Consultant in Palliative Medicine - 10 PAs

Norwich, Norfolk
16 Feb 2018
16 Apr 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team.

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:

People-focused: We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.

Respect: We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.

Integrity: We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.

Dedication: We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.

Excellence: We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital.

Wish you were here..? Take a look at our recruitment brochure under the 'Further links' section to find out more about our Hospital and what we have to offer

Consultant in Palliative Medicine - 10 PAs

Applications are invited for a 10 PAs Consultant post in Palliative Medicine. This is an exciting opportunity to build on the excellent work the existing palliative care team at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been doing and to join a friendly, innovative and supportive team.

The N&N palliative care team already provides support for the full range of clinical teams working in our 1000 bedded teaching hospital. With our team of highly committed nurses and a dedicated social worker, psychologist and specialist palliative discharge coordinator, we already provide regular specialist clinics, in-reach to inpatient areas, attend oncology and haematology MDTs, and work closely with community colleagues. However, this post will expand the palliative care service at the NNUH and help us take a wider leadership role improving palliative services across the region. This new post will enable us to meet unmet need particularly in patients with non-malignant disease, give rapid support to the front door and acute oncology services 7 days a week, attend cancer body-site MDTs and lead on the implementation of the enhanced supportive care priorities and NICE end of life care guidance.

You will work closely with the existing four consultants and trust doctor ensuring good peer support and mentoring. There is also a full time specialist trainee, part time GPST post and seven WTE specialist nurses who support the inpatient and outpatient services.

The hospital palliative care directorate is part of the Medical division and works closely with oncology and haematology. This ensures that our team can provide an excellent integrated multidisciplinary service. There is an active outpatient service, breathlessness intervention service, an undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programme and a well supported audit and research portfolio.

The hospital team also works closely with the community palliative care service, with a shared pan-Norfolk on call service with the consultants at Priscilla Bacon Lodge. The successful applicant will join a 1 in 8 on call rota.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides a full range of acute clinical services through the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (1,000 beds) and Cromer and District Hospital, including specialist services such as oncology and radiotherapy, neonatology, orthopaedics, plastic surgery, ophthalmology, rheumatology, paediatric medicine and surgery.

Our staff of over 7,000 treat more than one million patients; people from Norfolk, neighbouring counties and further afield. Our patients are referred to us by around 100 local GP practices but also from other acute hospitals and primary care trusts around the country.

As a university teaching hospital we have developed our research and development strategy in partnership with the University of East Anglia.

We also work closely with our partners on the Norwich Research Park and Norwich Radiology Academy to take forward our ambitious targets for research and development.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For informal enquiries or to arrange a visit please contact Dr Nicola Holtom, Clinical Lead for palliative care on 01603 286162 or Professor Kris Bowles, Chief of service.

To learn more about the Trust, please visit our web site.

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion.

Please refer to the ‘Job Description’ link to the right of the page for the full specification of responsibilities and requirements for this post.

To view further details and apply for this post please  click the apply button.

Please attach a short CV. Closing date for application is 16th April 2018.

It is anticipated that The Advisory Appointment Committee will meet on 23rd May 2018 at 9am.

The Job Description (which includes a Person Specification) provides a full outline of responsibilities and requirements for this role. Please use your supporting statement to demonstrate how you meet the person specification.

DBS: If this post involves working with children or vulnerable adults the application form will ask for information regarding previous convictions as you will be required to undertake a Criminal Record and Barring Check known as a DBS check.

If you are a new employee or registering with the Staff Bank you will need to meet the cost of this unless your salary is less than point 9 of AfC.

NHS Service: Should you be appointed to the post we will need to establish any previous NHS service via the ESR IAT and we will accept the submission of your application as your agreement to this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship – (not apprenticeships): We are pleased to consider applicants who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK but it is unlikely that we would be able to appoint if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available.

UK Registration: You will need to have current UK professional registration where this is a requirement of the role.

Application: Following candidate feedback and to reduce our dependency on paper, all our communication with you regarding your application will be by email so could you please check your e-mails (and Spam) regularly.

We value equality in our team and recruit from all sections of the community. We recognise there is a wealth of talent among people who have a disability and if you meet the minimum criteria detailed in the person specification and have a disability, you may wish to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme by indicating this in the relevant section on your application.

We look forward to receiving your application and if you do not hear within the next four weeks this will usually mean that you have not been short-listed. However, if you wish to confirm this please contact the person indicated on the advert.

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.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.