Speciality Doctor in Palliative Medicine

Salary scale £39,060 – £72,840 per year, pro rata, plus 4% on call supplement, plus 1.2 % on call allowance per annum.

Based at Trinity Hospice, Low Moor Road, Blackpool, FY2 0BG

Trinity Hospice is a thriving independent charity based in the Fylde coast providing specialist palliative care for adults with advanced life-limiting illnesses and their families, as well as being the local provider of specialist palliative care for children via Brian House children’s hospice

This is an ideal opportunity for a doctor with a special interest in Palliative Medicine to join the hospice at an exciting time of growth. This post would suit someone wishing to pursue a career or gain experience in Palliative Medicine, or a GP looking to develop a portfolio career. Previous candidates have been successful in applying for higher Specialist Training in Palliative Medicine. We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, willing to learn and flexible in their approach to support the team and patients on our Adult In-patient Unit.

The Hospice serves the population of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre with excellent links with Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Trust. The Hospice offers an 18-bedded Adult In-patient Unit, Day Therapy Unit, multi-disciplinary Outpatient Clinic, a Community Team which includes a Rapid Response service, Hospice at Home and Hospital Palliative Care Team. We have a large education and research department as well as adult and children counselling services and are a training unit for specialty trainees in palliative medicine, GP trainees and undergraduates from Liverpool Medical School. If a candidate is interested there are ample opportunities for research including applying for an honorary research contract and working with the Senior Lecturer in Palliative Medicine in the International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University.

We offer an excellent working environment as part of a friendly, dedicated and professional team. Benefits include NHS Pension Scheme transferable, Child Care Vouchers, generous annual leave, and free onsite parking.

The successful candidate will have full GMC registration and a minimum of three years post qualification experience in acute medicine and/or general practice. The post is full time with a 1 in 5 non-resident on call commitment. Applicants wanting to work less than full time will be considered.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact Dr Andrea Whitfield, Consultant in Palliative Medicine via Karen Gray-Thornton medical secretary on 01253 359356 or via email dr.whitfield@nhs.net

To apply, please visit www.jobs.nhs.uk – Job Reference       J181-A-19-38698

Closing Date:                      Friday 24 May 2019

Interview Date:                   TBC

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