Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Palliative Medicine

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
£51,017 to £58,398 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Job summary

Clinical Fellow in Paediatric Palliative Medicine

We are pro-actively recruiting to the post with the following start date:
  • March 2024

This post in paediatric palliative care is suitable for trainees wishing to gain experience in paediatric palliative medicine, for those wishing to pursue a career in Tertiary Paediatric palliative medicine, or as a stand -alone post providing training for generalists with a specialist interest.

Main duties of the job

The Children's and Young People's Unit of the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, Sutton is based in an internationally renowned cancer centre; has excellent integration with all adult oncology specialities and enjoys the significant benefits of co-location with The Institute of Cancer Research. The on-site radiotherapy facilities have undergone extensive expansion. The clinical oncology service for children and young people with malignancy has a very high international reputation and has an established record in innovative radiotherapy techniques. The Children's and Young People's Unit has an excellent, well established paediatric palliative care service.

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and St Georges Hospital form a unified, integrated paediatric oncology centre for children with malignancy south of the Thames. The Royal Marsden Hospital provides cancer diagnosis, cancer treatment expertise, psycho-social support and non-surgical cancer therapy and St George's Hospital provides paediatric specialist services, including paediatric intensive care, paediatric surgery, neuro-surgery and paediatric infectious disease specialist care. Paediatric Palliative care provides palliation and symptom support across the entire service including tertiary hospitals (Royal Marsden and St George's Hospital), shared care hospitals and community services including into the hospice and home.

About us

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 3,900 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals - one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey - as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital.

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits and learning and development opportunities. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will gain specialist Paediatric Palliative care experience across clinical settings developing skills in pain and symptom management, advance communication and advance care planning.

The post will offer experience in:
  • Paediatric Palliative Oncology care involving both children and young people in a specialist paediatric Oncology tertiary service (Royal Marsden and St Georges hospital)
  • Experience in specialist non-oncology paediatric palliative care through Children Hospice care (Shooting star childrens Hospice)
  • Out of hours telephone specialist advisor service through participation on the PATCH oncall rota

For further information and duties for this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • Eligible for registration with the GMC
  • MB BS (or equivalent)
  • MRCPCH or equivalent


  • Other degrees eg BSc, BA or equivalent honours degree



  • A minimum of 2 years as Paediatric ST2-3 equivalent posts of which 1 year in UK/Ireland
  • Some experience in Paediatric Subspecialties with close Palliative care links e.g. neurodisability, PICU, Neurology, metabolic, oncology
  • Overseas posts must be recognised training posts in country of origin as vetted by the Higher Specialist Training Office at the RCPCH - evidence to be submitted with application form.
  • Overseas trainees need to have written references that their jobs are thus approved by the national training programme / college



  • Clear, logical thinking showing an analytical/scientific approach



  • Appropriate level of clinical knowledge
  • Experience and ability to work in multi-professional teams


  • Demonstrates breadth of experience and awareness in and outside specialty/medicine



  • Evidence of teaching experience



  • Research experience, presentations, publications

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