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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/04/2020.

Speciality Doctor or Clinical Fellow in Palliative Medicine

Job Reference: J181-A-20-46819

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Trinity Hospice
£40,037-£74,661 pro rata plus on call supplements

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Based at Trinity Hospice and Palliative Care Services Low Moor Road, Blackpool, FY2 0BG

Trinity Hospice and Palliative Care Service is a thriving independent charity based in the Fylde coast providing specialist palliative care for adults with advanced life-limiting illnesses and their families, as well as being the local provider of specialist palliative care for children via Brian House children’s hospice

This is an ideal opportunity for a doctor with a special interest in Palliative Medicine to join the hospice at an exciting time of growth. This post would suit a doctor wishing to gain experience, explore or pursue a career in Palliative Medicine, or a GP or physician looking to develop a portfolio career or change in direction. Previous post holders have been successful in applying for higher Specialist Training in Palliative Medicine.

We are looking for someone who is highly motivated, willing to learn and flexible in their approach to support our teams and patients across all arms of our services.

The Hospice serves the population of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre with excellent links with Blackpool Teaching Hospitals Trust. The Hospice offers an 18-bedded Adult In-patient Unit, Day Therapy Unit, multi-disciplinary Outpatient Clinic, a Community Team which includes a Rapid Response service, Hospice at Home and Hospital Palliative Care Team. We have a large education and research department as well as adult and children counselling services and are a training unit for specialty trainees in palliative medicine, GP trainees and undergraduates from Liverpool Medical School. If a candidate is interested there are ample opportunities for research including applying for an honorary research contract and working with the Senior Lecturer in Palliative Medicine in the International Observatory on End of Life Care, Lancaster University.

The post would offer opportunities to gain experience rotating through our in-patient, community and hospital services and offers professional support through the SAS doctor development program for career progression.

We offer an excellent working environment as part of a friendly, dedicated and professional team. Benefits include NHS Pension Scheme transferable, Child Care Vouchers, generous annual leave, and free onsite parking.

A Specialty Doctor must have a minimum of four years post qualification experience in general medicine and/or general practice. Alternatively, any interested doctor with less post graduate experience but a clear interest in palliative care will be considered for employment as a Clinical Fellow with the same terms and conditions of service as a Specialty Doctor.

The successful candidate must have full GMC registration.

The post is full time with a 1 in 5 non-resident on call commitment.

Applicants wanting to work less than full time will be considered.

For an informal discussion about this role please contact our Medical Director, Dr Gillian Au, via Karen Gray-Thornton medical secretary on 01253 952591.


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/skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. 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.

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UK Registration

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