Specialty Doctor, Palliative Medicine

Purbrook, Waterlooville

Job Title: Specialty Doctor, Palliative Medicine

Location: Purbrook, Waterlooville

Hours: 40 hours per week

Salary: MC75-01/ dependent on palliative care experience.

Closing date: 19/01/2024

DBS check required? Yes

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Job Description


In-patient Specialist Palliative Care Service

Specialty Doctor Position commencing April 2024 (an earlier start date may be possible)

 Rowans Hospice provides specialist palliative care to adults with life limiting illnesses in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire. We work in partnership with Portsmouth University Hospital NHS trust and our two Community Trusts to offer community, day and in-patient specialist services.

We are looking to cover maternity leave, with the possibility of a longer-term post for the right candidate.

You will join a friendly and well supported multi-professional team, committed to high standards of care.  Your primary role will be to deliver specialist palliative care to the ward in-patients. This is a service post to assist the Consultants and Specialist doctors with the management of an increasingly complex and intense caseload. There is excellent support for personal and career development with plenty of opportunity for education and quality improvement work.

The position is suitable for those who wish to gain experience and skills in specialist palliative medicine. There will be opportunity for career progression within the recently reformed Specialty Doctor contract.

The role will form part of the Hospice on-call rota (a 2% availability supplement is payable).  The rota is non-resident, and provides cover for Rowans Hospice in-patient unit 1 in 5 including weekends, with senior supervision available at all times.  We regret that on-call accommodation cannot be provided; doctors are required to remain within one hour’s travelling distance at all times whilst on-call.



Consultant / SAS support is available at all times.

Annual and Study Leave will be paid pro rata (FTE 30 days Annual Leave; two days Study Leave in 6 months).

Salary – Specialty Doctor pay scale MC75-01/ dependent on palliative care experience.


Suitable candidates will have at least six months’ experience of General Medicine in the UK and in total at least four years post graduation experience

Applicants must be eligible for full registration with the GMC.  Non-UK / EEA applicants should ensure that they are aware of the current immigration rules for Postgraduate Doctors and Dentists.  For further information on how this may affect your application please visit www.bia.homeoffice.gov.uk.

For further information and to discuss the posts available please contact Dr N Davies natalie.davies@rowanshospice.co.uk or on telephone 023 9225 0001 Option #1.

Rowans Hospice is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, transgender status, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Closing date: 19 January 2024

Interview date:  Week commencing 22 January 2024 (Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday)

Registered charity number 299731

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