Consultant in Palliative Medicine
University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust
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Are you a Consultant in Palliative Medicine, looking for a new challenge and a change of scene? Are you about to CCT and are keen to develop your career somewhere a little different?
Come and join our Palliative Care team at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT). We are looking to appoint a consultant colleague due to the retirement of a member of our team. We work across Morecambe Bay, providing care to people with life-limiting illnesses through Lancaster, Morecambe, Kendal, Barrow-in-Furness, and in between, through diverse urban and rural environments, reaching out into the southern Lake District and the western edges of the Yorkshire Dales. If you are a highly motivated Consultant, have an appetite for innovation and driving change, and are looking to work in a friendly, cohesive and enthusiastic team, then we welcome your enquiry & application. This is 1.0 WTE substantive consultant post, however applications for less than full time working would be welcomed.
Main duties of the job
You will be expected to provide clinical expertise in Palliative Medicine to patients in a variety of clinical settings working closely alongside and supporting teams of Clinical Nurse Specialists and Advanced Nurse Practitioners. This role is key to the ongoing development and improvement of Palliative Care services across the Bay.
As a team we provide senior Palliative Medicine support to the acute hospital sites at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Furness General Hospital, and to the community palliative care teams across Morecambe Bay. All our senior medical posts support the Bay-wide team but roles tend to focus on a particular geographical area, across the hospital inpatient setting and in the community, allowing for continuity of care and a system-wide approach to management.
Education forms an important part of the role, from our contact with medical students, through support of postgraduate training posts, and by the education of colleagues from across the multidisciplinary team.
There's lots of information available in the attached documents. If you'd like to chat about this role, our department and why Morecambe Bay is a great place to work, then do get in touch.
We operate from three main hospitals - Furness General Hospital (FGH) in Barrow, the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI), and Westmorland General Hospital (WGH) in Kendal, as well as a number of community health care premises including Millom Hospital and GP Practice, Queen Victoria Hospital in Morecambe, and Ulverston Community Health Centre.
FGH and the RLI have a range of General Hospital services, with full Emergency Departments, Critical/Coronary Care units and various Consultant-led services.
WGH provides a range of General Hospital services, together with an Urgent Treatment Centre, that can help with a range of non-life threatening conditions such as broken bones and minor illnesses.
All three main hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. In addition, a range of local outreach services and diagnostics are provided from community facilities across Morecambe Bay.
To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay visiting our website https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/
Education & Qualifications
Skills, ability and knowledge
Research, Audit and Evidence-based Practice
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