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Consultant in Palliative Care Medicine

Job Reference: 839-4718MP

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
West Integrated Palliative Care Service
King's Lynn
£77,913 - £105,042 pa

Redeployment -Please note that in the first instance priority for this vacancy will be given to NCH&C staff who are on the Trusts Redeployment Register. Priority over external applicants will be given to other NHS applicants who apply using a restricted account as they are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’.

DBS - If this post is subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and you are not a current employee of Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust or being recruited as an Apprentice then the cost of the DBS check will be automatically removed from your first month’s salary. However if you are registered with the update service this may not be required.

In line with UK Home Office requirements, from April 2017, any successful candidate who fulfils the criteria of a Tier-2 work clearance and will be undertaking work under a relevant Standard Occupational Classification code will be required to obtain and present an overseas criminal records certificate(s). Details of this requirement and its criteria are available from the Home Office.

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Closing and Interview Dates -This vacancy may close early if sufficient applicants are received. The proposed interview date of this vacancy is included within the vacancy details at the top of the advert.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Consultant in Palliative Medicine to join us here in beautiful Norfolk. Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust, rated ‘outstanding’ overall by CQC in June 2018, is one of the largest community health and care service providers in the UK. The trust has begun an exciting journey to re-shape palliative care services. Our goal is to provide high quality community based palliative care to all within a model that support patients to be cared for closer to home.

This is an exciting new full time post but applicants who wish to work less than full time are encouraged to apply.

This new post holder will work 50% of the time with the multi-professional team at Priscilla Bacon Centre for Specialist Palliative Care Services in Norwich. They will work closely with the existing three Consultants and middle grade medical team to look after patients in the 16 NHS specialist inpatient beds and will also provide some input into the community specialist palliative care team including a regular clinic. The Priscilla Bacon Centre is a training unit for Specialist Registrars, Core Medical Trainees and GP’s and also has close links with the University of East Anglia Medical School. There are exciting plans to rebuild the centre in the next 5 years to provide a new, state of the art hub for palliative care in Norfolk.

The remainder of the sessions within the job plan will be to support the specialist community element of the West Norfolk Integrated Palliative Care Service. This team are based at Norfolk Hospice Tapping House in Hillington. The hospice has Nurse Consultant-led inpatient beds for last days of life and symptom management, Day Therapy, family support services and Hospice at Home.

There will be excellent peer support as you will be working within an established team of eight Palliative Medicine Consultants across Norfolk. There may also be the opportunity for pursuing professional development (such as research or teaching) and subspecialty interests.

The post holder will be part of the second on call rota (Category A) shared with the other Consultants working across Norfolk.

Applicants must have full registration with the GMC, with a current licence to practice and be on the Specialist Register, or be within 6 months of obtaining a CCT, at the time of the advisory appointments committee.

To apply, please do so via NHS jobs

Closing date: 8th November 2019

Interview date: 25th November 2019

For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact Dr Sarah Gough, Consultant in Palliative Medicine on 01603 255 729.


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Equal Opportunities -We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome all applications irrespective of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion. Additionally, people with disabilities that fall under the Two Ticks Guaranteed Interview Scheme will be offered an interview providing they meet the minimum criteria for the post (outlined in the Person Specification). The Trust operates flexible working practices. All sites are Smoke Free.

Immigration Status -Norfolk Community Health & Care NHS Trust is a diverse employer and welcomes all job applications. However, potential applicants should note that although the Trust is registered with the Home Office as a sponsor organisation for migrant workers, this is only against Tier 2 (General) visas. If you are a migrant worker from outside of the European Economic Area and do not already hold a self-gained right to work, we recommend you check the Home Office eligibility requirements before making an application.

Safeguarding -NCH&C are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff have a responsibility to protect vulnerable patients and clients from harm in accordance with Trust Policy.

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 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. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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, must 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) will also be 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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