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Lead Hospice Consultant

An excellent new job opportunity has arisen for a committed Lead Hospice Consultant to work in an exceptional hospice within an independent private hospital next to Central London.

You will be working for one of UK’s leading health care providers


This is one of the UK’s largest independent charitable hospitals.

Our commitment to our patients is in the quality of our care, the range of our services and the quality of our consultants and staff



*To be considered for this position you must hold a GMC with a Licence to Practice




As the Lead Hospice Consultant your key responsibilities include:

·         Work as part of a team of consultants, providing specialist palliative care to patients predominantly in the hospice DCU and Outpatients.

The post will also require occasional palliative care reviews of hospital patients, in addition to cross-covering the community and the IPU to ensure adequate clinical cover for the service is maintained when colleagues are on leave

·         Work collaboratively with all other team members and provide clinical support to the wider multi-disciplinary team

·         Attend the weekly DCU MDT meeting and take responsibility for decisions about patients.

·         Agree and arrange safe admissions and discharges of patients to and from the Hospice in line with local policy when covering the IPU

·         Ensure that comprehensive plans are made and recorded for each in-patient prior to the weekend in both their clinical record and the handover sheet

·         Participate in a non-resident telephone on-call service providing advice to St John’s Hospice in-patient and community services and supporting the in-patient telephone advice line.

On-call duties are shared between the three Consultants and are also supported through an external provider as a consultant telephone on call rota

·         Act as a key member of the Senior Management Team, liaising with the Chief Nursing Officer, Medical Director, Assistant Director of Nursing – Hospice, Consultants in Palliative Medicine, Hospice Heads of Departments and other staff members, ensuring a multi-disciplinary approach to palliative care


The following skills and experience would be preferred and beneficial for the role:

·         Experienced accredited clinical/educational supervisor and qualified medical appraiser is desirable

·         Advanced Communication Skills certificate / training is desirable

·         Extensive experience in palliative medicine

·         Experience at Consultant in Palliative Medicine level is desirable

·         Excellent clinical skills

·         The authority and decision-making skills needed to lead a multidisciplinary team in a complex environment

·         Ability to supervise the clinical work of consultants, doctors in training and other staff

·         Evidence of under and/or post graduate teaching


The successful Lead Hospice Consultant will receive an excellent salary of £93,600 per annum + On Call.

This exciting position is a permanent full time role working 32 hours a week.

In return for your hard work and commitment you will receive the following generous benefits:

·         Ongoing development and training

·         27 days annual leave

·         Generous private healthcare cover

·         Contributory pension schemes – including continuation of the NHS pension

·         Competitive pay with progressive band structuring

·         Private healthcare cover of up to £20,000 per year

·         Ongoing training and development programmes

·         Discounts at local, national and online shops

·         Interest-free season ticket loans

·         Cycle to work loan scheme

·         Employee "Service Excellence" recognition rewards


Reference ID: 6122

To apply for this fantastic job role, please call on 0121 638 0567 or send your CV to

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