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Specialty doctor in palliative medicine

NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor

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Pallative medicine
NHS Medical & Dental: Specialty Doctor
Full time: 10 PA's per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£40,037- £74,661 per annum
20/07/2020 23:59

Online applications are invited for a full time speciality doctor in Palliative Medicine at Mountbatten Hampshire Hospice. 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. There is a 1/6 on-call commitment (pro-rata) to cover the inpatient unit.

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.

Depending on the previous experience of the applicant and the needs of the service, the post-holder may be involved in the care of patients admitted to Mountbatten inpatient unit, the community team or, outpatients.


The post holder will be joining a friendly, enthusiastic and dynamic multidisciplinary team. The medical team comprises two Consultants, an Associate Specialist, 2 Specialist Registrars and 2 GP trainees. We have a 21 bedded In-Patient Unit (IPU), a large day, self-help and rehabilitation centre, a community nursing team, Psychosocial care, Bereavement Service and an education team. The hospice serves a population of around 500,000 and covers Southampton, and parts of West Hampshire. It is a registered charity and company. Mountbatten Hampshire currently employs approximately 130 staff and benefits from the support of over 100 volunteers. We pride ourselves on delivering the highest standard of care and support to patients and their families, and constantly strive to ensure we reach as many people as possible, whenever and wherever they may need us.

Over the last year, Mountbatten Isle of Wight and Mountbatten Hampshire have developed a unique partnership, with one senior team leading both organisations, overseen by a single board of trustees. A new and innovative five-year strategy is currently being developed, focusing on creating a new model of care which will concentrate on reaching more people, care coordination, our key messages and story, volunteers, partnerships and integration, and survival and sustainability. As the Health and Social Care system around us continues to be challenged, we will expand our expertise and specialism over the coming years to ensure no-one is ignored or denied access to what they need as they begin to consider and prepare for the last phase of life.


To work with the established multidisciplinary team providing specialist palliative and end of life care to patients admitted to Mountbatten Hampshire inpatient unit. Depending on service needs and applicant’s experience, there may also be opportunity to work with the Community Team conducting domiciliary visits, in outpatients and within the Day centre (Hazel Centre).


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 place to work or receive care. 

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on TBC -  Job Ref 188-MT0313-MEDICAL


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

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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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Carol Davis

Consultant Palliative Medicine

02381 204958

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