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Senior fellow in palliative medicine

NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Fellow

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palliative medicine
NHS Medical & Dental: Senior Fellow
Full time: 40 hours per week
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01/03/2020 23:59

Online applicants are invited to apply for a Senior fellow post in Palliative Medicine at Countess Mountbatten House Hospice (CMH) This post is fixed term.

These exciting opportunities will suit doctors who already have some experience in Palliative Medicine. The applicants 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 applicants and the needs of the service, the post-holders may be involved in the care of patients admitted to CMH inpatient unit and the CMH community team.

The post holders will be joining a friendly, enthusiastic and dynamic multidisciplinary team, either at CMH.

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 including experience in Palliative Medicine 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 is essential. Other qualifications or previous experience in Palliative Medicine or medical education would be desirable. If you do not meet these criteria but have relevant qualifications or experience please contact us to discuss further.



Appointment will be made under local contractual terms and conditions of service for Trust appointed (non-training fellow doctors and dentists).

Grades for Trust appointed (non-training) fellows will be paid a basic salary at a nodal pay point linked to the grade, at the rate set out in the National Medical and Dental pay circular. Basic salary detailed below plus any additional remuneration (as applicable) for hours set out in the doctors work schedule (e.g. additional hours, weekend allowance, and any hours which attract enhanced pay)


Basic Salary -  MT04        £48,075


Travelling expenses will not be paid for attending interview


Please note that GMC registration (with a licence to practice) and right to work in the UK are essential for this role.  Successful applicants will already have GMC registration or will be able to demonstrate they are eligible.  Applicants requiring Tier 2 sponsorship should ensure they meet the Home Office application criteria prior to submitting an application. 


Job Reference: MT0195-MEDICAL -B This vacancy closes on or before:  01/03/20


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.


Apprenticeships logoNo smoking policyDisability confident employerCare quality commission - Good

Applicant requirements

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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