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POST:       Consultant in Palliative Medicine
HOURS:    Part time and full time considered
TENURE:  Permanent
SALARY:   NHS New Consultant contract pay scale
Scale salary £77,913 to £105,042 (pro rata if part time) depending on experience

Based in a beautiful location overlooking the sea, St Michael’s Hospice offers comprehensive palliative care through its recently refurbished 24 bedded in-patient unit, expanding community based team and new Wellbeing Programme of personalised outpatient support.

We are seeking a Consultant Doctor to contribute specialist expertise in palliative medicine to our multi-disciplinary team and to drive forward excellence in patient care, in line with best practice and research. Working primarily in the hospice in-patient unit and the community, you will play a key role in widening access to patients with conditions other than cancer and building collaborative partnerships with local colleagues in the NHS, care homes and other hospices to ensure the holistic palliative care needs of the population of Hastings and Rother are met in any setting.

The successful candidate will be a medically qualified graduate, who has completed an appropriate programme of higher professional training and has wide general training and experience in Palliative Medicine. Applicants to the post must hold, or be within six months of attaining, a CCT in the specialty.

If you are interested in developing your career in specialist palliative care, are inspired to play a senior pivotal role in improving end of life care in this locality and support the ambitious strategic direction of St Michael’s Hospice then we would love to hear from you.

Employed by the Hospice your Terms & Conditions will be reflective of the NHS Consultant contract (2003) including the option to continue any existing NHS pension scheme membership. We also offer discounted gym membership, subsidised employee meals, supportive supervision and a proactive education department to support with development.

For more information or if you would like to arrange an informal visit please contact Karen Clarke, Chief Executive on 01424 456367

For further information and an application pack please visit St Michaels Hospice website or email HR

Closing Date – 12 noon 22nd February 2019 

Interview date: To be confirmed

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Clinical Research Fellow in Palliative and End of Life Care

Salary – depending on level of experience

£33,127pa – £58,593pa StR

£32,569pa – £56,394pa SpR

£37,191pa – £47,132pa Nodal (ST3 and above)

Applications are invited for a 3-year Clinical Research Fellowship leading towards a PhD or MD starting in summer/autumn 2019 in the Department of Public Health and Primary Care, University of Cambridge. The Fellow will be supervised by Dr. Stephen Barclay in the Palliative and End-of-Life Care Group of the Primary Care Unit (PCU) and Dr Robbie Duschinsky

The Fellowship is funded by St Luke’s Hospice in North West London (Medical Director Dr Charles Daniels) who have developed an innovative intervention with a doctor working in their community palliative care team to optimise End-of-Life Care for care home residents. The Fellow will work clinically in care homes within the St Luke’s community palliative care team while undertaking the doctoral research.

The research will include: systematic literature review, analysis of data from the current service, participant observation of the intervention and investigation of the intervention’s impact in a case-control study.

The Fellow will be supported in their development, receiving regular academic supervision. Together with the supervisory team, they will be able to choose a bespoke set of courses at Cambridge to help develop their skills and knowledge as needed to pursue the research. They will work with research colleagues within the Palliative and End-of-Life Care Group within the PCU, a warm and collegiate environment for pursuing research in the challenging area of End-of-Life care. They will undertake supervised personal research towards a higher degree (PhD or MD). Opportunities will be available to participate in the teaching of medical students in the School of Clinical Medicine.

The Fellow will work clinically within the St Luke’s Hospice care home team, providing medical advice and clinical care for care home residents. St Luke’s hospice is a vibrant and innovative provider of multiple palliative care services with a culture which places continuous improvement and curiosity at its heart. The Fellow will be supported by consultants and the full breadth of multidisciplinary palliative care colleagues to enjoy challenging themselves clinically, academically and personally.

Candidates will be medically qualified with General Medical Council licence to practice in the UK: the post is ideally for early stage clinicians who have completed their Foundation Years’ training and have clinical experience in Palliative Care, Geriatrics or General Practice. Clinical experience in care homes would be an advantage, but is not a requirement.

The fellowship will pay the successful candidate’s clinical salary according to national salary scales with research costs and tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. The Fellow may undertake clinical work in addition, in accordance with university guidelines and after discussion with the supervisors.

We welcome informal conversations and visits about this post: please contact Dr Stephen Barclay to arrange a time for an informal conversation or visit.

Closing Date – 28th February 2019

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Prospect Hospice is an independent charity supporting a community of 300,000 people in Swindon and North Wiltshire.  Now is an exciting time to join us as we are in a significant period of change and this role is an opportunity to make a vital contribution to the implementation of our far-reaching strategy and drive forward our programme of change.

Medical Director

Competitive salary – with reference the NHS Consultant pay scale

Full-Time – 10 PA plus on-call commitment. There is an option for this role to be part-time

We are seeking an experienced Medical Director/Consultant in Palliative Medicine to join our senior leadership team to influence our strategic direction and lead the hospice medical team, ensuring the best interests of our patients and their families are at the heart of our strategy.

As a member of the executive team, you will contribute to the overall leadership and management of the hospice and contribute to the continual improvement of services. You will report to the Chair of Board of Trustees and provide professional advice to the Chief Executive on general medical professional standards and the specialty of palliative medicine. You will also manage the senior medical team, provide supervision for GP specialist trainees and work with our Education team to develop medical teaching events within the Hospice.

This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic leadership team and to change and influence our future direction and clinical performance as we continue to develop our services over the next five years.

To arrange an informal visit please contact Aleksandra Singh on 01793 816157

To apply please send your CV and supporting statement to Siobhain Acott

Closing date for applications: 11th March 2019

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University of Cambridge: University Lecturer (Honorary Consultant) in Palliative Care

Applications are invited to an exciting new opportunity to take up a senior clinical medical academic appointment to lead medical student teaching and research in Palliative and End of Life Care at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Lead medical student Palliative and End of Life Care teaching in the School of Clinical Medicine (40%)
  • Lead a personal programme of Palliative and End of Life Care research, including postgraduate teaching of clinical and academic colleagues (40%)
  • Contribute to patient care in their clinical speciality (20%)
  • Be an Elected Fellow and Director of Studies in Clinical Medicine at St Edmunds College

Essential skills, qualifications and experience

  • Clinical experience in a medical speciality relevant to Palliative and End of Life Care
  • Higher degree (PhD, MD or equivalent)
  • Experience and creativity to lead and develop medical student Palliative and End of Life Care teaching
  • Record of research publications and research grant income generation
  • Ability to establish a significant teaching and research presence in the university
  • Ability to work collaboratively on health research programmes by contributing Palliative Care and methodological expertise
  • Ability to contribute to post-graduate teaching of Masters and Doctoral students
  • Ability to contribute to the direction and management of the Primary Care Unit
  • Excellent interpersonal, team-working and communication skills
  • Experience of academic leadership commensurate with holding the post of Speciality Director for Palliative Care in the School of Clinical Medicine
  • Commitment to professional and personal development
  • Commitment to the aims of the Primary Care Unit and of the Department of Public Health & Primary Care
  • Academic synergy with existing strengths within the Primary Care Unit and the Department of Public Health & Primary Care
  • Full Registration and Licence to Practice with GMC

We welcome informal email enquiries to Dr Stephen Barclay, University Senior Lecturer. If you would like to arrange an informal telephone conversation with Dr Barclay or arrange an informal visit, please contact his Research PA Angela Harper 01223 746505

Short-listed candidates will be invited to visit the Department, give a seminar on their research and teaching and attend a formal interview. This process will take place during May 2019.

The closing date for applications is 28 March 2019.

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