Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Consultant in Palliative Medicine


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Palliative Medicine
10 PA
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Medical Staffing A64900
£77,913 to £105,042 pa
03/03/2019 23:59
Interview date

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use values-based interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx

Consultant in Palliative Medicine (two posts)

Applications are invited to apply for the above posts in Sir Michael Sobell House Hospice at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford, OX3 7LE. Candidates with consultant experience are warmly invited to consider this exciting opportunity of joining an established team and helping to lead the palliative care department.

Two whole time equivalent posts are available as Consultants in Palliative Medicine working in the palliative care service in Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Each of these posts includes an on call commitment which attracts a category A availability supplement. Applications from those who are unable to work full time or who wish to job share will be considered.

Sobell House is an NHS Specialist Palliative Care Service and is an integral part of Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Sobell House has served the community of Oxfordshire for over 40 years. Sobell House Hospice Charity supports the work of the Hospice and the Trust. The charity has an ambitious development programme which will gift in excess of £10 million to the Trust and community of Oxfordshire. Sobell House Hospice Charity is currently supporting a three year project to improve care of the dying in Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust including some additional staff to deliver the project.

The successful candidates will be part of a team of 5 consultants (4.2 WTE), two specialty doctors (1.35 WTE) and 4 doctors in training (2 palliative medicine, 2 general practice).  The scope of work covered by the medical team includes clinical care in the specialist service (inpatient, outpatient including day services, community specialist team, hospital team, lymphoedema and bereavement), clinical care and leadership of end of life care across the Trust, education and research.

The Hospice is seeking a capable, enthusiastic doctor who enjoys working in a tertiary referral centre. In addition to superb clinical skills the right doctor will enjoy working as part of a dedicated team at a very exciting time in the evolution of the service.

Salary: £77,913 to £105,042 per annum 

Closing date: 3rd March 2019

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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

Candidates are highly recommended to visit and are invited to contact Prof Bee Wee,  Interim Clinical Lead Sobell House via Deborah Lunn,  PA on Deborah.lunn@ouh.nhs.uk or 01865 225862.

If you have problems applying, contact

01865 228709