Specialty Doctor or Clinical Fellow in Palliative Medicine

Salary scale £52,530 – £82,400 per year (pro rata if less than full time hours), plus a 5% on call supplement and 1.2 PA per week for on call duties

Based at Trinity Hospice and Palliative Care Services Low Moor Road, Blackpool, FY2 0BG

Trinity Hospice and Palliative Care Service 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 a doctor wishing to gain experience, explore or pursue a career in Palliative Medicine, or a GP or physician looking to develop a portfolio career or change in direction. Previous post holders 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 our teams and patients across all arms of our services.

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, Living Well Service, 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.

The post would offer opportunities to gain experience rotating through our in-patient, community and hospital services and offers professional support through the SAS doctor development program for career progression.

A Specialty Doctor must have a minimum of four years post qualification experience in general medicine and/or general practice. Alternatively, any interested doctor with less post graduate experience but a clear interest in palliative care will be considered for employment as a Clinical Fellow with the same terms and conditions of service as a Specialty Doctor.

The successful candidate must have full GMC registration.

Applicants wanting to work less than full time will be considered.

The successful candidate will be joining an organisation which is highly rated by the people who work there. The 2023 Staff Survey found 98% of respondents enjoy the work that they do, 96% were proud to work for our Charity and 96% enjoy working with the people within the organisation.

Our Staff Benefits:

  • 38 days annual leave each year, pro rata (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • Professional Indemnity fees reimbursed
  • Various Health and Wellbeing benefits including annual flu and Covid-19 vaccinations, access to complementary therapy and counselling.
  • Free car parking on site
  • Discounted staff meals
  • Pension scheme, or NHS Pensions are transferable
  • Maternity/Paternity benefits

Trinity is a great place to work, having an outstanding rating with the Care Quality Commission and Investors in People Gold accreditation. If you are looking to join a thriving, increasingly innovative organisation, which puts passion and care at the heart of its operations, then this may well be the post for you!

For an informal discussion about this role please contact our Medical Director, Dr Martin Davidson, via Karen Gray-Thornton  on 01253 952591

To apply for this role please access NHS Jobs (please note – Trinity Hospice is not part of the NHS but utilise the NHS vacancy platform)

https://www.jobs.nhs.uk/                            Job Reference J181-B0270-24-0027

Closing Date:    06 August 2024


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