​Specialty Doctor in Palliative Care

Specialty Doctor in Palliative Care
Full/part time hours available
Salary competitive

We are looking for a Specialty Doctor in Palliative Care whose primary focus will be to provide specialist palliative medical input and support the Community Services provided by the Hospice.  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 but the main focus of your role will be to provide Specialist Palliative Medical support for the Community Services provided by the Hospice. Working 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.

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.

The ideal candidate 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

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

Closing date: Wednesday 30th November 2016