Specialty Grade Doctor in Palliative Medicine

Status: 40 hours per week, 6 month fixed term commencing in February 2024, with possibility of further extension.

Salary: £52,530 upwards according to level of experience, on the NHS pay scale

Closing Date: 07/01/2024

Interview Date: 17/01/2024

St Elizabeth Hospice is looking for a Specialty Grade Doctor in Palliative Medicine to support their provision of Specialist Palliative Care in the Ipswich area.

St Elizabeth Hospice improves life for people living with a progressive or terminal illness. Our work is centred on an individual’s needs, which means specialist support, whenever and wherever it is needed, whether at home, in the community or at the hospice. Through medicine and therapy we ease pain; we give life purpose and make life liveable.

For over 30 years St Elizabeth Hospice has driven forward innovation and development of services, both in the Ipswich and East Suffolk locality and now further up the coast to the Great Yarmouth and Waveney area.  NHS Norfolk and Waveney CCG awarded the specialist palliative and end of life care contract to East Coast Community Healthcare.  The contract includes a specialist palliative care service, which is delivered in partnership with St Elizabeth Hospice.

Applications are invited for the following fixed term post:



The post will commence in February 2024 for 6 months, with possibility of further extension. Caring for patients in the Inpatient Unit, and occasionally in other areas such as day care, at home, in community hospitals or care homes, the post holder will participate fully in the provision of medical care of patients referred to St Elizabeth Hospice.  You will ensure patients receive appropriate medical assessment and appropriate medical care as part of the multi-disciplinary care plan.  Post holders will also participate as first on-call for palliative care on a 1:5 rota.

This post would suit someone looking to gain palliative care experience prior to application for higher specialist training.

Appointments subject to a Disclosure and Barring check at an enhanced level.

Our most recent Care Quality Commission report rated the hospice as “Outstanding”

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For more information please use the link below to see a copy of the job description and person specification.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Alison Blaken, Interim Medical Director or Dr John Zeppetella, Consultant in Palliative Medicine via the PA to the Medical Team: Lesley Chandler on 01473 707926, email Lesley.chandler@stelizabethhospice.org.uk .

Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted, and invitation to interview will be sent by email.


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