Lead Consultant

Gravesend, Kent
National NHS Consultant Scale (depending on experience)
19 Apr 2018
19 May 2018
Career Level
Contract Type

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Lead Consultant or Consultant position to join ellenor and our medical team.

ellenor is the only hospice charity in Kent caring for all ages, providing a wide range of services to both adults and children and their families. Rated “Outstanding” by the Care Quality Commission our services include adult in-patient care, day therapy and 24 hour hospice at home care. Our mission is to lead and coordinate the best personalised care for all ages, sharing our expertise to ensure that all families facing terminal illness get the right support in the best place possible.

The post holder will play a key role in the multi-professional specialist palliative care team at ellenor, providing clinical care to patients in the community and Hospital team at Darent Valley Hospital. The post holder will also be supporting cross-cover to the Inpatient unit, Outpatient clinics and Day services as needed. This will include clinical supervision of non-consultant grade medical colleague and also contributing to the development of Hospice services, particularly with a community focus, as well as to educational activities at the Hospice.

The Lead Consultant role would have responsibility for the day-to-day supervision of the specialty doctors. Together with the Director of Patient Care, the post holder will work collaboratively to deliver the clinical care strategy to ensure the highest quality of care for patients and families in all settings and building key internal and external relationships.

Our ethos is truly patient and family centered, ensuring that the needs of those under our care are at the heart of everything we do. We strive for the highest quality of holistic care to ensure that patients approaching the end of their lives can achieve the best quality of life, making the most of the time they have.

For further information please contact Claire Cardy, Chief Executive, on 01474 320007 or email claire.cardy@ellenor.org.

To apply please click the apply button to download an application form where you can also find a full job description and person specification.

Closing date: 19th May 2018.

This is an exciting time to join an outstanding and much valued charity and help us achieve our vision.

The post is subject to an enhanced DBS clearance, and requires inclusion on the Specialist Register for Palliative Medicine. We place great value on staff support and wellbeing and off er a benefit scheme and counselling services. Members of the NHS Pension Scheme members can transfer their pension. Please note that this position is for ellenor. You will not be employed by the NHS. ellenor is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing a fair and equitable workplace, where everyone is treated equally without discrimination.

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