Consultant in Palliative Medicine

19 Jun 2019
19 Jul 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for this permanent Consultant post in Palliative Medicine. The successful applicant will be employed by East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT). The post holder will work alongside three other Palliative Medicine Consultants and be part of ELHT’s Specialist Palliative Care Team. They will work collaboratively with the medical team and senior management at East Lancashire Hospice.

This post provides medical support and leadership within the hospice and community settings. It is based at East Lancashire Hospice and Accrington Victoria Hospital and includes sessions in the hospice, the communities of Blackburn with Darwen, Hyndburn and Ribble Valley and responsibilities as part of the specialist palliative care team at ELHT.

East Lancashire Hospice is a purpose-built hospice serving the population of Blackburn, Darwen, Hyndburn and the Ribble Valley.  The 10 bedded inpatient unit admits patients for symptom control, assessment, complex case management and care in the last days of life. There is a well-established Support and Wellbeing Service. The hospice employs the community specialist palliative CNSs for Blackburn with Darwen.  In 2016 it has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The specialist palliative care team at ELHT includes three Palliative Medicine Consultants, Specialist Palliative Care CNSs, Palliative Care Lead Nurse and End of Life Care Facilitator.  The team works across the acute hospitals of ELHT and in the community of East Lancashire CCG, which includes Hyndburn and Ribble Valley.

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) lies nestled in the heart of Lancashire. It is a large, integrated health organisation. With over 7,800 staff and 970 in-patient beds, we are a large provider of Acute District General and Specialist Hospital services and of Community Services. Our two main hospital sites, Royal Blackburn Teaching Hospital and Burnley General Teaching Hospital, have been rated ‘Good’ in 2016 by the Care Quality Commission. The Community End of Life Care service provided by ELHT has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC in 2019.

There is an attractive job plan, typically 10 PA’s (7.5 PA’s for direct clinical care and 2.5 PA’s for supporting professional activity).

Informal enquiries are welcome and contact should be made with:

Dr Marion Lieth – Medical Lead for Specialist Palliative Care, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust - Tel: 01254 732316

Dr Elizabeth Bailey - Medical Director East Lancashire Hospice - Tel: 01254 287004

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