Consultant in Palliative Medicine (Hospice / Acute Trust)

Location: Chertsey and Woking, Surrey

Salary: £Negotiable (hospital, medical and dental pay scheme)

Closing date: 16th August

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Woking & Sam Beare Hospice are pleased to announce the following position:

Consultant in Palliative Medicine (Hospice / Acute Trust)

We are a patient-centred charity that delivers palliative and end of life care to thousands of people each year with advanced life-limiting illnesses who live in Northwest Surrey, also providing support to their careers and families inpatient homes, in care or nursing homes or through its In-Patient Unit in the Hospice, as well as through the Bradbury Wellbeing Centre.

You will, therefore, be joining a passionate and dedicated team of professionals that make a real difference to the families across Surrey community.

“What a rewarding job – brilliant team to work with and a real privilege to be allowed into families lives at a difficult time.”

Clinical Colleague

A successful Consultant in Palliative Medicine will be:

  • To provide Consultant medical care at both St Peter’s Hospital and the Woking & Sam Beare Hospice.
  • To meet with the family/carers of patients, when required, to ensure their needs are met
  • To provide clinical supervision to the specialty registrar, specialty doctor, Foundation Year trainee, GP registrar (if in post), visiting doctors and other clinical staff e.g., CNS team undertaking supplementary prescribing courses
  • To be involved in the development, where appropriate, of all the clinical services with close liaison with the Director of Clinical services and Medical Director
  • To play their part in delivering a holistic approach to patient centred care which is of an excellent standard and meets the need of the individual patient
  • To work as a part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • To maintain accurate and timely documentation of assessment and treatment in the patient’s records, and where appropriate update the clinical database.
  • The post is for minimum of 6 sessions and the post holder will be involved in education, training, and research.

This post has arisen as a result of an expansion of collaboration between the Hospice and Ashford and St Peter’s NHS Hospitals Trust (A&SPH). The post holder will play a key role in the multi-disciplinary specialist palliative care team providing clinical support at both A&SPH and within the Hospice (Inpatient Unit and Community).

A successful candidate will have:

  • Basic medical qualification, e.g. MBBS. Post Graduate qualifications: MRCP (UK) or other recognized post graduate qualification for specialist training in Palliative Medicine.
  • Diploma or MSc in Pall Med
  • Demonstrates excellent ability in written/ spoken English communication and capacity to adapt language as appropriate to situation.
  • Strong team and leadership skills
  • Organizational skills / time management
  • Good I.T skills; PowerPoint
  • UK Registration
  • Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Previous experience in a similar role is advantageous, but not limiting in this position.

Clinical Staff Benefits

We are passionate about our colleagues’ careers. Along with our commitment to provide every colleague with a personal development plan to achieve their vocational goals, we provide the following industry leading benefits:

Annual Leave: 27 days rising to 29 days after five years’ service, rising to 30 days after 10 years’ service. If 10 years NHS service 33 days are granted.

Flexible Working: We fully support flexible working opportunities including working part time depending on the role.

Free Parking: Free parking is available.

Discounted Complementary Therapies: Our Wellbeing Team offer discounted therapies to all members of staff including massages and reflexology and Staff Wellbeing Days.

Blue Light Discount Card: Staff can apply for a Blue Light card that offers discounts across 15,000 retailers.

On Site Café: Our Garden Café based at the Hospice in Goldsworth Park offers a range of hot and cold food options including sandwiches and jacket potatoes. Hot and cold drinks and snacks with a discount offered to all members of staff.