Hospice Doctor

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Closing Date: 30/08/2022
Contract Contract
Working Hours Part Time
Location Hartlepool
Salary £26,910
Company NHS Jobs

Job Description

This role will be working with:

Consultant, ST3, 2 doctors, Nurse Practitioner and F2

Alice House Hospice exists to ensure people affected by a life limiting illness or the death of a loved one have the care, comfort and support they need. As the only adult Hospice in the Hartlepool and East Durham areas of the UK, our unique range of services make a vital difference to the lives of thousands of families each year.

 

Main duties of the job

Ø To provide treatment for all patients within Hospice care across all clinical areas to ensure a high standard of medical care provision is delivered.

Ø To provide effective medical advice and support over the telephone ensuring effective palliative care support is available within the community.

Ø To play an effective key role within the multi-disciplinary team to ensure that effective holistic care of a high standard is available to all patients.

Ø Participation in a non-residential on call medical Rota, to ensure 24 hour medical support.

Ø To liaise with other health care professionals in hospitals and communities to ensure seamless provision of palliative care.

Ø To support teaching programmes and training of junior staff and students in palliative care to encourage high standards of practice.

Ø To commit to continuous professional development to extend knowledge and skills in specialist palliative care.

Ø To be committed to revalidation and appraisal processes.

Ø To participate in audit and research projects.

 

Ø To play an effective role in delivering actions from the Clinical Governance Group to ensure high standards of care are delivered and take an active role in audit and research project carried out by the Hospice.

 

About us

This role will be working with:

1 Palliative Care Consultant,

1 ST3,

2 Hospice doctors,

1 Nurse Practitioner

1 F2

Alice House Hospice is a 18 Bed Unit

 

Job description

Job responsibilities

1.0 Job Purpose

To provide medical care for all patients of Alice House Hospice across all clinical areas and play a key role as a member of the Multidisciplinary Team.

2.0 Key Tasks

Ø To provide treatment for all patients within Hospice care across all clinical areas to ensure a high standard of medical care provision is delivered.

Ø To provide effective medical advice and support over the telephone ensuring effective palliative care support is available within the community.

Ø To play an effective key role within the multi-disciplinary team to ensure that effective holistic care of a high standard is available to all patients.

Ø Participation in a non-residential on call medical Rota, to ensure 24 hour medical support.

Ø To liaise with other health care professionals in hospitals and communities to ensure seamless provision of palliative care.

Ø To support teaching programmes and training of junior staff and students in palliative care to encourage high standards of practice.

Ø To commit to continuous professional development to extend knowledge and skills in specialist palliative care.

Ø To be committed to revalidation and appraisal processes.

Ø To participate in audit and research projects.

Ø To play an effective role in delivering actions from the Clinical Governance Group to ensure high standards of care are delivered and take an active role in audit and research project carried out by the Hospice.

To carry out all duties in accordance to the law, Hospice philosophy and Hospice policies on equal opportunity and collective responsibility.

The above is indicative of the tasks required as at the date the job description was written, however it may be subject to change in line with service need and development. This may involve working across multi site with other Hospices.

3.0 Person Specification

Ø 2 years post graduate experience

Ø Demonstrable interest in Palliative Care.

Ø Effective communication skills

Ø Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team setting

Ø Interest in Teaching.

Ø Understanding of Equality of Opportunity

Ø Understanding of Diversity

Ø Understanding of Collective Responsibility

4.0 Information pertaining to On-Call

· When accepting responsibility on a day-to-day basis telephone support will be available from a senior medical colleague.

· It is a requirement of week-end on call for the Hospice to be visited daily.

 

· To be located within 1 hour of travel time of the Hospice.

 

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • 2 years post graduate experience
  • Demonstrable interest in Palliative Care.
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team setting
  • Interest in Teaching.
  • Understanding of Equality of Opportunity
  • Understanding of Diversity
  • Understanding of Collective Responsibility

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

Alice House Hospice

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