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Clinical Fellow in Palliative Care Medicine

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£42,419 a year pa
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 2 month fixed term post in palliative medicine (2nd August - 3rd October 2023). The post holder will join the multi-professional palliative care team based at the Cicely Saunders Institute, King's College Hospital, Demark Hill, London. This is a stand-alone post and is suitable for doctors who have achieved competencies ST3 and above. King's is a busy but friendly teaching hospital and the experience gained will help the successful candidate to improve their portfolio and broaden their skill set.

Postgraduate education and training are essential components of this role. While the post is designed to support the service, the post-holder will have the same support from Educational and Clinical Supervisors as well as the Department of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education (PGMDE). This will include support and encouragement for all aspects of your professional portfolio, including access to teaching and training in Departments and across the Trust, MRCP support and appraisal support. There is also an International Doctors Development Programme. The successful candidate, like their predecessors, will become our best advertisements - we want your work and training to be safe, successful and enjoyable.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder would be based within the Cicely Saunders Institute at Denmark Hill.

The post holder will:
  • Be involved in reviewing patients from across the Trust who have been referred to the team for advice regarding palliative care management including complex symptom control, psychosocial support, advance care planning and end of life care
  • Work as part of the multi-professional team
  • Participate in clinical and other service activities with the object of ensuring a high standard of patient care
  • To take an active part in undergraduate training
  • To participate in research activities and clinical trials as required

The post holder must be fully registered with the GMC and hold a License to Practice. They should be of ST3 level and above. Experience in palliative care is desirable, but experience in other medical specialities such as geriatrics, intensive care medicine, or medicine would be considered.

This post would be ideal for somebody who has completed a Core Medical Training Programme or can demonstrate equivalent competencies who has an interest in palliative care.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of �1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Equality and Diversity Information

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Annual Reports and Other Corporate PublicationsKing's Health Partners Academic Health Science Centre Website King's College Hospital is part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), a pioneering collaboration between King's College London, and Guy's and St Thomas', King's College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.

Person Specification



  • Achievement of core medical training competencies (or equivalent),
  • Valid Adult Life Support Certificate, MRCP Part 1 and 2 written


  • Experience of palliative care medicine and multidisciplinary team working



  • Experience of Audit/ quality improvement


  • Previous experience of teaching undergraduates and postgraduates
  • Evidence of formal training in teaching

Experience and Qualifications


  • Organisation Skills


  • Distinctions or prizes during undergraduate training
  • Research & Publications



  • Communication Skills
  • Team working Skills

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