Following the significant investment in specialist palliative care within central Cheshire applications are invited for Consultant Physician(s) in Palliative Care to join the integrated specialist palliative care workforce.
Working as part of an established and growing specialist palliative team to provide expert and compassionate care across Community, Hospice and Hospital you will be joining at an exciting time to develop and shape the specialist palliative care service within central Cheshire.
A total of 10 PAs are available on a permanent basis. The PAs available are aligned to Community with the expectation that these new roles will work alongside the wider specialist palliative care workforce provider care to patients within the community setting supported by the existing Specialist Palliative Care Nursing Team.
As part of our Clinical Service Strategy, Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP) are committed to providing a high-quality service in the community working in an integrated manner.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will manage a defined caseload and client group within the Hospice, providing highly specialised information to patients and staff, evaluating existing care and providing innovative and novel models of care.
The successful post holder will be required to complement the role and responsibilities of the existing Specialist Palliative Care Hospice Team and to provide a comprehensive range of advice and support to the population of Central Cheshire.
The successful applicants for these posts will be in an exciting position to enhance and facilitate the care of patients with life-limiting illness across the locality, to provide specialist advice and input in hospice, hospital and community settings and further development and research locally.
Provision of a 7-day Specialist Palliative Care service in all care settings is a strategic priority within Cheshire East & Cheshire West PLACE and the successful post-holders would be expected to participate in the medical on-call rota for palliative medicine for all healthcare settings across Central Cheshire.
The postholders have the opportunity to develop and maintain clinical excellence and competence in palliative medicine through professional standards and obligations, participation in clinical audit and quality improvement, research and engagement with continuing medical education by meeting CPD requirements and complying in particular with the GMC guidance on good medical practice.
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond. The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was established as an NHS Trust in April 1991 and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008.
We employ almost 5,000 members of staff, provide around 540 hospital beds, with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children's health.
The Trust is also part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP), a unique local health partnership that provides a range of community services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal.
During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its 'Be Safe Be EquiPPEd' campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE.
The results in the 2020 national NHS Staff Survey showed improvements in all elements of the safety culture theme, with 92% of respondents feeling their role made a difference to our patients. We were also recognised nationally for our workforce health and wellbeing initiatives.
At Mid Cheshire, we value our staff and appreciate that in order to give our patients the best quality, compassionate care, we also need to look after our colleagues.
Please see the Job Description for full list of duties.
Candidates will be supported where interested to undertake Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) route to support succession plan of Consultant workforce within Central Cheshire.
- MBBS or equivalent medical qualification
Clinical Skills and Experience
- Clinical judgement: experience in making clinical decisions and managing risk. Knows when to seek help, able to prioritise clinical need.
- Relevant Speciality clinical knowledge: capacity to apply sound clinical knowledge relevant to the job, Speciality knowledge exam.
- Practical skills: shows aptitude for practical skills, required in the job.
- Interest and experience in palliative Care
Audit and Research
- Audit: evidence of active participation in audit.
- Teaching: evidence of interest and experience in teaching
Teaching and Education
- Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development and lifelong learning