In-patient Specialist Palliative Care Service
Specialty Doctor Grade Position
Fixed term contract for 6 months in the first instance.
Salary – Specialty Doctor pay scale MC46-01/ dependent on palliative care experience.
This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who wishes to gain experience, confidence and skills in specialist palliative medicine.
This post would be ideal for a GP wishing to utilise and extend their core skills and develop an interest in palliative medicine, or for someone wishing to gain more experience in palliative medicine prior to application for Specialty Training.
You will join a friendly and well supported multi-professional team, committed to high standards of care. Rowans Hospice provides specialist support to adults with any diagnosis in Portsmouth and South Eastern Hampshire and works in partnership with our two community Trusts to offer community, day and in-patient specialist services.
Your primary role will be to deliver specialist palliative care to the patients on our 19 bedded in-patient unit. This is a service post to assist the Consultants and established Specialty and Associate Specialist doctors with the management of an increasingly complex and intense caseload. Although not a training post, there will be excellent support for personal development and opportunities for education and quality improvement work. CPD meetings take place within the working day.
We hope the role will be both rewarding and educational, as previous post holders have been testament to….
“As a first five GP, working at The Rowans gave me extended time with patients that I found I was missing in primary care. I enjoyed being part of a well-resourced specialist service and gained much from the consultant led approach and varied CPD opportunities. I felt supported and valued and proud to be part of such a fabulous team.”
“As a GP, I was keen to gain a more in depth understanding of palliative care. Working at the Rowans enabled me to do this via a combination of ward work and formal and informal teaching, whilst being supported by a hugely experienced and welcoming clinical team. I have left with increased confidence in prescribing and managing palliative care patients and their specific clinical and psychological needs. This role outside my general practice experience was invaluable and I would highly recommend this job.”
The ideal candidate would be expected to work 4 weekday sessions (1 session = 4 hours) per week and 2 weekends (48 hours from Saturday morning) every 9 weeks.
We are willing to accept enquiries from those wishing to work half of the above.
Annual and study leave will be paid pro rata (FTE 30 days A/L; two S/L days in 6 months).
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.
Suitable candidates will have at least six months’ experience of General Medicine in the UK and in total at least twelve months’ post-Foundation experience; experience of General Practice would be an advantage.
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 on this post please contact Dr N Davies at email@example.com or on telephone 023 9225 0001 Option #1.
Rowans Hospice is committed to ensuring that, as far as is reasonably practical, the way we provide services to the public and the way we treat our staff reflects their individual needs and does not discriminate against individuals or groups on any grounds.