Looking to kick start your career in primary care?

There are a number of ways to kick start your primary care career in Essex.

If you have the relevant healthcare experience you can apply for existing vacancies to join one of our teams across 240 Essex GP Practices. If there isn’t a vacancy for you at this time, you can register for an account and alerts and be alerted when a relevant opportunity arises.

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Not sure which job would be right for you?

Explore the different job roles and careers opportunities within our career paths and hear from staff who currently undertake them as part of our practices:

  • Nursing
  • GPs
  • Administrative Roles
  • Locum Work
  • Physician Associate
  • Emergency Care Practitioner
  • Mental Health Practitioner
  • Physiotherapy

If you are new to care but see yourself working in clinical capacity you may want to consider gaining a Care Certificate.

Officially launched in March 2015, the Care Certificate is an identified set of standards that health and social care workers adhere to in their daily working life.

Designed with the non-regulated workforce in mind, the Care Certificate gives everyone the confidence that workers have the same introductory skills, knowledge and behaviours to provide compassionate, safe and high quality care and support.

HEE, Skills for Care and Skills for Health have made a number of recommendations about the implementation of the certificate:

  • Individuals will need to complete all 15 standards to be awarded the Care Certificate
  • The Care Certificate should be prioritised by employers for ‘new staff, new to care’
  • 12 weeks will remain as the guidance time frame for a full time individual to complete the Care Certificate
  • The minimum level for quality assurance of the Care Certificate, and the certification itself, will be the responsibility of employers
  • In addition to events and workshops, a suite of materials will be made freely available for employers to download and use to support them in implementing the Care Certificate.
  • For all you need to know about the Care Certificate including the standards, guidance, assessor framework, self-assessment tool, workbooks and FAQs visit the Skills for Health website.

For more information on why you should work in general practice visit the National Association of Primary Care.

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