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  • Advert number: 302310-0
  • Posted Date: 10/05/12
  • Closing Date: 25/05/12

St Barnabas House Hospice Care

Medical Director and Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Applications are invited for a Medical Director and Consultant in Palliative Medicine at St Barnabas House,Worthing.This exciting post has arisen following the departure of the Medical Director.This is a full time post however, consideration may be given to candidates wishing to work a minimum of 8 PA’s.

Having recently moved to a new build,St Barnabas House is one of the main providers of specialist palliative care inWest Sussex,offering a full range of services including 20 inpatient beds,Community Palliative CareTeam, Outpatient, Day Hospice,and Family Services Team. We are also about to launch our new Hospice@Home service.The successful candidate will join a friendly and committed multi-professional team.

The Medical Team consists of the Medical Director,two part time Consultants (6 sessions each),a Specialist Registrar from the SouthThames Regional Specialty Training Programme,a full time Specialty Doctor,a part time Staff Grade and two part time Medical Officers.

The Consultants and Medical Director work across the community and Inpatient Unit. Each has a lead responsibility for particular areas of the service,with the Medical Director being the lead for the Inpatient Unit.The post holder will also represent the organisation in the external environment and will need to be involved in shaping and managing the links with the local commissioning groups.

In addition to acting as a member of St Barnabas Hospice’s Medical Director,the successful candidate will also work under a Consultant Honorary Contract with Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust.

Worthing is located on theWest Sussex coastline approximately 10 miles from the cosmopolitan city of Brighton,surrounded by the picturesque South Downs.It is just over an hour’s travelling distance from London,and has a range of affordable accommodation and good schools.

Interview date: Thursday 7 June 2012.
To discuss the post or arrange to visit please contact
Mr Hugh Lowson,Chief Executive Officer or the
Consultants on 01903 706300.For an application pack
please visit www.stbh.org.uk/stbarnabas house job
vacancies or contact Human Resources Department,
St Barnabas Hospices, tel:01903 706318.