Applications are invited for a twelve month 1 WTE post in Palliative Care at the University Hospitals of Leicester from August 2023 -July 2024. Applications are welcome for people who wish to work less than full time.
This is a bespoke post created at IMT3 level within Palliative Medicine, which is designed to provide experience of delivering Palliative Medicine in a hospital setting and hospice setting throughout the year. There is the opportunity to consolidate and develop other skills through allocated non-clinical time to undertake teaching, audit and quality improvement work (at least 1 day a week) depending on interests and experience and the current project work within the team.
This post requires at least 4 years experience as a postgraduate doctor with at least 2 of those years working within the UK. It is ideal for trainees who wish to develop competencies and apply for a specialty training post -in Palliative Medicine or one of the many other medical, surgical and emergency specialties where these skills are regularly utilised. Training will be provided to help you develop your skills in palliative care. You will be allocated an Educational Supervisor. Previous post holders have gone on to Palliative Medicine Training Programmes and used this time as evidence of hospital palliative care experience.
Alternatively, if you are looking for a role at IMT1-2 level, please see our Trust Grade (IMT1-2 level) advert or contact us for an informal discussion.Main duties of the job
You would join a team of Consultants, Palliative Medicine Registrars, IMT doctors and Clinical Nurse Specialists who deliver Palliative Care across Leicester's hospitals and LOROS hospice.About us
We are one of the biggest and busiest NHS trusts in the country, incorporating the General, Glenfield and Royal Infirmary hospitals. We have our very own Children's Hospital and run one of the country's leading heart centres.
Our team is made up of more than 17,000 staff providing a range of services primarily for the one million residents of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
We work with partners at the University of Leicester and De Montfort University providing world-class teaching to nurture and develop the next generation of doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals, many of whom go on to spend their working lives with us.
Our purpose is to provide \Caring at its best and our staff have helped us create a set of values that embody who we are and what we're here to do. They are:
- We focus on what matters most
- We treat others how we would like to be treated
- We are passionate and creative in our work
- We do what we say we are going to do
- We are one team and we are best when we work together
Our patients are at the heart of all we do and we believe that \Caring at its best is not just about the treatments and services we provide, but about giving our patients the best possible experience.
About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust: (leicestershospitals.nhs.uk)Job descriptionJob responsibilities
The responsibilities of the post are identical to that of an ST3 in Palliative Medicine: ensuring a safe and high standard of care of all patients, participating in the assessment and management of hospital inpatients who have been referred to the hospital palliative care team, participating in out-patient &/or community care for patients outside the hospital, (for example by appropriate referrals, discussions with health care professionals, including follow up virtual reviews if appropriate), providing clinical supervision of junior doctors on medical wards about palliative care issues and providing senior medical input into the Palliative Care Team across UHL.Person SpecificationTraining and QualificationsEssential
- MBBS or Equiv
- Full GMC Registration and current licence to practice
- Current BLS Certificate
- MRCP or MRCGP or equivalent
- Membership of relevant specialist body eg Association for Palliative Medicine
- Advance Communication Training
- Minimum of 24 months' UK experience as a practising post FY1 doctor
- Evidence of interest in Palliative Care and holistic care in practice
- Evidence of/willingness to engage in novel approaches to patient care including digital technology
- Experience of/willingness to engage in assessment and mgmt of people in a community setting
- Experience of delivering teaching to peers
- Experience of providing support and supervision to other staff
- Experience of/ability to work sensitively within a multicultural society
- Experience of/ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and supervise juniors
- Demonstrable skills in written (and spoken - Interview) English that enable highly effective communication with patients and colleagues
- Experience of leading teams and awareness of leadership styles
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