  • To collaborate with secondary care teams, getting advice when needed and referring when appropriate.
  • To uphold OHL values throughout all of the work you do

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Closing date for applications: This role will remain open to applications until filled.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and so this opportunity may close at very short notice

To apply send your CV and a Cover Letter to ohl.recruitment@nhs.net

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PCN Physician Associate

Salary: From £37,000, depending on experience

Hours: 37.5 p/w – Monday-Friday

The role of Physician Associate will be for the GP practices that form the North Lewisham Primary Care Network (NLPCN). The NLPCN is one of the largest PCNs in Lewisham and has a very diverse population made up of 10 GP Practices.

Health inequality impacts their patients: North Lewisham has higher than average levels of deprivation and BAME populations and poorer health outcomes.

NLPCN is committed to tackling health inequality as a priority and have developed a program of work to improve trust and engage with the local community, training GP surgeries and staff to improve access for patients, improving our communication to patients about service changes and health promotion and improving the monitoring of those suffering from health inequality to drive our strategy.

The Physician Associate will work closely with the clinical lead, GP/practice nurses and the ANPs or other advanced practitioners.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Provide first point of contact care for patients presenting with undifferentiated, undiagnosed problems, utilising history-taking, physical examinations, and clinical decision-making skills to establish a working diagnosis and management plan in partnership with the patient
  • Provide clinical support for:
    • PCN outreach, health checks and specialist clinics (e.g. chronic disease clinics, women’s health clinic, diabetes, learning disabilities, COVID vaccinations)
    • care homes, home visits… as directed/required by the clinical lead/directors
  • Undertake face to face, telephone and online consultations for emergency or routine problems, as determined by the Practice, including management of patients with long-term conditions. Participate in all treatment and preventative healthcare services in the PCN Practices as delegated and agreed by the clinical lead/mentoring GP
  • Assist care coordinators with clinical issues relating to urgent care plans and coordinating care for patients and communicate, when necessary, with colleagues in Primary Care and hospital specialists in order to discuss or refer specific patients
  • Order and interpret investigations, conduct post discharge reviews, new admission reviews, acute assessment, care plans, CGAs and assist with Improved Access across the PCN
  • Give clinical instructions to nursing staff and primary care team as required
  • Instruct and educate patients in preventative health care

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Closing date for applications: This role will remain open to applications until filled.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and so this opportunity may close at very short notice

To apply send your CV and a Cover Letter to ohl.recruitment@nhs.net

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Paramedic Practitioner

Salary: £38-45k per annum pro-rata/full time equivalent (dependent on experience)

Hours:3 days per week; Monday, Thursday & Friday; 09:00 – 17:00

Location:The Marvels Clinic, Lewisham, SE12 9PN, with travel around the  borough

The Paramedic Practitioner will work autonomously within the community, using their enhanced clinical assessment and treatment skills, to provide first point of contact for patients presenting with undifferentiated, undiagnosed problems relating to minor illness or injury, abdominal pains, chest pains and headaches.  The Paramedic Practitioner will have a key role in supporting delivery of the new Network Contract DES Service specifications.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Triage and treat patients wishing to see a health care professional, making any necessary referrals to other members of the primary health care team
  • Advise patients on general health care and minor ailments, with referral to other members of the primary and secondary health care team as necessary
  • Works mobile conducting home visits for house bound patients, with OHL offices as a base
  • To undertake assessment for patients, using diagnostic skills and initiation of investigations where appropriate.
  • To maintain accurate, contemporaneous healthcare records appropriate to the consultation.
  • To participate in the audit process, evaluation and implementing plans and practice change in order to meet patient need.
  • Contribute positively to the effectiveness and efficiency of the team and work colleagues.

