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Specialty Doctor in Palliative medicine

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£52,530 to £82,400 a year PA
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Hospital, Palliative medicine
Career Level
Specialty doctor
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Part Time

Job Details

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

About us

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.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  • 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

Person Specification

  • MBBS or equivalent


  • 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


  • Oncology experience



About Us

Hampshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (HHFT) is an NHS provider providing wide acute health services for a population of over 600,000 across Hampshire and parts of Berkshire.

Hampshire Hospitals, which came into being in January 2012 as a result of the integration of Basingstoke and North Hampshire NHS Foundation Trust – which achieved Foundation Trust status in 2006 – and Winchester and Eastleigh Healthcare Trust.

The trust’s vision is to provide outstanding care for each and every patient, ensuring our patients are well-cared for across the boundaries between our organisation and other providers. In order to provide this, it’s vital that we focus on the care that we provide to the staff who care for our patients, and we need to do all this within our inclusive CARE values, treating patients, colleagues and partners with compassion and respect.

Working for HHFT offers a rewarding career, nationally agreed employment terms and conditions and a range of additional benefits as part of our extensive reward package.

We aim to ensure staff have training and development opportunities to enable them to provide safe, effective, high quality care to our patients, whilst also creating an environment of health and wellbeing. In addition to this, all staff members are able to access a range of benefits and discount services.

Being a part of the Hampshire Hospitals family is also an opportunity to experience what Hampshire has to offer. Hampshire lies between England’s south-central coastline and the North Wessex Downs and is well-equipped and well-connected to meet the needs of everyone. You will also be spoilt for choice by the wealth of parks and woods, historical attractions, cultural landmarks, modern shopping centres, cosmopolitan restaurants and sports facilities, all in easy reach.

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