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Specialty Doctors in Palliative Medicine, £57,453 – £60,770 (£64,086 subject to Diploma in Palliative Medicine)

  • Part Time
  • Chester
  • Posted 2 weeks ago

Specialty Doctors in Palliative Medicine 

Hospice of the Good Shepherd, Chester 

£57,453 – £60,770 (£64,086 subject to Diploma in Palliative Medicine) WTE (Pro rata) subject to experience

We are offering an exceptional opportunity to broaden experience and skills within palliative care as an integral part of the medical team in our long established Hospice of The Good Shepherd just outside Chester.

Applications are invited for Specialty Doctors. The number of sessions is flexible up to 10 per week, along with opportunities for on-call participation. Opportunities also exist for additional locum work to cover annual leave.

The Hospice is a locally well respected specialist palliative care unit with a 12 bedded

Inpatient Unit, a Living Well Centre which provides day therapy, short courses, complementary therapy and acupuncture, Medical Outpatients, and Family Support Services including social work, counselling and chaplaincy support. Patients are referred with a wide variety of malignant and non-malignant disease at different stages of illness depending on which service is accessed. There is a very well integrated multidisciplinary team comprising medical and nursing staff, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, social workers, chaplaincy, counselling staff, complementary therapists, medical students and training doctors.

You must have an enthusiasm for Palliative Care and it would be ideal if you have previous experience in a similar environment, although this is not essential. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team under the supervision of a senior colleague. Duties will include medical care of inpatients, medical input into the daycare unit (Living Well Centre), communication with Hospice, Community and hospital colleagues and attendance at multidisciplinary meetings. Three supernumerary sessions will be provided to help you to become familiar with the Hospice environment and working with palliative care patients. There will also be opportunities to participate in teaching, audit, practical skills such as paracentesis, use of ultrasound activities and attending educational activities. Funding will be provided for those wishing to undertake the Diploma in Palliative Care, subject to agreed terms.

For a detailed Job Description please click the link below :-

Specialty Doctor February 2018 Final


This post is subject to an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

An open evening for interested candidates will be held on 21 February 2018

 Informal visits are welcome by prior arrangement. Please contact Dr Sue Fox or Dr Sally Shaw via chris.mcdonagh@hospicegs.com

Closing date for applications: 26 February 2018

Interviews to be held: 7 March 2018 (or alternatively we can be flexible by arrangement)

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Please note that the appointment is subject to confirmation of medical fitness for the position applied for and may require attendance at an appointment with an Occupational Health Professional.