Specialty Doctor in Palliative Medicine

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

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Job summary

An exciting new opportunity has arisen to join the hospital specialist palliative care team in Hull. The team assess & support patients with advanced life-limiting illnesses & their families, who have complex symptoms/needs. We are seeking an enthusiastic and caring medic keen to develop skills in this area of medicine. Most recent performance ratings from CQC for end of life care were "good" across all aspects and our aspiration is for our responsive service to develop and become rated "outstanding" at future inspections.

Main duties of the job

It is anticipated that the post of Specialty Doctor with the Palliative Care team will provide medical support to the clinical nurse specialists working across the Trust sites.

Participation in audit / appraisal and CME is mandatory under clinical governance / RCR / RCP / GMC guidance. Time is allowed within core SPAs to take part in audit and there is a dedicated audit lead for the department. 10 days of study leave are funded for CPD and training.

Duties other than those clinical duties specified will be in accordance with the job plan agreed between the appointee, supervising consultant, the clinical lead and the chief executive. The job plan allows for Administration, Teaching and Medical Audit.

The candidate may be required to work on any of the Trust's sites and across the seven day period where necessary.

Secretarial support and office accommodation and IT facilities will be provided.

Successful candidates will be expected to support the Trust's goals for sustainability by encouraging and adopting sustainable ideas and practices.

A standard full time Job Plan (work schedule) will contain 10 programmed activities (PAs) comprising 9 PAs for direct clinical care (DCC) and 1 for supporting activities (SPAs). SPAs are classed as 'core' and cover time for CPD, audit, appraisal and revalidation.

About us

HUTH has two main sites: Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital with an annual budget of approximately £800 million. The Trust employs around 11,000 staff and serves an extended population of 1.25 million, delivering a number of outpatient services from locations across the area.

The Trust's secondary care service portfolio is comprehensive, covering the major medical and surgical specialties, routine and specialist diagnostic services and other clinical support services. These services are provided primarily to a catchment population of approximately 600,000 in the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire area.

HUTH provides specialist and tertiary services to a population of 1.25 million extending from Scarborough in North Yorkshire to Grimsby and Scunthorpe in North East and North Lincolnshire respectively.

Date posted

21 September 2023

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Specialty Doctor

Salary

£52,530 to £82,400 a year PA Pro Rata

Contract

Fixed term

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

356-23-5614439

Job locations

Castle Hill Hospital

Castle Road

Hull

HU16 5JQ


Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Trust Values

Essential

  • oAbility to demonstrate the Trust's values of Care, Honesty, and Accountability

Qualifications

Essential

  • Possession of MBBS, MB ChB or equivalent medical qualification
  • Eligibility for GMC registration
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development

Desirable

  • Possession of MRCP or equivalent
  • Evidence of previous training in palliative medicine

Clinical Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of 4 years post registration experience
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in acute medicine, general medical specialities and/or oncology or other specialities related to palliative medicine

Desirable

  • Previous experience of specialist palliative care

Management and Administrative Experience

Desirable

  • Ability to undertake audit projects

Teaching Experience

Desirable

  • Able to train/teach other healthcare professionals

Skills, Knowledge & Ability

Essential

  • Well-organised, flexible and able to discharge responsibilities within the context of the multidisciplinary team
  • Able to organise, prioritise and plan own work and that of the team
  • Good communication skills
  • Must be able to communicate fluently in English with other professionals at all levels and in all formats
  • Knowledge of, and participation in, Health & Safety and Clinical Governance

Desirable

  • Advanced communication skills training

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Caring attitude to patients
  • Commitment to continuing medical education
  • A flexible nature that is well motivated and able to cope with the changing demands of the service
  • Ability to work as part of a team across multiple sites
  • Ability to cope with stressful situations
  • An interest in palliative medicine
Person Specification

Trust Values

Essential

  • oAbility to demonstrate the Trust's values of Care, Honesty, and Accountability

Qualifications

Essential

  • Possession of MBBS, MB ChB or equivalent medical qualification
  • Eligibility for GMC registration
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development

Desirable

  • Possession of MRCP or equivalent
  • Evidence of previous training in palliative medicine

Clinical Experience

Essential

  • Minimum of 4 years post registration experience
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in acute medicine, general medical specialities and/or oncology or other specialities related to palliative medicine

Desirable

  • Previous experience of specialist palliative care

Management and Administrative Experience

Desirable

  • Ability to undertake audit projects

Teaching Experience

Desirable

  • Able to train/teach other healthcare professionals

Skills, Knowledge & Ability

Essential

  • Well-organised, flexible and able to discharge responsibilities within the context of the multidisciplinary team
  • Able to organise, prioritise and plan own work and that of the team
  • Good communication skills
  • Must be able to communicate fluently in English with other professionals at all levels and in all formats
  • Knowledge of, and participation in, Health & Safety and Clinical Governance

Desirable

  • Advanced communication skills training

Personal Attributes

Essential

  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Caring attitude to patients
  • Commitment to continuing medical education
  • A flexible nature that is well motivated and able to cope with the changing demands of the service
  • Ability to work as part of a team across multiple sites
  • Ability to cope with stressful situations
  • An interest in palliative medicine

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

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

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

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

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Castle Hill Hospital

Castle Road

Hull

HU16 5JQ


Employer's website

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

Employer details

Employer name

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Castle Hill Hospital

Castle Road

Hull

HU16 5JQ


Employer's website

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

For questions about the job, contact:

Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Dr Elaine Boland

elaine.boland1@nhs.net

01482461146

Date posted

21 September 2023

Pay scheme

Hospital medical and dental staff

Grade

Specialty Doctor

Salary

£52,530 to £82,400 a year PA Pro Rata

Contract

Fixed term

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

356-23-5614439

Job locations

Castle Hill Hospital

Castle Road

Hull

HU16 5JQ


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