Locum Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Location
London (Central), London (Greater)
Posted
12 Apr 2021
Closes
30 Apr 2021
Career Level
Consultant
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Hours
Full Time

A fantastic opportunity to influence palliative and end of life care services across SE London

Full time – 1 year

Do you want to make a difference to local people facing end of life and their families and be part of our developing partnership? Due to relocation of a long serving substantive consultant, we are looking for a

Locum Consultant in Palliative Medicine
  
At the Hospice we believe that every dying person in Greenwich and Bexley should have the best care, support and quality of life possible and that our role is to lead the way by giving expert care, support and education to people with terminal illness, their families, friends and professional carers.

Our services and support extend outside of the Hospice inpatient unit and outpatient services, into the community in patients’ homes, care homes, prisons and in hospital. Our staff work in our own services and in partnership with other health and care organisations to help people maintain connections with their community and to maximise their quality of life. 

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice and St Christopher’s have a developing partnership and now have a number of collaborative projects. Our senior medical Teams are working closely together to unify practice across SE London Integrated Care System and to ensure we utilise our collective skills and resources to the benefit of the whole population. 

You will join the Hospice Team based in Abbeywood, London SE2 and provide Medical leadership in our Inpatient Unit and to our Specialist Community Team. You will have the opportunity to work closely with the whole MDT at Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice, and with the medical team at St Christopher’s. You will also have allocated responsibility in the areas of education, audit, service development and research.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and resourceful candidate who is fully registered with the GMC and ideally has a CCT in Palliative Medicine or be within six months of award of CCT at the time of interview. 

You will receive a full induction and have access to ongoing leadership and clinical training and development opportunities including weekly cross-Hospice Medical Team meetings. 

If you have this experience and would like to join our team, please get in touch. You will need to have excellent communication skills and be keen to work with members of a variety of professional groups working in different settings. 

If you think this could be you….. please get in touch, we would love to hear from you! 

If you would like to know more or have an informal discussion, please contact
Contact: Ruth Miles-Consultant: ruthmiles@gbch.org.uk
Or Tyra Thurston, HR Administrator, Tel:  020 8320 5807
Email: recruitment@gbch.org.uk

For an application form and job description please visit the Hospice website by clicking the apply button.

Closing Date; April 30th 2021

The Hospice is committed to the development and education of all its staff, so there are excellent opportunities for professional development. We have educational links with local higher education institutions and have a great track record of career progression within the organisation.  

Membership of the NHS pension scheme is available for existing members, generous stakeholder pension scheme for all other staff and generous annual leave entitlement. 

NB Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The above post requires the hospice to carry out a DBS check on new recruits