The wide variety of shift types and locations is great for me as this offers a range of options to fit in with varied working patterns.
As a Severn Deanery GP trainee I did all of my OOH training with WMS, or Medvivo as it became latterly. I enjoy the multifaceted challenges of Out of Hours work and found Medvivo offered a great combination of a supportive, safe working environment with good variety of shifts at competitive pay rates.
As a Sessional GP my responsibilities often cover a wide variety of clinical responsibilities and roles depending on the nature of the shift. Generally I would perform telephone triage, face-to-face base consultations and possibly ward calls. On mobile shifts I carry out home visits across often wide geographical areas. This provides a challenging and refreshingly variable mix of workload which I really enjoy.
In my view, there would appear to be a hardworking but friendly and supportive team atmosphere within the organisation. Clinical Support Staff are approachable and helpful if advice or help is required, something I have always really valued. The shifts are generally well staffed, meaning in my experience the workload is realistic and safe. I would also add pay has always been very competitive compared with other organisations
As I am only three years into my career, qualifying as a GP is my biggest work achievement so far.
The many changing possibilities and dilemmas of day-to-day GP consultation have provided me with a huge variety of challenges. However knowing who and where to obtain help or advice from has proved a useful skill. Also maintaining a sustainable and healthy work life balance especially with the ever increasing workloads of the modern GP.
Being hard working, efficient, having a sense of humour, and being friendly, supportive and honest.
I get feedback when offered for annual appraisals. It's also encouraging when I get compliments from patients. It's reassuring to know I can ask for help from colleagues such as Drivers, Co-ordinators and other Clinicians.
Hugely. Between my normal ‘in hours' commitments and having a young working family, having a wide variety of shift types and locations is great for me as this offers a variety of options to fit in with varied working patterns.
Medvivo is forward thinking in provision of care e.g. telehealth and care provision. They also seem to be aware what motivates clinicians and so how to encourage clinicians to work for them. They also seem to try very hard to cover all the shifts and pay is, as I said previously, very competitive.
I would definitely recommend them as an OOH provider and employer.