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Locum Registrar in Palliative Medicine

Job Reference: 321-S6-1118-DU-A

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Palliative Medicine
Palliative Medical Staffing A64900, Oxford

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

Applicants are invited to apply for a full-time fixed term locum Registrar in Palliative Medicine post based at Sobell House in the Churchill Hospital, Oxford. One post are available for up to 12 months from April 2020

These posts are suitable for a capable, enthusiastic doctor with full GMC registration and an MRCP qualification or equivalent. The applicant should have experience in palliative medicine, or primary care or other related specialties. The precise duties will vary according to the seniority and previous experience of the appointee. The successful applicants will be expected to work in the specialist inpatient palliative care unit or in other parts of the service as required. This may include the acute hospital, community, day services or clinics. The successful applicants will participate in the on-call rota (on-call supplement applies) alongside current Specialist Registrars training within the department and our Specialty Doctor.

Educational opportunities, equivalent to those afforded to doctors participating in recognised training schemes will be provided. We are keen to encourage applications from candidates who are already interested in training in Palliative Medicine and are wishing to further develop their skills and experience.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Candidates are highly recommended to call the department to discuss their application and are invited to contact us through Deborah Lunn (email: or tel: 01865 225862) or Jill Wainwright (email: or tel: 01865 572125).

No unsolicited recruitment agency telephone calls or emails.

Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with the Oxford University Hospitals, this will not apply. This statement does not apply to Medical staff or Executive Appointments.

Please make sure that you read the job description and person specification attached below, and that your statement in support reflects this as your application will be judged against these criteria.

When providing employment reference details please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your first referee will need to be your line manager, supervisor or clinical lead from your current or most recent post or place of study. This information is essential if your offer of employment is to be confirmed.

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. (Please note that shortlisting times vary when applying for a Medical position within the Trust) The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system, therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products.

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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