Salaried GP with Special Interest in Intermediate Care


Section 1: Introduction to Appointment
Section 3: GP Post
Section 4: General Information for Candidates
Section 5: NHS Ayrshire & Arran as an Employer
Section 6: Why Work in Ayrshire
Section 7: Delivering Our Services
Section 8: Equality, Diversity & Human Rights Policy Statement


Section 1 – Introduction to Appointment

Reference Number:

Job Title: Salaried GP with Special Interest in Intermediate Care


Location: North Ayrshire

Contract Duration: Permanent

Hours: Up to 10 sessions on a full or part time basis

Closing Date: Friday 3 August 2018

Interview Date(s):                     *date(s) may be subject to change*


In support of our core purpose of Working together to achieve the healthiest life possible for everyone in Ayrshire and Arran we are committed to a culture that is Caring Safe and Respectful. The post holder is required to work collaboratively in a safe, caring and respectful way.

An exciting opportunity for an experienced GP to join the Intermediate Care & Rehabilitation Services within Ayrshire.  The successful candidate will provide expert clinical care and management of both the stable and acutely unwell adult, through autonomous decision making, differential diagnoses, requesting investigations, and putting treatment plans in place for patients with multiple long term conditions and complex co-morbidities.  This will also involve liaising with patients’ registered GPs.

The successful candidate will work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team located within an Intermediate Care and Rehabilitation hub on the Ayrshire Central Hospital site, as part of the North Ayrshire Health and Social Care partnership, to facilitate:

  • early discharge to a homely setting;
  • a reduction in unplanned acute hospital admissions.

The successful candidate will be experienced within the field of older people/adults with complex needs with relevant specialist knowledge.  You will also require:-

  • Full GMC Registration
  • JCPTGP certificate/CCT for General Practice
  • Previous experience of working in a Medicine for the Elderly hospital setting
  • Have a professional interest in complex care in the community/Intermediate care
  • Contemporaneous appraisal and re-validation history
  • Full driving licence
  • Past evidence of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Familiarity with working with clinical software
  • Previous experience in rehabilitation

**Please note – the email address you provide on the application form will be used to communicate any further correspondence relating to this vacancy so please check your TRASH and SPAM folders**

**Please note: if applying using the online application facility on the SHOW website, please avoid using symbols, &/£ signs, etc.  For all applications, either online or paper, please limit your supporting statement to no more than 500 words.

Section 2 – GP Post

North Ayrshire Enhanced Intermediate Care Stuart Gaw

07810 181435

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Section 3 – General Information for Candidates

The Application Process

The purpose of an application form is to help evidence that the applicant has all the requirements applicable to carry out the job applied for.  There is a 500 word limit for the Statement in Support of Application.

It is essential to read both the job description and person specification to gain a full understanding of what the job entails and the minimum criteria required.

If applying online, you will receive confirmation that your application has been submitted.  When we begin to process your application, you will receive an acknowledgement email from NHS Ayrshire & Arran confirming receipt.  If you have not received an acknowledgement email within 5 working days from the closing date, please email HRNursing&

Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications received by NHS Ayrshire & Arran, we are unable to write to all candidates who are not successfully shortlisted for interview.  Accordingly, if you have not received an invitation for interview within 6 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.  We hope this will not deter you from applying again.

Terms & Conditions

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Further Information on the Recruitment Process

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Section 4 – NHS Ayrshire & Arran as an Employer

NHS Ayrshire & Arran recognises that our staff are vital to delivering our purpose, values and commitments and to achieving our strategic objectives.

Our purpose

Working together to achieve the healthiest life possible for everyone in Ayrshire and Arran.

Our values

Caring       Safe      Respectful

Our aim is to create an organisation where people want to work and strive to deliver excellence each day; where staff well-being and personal resilience is supported; where careers are interesting and developed; where staff are encouraged to reach their full potential; and where staff feel their contribution is recognised and valued.

To do this, we need to attract, develop, support and retain our staff and enhance their work experience.  This will directly contribute to our aspiration to deliver excellent high quality services to every person every time.

We believe the unique factors that help to define us as an employer are:

  • our friendly and supportive environment;
  • our commitment to staff engagement and effective team working;
  • our track record in creativity and innovation and our ability to successfully implement change and redesign;
  • our track record in supporting our staff’s learning, development and career aspirations, from an initial comprehensive three-day corporate induction programme to the availability of a wide range of internal training programmes;
  • our commitment to supporting flexible working through a wide range of family friendly policies; and
  • our commitment to support and improve our staff’s health, safety, wellbeing and resilience. We do this by implementing our Staff Health, Safety and Wellbeing Strategy, and in our work towards achieving and maintaining the Health Working Lives Gold Award.  In addition, our Staff Care and Occupational Health Service provide a range of support and interventions to our staff.

The organisation has a statutory responsibility to ensure the Staff Governance Standard is embedded and adhered to as part of the governance framework – staff, financial, information and clinical governance – in which NHS Boards operate.  The Staff Governance Standard requires all NHS Boards to demonstrate that staff are:

  • well informed;
  • appropriately trained and developed;
  • involved in decisions;
  • treated fairly and consistently, with dignity and respect in an environment where diversity is valued; and
  • provided with a continuously improving and safe working environment, promoting the health and wellbeing of staff, patients and the wider community.

