Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Ashton-Under-Lyne, Greater Manchester
£76,761 to £103,490 per annum
07 Jun 2018
24 Jun 2018
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

There has never been a more exciting time to join us. Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust (T&G IC) will provide the foundation for one of the first ICOs in England, bringing together a wide range of health and social care services for the benefit of local people. The ICO will manage a person’s entire care in the future, by linking up hospital services with community care and mental health services as well as working closely with GPs.

We expect that, to fully transform these services, will take between three and five years. This is a unique opportunity for Tameside and Glossop to be at the forefront of developing more joined-up integrated care; and we are absolutely committed to getting it right. To get it right, we need the right, highly skilled patient focused workforce throughout the whole process.

Our values and behaviours are at the heart of everything we do, and the Trust’s values and behaviours drive a culture of openness and candour, where staff are listened to and where patients come first.

Please note: if you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the vacancy closing date, then you should assume that unfortunately on this occasion, you have been unsuccessful.

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual to join our Palliative Medicine service at Tameside. The hospital team currently consists of 2.4 WTE specialist nurses, providing a 7 day service. The Trust is intending to recruit to a part-time sub-consultant post in the near future. The hospital Specialist Palliative Care team have strong working relationships with the Community Macmillan team and the clinical team bases at the local hospice.

These multidisciplinary relationships provide excellent means to develop protocols and pathways to collectively enhance patient care across the locality to the levels proposed by the National Ambitions for Palliative and End of Life framework.

The post holder will be required to drive improvement in the service as required by patients, staff and the government, and to promote best practice in the management of all cases.

This is an excellent opportunity to join the first Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust in the region as we work together for better health outcomes for our local community.

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In 2017 Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care Foundation Trust was rated as “Good” by the Care Quality Commission, who commended us on being “well-led”, “responsive” and caring”.

In the 2016/17 Staff Survey, the Trust was in the top 20% of Trusts for staff stating they felt motivated at work, able to suggest improvements and that they would recommend the Trust as a place to work or be treated.

Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital and community services for children and adults across Tameside and Glossop. The Trust is situated at the foot of the Pennines, eight miles to the east of Manchester and serves a population of approximately 250,000. The population is concentrated in the largely industrialised areas of the eight townships of Tameside, which comprise Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council. However, Glossop with its population of approximately 28,000 is part of Derbyshire High Peak District Council, which provides the challenges of a more rural community.

The Trust is nestled at the foot of the Pennines, eight miles to the east of Manchester and serves a population concentrated in the largely industrialised areas of the eight townships of Tameside, which comprise Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council. This is in addition to Glossop, a market town within the Borough of High Peak in Derbyshire. The Trust is located within a close proximity to the M60 motorway network and is also closely located to the towns of Barnsley, Huddersfield and the city Leeds

From April 2017, candidate who require a Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship will be required to provide a criminal records check from every country they have lived for more than 12 months in, over the past 10 years.

Applicants are encouraged to read the documents attached to this vacancy before applying, including the job description and person specification and the information for applicants which includes useful information to assist you in completing your application.

From time to time we may need to close a vacancy early when in receipt of a sufficient number of applications. If you are interested in this post and wish to be considered, we strongly advise you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible. 

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Unfortunately we are not able to acknowledge each application. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the closing date, please consider that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

The Trust is a signatory to the Mindful Employer Charter: Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust ensures mental health issues are part of the diversity mind-set of all staff as we continuously strive to make a positive difference to people’s lives.

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