Specialty doctor in palliative medicine

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Online applications are welcome and invited to apply for a full time speciality doctor in Palliative Medicine at Southampton General Hospital. Applicants wishing to work less than full time are encouraged to apply and the post can be split between two part time applicants to make up to 1.2 WTE.

This exciting opportunity will suit a doctor who already has some experience in Palliative Medicine. The applicant may be planning to follow a career in the specialty but wish to have additional experience prior to application for Specialty Training It may also be of interest to doctors in other disciplines who would like to further develop their interest in Palliative Medicine.

Although this is not a training post, training will be given and there will be opportunities to enhance the potholders’ e-portfolio.


The Hospital Palliative Care Team sees inpatients on wards across Southampton General Hospital and the Princess Anne Hospital as well as patients in the Emergency Department, the acute medical and surgical assessment units, MAOS and, on occasion, out-patients or those attending for radiotherapy. We see patients aged 16 year and upwards.


The team currently comprises 3 Palliative Medicine Consultants, Carol Davis, Andrew Jenks, and Mark Banting, an SpR on the Wessex Palliative Medicine Rotation, 2 part-time SAS doctors, Clinical Academic nurse/ ANP (Emma Murphy), Band 8a Lead Nurse, 4 Band 7 and 8 Band 6 Specialist Nurses and a Band 7 End of Life Care Educator.


To work with the established multidisciplinary team providing specialist palliative and end of life care to patients with the Hospital Palliative Care Team.

Provide a service to deliver a blend of expertise on complex clinical decision-making, enhanced supportive care/ proactive palliative care/ enhanced supportive care, specialist palliative care and end of life care.

The post holder will provide clinical based teaching to the undergraduate course Medicine in Practice 2 based at Southampton General Hospital. This activity is included in the weekly timetable.


Applicants should have full GMC registration with license to practice.

At least four years’ postgraduate training (or its equivalent gained on a part-time basis) with at least two years in a relevant specialty is essential.

MRCP (UK) full diploma or MCEM (Full) or MRCGP (full, with CCT) or MRCS (Full) or FRCA (Full) or FRCS or EEA eligibility are essential. Other qualifications or previous experience in Palliative Medicine or medical education would be desirable.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.


As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a plac...

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:


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Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789
Web: http://careers.uhs.nhs.uk/

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14 September 2020
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £40,037 - £74,661 per annum Salary period Yearly GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Medical Practitioner
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