Specialty Grade Doctor in Palliative Medicine

Status: Fixed Term starting September 2019 for 6 months

Salary: WTE: £39,060.00 - £72,840.00

Closing Date: 30/06/2019

Interview Date: 10/07/2019

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

Salary: WTE: £39,060.00 – £72,840.00

St Elizabeth Hospice improves life for people in east Suffolk 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.

Applications are invited for the following fixed term post:



Based at St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich (part time applications welcomed) to commence September 2019 for an initial 6 month period, with possibility of extending the contract.

Caring for patients in the Inpatient Unit, and occasionally in other areas such as day care, outpatients, at home, in community hospitals or care homes, the post holder/s will participate fully in the provision of medical care of patients referred to St Elizabeth Hospice, ensuring patients receive appropriate medical assessment and care.  Post holders will also participate as first on call for palliative care on a 1 in 5 rota.

Applicants who wish to work full time, part-time or to job-share will be considered. Appointments subject to a Disclosure and Barring check at an enhanced level. Royal College of Physicians approval has been applied for.

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

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

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Kelvin Bengtson, Medical Director on 01473 707006 or email kelvin.bengtson@stelizabethhospice.org.uk or Dr Alison Blaken on email Alison.blaken@stelizabethhospice.org.uk

 Closing date:           30 June 2019

Interviews:              10 July 2019

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

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