Specialty Doctor

Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent

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Job summary

Are you an experienced doctor thinking of a change in career or a doctor who wants to build a career in palliative care?

If so, then the role of Speciality Doctor at Pilgrims may be just the job for you!

Pilgrims Hospice provides expert palliative care to the people of East Kent. We have three in patient units at Ashford, Canterbury and Margate where our three multi-disciplinary community teams are based as well as our therapy centres.

We have some opportunities that have arisen in our medical team and are inviting applications for interested physicians. This would be ideal for experienced doctors thinking of a change in career, doctors who are considering a move to palliative medicine with a view to building a career in this speciality or doctors who feel some palliative care would be useful experience for their future career or have a wealth of experience within palliative medicine.

We have an active educational programme and as a training unit for specialist and general practice trainees can offer some excellent opportunities to develop skills and gain experience.

The posts will be based at Canterbury or Margate but there could be some flexibility if Ashford was the preferred site. Posts are available immediately, subject to pre-employment checks and are available on a full or part time basis.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide clinical care and medical input to the multidisciplinary team for patients under the care of the Pilgrims Hospice, under the supervision of the named consultant (including hospice inpatients, community patients, outpatients, domiciliary visiting and patients attending Pilgrims Therapy Centre).

  • To participate in the teaching, supervision and training of medical trainees and other professional staff working at the Pilgrims Hospice or attending courses run by the Pilgrims Hospices.
  • To maintain a full programme of personal CPD in line with current recommendations. Please refer to the Hospice study leave policy
  • To participate in annual appraisal and to work to the stated strategic direction and objectives of Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent.
  • To undertake administrative tasks in support of the activity of the organisation.
  • To be actively involved in an effective system of clinical audit and all other aspects of clinical governance.
  • To support research undertaken by Pilgrims. We have a thriving research programme led by our research facilitator.

About us

Our Vision

We recognise that our workforce is integral to the delivery of our Vision and our charitable aims. Pilgrims Hospices continues to create a highly skilled, motivated, engaged and healthy workforce by providing an environment where staff and volunteers feel highly motivated to perform their roles to a consistently high standard.

To achieve our Vision, we use our CODE:

Compassionate We treat everyone with compassion and care

Open We communicate openly, honestly and effectively

Dynamic We are dynamic, improving and developing our service

Empowered We empower people to achieve their outcomes

Other benefits:

  • Modern, friendly and highly professional working environments
  • Opportunities for professional development through a range of extensive learning
  • Alignment with NHS pay rates and continuity in membership of the NHS pension scheme
  • A sense of achievement in supporting a worthwhile cause
  • A sense of wellbeing
  • A good work-life balance
  • Locations across well-populated areas of east Kent – all providing very good road and rail links
  • NHS and financial discounts i.e. Blue Light Card

Date posted

28 June 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

B0497-22-3673

Job locations

Pilgrims Hospice

56 London Road

Canterbury

Kent

CT2 8JA


Pilgrims Hospice In Thanet

Ramsgate Road

Margate

Kent

CT94AD


Pilgrims Hospice

Hythe Road

Willesborough

Ashford

Kent

TN24 0NE


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the Job Description document for more information on what the role of Speciality Doctor entails. 

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the Job Description document for more information on what the role of Speciality Doctor entails. 

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Possesses range of clinical knowledge, skills & information technology expertise.
  • Concerned to maintain & develop this knowledge.
  • Displays sound professional judgement
  • Sees patients within a holistic context
  • Able to manage general medical on call needs of palliative care patients

Desirable

  • Palliative care/hospice experience.

Qualifications

Essential

  • MBBS or equivalent.
  • Full GMC registration.
  • Completion of Foundation competencies.

Desirable

  • Completion of ST1/CT1 and ST2/CT2 or equivalent experience.
Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Possesses range of clinical knowledge, skills & information technology expertise.
  • Concerned to maintain & develop this knowledge.
  • Displays sound professional judgement
  • Sees patients within a holistic context
  • Able to manage general medical on call needs of palliative care patients

Desirable

  • Palliative care/hospice experience.

Qualifications

Essential

  • MBBS or equivalent.
  • Full GMC registration.
  • Completion of Foundation competencies.

Desirable

  • Completion of ST1/CT1 and ST2/CT2 or equivalent experience.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent

Address

Pilgrims Hospice

56 London Road

Canterbury

Kent

CT2 8JA


Employer's website

https://www.pilgrimshospices.org/jobs (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Pilgrims Hospices in East Kent

Address

Pilgrims Hospice

56 London Road

Canterbury

Kent

CT2 8JA


Employer's website

https://www.pilgrimshospices.org/jobs (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Andrew Thorns

Andrew.Thorns@PilgrimsHospices.org

01233504133

Date posted

28 June 2022

Pay scheme

Other

Salary

Depending on experience

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

B0497-22-3673

Job locations

Pilgrims Hospice

56 London Road

Canterbury

Kent

CT2 8JA


Pilgrims Hospice In Thanet

Ramsgate Road

Margate

Kent

CT94AD


Pilgrims Hospice

Hythe Road

Willesborough

Ashford

Kent

TN24 0NE


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