Applications are invited for a Speciality Doctor in Palliative Care delivering specialist palliative care to the residents of Ealing and Hounslow.
This is an exciting opportunity to develop your clinical skills within a multidisciplinary setting that is supportive and covers all elements of palliative care.
The post holder will work in Meadow House hospice which is a 15 bedded unit located in the grounds of Ealing Hospital. This is a fixed term post for 12 months and has no on-call requirement. Hours of service are 9-5 Monday to Friday.
Main duties of the job
Duties include daily supervision of all ward admissions, day to day management of patients admitted for symptom control or terminal care, and ward-based administration required for funding applications, deaths and discharges.
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.
Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.
We run major acute services at:
- Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A&E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
- St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
- Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
- Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.
We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.
The post holder will work as part of the existing multidisciplinary specialist palliative care team on the inpatient ward at Meadow House and will contribute to the care of patients referred to this team. This will include a holistic assessment of the needs of patients on admission and regularly thereafter, also considering the needs of those close to the patient.
The post holder will provide timely and evidence-based advice on management of symptoms and other concerns, and will be involved in decision making and providing advice on appropriate transfer to other settings (e.g. home, nursing home, hospice).
The post holder will support other members of the specialist palliative care team in managing patients with complex needs and in handling difficult consultations.
To view the main responsibility, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification
- MB ChB (or equivalent) MRCP, MRCGP or equivalent
- Clinical skills - Experience of working with palliative patients
- Experience of working within a Palliative Care team / setting
- Leadership skills - Demonstration of application of key aspects of leadership
- Attendance at Management Training Course
- Multidisciplinary Working - ability to develop effective working relationships within MDT
- Leadership - ability to take responsibility, show leadership, make decisions, exert appropriate authority
- Patient Focused - empathy, understanding, listening skills, patience, social skills appropriate to different types of client
- Reliability - punctuality, attendance, sense of responsibility
- Flexibility - able to change and adapt, respond to changing circumstances
- Resilience - ability to cope with setbacks or pressure
- Thoroughness - preparedness, commitment
- Drive/Enthusiasm - self starter, motivated, shows interest
- Probity - honesty, integrity, appreciation of ethnical dilemmas
BMJ Ref: BMJ-102619/337-MS-1178-NP