Senior Specialty Doctor

Senior Specialty Doctor - Palliative Medicine
37.5 per week

We have a dedicated 26 bedded in-patient unit, caring for both acute and continuing care patients. We also offer Day Services and a Hospice at Home Service offering 24/7 support to the community. You will be joining the Medical Director in providing senior input for the IPU with the opportunity to provide Specialist Palliative Medical support for the recently expanded Community Services team provided by the Hospice. You will work alongside a Medical Team consisting of 3 Specialty Doctors, a Foundation Year 2 Doctor, a part-time Foundation Year 1 Doctor, and a part-time GP Registrar.

Working as part of the multi-disciplinary team, you will deliver high quality professional care to the patients and relatives in the Hospice. You will work closely with the whole clinical team to ensure that we offer the highest standards of care, developing our services to meet the changing needs of our patients. As a Senior Specialty Doctor you will be expected to partake in teaching activities within the Hospice, taking an active role in training and supporting junior staff.

You will need to have MB BS or equivalent and postgraduate qualifications, either MRCP, MRCGP or equivalent. You need to be fully registered with the GMC. Experience in Palliative Medicine either as a Generalist or Specialist is essential.

You will have excellent communication skills, compassion and an ability to work in respectful partnership with all members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team.

We offer a competitive salary and benefits include:

  • The opportunity to make a real difference to this local charity and join our organisation during an exciting time.
  • A friendly, team orientated work environment and offer a good pension scheme, (option to continue existing NHS pension scheme membership), free financial planning advice and childcare vouchers.
  • Support for on-going personal development with opportunities for mentorship by Consultant in Palliative Medicine
  • Flexible working options available

  • A wellbeing and resilience programme that offers opportunities to participate in yoga, ‘soul space’ sessions and many more activities like this

  • 27 days holiday plus Bank Holidays, rising to 29 days after five years (pro rata for part-time staff )

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Mursheda Chowdhury, Medical Director on: 01424 445177.

Closing date:Wednesday 30th November 2016.