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Closing date for applications: This role will remain open to applications until filled.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and so this opportunity may close at very short notice

To apply send your CV and a Cover Letter to ohl.recruitment@nhs.net

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Bank Paramedic Practitioner

Hours: Various (Service operates between 9am-6pm, Mon to Fri)

Salary: £35 per hour, must provide own transport and fuel

Location: The Marvels Clinic, Lewisham, SE12 9PN, with travel around the borough

The OHL Home Visiting Service

The demand for primary care services in London is increasing and new and innovative ways are having to be found in order to meet the varied needs of patients. New services must strive to improve outcomes for patients whilst simultaneously being efficient and integrating with other local services as appropriate. The Lewisham Home Visiting Service is an OHL developed service which will support local GP Practices by conducting rapid home visits by clinicians to housebound patients in order to deliver care in the community and help them to manage their demand.

Job Summary:

The Paramedic Practitioner will work autonomously within the community, using their enhanced clinical assessment and treatment skills, to provide first point of contact for patients presenting with undifferentiated, undiagnosed problems relating to minor illness or injury, abdominal pains, chest pains and headaches.  The Paramedic Practitioner will have a key role in supporting delivery of the new Network Contract DES Service specifications.

The OHL Paramedic Practitioner will contribute towards delivering the below listed service / patient outcomes:

  • Improved and faster access to care for housebound patients
  • Improved patient experience through rapid assessment and treatment
  • Improved patient outcomes (including QOF achievement)
  • Prevent deterioration and unnecessary A&E attendances/admissions (especially UTI and Pneumonia     admissions)
  • Improve long term care for house bound patients with chronic conditions
  • Improved coordination of care

The key focuses of the Paramedic Practitioner will be:

  • To provide a Paramedic Practitioner resource across the GP registered population of Lewisham.
  • To work within the community, as an autonomous, accountable, Paramedic Practitioner, in the provision of a holistic approach for individuals including assessment, diagnosis and treatment, to deliver quality patient services.
  • To assess, diagnose, treat, refer or signpost patients/service users who attend surgery with undifferentiated or undiagnosed condition relating to minor illness or minor injury.
  • The post holder will use advanced clinical skills to provide education to service users, promoting self-care and empower them to make informed choices about their treatment.

Job responsibilities:

Day to day delivery of primary medical care for housebound patients involving:

  • Triage and treat patients wishing to see a health care professional, making any necessary referrals to other members of the primary health care team
  • Patients with problems needing referral to secondary care should be discussed with the registered GP if possible, before making such referral.
  • Ensure clinical practice is safe and effective and remains within boundaries of competence, and to acknowledge limitations.
  • Advise patients on general health care and minor ailments, with referral to other members of the primary and secondary health care team as necessary
  • Works mobile conducting home visits for house bound patients, with OHL offices as a base
  • Works as an autonomous practitioner, in accordance with the Health Professions Council. Ensure that personal and professional clinical standards are maintained.
  • To undertake assessment for patients, using diagnostic skills and initiation of investigations where appropriate.
  • To communicate at all levels within the team ensuring an effective service is delivered.
  • To maintain accurate, contemporaneous healthcare records appropriate to the consultation.
  • Ensure evidenced-based care is delivered at the highest standards ensuring delivery of high-quality patient care.
  • Works with local policies and procedures.
  • Enhance own performance through Continuous Professional Development, imparting own knowledge and behaviours to meet the needs of the service.
  • To achieve and demonstrate agreed standards of personal and professional development in order to meet the needs of the service.
  • To participate in the audit process, evaluation and implementing plans and practice change in order to meet patient need.
  • Contribute positively to the effectiveness and efficiency of the team and work colleagues.

Closing date for applications: This role will remain open to applications until filled.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and so this opportunity may close at very short notice

To apply send your CV and a Cover Letter to ohl.recruitment@nhs.net

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Other External Opportunities

Paediatric Urgent Care Service GP Roles

Exciting opportunity to work in Paediatric ED at Lewisham Hospital. GP’s in this service will work in Paeds ED seeing and treating appropriately triaged paediatric cases, with support from the wider paediatric ED team.

This is an excellent opportunity for GP’s seeking a varied portfolio of work, and to work in a friendly, team orientated department.

Find out more by clicking here

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