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Bank Specialty Doctor in Palliative Medicine

Job Reference: J203-A-19-0800

St Margaret's Somerset Hospice
Inpatient Unit

St. Margaret’s Hospice is the leading provider of end of life services in Somerset. Our track record of investing in high quality and caring support means we are one of the UK’s largest Hospices.

We deliver care for over 3,800 people each year who face a life limiting illness. Only 25% of our costs are supported by the NHS. The rest is provided by charitable income through our fundraising, our shops and from donations. Our pioneering services depend upon the best people who can innovate and provide the best care possible for patients and their families.

Our Values:

We are patient-centred, compassionate, respectful, brave, self-aware, informed and driven

Inpatient Units cover required for weekend on-calls and occasional week day sessions

St Margaret’s Somerset Hospice has two Inpatient Units in Taunton and Yeovil serving the whole of Somerset. There are 24 beds, 12 in each Unit, which are used for patients that need specialist symptom control, or have complex end of life care needs.

The weekend role involves a ward round of the inpatient unit each Saturday and Sunday following handover with the nursing team. The on-call is then for phone advice as required but there may be a need to revisit the unit in the case of an admission or to review a patient acutely. Second on-call phone support is provided by a Palliative Care Consultant. Expertise in the field is not essential but applicants must have an enthusiasm for palliative medicine and feel confident in providing generalist palliative care. The post would be suitable for Doctors wanting to develop or continue a specialty interest. IT training and induction with be provided prior to commencement of the post, with access to the wider hospice education programme.

For an informal discussion/visit please contact Dr Kate Shorthose via email: or phone: 0845 0708 910

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.

UK Registration

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

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