Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Location: East Kent - Canterbury; Ashford; Margate

Status: Permanent

Salary: Competitive with NHS rates

Closing date: 28/05/2024

Interview date: 12/06/2024

Pilgrims Hospices is embarking on an ambitious recruitment drive to support transformative changes following review of our clinical strategy to enhance supportive and end-of-life-care by expanding the senior clinical leadership group to a multidisciplinary team.

We welcome applications from passionate candidates who would be interested to join us as Consultant(s) in Palliative Medicine, to make a difference to the people in East Kent, bringing comprehensive clinical expertise and a deep commitment to holistic care.

This is a great position for new colleagues who have come to the end of their training but also for experienced colleagues who want to help shape a new model of palliative care provision in East Kent.  The Consultant in Palliative Medicine will be joining existing and new Nurse and Medical Consultants, working alongside Specialty Doctors, GP and FY2 trainees as well as Specialist Registrars and Advanced Clinical Practitioners.  Pilgrims Hospices is aligned to three medical schools and also hosts an University of Kent led fellowship/GPwSI post.

We operate three inpatient units in Canterbury, Ashford and Margate with typical multi-disciplinary teams to support patients in our 36 beds, in the community including hospice at home services and in our three therapy centres.   Our vision is “a community where people with a terminal illness and their family and friends are supported and empowered to live well in mind and body until the very last moment of their life”.

As a Consultant in Palliative Medicine and part of our clinical leadership team you will be expected to practice at an advanced level to:

  • Deliver high-quality patient care with expertise and autonomy;
  • Develop and maintain specialist areas of interest to support our clinical strategy;
  • Collaborate with external stakeholders to develop pathways and shape processes;
  • Lead and motivate teams to improve standards of practice:
  • Contribute to research, service evaluation and quality assurance initiatives;
  • Commit to your own Continuous Professional Development, support and coach others doing the same.

To be successful as a Consultant in Palliative Medicine you will need:

  • Advanced palliative care practice experience
  • Strong leadership and team motivation skills
  • Commitment to evidence based practice and quality improvement
  • Supervisory and educational experience required.

The Consultant in Palliative Medicine job description has been approved by the Royal College of Physicians.   If you would like to speak to us about this role, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Dr. Pia Amsler on 07961 830575 or via email at pia.amsler@pilgrimshospices.org

Pilgrims Hospice is the lead provider of specialist palliative care in East Kent serving a population of over 800,000 spread across a geographical area of over 700 square miles of a largely rural area with main urban population in Ashford, Folkestone, Canterbury, Dover, Margate, and Ramsgate.

Please visit our website for further information on all aspects of Pilgrims Hospices at www.pilgrimshospices.org.

Closing Date:  28th May 2024

Interview Date:  12th June 2024