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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/06/2020.

Consultant Palliative Medicine

Job Reference: 360-A-58

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Palliative Medicine
£79,860 - £107,668

As an employer of nearly 5,000 staff, West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust is the place to be. Having have been shortlisted over the last three years for 18 national people related awards and most recently winning the Nursing Times award for Best UK Employer 2019 we are immensely proud of our achievements.

We have lots to shout about! Despite having lots of challenges, we’ve worked really hard to make West Herts a great place to work. The good news is we’re really starting to see the results of our efforts. We’re one of the few NHS organisations across the UK to have achieved a phenomenal 0% nurse vacancy rate within our adult inpatient areas. We have also recently secured over £450m capital funding to transform our sites and give our patients and colleagues within #teamwestherts the working environment they deserve.

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Consultant Palliative Medicine

This exciting new permanent post will join two part time palliative medicine consultants at the trust. Although the post is full time, part time working would be considered.

The role will include delivering on the trust’s palliative and end of life strategy as well as working collaboratively with other specialist palliative care partners within West Hertfordshire within the acute trust, community and independent hospice setting to provide seamless care to patients with palliative care needs.

The post holder will be based within the specialist palliative care at West Herts NHS Trust based at Watford General Hospital.

Hertfordshire is a highly desirable place to live and work with excellent, fast transport links to London and the rest of the country. It is also within easy reach of Heathrow, Luton and Stanstead airports. The county has many outstanding schools, thriving urban centres and large expanses of unspoilt countryside as well as areas of great historical importance.

Applicants must have current UK Full professional registration with General Medical Council and relevant experience in Palliative Medicine. Possession of a CCT in Palliative Medicine (or associated specialty) or be within 6 months of obtaining CCT at time of interview.

For more information and informal visits please contact Dr Sarah Klinger ( on 01923 330330 or Dr Sharon Chadwick on 01442 869550

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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