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Junior Clinical Fellow in Palliative Medicine

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience £33,790 - £53,132
Closing date
21 Apr 2023

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Hospital, Palliative medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

The palliative care team provides a specialist advisory service for all patients within the Trust. The team sees over 1800 referrals/year of which greater than 50% have non-cancer diagnoses. The palliative care team runs a seven-day service offering routine reviews by a palliative care CNS between 9am - 5pm at weekends and bank holidays. This service is backed up by telephone advice from the on-call junior doctor for Trinity Hospice, who is in turn supported by the consultant on call which includes out of hours.

The team operates a fast-track rapid discharge service for patients in the last few weeks of life who have expressed a preference to die at home or in a nursing home.

Main duties of the job 

  1. Provide medical support to the hospital palliative care team at St George's Hospital NHS Trust (with consultant/StR supervision).
  2. Participate and contribute to audit, research and clinical governance activities.
  3. Participate and strengthen the continuing professional development educational programme.
  4. Contribute to the teaching of medical undergraduates and nursing and HPs.
  5. Provide input to 7 day face to face specialist palliative care service 

About us

We are one of the country's largest and busiest acute NHS Trusts, serving a diverse population of more than 3.5 million people across south London and beyond.

Our main hospital site in Tooting and other healthcare locations provide a modern, dynamic, caring environment for excellent clinical care, education and research.

We employ around 9,000 dedicated staff across more than 40 different services and specialties. Every day, more than 2,000 patients attend our sites, mainly for outpatient appointments, elective surgery, and in our Emergency Department, made famous as the home of '24 Hours in A&E'.

You can find opportunities in a wide range of occupations and professions, from front-line doctors and nurses through to other health professionals, and essential support and corporate services - all working together to provide outstanding care every time for patients, and the communities we serve.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please refer to the JDattached to the advert for detailed job description and main responsibilities.

Person Specification
Qualifications and Training

  • Full GMC Registration. MB BS or equivalent


  • BSc or other Undergraduate degree MRCP(UK/I) or equivalent

Clinical Experience

  • Broad medical experience with some experience of palliative care patients
  • Experience of working in the NHS


  • More extensive experience in palliative care setting

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge of principles and practice of palliative care.
  • Appropriate level of clinical knowledge
  • Appropriate experience and competence in common medical interventions


  • Previous experience in chemotherapy


  • Understanding of the principles and applications of clinical research in Palliative Medicine


  • Experience of undergraduate teaching.

Personal Skills

  • Ability to communicate with clarity and intelligibly in written and spoken English.
  • Good organisational skills
  • Evidence of working well in multidisciplinary teams


  • Understanding of and adherence to the principles of Good Medical Practice set out by the General Medical Council.


  • Evidence of contribution to effective clinical audit 

BMJRef: BMJ-117301/200-MC712750-5149911-AU



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