Specialty Doctor in Palliative Medicine

£39,846 - £74,304
26 Nov 2018
09 Dec 2018
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Part Time

Scotland’s first modern hospice, St Columba’s Hospice first opened its doors in 1977.   Over the years it has grown and evolved into an exemplary provider of specialist palliative care for thousands of people with life-limiting illnesses in Edinburgh and the Lothians annually, while also providing support to their relatives and loved ones. We currently have the following opportunity to join the Hospice team:

Specialty Doctor in Palliative Medicine (adoption leave cover)

£39,846 - £74,304 pa pro-rata (dependent on experience) + out of hours enhancement
Part-time (6 Pas per week + 1:8 weekend ward round commitment)

Applications are invited for this part-time Specialty Doctor post (Wednesday to Friday), plus one additional PA per week in respect of a Sat/Sun ward round 1 in 8. (i.e.12 hours every 8 weeks).  This is a temporary post to cover adoption leave of at least 12 months.

We’re committed to delivering the highest standards of care to people with active, progressive, far advanced illness. This post is an opportunity to join our highly motivated and innovative multi-disciplinary team providing high quality care, largely based in the Hospice inpatient unit. We are approaching the end of our ambitious 5 year strategy and you would join us at an exciting time in our developments as we look towards developing our next strategy

St. Columba’s Hospice, a modern Specialist Palliative Care Unit, provides inpatient facilities for 30 patients, and has a team of Community based Palliative Care Nurse Specialists, a Day Therapies Service, an outpatient facility and an Education and Research Centre. In addition to clinical activities, the successful applicant will participate in teaching and training, and be part of the Hospice clinical governance framework.

Experience in Palliative Medicine is highly desirable but not essential, and applicants must have full registration with the General Medical Council, with a current licence to practise.

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the Hospice. Potential applicants wishing to arrange either an informal discussion or visit, please contact Anne Gallagher or Dr Susan Chater on 0131 551 1381. 

To apply please for forward CV and Covering letter by clicking the apply button.

Visit our website at www.stcolumbashospice.org.uk alternatively call 0131 551 7722

Closing date: Sunday 9th December 2018

Interviews will take place week commencing Monday 17th December 2018

Scottish Charity No SC003634