Specialty Doctor in Palliative Care

Lichfield, Staffordshire
£39,060 to £72,840
10 May 2019
24 May 2019
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Full Time

St Giles Hospice, Whittington (Lichfield) and Walsall

Working hours: Full time - applicants wanting to work less than full time hours will be considered

Salary: £39,060 to £72,840 plus on-call supplement to be discussed at interview

Closing date: 24th May 2019

Interview date: 12th June 2019

St Giles Hospice is a thriving independent charity based in the Staffordshire countryside providing specialist palliative care for adults with life-limiting illnesses and their families. 

This is an ideal opportunity for a doctor with a special interest in Palliative Medicine to join the hospice at an exciting time of growth. This post would suit someone wishing to pursue a career or gain experience in Palliative Medicine. We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, willing to learn and flexible in their approach to support the team and patients on our specialist in-patient unit.

The Hospice serves the population of Staffordshire, North Birmingham and Walsall with excellent links with local hospital trusts. The Hospice offers a 25-bedded unit at Whittington and a 12-bedded unit at Walsall, Day Hospice, multi-disciplinary outpatient clinic, a Community Team, Hospice at Home and Advice and Referral Centre.  We have a large education and research department as well as Supportive Care services. 

The candidate must have full registration with the GMC with a licence to practice, 4-year full time postgraduate training at least 2 of which will have been in their relevant specialty.  You require in depth knowledge of palliative medicine issues including symptom control, assessment of the acutely unwell patient and able to demonstrate skills in communication around of end of life care, an understanding of ethical issues relevant to palliative care.  1 SPA will be allocated for supporting professional activities and study leave will be available with supporting budget.

Company benefits:

To reward the hard work of our fantastic staff, St Giles Hospice offers an excellent benefits package as per the below.

  • 27 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (rising to 35 days with service). -Contributory pension scheme
  • Free car parking
  • Training & Development opportunities as well as progression within the organisation

About us:

Patients come from across the hospice's catchment area, which ranges from Ashby-de-la-Zouch and Atherstone in the east, to Cannock and Walsall in the west – and from Burton and Uttoxeter in the north, to Sutton Coldfield and Coleshill in the south.

Care is offered at the hospice's centres in Whittington, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall and in patients' own homes across the region.

St Giles spends over £9 million a year providing its specialist services and with little more than a third of this funded by the Government, the registered charity relies heavily on donations and income generation from the local community.

St Giles Employee approximately 450 paid staff and over 1,500 volunteers.

Further details:

To find out more or have an informal discussion please contact Dr Ros Taylor via Juliet Ward, Medical Co-ordinator on 01543 434503. Alternatively to apply please complete and email an application form via the apply click button. 

C.V’s alone will not be submitted for short listing – applicants must complete a St Giles Hospice application form.

This post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check.

St Giles Hospice, Fisherwick Road, Whittington, Lichfield, WS14 9LH. Registered charity 509014 Company limited by guarantee 1430090