During 2013, we consulted with our staff to select the key values and behaviours which they believed were essential to create a safe, effective and person-centred working environment which benefits patients, staff and carers.  This allowed us to develop our purpose, values and commitments.  We passionately believe in creating a culture which is open, fair and just.

Our People Strategy – People Matter can be viewed on our website:

Section 5 – Why Work in Ayrshire?

Ayrshire is situated in the south-west of Scotland on the Firth of Clyde, and is characterised by 80 miles of varied coastline, picturesque beaches, rolling green hills and islands.

Just a 30-minute drive from Glasgow city centre, Ayrshire is an ideal location for those who want to enjoy city life, with all the benefits of living in a semi-rural area.  Ayr, Irvine and Kilmarnock are the largest towns.  However, there are many rural towns, villages and communities throughout the area should you wish to relocate to Ayrshire.  Whether you decide to locate to Ayrshire or a neighbouring area, you will find that property prices are more affordable than in other parts of the UK.

Alternatively, working in Ayrshire provides an easy commute from both Glasgow and the wider central belt.  There is an excellent network of both rail and bus links throughout Ayrshire to Glasgow and beyond.  There are UK and international flights available from Glasgow Airport, as well as a range of services from Glasgow Prestwick Airport.

Ayrshire provides a wide range of excellent recreational activities: whether you are interested in history and heritage, outdoor pursuits, events and festivals, or simply food and drink, there is something for everyone.

Ayrshire boasts more than 40 quality golf courses, including two Open Championship courses at Turnberry and Royal Troon.

For more information on the range of recreational activities in Ayrshire, visit

Local educational standards are very high at primary and secondary level.  However, private education is also available in the area.  See below for more information on local authority services:

East Ayrshire Council –

North Ayrshire Council –

South Ayrshire Council –

Section 6 – Delivering Our Services

Acute Services

Emergency and elective hospital services are provided by our acute services, which includes inpatient, outpatient and day case care.  There are two district general hospitals within Ayrshire: University Hospital Ayr and University Hospital Crosshouse.  These hospitals provide a wide range of acute services:

  • University Hospital Ayr

University Hospital Ayr provides medical and surgical services on an inpatient, day case and outpatient basis.  It is the main Accident and Emergency service for South Ayrshire.  It provides a number of Ayrshire-wide services including Vascular Surgery, Ophthalmology and Audiology.

  • University Hospital Crosshouse

University Hospital Crosshouse provides medical and surgical services on an inpatient, day case and outpatient basis.  It is the main Accident and Emergency service for East and North Ayrshire.  Inpatient paediatrics, the Ayrshire Maternity Unit and the main Laboratories for Ayrshire are on the Crosshouse site.

Community, mental health, learning disabilities and Intermediate Care Services

Following the introduction of Health and Social Care Integration, the operational delivery for the range of community healthcare services including Intermediate Care & Rehabilitation and mental health and learning disabilities services is through the newly created Health and Social Care Partnerships and the Integrated Joint Boards:

  • East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership
  • North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership
  • South Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership

Community Services

General medical and dental services are provided throughout Ayrshire and Arran by general practitioners, dentists, community pharmacies and optometry practices.  Community nurses, health visitors and Allied Health Professionals are all involved in providing care within our local communities.

Out-of-hours general medical services are provided by Ayrshire Urgent Care Service (AUCS) within the community.

Mental health and learning disability services

Inpatient mental health services, including the Intensive Psychiatric Care Unit, are largely delivered at Woodland View in Irvine.

Learning disability services are provided from Arrol Park in Ayr.  Elderly mental health inpatient services are provided from Ayrshire Central Hospital in Irvine, and East Ayrshire Community Hospital in Cumnock.  Community based services are provided throughout Ayrshire for the range of clinical groups: adults, child and adolescent, elderly and addiction services.

For more information on the full range of clinical services provided by NHS Ayrshire & Arran, visit our website

Section 7 – Equality, Diversity & Human Rights Policy

NHS Ayrshire & Arran wholeheartedly supports the principle of equal opportunities in employment as outlined by the Scotland Act which supports Equalities and Human Rights legislation. It understands that the key to this is recognising and valuing difference. The Equality Act 2010 replaced previous anti-discrimination laws with a single Act and ensures that everyone who is protected under law from discrimination, harassment or victimisation is afforded the same level of protection.

NHS Ayrshire & Arran’s policies strive to ensure that individuals are treated in a fair and consistent manner, making reasonable adjustments where necessary. Our policy sets out the approach to be followed in order to ensure that such principles are consistently met.

While successful implementation of this policy will ensure compliance with current legislation and national policy, NHS Ayrshire & Arran also recognises both the moral and business case for maintaining good employment practice in relation to equality, diversity and human rights.

NHS Ayrshire & Arran recognises that it also has a unique opportunity to influence the practice of those other organisations with which it engages and to champion equality, diversity and human rights within society more generally.

As such, equality, diversity and human rights must be at the heart of NHS Ayrshire & Arran and everything it does.

Our Equality, Diversity & Human Rights Policy can be viewed on our website: