Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Location
Lancashire
Posted
21 Feb 2018
Closes
25 Mar 2018
Ref
435-MQ83-16-A
Sector
Hospital
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing safe, personal and effective care.  We currently provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 people across East Lancashire and the surrounding area. We employ over 7,000 staff, many of whom are internationally renowned and have won awards for their work.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a young, dynamic and forward thinking Consultant team aiming to develop coordinated and innovative care across Pennine Lancashire.

The successful applicant will be employed by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) along with three other Palliative Medicine Consultants. 

This post provides medical support and leadership within the hospice and community settings. It is predominantly based at East Lancashire Hospice and includes sessions in the communities of Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley and some responsibilities as part of the specialist palliative care team at ELHT. 

East Lancashire Hospice is a purpose-built hospice serving the population of Blackburn, Darwen, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley. The 10 bedded inpatient unit admits patients for symptom control, assessment, complex case management and care in the last days of life. There is a well-established Support and Wellbeing Service.

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust lies nestled in the heart of Lancashire. The Trust operates over two acute sites and provides community services for East Lancashire. Our principal site at Royal Blackburn Hospital is close to East Lancashire Hospice and is just 40 minutes from Manchester and less than an hour from Liverpool.

At East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust our vision is to be widely recognised for providing Safe, Personal and Effective care. We provide high quality services and treat over 600,000 individuals across East Lancashire and the surrounding areas. Our workforce of over 7000 staff benefit from great work, home, education and leisure opportunities. There are many excellent day nurseries and schools in the local area.

The Consultant will join the specialist palliative care team at ELHT, which includes Palliative Medicine Consultants, Specialist Palliative Care CNSs, Palliative Care Lead Nurse and End of Life Care Facilitator. 

The team works across the acute hospitals of ELHT and in the community of East Lancashire CCG and is exploring options for 7 day working. 

Close working relationships exist with the three local hospices and the post holder will work collaboratively with the medical team and senior management at East Lancashire Hospice.

There is an attractive job plan, typically 10 PA’s (7.5 PA’s for direct clinical care and 2.5 PA’s for supporting professional activity).

Please note that the salary advertised is for full time hours. If this post is less than 37.5 hours per week, the salary will be pro-rata.

This vacancy may close before the closing date if the recruiting manager deems sufficient applications have been received.  Therefore it is advised to complete your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application.

Please note, that shortlisting is completed anonymously with candidates being assessed against the essential criteria for the post.  Therefore only persons who can clearly demonstrate how they meet our person specification criteria in their application, will be short-listed.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will use this to contact you regarding your application. 

The Trust is an equal opportunities employer, committed to improving the working lives of our staff and operates a 'Zero Tolerance' policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment. In addition, our aim is to help protect children and vulnerable adults by providing a first-class service to the recruitment of people into positions of trust. 

Reasonable Adjustments: Support is available to candidates with disabilities when applying for vacancies. For more information on reasonable adjustments please contact our Recruitment Team by any of the following methods: 
By telephone 01254 732075 
or email admin.recruitment@elht.nhs.uk 
or write to Employment Services, Parkview Offices, Haslingden Road, Blackburn, BB2 3HH

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