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Locum Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Velindre University NHS Trust
Penarth, The Vale of Glamorgan (Bro Morgannwg)
£84,559 - £114,003
Closing date
16 Oct 2022

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Hospital, Palliative medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
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Job overview:

This post will be based at the Marie Curie Hospice, Cardiff and the Vale and will involve working with the inpatient unit and community specialist palliative care team along with 2 other palliative care consultant colleagues. The post holder will be employed through Velindre University NHS Trust (VUNHST) as for all the regional palliative care consultants. The trust prides itself in its role in supporting palliative care and supports the consultants in palliative medicine in Cardiff and the Vale with workforce, human resources and job planning. Consultants are overseen by a Clinical Director in Palliative Medicine who is also part of the consultant in palliative medicine workforce. An additional sessional commitment will be paid for on call.

This post is fixed term for 12 months initially to meet the needs of the service.

Main duties of the job:

To provide consultant led care for the hospice in patients and assessment of outpatients and those in the community.

To provide clinical supervision to the Specialist Registrar(s) on the team.

To work with the Medical Director at the Marie Curie Hospice Cardiff and the Vale looking at performance outcomes, clinical governance and service evaluation.

To contribute to clinical audit and quality and service improvement within the team.  

To continue to develop and improve links between the Marie Curie Cardiff and Vale Hospice, Penarth, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, City Hospice, Velindre University NHS Trust and Primary Care Services.

To work to achieve the clinical priorities of the local palliative care strategy and NHS Wales National Clinical Programme for Palliative & End of Life Care including annual national audits.

To contribute to arrangements to ensure adequate medical staff availability within the team.  

Working for your organisation:

Velindre is the largest cancer centre in Wales, serving the 1.5 million population of Cardiff and the South-East region of the country. It is part of Velindre University NHS Trust and provides specialist non-surgical cancer services for the people of South East Wales.  

Velindre University NHS Trust has been the employing authority for consultants in palliative medicine in South East Wales for over 20 years, enabling a hub and spokes model of working and ensuring that governance structures are in place to avoid the problems of isolated professionals working solely in outlying charitably funded posts.  This post will be part of this network.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities:

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply” URL. 

For further details / informal visits contact:

Prof Mark Taubert

Palliative Medicine Clinical Director

02920 196113

Alternatively contact: 

Dr Jo Hayes or Dr Siwan Seaman
Consultants in Palliative Medicine Marie Curie Hospice, Penarth or

02920 426000/426003

The closing date for this position is the 16/10/2022.

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