General Medicine Consultant Virtual Ward - (Bank)
A bit about us
We’re Doccla, the virtual ward company. We provide patients and clinicians with the transformative power of remote patient monitoring.
Our existing customers are Hospitals, Community Services, and NHS Commissioners that we partner with to deliver tech enabled virtual wards. With our technology, logistics, and support patients can be discharged from a hospital ward to a virtual one and recover in the comfort of their own homes. Patients love our care pathways and health services become more efficient; it’s a win-win.
We are a young company with big aims and a lot of momentum. In the summer of 2022 we raised $18M in an oversubscribed A round led by General Catalyst, a top tier global VC fund and have gone from strength to strength since: we’ve won a series of large multiyear NHS contracts, extended 100% of our existing client contracts.
This is your chance to join us at a key stage of our growth. Our ambition is to be a category leader for virtual healthcare. You will be joining a highly entrepreneurial team that combines technical, clinical, operational, and commercial colleagues.
We're solving real problems for patients and health systems. we’re looking for dedicated people with a passion for healthcare.
The remote patient monitoring general medicine consultant is a key role in the effective implementation of our virtual ward. The post holder will supervise the remote monitoring clinicians and utilise the web-based Doccla platform to remotely monitor and assess the well-being and treatment programmes of patients. Consultants will then take appropriate action to meet the needs of patients within the virtual ward.
We are recruiting for consultants in the following specialties:
- General Medicine
You will work closely with:
- Clinicians and medical staff from both Doccla and from our customers
- Doccla’s Customer Service team
- Registered Manager CQC
In this role you will have clinical responsibilities to:
- Supervise and provide specialist input to remote monitoring clinicians, including nurses and paramedics.
- Be responsible for the supervision and assessment and monitoring of vital signs and symptom questionnaire responses.
- Work autonomously and utilise high level clinical decision making skills to ensure accurate assessments of patients.
- Manage patients according to their clinical requirements and following best practice
- Develop effective and collaborative working relationships with clients across the NHS, both in the primary and secondary care sectors.
- Provide remote support to patients in their home environment, ensuring they are safe and their care needs are met.
- Utilise Doccla care pathways to deliver evidence-based support and advice to patients on the virtual ward.
- Ensure help is summoned in a patient emergency, by calling 999.
- Undertake clinical risk assessment to minimise and eliminate risks, and take appropriate action.
- Refer patients to the relevant professional/clinician dependent on assessed needs.
- To maintain contemporaneous and accurate patient records.
- Support and participate in the development of integrated care pathways to enable remote patient monitoring.
As well as educational responsibilities where your role will require you to:
- Provide education, support and advice to remote monitoring clinicians
- Provide education, support and advice to patients on the virtual ward, ensuring their health and well-being is maximised to their optimum potential.
- Take responsibility for your own professional learning and development in collaboration with your line manager.
- Maintain compliance with statutory and mandatory training requirements.
- Be aware of local and national policies, and ensure practice is implemented within these guidelines.
- Ensure GMC registration is maintained and revalidation requirements are met.
Regarding audit you will be required to:
- Support and participate in clinical audit.
- Maintain patient records in line with Doccla’s Records Retention Policy.
All applicants must:
- Be a consultant on the specialist register with active GMC registration, from one of the following fields:
- General Medicine
Please also share with us if you:
- Have prior experience of working with remote patient monitoring or have a demonstrable interest in the subject.
- Have prior experience of working in an entrepreneurial environment.
How we work
We empower everyone to take ownership and responsibility for the company and their role within it. We act ethically and think of helping patients and protecting their safety first.
Whatever your role is, to thrive at Doccla, a can-do and action oriented attitude is essential. As is being a clear and open communicator who is receptive to feedback.
Our team is remote first with offices in London and Stockholm. Most of the team lives in and around London and visits the office one to three times per week to enjoy in person meetings, free lunch with the team, and the general perks of a WeWork. The extent of remote vs office working will depend on your role, as some roles have the flexibility to be fully remote.
We have an employee equity pool that you can be part of so that as the company continues to grow you’ll have a share in its success.
Some of our employee benefits include
- 25 days of annual leave and up to 8 bank holidays per year
- Employee Equity Pool
- Remote Working (Dependent on Role Requirements) with access to our Hammersmith office
- Onsite Team Lunches
- Private Health Insurance
- A monthly Heka budget for health and wellbeing
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Company wide social events
- CharlieHR Perks & Discounts
Diversity at Doccla
Doccla is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
Doccla is committed to the principles of safer recruitment, ensuring that safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults is central to our recruitment processes.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required for all posts with access to children or vulnerable adults. Please note that it is an offence to apply, offer or accept to do any work with children (paid or unpaid) if disqualified from working with children.
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