GP/Specialty Doctor Palliative Medicine

Contract: Up to 10 sessions per week
Location: Westcliff-on-sea
Closing Date: Nov 22, 2019

Havens Hospices is currently undergoing exciting change and we are seeking a GP or Specialty Doctor to help be part of developing the future of our Hospice Care.

If you are a GP with an interest in Palliative Care or have the experience to work as a specialty doctor and you want to make a true difference to patient experience and you have the leadership skills and drive to be part of radical change in Hospice Care then we want you in our team.

We are offering up to 10 sessions per week and it is hoped that this will be covered by more than one post. Ideally we would seek to employ a lead GP/Specialty post up to 6 sessions, and another post to cover 4 sessions.  This would enable a GP to remain in practice but vary their portfolio of specialist interest.

We are keen to support education, training and development in the role for the right candidate/s.

Full job specification

Key Responsibilities

  • To be responsible for the delivery and coordination of medical care to patients in the in-patient unit, Day Hospice and Community services
  • To contribute to the review of different models of medical care which are creative, patient-focused and sustainable
  • To lead on, and contribute to, the programme of clinical education, quality improvement and patient experience
  • To contribute to education and support to the Nursing and Junior Doctor teams.
  • To work with the senior leadership team to develop creative and sustainable Hospice Care, with a greater and wider reach to more people.

Benefits for you

  • 33 days annual leave, plus 8 days bank holiday (pro-rata).
  • Perkbox retailer discount scheme.
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for pension and annual leave purchase.
  • Competitive pension schemes and NHS pension for continuing members.
  • Learning and Development team committed to personal and professional development, offering a number of education opportunities.
  • Life Assurance.
  • Employee referral bonus.
  • Wellbeing sessions (monthly).