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St Christopher’s Hospice are looking to recruit a Deputy Medical Director and Consultant in Palliative Medicine

St Christopher’s Hospice has pioneered supportive and palliative care in inpatient, day care and the community for 50 years. We serve five boroughs in SE London comprising around 1.5 million people. We operate from two sites: Sydenham, which includes 38 specialist beds, and Orpington. With 350 staff and about 1,000 volunteers, St Christopher’s supports 3,000 patients and their families each year as they engage with death and dying and the complexities that it brings to their lives. We are also a teaching and research active organisation.

As the cradle of hospice, palliative and end of life care, we have a responsibility to lead into the future. The demography of patients and families is both growing and changing, the NHS and Social Care faces significant challenges and the ways in which care will have to be delivered is uncertain.  Palliative medicine must respond to these.

This is an exciting post, shaped to help meet these challenges. It is ideally suited to an established consultant with the vision and intent to be a leader in the specialty and hospice sector, but an exceptional newly accredited physician with evident potential and a track record of leadership will be welcome to apply. Flexibility will be built into the post and its responsibilities to accommodate the skills aspirations and developmental needs of the right candidate. Its key characteristics focus on leadership, education, collaboration and clinical care by:

  1. Deputising for the medical director strategically and operationally;
  2. Leading on postgraduate medical education, specialty training and developing opportunities to deliver education and training locally, regionally, nationally and internationally from our new Learning Hub;
  3. Working with the Clinical Academic Group in palliative care based at the Cicely Saunders Institute (CSI) to develop the role of St Christopher’s as a clinical and academic collaborator;
  4. Supporting innovations and developments in palliative and end of life care here and elsewhere;
  5. Contributing, as part St Christopher’s consultant team, expert clinical advice and interventions to patients, families and carers under our care role by modelling multidisciplinary and multi- agency practice. This will include a specific role in building and maintaining effective clinical links with King’s College Hospital (KCH)

Interested applicants are encouraged to visit the hospice to discuss the post in more detail, please to contact HR to arrange this.

To download an application pack, including full Consultant Job Description, please click here.  Completed applications can be posted to the HR Department or emailed to St Christopher’s Recruitment as can requests to visit St Christopher’s and discuss the post in more detail.

The closing date for applications is 29 April 2019.  Interview Date 8 May 2019.

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Sue Ryder are looking ti recruit a Specialty Doctor to work in a consultant-led multidisciplinary team delivering impatient specialist palliative care to the city of Peterborough and its surrounding areas.

The Successful applicant will be:

  • An experienced Doctor capable of delivering high quality patient care
  • Fully GMC Registered
  • 4 years full time postgraduate training
  • 2 years in a relevant specialty
  • Palliative Medicine experience is desirable
  • Full UK Driving Licence

Less than full time 6PA/week with additional 1:5 non-resident first on call weeknights and approx. 1:6 on call weekends.
Hours of work: 6PA/week (9am-5pm) with an additional 42 evenings/ year 5-7pm. This equates to 6.75- 9.75PAs per week (inclusive of on call work) with 4% availability supplement for on call work. Proposed days of work – Mon/tues/wed (actual days can be negotiated). 1 SPA is allocated for supporting professional activities. Study leave is available with a supporting budget. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau.

*Competitive Benefits Package* – 30 days holiday pro rata, Buy and Sell Holiday Scheme, Private Pension Plan, Life Assurance, Staff Discount with thousands of retailers, Enhanced Maternity Pay, 15% off Sue Ryder New Goods, Nurse Referral Bonus Scheme, Season Ticket Loan, Free Parking, Subsidised meals/drinks and more.

Informal enquiries can be made by contacting Dr Sarah Bell or Dr Richard Partridge, Consultants in Palliative Medicine on (01733) 225900.

The closing date for applications is 24 May 2019.

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£37,923 – £70,718 pa pro rata (dependent on previous relevant experience)

An exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced doctor to join a committed consultant-led multidisciplinary team delivering inpatient specialist palliative care for St John’s Hospice, Bedford.

As well as ward duties, you may be expected to provide telephone advice to the Specialist Community and Hospital Palliative Care teams as well as local GPs. You will also undertake home visits to palliative care patients in support of the hospice Palliative Care Hub service and the Specialist Community Palliative Care team. Depending on the days worked by the post holder, there are opportunities to develop interests in Motor-Neurone Disease and Rare neurological Diseases, Drugs and Therapeutics in Palliative Care and Palliative Care Education.

The candidate must have full registration with the GMC and 4 years full time postgraduate training at least 2 of which will be in a relevant speciality. You require in depth knowledge of palliative medicine issues including symptom control, assessment of the acutely unwell patient, demonstrable skills in communication around end of life care, understanding of ethical issues relevant to palliative care.

*Competitive Benefits Package* – 30 days holiday pro rata, Buy and Sell Holiday Scheme, Private Pension Plan, Life Assurance, Staff Discount with thousands of retailers, Enhanced Maternity Pay, 15% off Sue Ryder New Goods, Nurse Referral Bonus Scheme, Season Ticket Loan, Free Parking, Subsidised meals/drinks and more.

If you wish to discuss the post informally or arrange a visit please contact Dr T Shah or Dr Sally Carding, Consultant in Palliative Medicine at St Johns hospice on 01767 642410.

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