Doctors - Consultant In Palliative Medicine

  • Department Palliative Medicine
  • Salary £82,096 - £110,683
  • Closing Date 04/12/2020
  • Location Shrewsbury
  • Grade Consultant
  • Job ref 223 - MC454A
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract permanent
  • Hours 40

Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Severn Hospice, North Powys

The post is for 6 Programmed Activities per week

We require an enthusiastic Consultant to join our existing team of five Consultants working across Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and North Powys. This will be for an initial period of 12 months with review and potential to make permanent.

This post is to provide Consultant Specialist Palliative Medicine support to Powys Teaching Health Board Community Palliative Care Nursing Service within North Powys. It will provide medical support for the Clinical Nurse Specialists already working across North Powys and will provide advice to the primary care teams and community hospitals. Support will be provided through close MDT working, outpatient and domiciliary patient assessment.

This post will provide an opportunity for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Consultant to contribute significantly to the strategic development and provision of Palliative Care services in Powys. It will suit a first- time post holder and mentorship will be provided. Applicants should be within six months of gaining entry to the specialist register at time of interview. 

There is already a well-established Community Palliative Care Team working across Powys and close co-operation with the health board, primary care teams, community hospitals, voluntary and charitable sectors including Macmillan. The continuation of this post is well supported by the health board and the Hospice. 

The postholder will work closely with the existing team of Palliative Medicine Consultants in Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin, providing on call services for the hospices, hospitals and communities.

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust provides District General Hospital clinical services to the population of Shropshire and mid-Wales with a dedicated Cancer and Haematology Centre at Shrewsbury. There has been centralisation of specialties such as Surgery, Stroke and Cardiac as well as Interventional Radiology to improve services.

Any candidate who wishes to be considered for part-time or flexible working is welcome to apply.

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For an informal discussion, please contact: Dr Alice O’Connor or Professor Derek Willis, Medical Director:

Severn Hospice, Bicton Heath, Shrewsbury SY3 8HS.  Tel: 01743 236565

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

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If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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