Douglas Macmillan Hospice

Speciality Doctor

Barlaston, Stoke-on-Trent
+ 42 days annual leave and an excellent pension scheme & many more benefits
22 May 2019
22 Jun 2019
Part Time
Contract Type

We are looking for a Specialty Doctor in Palliative Care whose primary focus will be to provide specialist palliative medical input to the In-Patient Services. We have a 33 bedded in-patient unit and we also offer a Day Therapy Services and Community Service including Hospice at Home Service and offer 24/7 advice line. We are a training unit for specialty trainees in palliative medicine, undergraduates from Keele Medical School.


This post would suit someone wishing to pursue a career or gain experience in Palliative Medicine or a GP looking to develop a portfolio career. Previous candidates have been successful in applying for higher Specialist Training in Palliative Medicine. This post offers the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of initiatives such as teaching and audit. 


You will be joining a small team of Specialty Doctors. Working as part of the multi-disciplinary team, you will deliver high quality professional care to the patients and relatives in the Hospice. You will work closely with the whole clinical team to ensure that we offer the highest standards of care and develop our services to meet the changing needs of our patients. Senior support is provided by the Lead Consultant and an Associate Specialist in Palliative Care.


 You will need at least 3 years full time post graduate training in acute medicine and/or general practice  and post graduate qualification e.g. MRCP, MRCGP or equivalent although not necessary is desirable. Prior experience in Palliative Care is desirable, but not essential. However, experience in medicine for the elderly or general medicine will also be considered as relevant to the post. You need to be fully registered with the GMC. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, compassion and an ability to work in respectful partnership with all members of the Multi-Disciplinary Team.


Potential applicants wishing to have an informal discussion should contact DR Emer McKenna, Lead Consultant on 01782 344300 or email


We recognise the need for flexible working and would consider alternative working patterns.


What can we offer you?

· Salary: Circa £46,250 (FTE) + weekend on call supplement

· On call: 1:6 non-resident first on call weeknights & weekends

· Hours: 15 – 30 hours per week (flexible working hours)

· Enhanced DBS

· Location: DM Hospice

· Competitive Holiday Allowance

· Contributory Pension Scheme

· Free Parking

· Pay Care Package + many more benefits!

Closing Date: 22nd June 2019