Specialty Doctor – Palliative Medicine

Sue Ryder
Bedford, Bedfordshire
£37,923 - £70,718 pa pro rata
04 Apr 2019
18 Apr 2019
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Part Time

£37,923 - £70,718 pa pro rata
(dependent on previous relevant experience)
Sue Ryder, St Johns Hospice, Bedford

An exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and experienced doctor to join a committed consultant-led multidisciplinary team delivering inpatient specialist palliative care for St John’s Hospice, Bedford.

As well as ward duties, you may be expected to provide telephone advice to the Specialist Community and Hospital Palliative Care teams as well as local GPs. You will also undertake home visits to palliative care patients in support of the hospice Palliative Care Hub service and the Specialist Community Palliative Care team. Depending on the days worked by the post holder, there are opportunities to develop interests in Motor-Neurone Disease and Rare neurological Diseases, Drugs and Therapeutics in Palliative Care and Palliative Care Education.

The candidate must have full registration with the GMC and 4 years full time postgraduate training at least 2 of which will be in a relevant speciality. You require in depth knowledge of palliative medicine issues including symptom control, assessment of the acutely unwell patient, demonstrable skills in communication around end of life care, understanding of ethical issues relevant to palliative care. 

*Competitive Benefits Package* – 30 days holiday pro rata, Buy and Sell Holiday Scheme, Private Pension Plan, Life Assurance, Staff Discount with thousands of retailers, Enhanced Maternity Pay, 15% off Sue Ryder New Goods, Nurse Referral Bonus Scheme, Season Ticket Loan, Free Parking, Subsidised meals/drinks and more.

If you wish to discuss the post informally or arrange a visit please contact Dr T Shah or Dr Sally Carding, Consultant in Palliative Medicine at St Johns hospice on 01767 642410.

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