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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 28/11/2021.

Locum Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Job Reference: 415-MP508-21

Employer:
Northern Devon Healthcare Trust - Medical & Dental
Department:
415 Palliative Care : 82990
Location:
Barnstaple
Salary:
£84,559 to £114,003 pa

Locum Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Welcome to North Devon. World Class by Nature.’ The road sign says it all. If you are looking for your next career move in Palliative Medicine, please read on…

Following retirement of a long-serving post-holder, we are seeking a new Consultant in Palliative Medicine, to work alongside the Trust’s existing Consultant in Palliative Medicine. Until we find a substantive Consultant, this fixed-term locum post offers the perfect opportunity for you to sample life and work in picturesque North Devon.

The post is initially for a fixed term of 6 months, to work 4-6 PA’s. We are committed to flexible working arrangements, including job sharing, and are happy to discuss individual needs with any shortlisted candidates. The duration of the locum post may be extendable, depending on ability to recruit to the substantive post.

You will be based at North Devon Hospice. In addition to responsibilities in our 7-bedded inpatient unit, you may also enjoy sessions supporting the hospital and community palliative care teams.

As well as enjoying the benefits of being employed by Northern Devon Healthcare Trust, you would be a key part of the Hospice’s senior management team. In addition, the role is supported by the regional network of Palliative Medicine Consultants, such as those working at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital with whom our Trust has a formal collaboration.

Our county is frequently rated as one of the best places to live in the UK, with world class beaches, Exmoor National Park, first class schools and many attractions all on your doorstep.

If you would enjoy working in a truly integrated care model across hospice, hospital and community settings, as well as delivering education to our healthcare colleagues, then please get in touch.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Hasib Choudhury, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, on 01271 311 642 (hospital team’s direct line), email h.choudhury@nhs.net ; or contact Mr Stephen Roberts Chief Executive, North Devon Hospice on 01271 347 239, email stephenroberts@northdevonhospice.org.uk

The Government has formally announced that it intends to introduce regulations that will require most healthcare workers to be fully vaccinated (1st and 2nd dose) against COVID-19 by 1st April 2022. To achieve this the successful applicant must have had their 1stCOVID-19 vaccination by   3rd February 2022. Therefore, full COVID-19 vaccination will be a condition of employment unless an individual is medically exempt. We will ask for proof of vaccination during the recruitment process.   




Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

According to many clinical targets, we rate as one of the best performing non-foundation trusts in England, because we treat patients in line with national waiting time standards, have very few hospital-acquired infections and meet our four-hour waiting times for urgent care. We have a huge range of clinical expertise that we share across professional spheres to ensure people get world-class care when they need it.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Applications from job seekers who require 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 Resident Labour Market Test. For further information and to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship, please visit the UK Border Agency website. Note: we will be unable to obtain Tier 2 sponsorship for Bank positions.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.



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