Join the Meliora Team - School Doctor

This is an exciting opportunity to join us at Meliora Medical Group.

The leading medical services provider for the education sector, our range of medical services are used by over 150 of the UK’s leading schools & clubs and we are growing rapidly each year. Our vision is that millions of children and adolescents around the world will have access to one or more of our services, providing them with the gold-standard medical care they deserve.

 

What is the job?

We are looking for a motivated General Practitioner with a particular interest in child and adolescent medicine to join the established Medical team at Harrow School. They will provide general medical care for boarding students at Harrow School, a prestigious all-boy boarding school in North-West London. The ideal candidate will be excited to integrate and immerse themselves into life at Harrow. It is for someone excited to contribute to the school’s expertise in health and well-being and an opportunity to develop significant expertise in School Medicine.

 

Salary: £10,000 per session per year. Term-time work only but paid for the full year.

Time: Part-Time

Location: Harrow School, Harrow-on-the-Hill, UK.

Further details about the school can be found on its website – https://www.harrowschool.org.uk/

 

Description of the role.

You will be working 2 sessions per week with and supported by the Lead School Doctor – Dr Alex Maxwell. You will be caring for the circa 830 pupils who board at the school. Clinics run during term time and not during half-term or holiday periods. This equates to around 34 weeks in the year (this can vary by a small amount depending on exact term dates and the day clinics run on).

The boarding pupils are registered with a local GP Practice – Honeypot Medical Centre – to ensure they have access to high-quality NHS care. The School Doctor will provide this NHS care as well as more specialist input in keeping with MMG’s standards and expectations.

In addition, the School Doctor will also be required to commit some additional time for preparation, training, and engagement with the Harrow School Medical Centre team as well as with the MMG team during holiday times. This can be discussed further at the interview and will be carefully outlined in the employment contract.

The School Doctor will:

  • Work closely with the expert medical, safeguarding, pastoral and academic teams present currently at the school.
  • Provide acute and chronic general medical care for the boarding school population.
  • Provide acute general medical care for staff registered to the connected GP practice.
  • Actively engage with health promotion and preventative care throughout the school.
  • Guide the school for matters pertaining to health and well-being.
  • Communicate regularly with parents and external professionals.
  • Provide clinical leadership to the staff involved with health and well-being at the school.
  • Perform a lead role in clinical governance at the school.
  • Take an active role in service improvement for the care of pupils and in the delivery of health and wellbeing at the school.
  • Liaise regularly with the School Medicine team at MMG to contribute their expertise and share lessons learnt to help improve the service provided.

More detail is outlined in the job specification, contract, and on further discussions.

The School Doctor will report to and be supported clinically by the Lead School Doctor and MMG’s Head of School Medicine as well as being supported operationally by the MMG team.

 

Qualifications.

Essential:

  • Primary medical degree – MBBS/ MBChB or equivalent
  • MRCGP

Desirable:

  • PHICIS/Sports medicine experience
  • Mental Health training
  • Further Paediatric qualifications, eg MSc child and adolescent mental health
  • Dip IBLM/BSLM
  • Medical education
  • FRCGP

 

Want to apply?

Please send a cover email and CV to Dr Alex Maxwell, Head of School Medicine – at alex.maxwell@melioramedicalgroup.co.uk.

We will respond to every application and if we think that you’d be a great match for Meliora, and Meliora for you, then we’ll organise a further chat.

 

Please note that we will hold all successful and unsuccessful applicants details on file unless you request us not to during the application process.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

OK, where do I start?

Whether you are interested in our Sports Medicine, Schools Medicine or Lifestyle medicine services, we’d love to hear about how we can help you so please get in touch.

Meliora Medical Group’s Sports Medicine service operates under the name ‘Return2Play’ and has it’s own website.

Return2Play are the UK’s leading sports medicine provider for schools, clubs and universities.

Visit return2play.org.uk