Consultant in Palliative Medicine – Community

We are looking to strengthen the existing Medical team, by appointing to a new substantive Consultant post. This new post holder will join four other colleagues across HCP, to make up a total establishment of 3.8 WTE Consultants.

The contract will be hosted by University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHBFT) and maintain NHS terms and conditions.

The Hospice Charity partnership (an independent Registered Charity), UHBFT and other system partners, work together to provide Specialist Palliative Medicine across Birmingham, Solihull and Sandwell.

The Hospice Charity Partnership formed in August 21, through a formal merger of Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice and John Taylor Hospice. Across both Hospice sites there are bedded specialist inpatient units, Day Hospice, Multi-disciplinary Community Palliative Care services (domiciliary and outpatients) and Hospice at Home. We are also supported by a well-being team who provide holistic pre and post-bereavement care to patients, families and children. There is a dedicated Education and Research department, based at St Mary’s. HCP has a strong commitment to; Research, pre and post-graduate medical education and active involvement in teaching other health and social care providers.

This post holder will be based at John Taylor Hospice in Erdington and will work predominantly with community based colleagues in that catchment, however there may be times where work across both Hospice sites and the wider geography is expected, depending on service needs. The job plan is focused on community practice, although senior medical cover for both hospice inpatient units may be required at times, helping to support a junior medical team comprising, Medical Officers (GP VTS), Specialty Doctors and Palliative Medicine Registrars.

Interest in teaching is vital. Research interests or other sub-speciality interests would be encouraged.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Dr Debbie Talbot, Medical Director Tel: 07966164898

If you think you have the attributes needed to help us achieve our ambitions for Palliative and End of Life Care and are interested in coming to join us at such an exciting time as we shape the new organisation we would be delighted to receive your application

This post is for a minimum of 6 sessions a week, but applications from those wishing to work a higher number of sessions would also be considered. HCP encourages flexible working.

Interview date (provisional): Tuesday 21st December

This post will be subject to a high level DBS check.

You can download the Job Description/Person Specification, application form and equal opportunities monitoring form from the link below.  Please note, you are required to complete the application form; CVs alone will not be accepted.

Job Description

Application Form 1 Jul 21


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