Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Employer
Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Barnstaple
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 a year
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Welcome to North Devon. World Class by Nature. If you are looking for your next career move in Palliative Medicine, please read on

Please see information below.

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Rated as one of the best places to live in the UK, Devon offers a fantastic mix of cultural and outdoor activities. Through the passion of over 180 staff and over 500 volunteers, North Devon Hospice provides outstanding care for nearly 3,000 people.

Whether in our bedded unit in Barnstaple, through one of 4,900 visits carried out by our community nurse specialists, one of 6,406 hours spent with patients in their home by our Hospice to Home team or as one of the 300 people cared for at our outreach centre in Holsworthy, we believe, very simply, that the patient comes first.

Job description
Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Welcome to North Devon. World Class by Nature. If you are looking for your next career move in Palliative Medicine, please read on

Following retirement of a long-serving post-holder, we are seeking a new Consultant in Palliative Medicine, to work 8 PAs (negotiable) alongside the Trusts existing Consultant in Palliative Medicine. We are happy to receive enquiries from doctors who may wish to work fewer than 8 PAs.

You will be based at North Devon Hospice. In addition to responsibilities in its 7-bedded inpatient unit, you will also have sessions supporting the hospital and community palliative care teams.

Uniquely, you will enjoy the benefits of being a team member of both organisations, North Devon Hospice and the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. As a stakeholder of the Hospices senior management team, you will also have key influence over end of life care across the Northern Devon locality healthcare system.

In addition, the role is supported by the regional network of Palliative Medicine Consultants, such as those serving the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital and Eastern Services of the Trust.

Our county is frequently rated as one of the best places to live in the UK, with world class beaches, Exmoor National Park, first class schools and many attractions all on your doorstep.

Furthermore the Hospice will provide relocation support as outlined in the recruitment pack.

If you would enjoy working in a truly integrated care model across hospice, hospital and community settings, as well as delivering education to our healthcare colleagues, then please get in touch.

For an informal discussion, please contact Dr Hasib Choudhury, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, on 01271 311 642 (hospital teams direct line), or email h.choudhury@nhs.net or contact Mr Stephen Roberts, Chief Executive, North Devon Hospice on 01271 347 239, email stephenroberts@northdevonhospice.org.uk

Working Pattern: 8 PAs

Interview Date: TBC

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

Benefits

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Person Specification
General Requirements
Essential
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Desirable
  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description


Employer details
Employer name

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Address

North Devon Hospice

Deer Park Road

Barnstaple

Devon

EX32 0HU


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185-37562-5817

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