This is a part time post based predominantly in Basingstoke, although with the ability to work cross site and provide cross cover to both Andover and Winchester to ensure service needs are met.
Main duties of the job
Communication with patient's relatives and carers regarding clinical condition and management plan. To be involved in family meetings as required
- To work as part of the MDT and communicate clearly with colleagues. To attend weekly Specialist Palliative Care MDT meeting
- Communicate unexpected changes in patients' condition to Consultant in charge and, when required, to on call medical staff
- Record medical assessment and examination on electronic patient database
- Review and update drug records, working with the Pharmacist to maintain accurate and legible drug charts
- Completion of TTO prescriptions and patient-held drug record cards
- Completion of death certificates and cremation certificates, and liaison with Medical Examiner's Office as required
- Communicate with referring team and other healthcare professionals e.g. GPs, to ensure continuity of care when appropriate
- To support clinical nurse specialists and junior doctors working within the team
- To provide support to the community, Hospice@Home and Homecare teams across the service
- Provide advice and teaching to HHFT staff and members of the MDT
- Participate in education events, including Trust Induction programme, junior doctor and medical student teaching, and teaching events for nursing staff, health care assistants and allied health professionals
Our vision is to provide outstanding care for every patient. Patient care is at the heart of what we do at our three sites: Basingstoke and North Hampshire Hospital, Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester and Andover War Memorial Hospital. Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides medical and surgical services to a population of approximately 600,000 people across Hampshire and parts of West Berkshire.
Our cultural ambition is to have a culture that places people at the heart of all we do, where we all belong, and where learning, improvement and excellence thrive.
We provide specialist services to people across the UK and internationally. We are one of only two centres in the UK treating pseudomyxoma peritonei (a rare form of abdominal cancer) and we are leaders in the field of tertiary liver cancer and colorectal cancer.
The trust employs more than 9,000 staff and has a turnover of over 500 million a year. As a Foundation Trust, we are directly accountable to our members through the governors. The Council of Governors represent the interests of their constituencies and influence the future plans of the Foundation Trust.
- To work with the Consultants in Palliative Medicine to deliver high quality palliative care
- Undertake medical assessment, diagnosis and management of patients in hospice/hospital/community settings
- Initiate appropriate medical care and prescribe appropriately in line with HHFT policies and guidelines
- Assess new planned and emergency admission patients and work with MDT to initiate appropriate investigations and treatment
- Any other medical duties in emergency situations
- Diploma/MSc in Palliative Medicine
- Shall have completed at least four years' full-time postgraduate training (or its equivalent gained on a part-time or flexible basis) at least two of which will be in a specialty training programme in a relevant specialty or as a fixed term specialty trainee in a relevant specialty or shall have equivalent experience and competencies.
- Experience of Palliative Medicine in all settings
- Experience in Hospital, Hospice and Community settings IV cannulation