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Consultant in Palliative Medicine


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Palliative Medicine
8 pa
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Trinity Hospice, Low Moor Road, Blackpool, FY2 0BG
£76761 – £103,490 (depending on experience)
29/01/2018 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire, and offers a full range of district hospital services and community health services to a population of 1.6 million in Lancashire and South Cumbria.

The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology services across the wider region.

We employ more than 6,500 staff, with a turnover in excess of £370m in 2014/2015 and have approximately 900 beds.

Our main activities are

  • Cardiovascular care at our Cardiac Centre.
  • Accident and Emergency at Blackpool Teaching Hospital
  • Community Midwifery and Women and Childrens Services.
  • Clinical research with an 80-strong team of nurses and doctors
  • Community nursing ans school nursing
  • Recovery and rehabilitation for a variety of conditions including brain injury, stroke and elderly care.
  • Sexual health and family planning services
  • Wellbeing and lifestyle including mental health services, heart health campaigns, and smoking cessation services.
  • End of life and palliative care.

Between April 1 2014 and March 31 2015 we treated 100,662 day cases and inpatients (elective and non-elective), 329,257 outpatients and had 83,303 A & E attendances. The total number of community contacts was 1,228,494.

The Trust houses a state of the art Simulation & Skills Facility that provides training for all grades of staff to improve the safety and quality of the service that we offer our patients.

We run a portfolio of in-house courses that can be accessed by all staff to enhance their professional development needs. The training is supported by the use of modern equipment including part task trainers for such skills as venupuncture and full body manikins for the practice of emergency drills.

Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Based at Trinity Hospice, Low Moor Road, Blackpool, FY2 0BG with contract held by Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Would you like to be part of an innovative and forward thinking team caring for people approaching the end of their lives? Enjoy the challenge of delivering high quality clinical medicine within the community? Interested in developing your leadership skills and new ways of working to meet the needs of a highly complex population Then we have an exciting opportunity for you, to work with an organisation which is considered Outstanding by the CQC and is an Investor in People Gold accredited employer and to work alongside the BMJ Hospital Palliative Care Team of the Year 2016.

Working Monday to Thursday with 1 in 6 non-resident second on call

Main duties and responsibilities of the job:

To work with Trinity Hospice, the Clinical Commissioning Groups on the Fylde Coast and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to support the delivery of safe and effective palliative and end of life care across the local community. You will be required to support the development and implementation of the Fylde Coast End of Life Strategy, the Trinity Business Plan and the NHS 5 year forward view. You will work with the Clinical Specialist Team working in the community to review complex patients and support their GP and DN team in managing them appropriately.

Skills, qualifications and experience needed:
The successful candidate will have a Medical Degree qualification, full GMC registration, be on the Specialist Register or be within 6 months of being eligible to be on the register.

Assessment Centre and AAC Interview date TBC

DBS at Enhanced Level will be required for this post

We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and service delivery.

No smoking policyDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - BronzeCommitted to disability confident

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Informal conversations are welcome and to arrange please contact:

Dr Susan Salt, Medical Director or Julie Huttley Clinical Director on 01253 358881
Dr Andrea Whitfield Head of Department in Palliative Medicine or Dr Harriet Preston, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Blackpool Teaching Hospitals on 01253 956934

If you have problems applying, contact

01253 957015