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New Job Vacancy 

Patient Services Advisor

(37.5 hours per week - full or part time hours considered)

We are looking to recruit a Patient Services Advisor to join our friendly, forward thinking practice at our surgeries in Chulmleigh and Winkleigh, own transport essential.

We are looking for enthusiastic, conscientious team players who have a positive and friendly outlook.

Candidates must be able to deal with the public in a professional and approachable manner, have the ability to prioritise a busy workload and work efficiently in a busy environment. Knowledge of SystmOne would be an advantage.

Benefits include NHS pension scheme, and 27 days annual leave.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

Posts are subject to Disclosure & Barring Service check (DBS)

Download the application pack and submit to: Lucy Harris, Practice Manager, Wallingbrook Health Group, Back Lane, Chulmleigh, Devon, EX18 7DL

Patient Services Advisor Job Description

Patient Services Advisor Person Specification

Patient Services Advisor Application Form

Closing Date: Monday 4th December 2017 12pm

Interviews: Friday 8th December 2017

National  Alcohol Awareness Week - November 13th - 19th 2017

"Do you know your limits? Contact Drink Wise Age Well on the number provided below to find out more or take our Drinks Checker Quiz at www.drinkwiseagewell.org.uk"

Are you concerned about your own or a loved one's drinking? Drink Wise Age Well can provide information, advice & support. 

Contact Drink Wise Age Well on 08003047034

PATIENT NOTICE- GP UPDATE 

It is with great sadness and regret that we advise that Dr Rhiannon Starks has decided to resign as a Partner of Wallingbrook.

Dr Clare Dawson joined the practice on 5 September and will take over the care of Dr Starks patients.

Practice Policies

Confidentiality & Medical Records

Locked blue folderThe practice complies with data protection and access to medical records legislation. Identifiable information about you will be shared with others in the following circumstances:

  • To provide further medical treatment for you e.g. from district nurses and hospital services.
  • To help you get other services e.g. from the social work department. This requires your consent.
  • When we have a duty to others e.g. in child protection cases anonymised patient information will also be used at local and national level to help the Health Board and Government plan services e.g. for diabetic care.

If you do not wish anonymous information about you to be used in such a way, please let us know.

Reception and administration staff require access to your medical records in order to do their jobs. These members of staff are bound by the same rules of confidentiality as the medical staff.

Freedom of Information

Information about the General Practioners and the practice required for disclosure under this act can be made available to the public. All requests for such information should be made to the Practice Manager.

Access to Records

In accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and Access to Health Records Act, patients may request to see their medical records. Such requests should be made through the Practice and may be subject to an administration charge. No information will be released without the patient consent unless we are legally obliged to do so.

Complaints

Customer service formWe make every effort to give the best service possible to everyone who attends our practice.

However, we are aware that things can go wrong resulting in a patient feeling that they have a genuine cause for complaint. If this is so, we would wish for the matter to be settled as quickly, and as amicably, as possible.  Click here for a copy of the practice complaints procedure.

For further information please download a copy of the complaints leaflet.

To submit a complaint by post, please download the complaints form and post to:

Wallingbrook Health Centre, Back Lane, Chulmleigh, Devon, EX18 7DL

Third Party Consent

If you are complaining on behalf of a patient or your complaint involves the medical care of a patient then the consent of the patient will be required.  Please obtain the patients signed declaration. For further details please refer to the complaints leaflet.

To submit a Complaint by Post, please download the complaints form and the third party complaints form, and post to:

Wallingbrook Health Centre, Back Lane, Chulmleigh, Devon, EX18 7DL.

Zero Tolerance

The Practice takes it very seriously if a member of staff or one of the doctors or nursing team is treated in an abusive or violent way.

The Practice supports the government's 'Zero Tolerance' campaign for Health Service Staff.  This states that GPs and their staff have a right to care for others without fear of being attacked or abused.  To successfully provide these services a mutual respect between all the staff and patients has to be in place.

All our staff aim to be polite, helpful, and sensitive to all patients' individual needs and circumstances.  They would respectfully remind patients that very often staff could be confronted with a multitude of varying and sometimes difficult tasks and situations, all at the same time.  The staff understand that ill patients do not always act in a reasonable manner and will take this into consideration when trying to deal with a misunderstanding or complaint.

However, aggressive behaviour, be it violent or abusive, will not be tolerated and may result in you being removed from the Practice list and, in extreme cases, the Police being contacted.

In order for the practice to maintain good relations with their patients the practice would like to ask all its patients to read and take note of the occasional types of behaviour that would be found unacceptable:

  • Using bad language or swearing at practice staff
  • Any physical violence towards any member of the Primary Health Care Team or other patients, such as pushing or shoving
  • Verbal abuse towards the staff in any form including verbally insulting the staff
  • Racial abuse and sexual harassment will not be tolerated within this practice
  • Persistent or unrealistic demands that cause stress to staff will not be accepted.  Requests will be met wherever possible and explanations given when they cannot
  • Causing damage/stealing from the Practice's premises, staff or patients
  • Obtaining drugs and/or medical services fraudulently

We ask you to treat your GPs and their staff courteously at all times.



 
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