Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Scotland | Edinburgh Hospice

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Scotland | Edinburgh Hospice
Job function
Consultant Scale £82,669 to £109,849 per annum pro rata (dependent on experience) and 5% Availability Supplement

HOURS:  7 PAs per week (28 hours) with 1 in 8.5 Consultant on call commitment)    

Anticipated start date 1 April 2020

CLOSING DATE: 11 December 2019

INTERVIEW DATE: 14 January 2020

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Consultant in Palliative Medicine to join Marie Curie Hospice Edinburgh.

The successful applicant will provide senior medical support and leadership to ensure the hospice delivers high-quality, flexible, responsive and person centred palliative care to patients with specialist palliative care needs, and their families /carers.

The post holder will work as part of a wider multidisciplinary team to support palliative care provision in both the hospice in-patient unit and the community. Responsibility for either the hospice in-patient ward or the community service will be shared on a rotational basis with other hospice consultants.  The post holder will provide a visible, accessible and authoritative presence to whom staff, patients and carers can turn to for assistance, advice and support.

The post holder will provide clinical leadership for the day therapies unit in the hospice and take an active role in developing an early intervention model. The post holder will also participate in the out of hours palliative medicine on call service.

The role also involves participation in the training and education work of the hospice, e.g. undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes, clinical supervision of junior medical staff, internal and external health care professional colleagues).

The post holder will also be expected to engage with management, clinical governance, research and service development activity of the service.

Opportunities exist for the post holder to develop links with two well established palliative care research teams and the University of Edinburgh.

The post holder must be registered with the GMC be on the Specialist Register for Palliative Medicine or eligible (via CCT, CESR or EC rights) within 6 months from date of interview.

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit please contact Dr Rachel Kemp, Medical Director Marie Curie Hospice

For an information pack please contact

Note to applicants: When completing your application please supply the contact details of a 3rd referee. You must complete the application form and attach a copy of your current CV.

Every day of your life matters – from the first to the last. When you work for Marie Curie, you understand that better than ever. We’re a passionate, committed and diverse team of more than 4,400 staff and 12,000 volunteers, here for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. We offer expert care, guidance and support, to help them get the most from the time they have left. Everyone knows our daffodil, but it’s our warmth, creativity and care that touch lives. Here, we take the time to really get to know the people we care for and those who love them. And we do whatever it takes to give them the final days and hours they deserve.