Consultant in Palliative Care

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

We welcome applications for a new substantive Palliative Medicine consultant post (6.33PAs) to join our team of 5 consultants in Berkshire West/South Oxfordshire. A new substantive consultant palliative medicine posts have arisen due to expansion of our team with additional funding for palliative medicine consultant posts within the Royal Berkshire Hospital and rearrangement of existing consultant posts. The palliative medicine department provides specialist medical input across a broad range of settings, including acute and community hospitals (Royal Berkshire Hospital, West Berkshire Community Hospital and Wallingford Community Hospital), the specialist inpatient unit based at Duchess of Kent Hospice and community services in Berkshire West and South Oxfordshire.

The simulation date is 31st July 2024 & interview date is 21st August 2024.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be a Palliative consultant working in South Oxfordshire Community team. They will provide clinical leadership of the community teams working alongside another consultant and doctors. There is flexibility in the job plan to meet service delivery and management needs alongside the needs of the applicant. An interest in management or research would be welcomed and there are opportunities to develop our local and regional education and research profile.

About us

Community and Specialist Inpatient palliative care services are provided by Sue Ryder across Berkshire West and South Oxfordshire and consist of 2 specialist community teams, outpatient and day services and one specialist palliative care unit. Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice (DoK), a 15 bedded unit is regarded as the hub of the palliative care service in Berkshire West. There are also exciting developments as a result of the expansion of the Sue Ryder Oxfordshire Palliative Care service now providing a CNS rapid response and a Hospice at Home service and virtual ward across South Oxfordshire and 2 community inpatient beds at Wallingford Hospital. The consultant group also provide clinical support and leadership for up to 8 palliative care beds at West Berkshire Community Hospital.

Date posted

20 May 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£99,532 to £131,964 a year pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

193-CON196NCG- A

Job locations

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details please see the attached Job Description and Personal Specification.

I f you would like to discuss this post or arrange a visit, please kindly contact

charlotte.passman@sueryder.org secretary to Dr Moretto and Dr Krauze

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Charlotte Passman

Job title Secretary to Dr Moretto and Dr Krauze

Email address charlotte.passman@sueryder.org

Telephone number

0330 053 6092

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details please see the attached Job Description and Personal Specification.

I f you would like to discuss this post or arrange a visit, please kindly contact

charlotte.passman@sueryder.org secretary to Dr Moretto and Dr Krauze

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name Charlotte Passman

Job title Secretary to Dr Moretto and Dr Krauze

Email address charlotte.passman@sueryder.org

Telephone number

0330 053 6092

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • Full registration with the GMC/eligible for registration Within 6 months of CCST in (Speciality) at interview date
  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom or equivalent

Desirable

  • Higher degree e.g. PhD/ MD submitted/awarded

Clinical Experience, Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Fully trained in Palliative Medicine
  • Previous responsibility for clinical governance and GMC Good Medical Practice
  • All aspects of palliative medicine and patient care

Audit Management & IT

Essential

  • Ability to work within clinical governance guidelines
  • Undertake audits and present data as required
  • Good IT skills, use of patient and hospital database

Desirable

  • Evidence of clinical leadership role demonstrating accountability for quality of care, financial controls and efficient management of workforce

Research, Teaching Skill & Experience

Essential

  • Evidence or providing good teaching and supervision to trainees

Desirable

  • Track record of publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Educational qualification

Patient Experience

Essential

  • Contributes to improving patients experience
  • See patients as individuals and involve them in decisions about their care
  • Ability to work in partnership to deliver a patient centred service
  • Demonstrate an understanding and willingness to embrace user involvement

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Able to abide by the Trust CARE Values; Compassionate, Aspirational, Respectful and Excellence
  • Ability to communicate with clarity and intelligence in both written and spoken English
  • Willingness to take responsibility, and exert appropriate authority
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary team, understanding each others unique role
Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • Full registration with the GMC/eligible for registration Within 6 months of CCST in (Speciality) at interview date
  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom or equivalent

Desirable

  • Higher degree e.g. PhD/ MD submitted/awarded

Clinical Experience, Knowledge & Skills

Essential

  • Fully trained in Palliative Medicine
  • Previous responsibility for clinical governance and GMC Good Medical Practice
  • All aspects of palliative medicine and patient care

Audit Management & IT

Essential

  • Ability to work within clinical governance guidelines
  • Undertake audits and present data as required
  • Good IT skills, use of patient and hospital database

Desirable

  • Evidence of clinical leadership role demonstrating accountability for quality of care, financial controls and efficient management of workforce

Research, Teaching Skill & Experience

Essential

  • Evidence or providing good teaching and supervision to trainees

Desirable

  • Track record of publications in peer reviewed journals
  • Educational qualification

Patient Experience

Essential

  • Contributes to improving patients experience
  • See patients as individuals and involve them in decisions about their care
  • Ability to work in partnership to deliver a patient centred service
  • Demonstrate an understanding and willingness to embrace user involvement

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Able to abide by the Trust CARE Values; Compassionate, Aspirational, Respectful and Excellence
  • Ability to communicate with clarity and intelligence in both written and spoken English
  • Willingness to take responsibility, and exert appropriate authority
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary team, understanding each others unique role

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

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

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Employer's website

https://www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


Employer's website

https://www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Clinical Lead, Consultant in Palliative Care

Emilia Moretto

Emilia.Moretto@sueryder.org

01189550400

Date posted

20 May 2024

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Consultant

Salary

£99,532 to £131,964 a year pro rata

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

193-CON196NCG- A

Job locations

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

RG1 5AN


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