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Consultant in Palliative Care

79860 - 107668 GBP YEAR

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Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Sue Ryder Care Wheatfields Hospice/The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Closing Date: 28 May 2020

Ref: 298-CON-600

This is an outstanding opportunity to join the Specialist Palliative Care Team in a newly created post at Wheatfields Hospice, Leeds. The successful applicant will be employed by Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT). This opportunity will see you join a highly successful, responsive and committed team who are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated colleague.

This is an up to 8PA new appointment Consultant in Palliative medicine post to work as the medical lead in, day services and education at Wheatfields hospice.

Wheatfields hospice is one of seven Sue Ryder hospices. It provides specialist palliative care to patients in the hospice and community. It has 18 inpatient beds, a community team, on site and satellite day therapy, outpatients. There is also a bereavement and family support service.

The successful applicant should possess MB BS, MB ChB or equivalent, Higher medical qualification (e.g. MRCP, MRCGP), a CCT in Palliative Medicine OR inclusion on GMC Specialty Register for palliative medicine OR within six months of achieving CCT from a UK palliative medicine training programme at the time of interview. In accordance with the consultant appointment regulations, all other categories of doctors must be on the Specialist Register.

Applicants should have established skills in palliative medicineand its related specialties. A strong commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and a research interest is desirable.

The successful candidate will provide medical leadership to ensure our day services continue to meet the changing needs of our patients into the future. They will also be responsible for coordinating the medical education delivered by the hospice.

Consideration will be given to applicants who wish to work full or part time and those wishing to job share.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact one of the following:

Dr Lynne Russon, Medical Director at Wheatfields Hospice on 0113 2787249

Dr Suzanne Kite, Lead Clinician/Consultant on 0113 206 6517


If you wish to discuss this, or have any queries, please contact Lynn Lindley in Medical Staffing on (0113) 2064895: E Mail Address: LynnLindley@nhs.net

Please note that only electronic applications can be accepted for this post.

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