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Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Employer
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Location
Newport
Salary
£91,722 to £119,079 per annum pro rata
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

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Job Details

We are looking for a dedicated and passionate Consultant in Palliative Medicine to join our well-established and highly motivated Palliative Care team in ABUHB with a track record for service development and pioneering education, training and research.

The ABUHB Specialist Palliative Care Team is a peripatetic consultant led service which aligns with the Primary Care and Community Division. The service delivers consult support and advice to patients and families within the hospital setting, medical staffing for the Specialist Palliative Care inpatient unit in St David's Hospice Care and consultant led support for Palliative Care community teams across Gwent and South Powys in collaboration with third sector.

This is an exciting post that will offer opportunities and experience all aspects of Palliative Care. The post holder would be responsible for the effective and appropriate medical care of patients across the directorate, primarily supporting the MDT teams at St David's Inpatient unit and a St David's Hospice Care Community team. The post holder will be based in St David's Hospice, a 15 bedded inpatient unit located in Blackett Avenue, Malpas, Newport. The post holder will have clinical governance of 13 Specialist Palliative Care inpatient beds alongside another Palliative medicine consultant.

Main duties of the job

The role would also include community work supporting local Specialist Palliative Care teams and on-call telephone advice commitments for ABUHB and adjacent health board Cwm Taf Morgannwg. The post holder may occasionally be expected to provide cover at other hospitals depending on the individual's specialist interests, preferences, or the demand of the service.

You will lead consultant ward rounds and multidisciplinary team meetings and supervise any junior medical staff or students who may rotate through the Directorate.

We are a 9-5 Service Monday to Friday The Post Holder would be allocated their own office space at St David's Hospice inpatient unit, this goes hand in hand with full IT facilities and secretarial support. The inpatient unit has a fully established team of St David's Specialist Nurses who work alongside the ABUHB medical team (consultant, specialty doctors and junior doctors including trainees in Palliative medicine).

The number of SPA's may vary with the agreement of the post holder and the Health Board in advance or after commencement and an increase in SPA's would accompany an agreement to take on additional duties such as educational supervision of a junior doctor. Clinical supervision will also be made available.

Mentoring will be available to the successful candidate.

This post offers a chance to join a dynamic and enthusiastic team which is committed to providing specialist palliative care, we would welcome your interest in this post.

About us

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020. Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

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This position involves Regulated Activity with children and adults as defined by the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (amended by the Protection of Freedoms Act 2012) and the following checks will be undertaken following any conditional offer an adults and children's barred list check

Applicants must hold o full registration and a licence to practice with the GMC

Candidates for Consultant posts must also be on the GMC Specialist Register (including via CESR/European Community Rights) or will have a CCT/CESR(CP)date within 6 months of interview.

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