Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Isle of Man
£76,761 to £133,193 per annum, Attractive Relocation package negotiable
12 Jan 2018
14 Feb 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Hospice Isle of Man is transforming its workforce 

We are recruiting for a Consultant in Palliative Medicine/Co-Director of Research and Development

This is a newly created full time post for a Consultant in Palliative Medicine in the Isle of Man. 

It provides a unique opportunity for a motivated individual to shape and develop palliative services in a modern purpose built facility which is on the Nobles Hospital site. 

We offer ample scope for research and personal development in a supportive environment. Hospice Isle of Man is undergoing major changes with investment in new academic partnerships, staff recruitment and research and development.

You will be a member of the Hospice Senior Leadership Team and work collaboratively with all members of the Multidisciplinary Team and hospice partners.

The hospice has recently attracted substantial investment including a grant to develop hospice as an academic hub and centre of excellence and working closely with the Co-Director of Research and Development you will provide leadership for our team of early career researchers and lead the development of our R&D programme. 

Extending reach and demonstrating impact is fundamental to the future of Hospice Isle of Man and the ability to apply research to clinical practice and evidence of personal research publications in peer-reviewed journals is important for this role. Your scholarly portfolio should include research, teaching, supporting Foundation Doctors and General Practitioners in training posts as well as having established research networks.

Hospice Isle of Man is an innovative and dynamic organisation, is an active member of the North West Palliative Care Network and a Project ECHO participant site. Hospice receives around 450 new referrals each year to its comprehensive range of holistic palliative care services. Current caseload is around 320 patients with specific services being provided to 150 relatives.

Adult in patients are cared for in our 12 bedded In Patient Unit (IPU) which admits around 200 patients each year for symptom review, respite care and end of life care. Approximately one third are subsequently discharged home and the average bed occupancy is around 70%-80%.

Our adjacent Scholl Well Being Centre operates on two days per week with 600 patient attendances each year with additional Drop in Days on four days per week with annual attendances of 2,500 patients. 

Rebecca House Children’s service provides regular nurse-led respite care as well as medical-led end of life care sharing care with Paediatricians based at Nobles Hospital.

Together with the existing Integrated Palliative Care Team you will provide a comprehensive specialist care service to Hospice Isle of Man, and its community, through holistic assessment, management and treatment of patients with life limiting illnesses and their families. 

To carry out all of the responsibilities in this role we are offering the opportunity to work 6 PA’s for Direct Clinical Care (DCC) and 4 Supporting Professional Activates (SPA) on average per week. The opportunity for extra PA’s and SPA’s may be available.

This post will include on-call duties and we are working towards a 1:4; on call activity would attract an additional 1 PA.

The post holder will be expected to undertake adequate and appropriate continual professional development (CPD) which will be fully supported By Hospice Isle of Man.

The Isle of Man is a self-governing Crown Dependency in the Irish Sea, and it is not a part of the United Kingdom (UK) or the European Union. The Health Service was introduced in 1948 and is administered by the Isle of Man Department of Health and Social Care. The healthcare model is similar to the UK NHS, with a publicly funded universal health service delivered free at the point of care.

The Island is renowned for its natural beauty and motorsport (especially the world famous TT races) and, it has excellent facilities for all other outdoor activities such as water sports, cycling, golf and walking.

The higher rate income tax is 20 pence in the pound. 

For more information or an informal discussion, please contact in the first instance; or visit

Pending RCP Approval. 

Closing date: Friday 14th February 2018.

Mrs Anne Mills, Chief Executive Officer, Hospice Isle of Man. Email: Telephone: 07624423752.

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