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Specialty Doctor in Palliative Medicine


Specialty Doctor in Palliative Medicine
Maternity Cover (4 Month Period)

Salary scale: £37,172 to £69,318 pro rata, plus 6% availability supplement
Hours: 8 Programmed Activities + On Call

Applications are invited for a part time Locum Specialty Doctor to join a dynamic and innovative Specialist Palliative Care Team. The post comprises 8 programmed activities per week, plus a 1 in 6 on call/weekend ward rounds (with prospective cover).

The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice is a modern Specialist Palliative Care Unit providing inpatient facilities for 14 patients, as well as Community Palliative Care Services, Day Hospice and Outpatient Clinics. There are strong links with local Hospital Specialist Palliative Care Teams, and an established Education Department.

This post provides an opportunity to work within the Hospice at a time of exciting change as we move forward towards a new hospice build and the development of teenage and young adult services. We are committed to delivering high standard palliative care to individuals with progressive, life limiting conditions across South Glasgow, seeking to provide the most up to date interventions including links with regional intrathecal analgesia services and developing in-hospice ultrasound programme.

The appointee will provide maternity cover, joining a team of 3 Consultants, 2 Specialty Doctors and an experienced multi-disciplinary team. The locum period will initially be for a 4 month period. Experience in Palliative Medicine is desirable but not essential, and support and education would be tailored for the successful candidate.

This position offers attractive terms and conditions.

If you wish an informal discussion about this role or to arrange an appointment to visit please contact Dr Laura Kelly, Lead Consultant in Palliative Medicine, on 0141 429 5599 or by email to

For further information or to download an application pack please click here, alternatively if you would like a paper copy of the application please contact the Hospice HR Department on 0141 429 9885 or by email to

Closing date for applications is Friday 19th December 2014 at 12 midday



The Hospice is an Equal Opportunities employer and we make appointments on merit.

We welcome applications from women and men of any ethnic group, religious belief, marital status and sexual orientation, or who have disabilities.

Our premises have wheelchair access and are a smoke-free zone.

This position is subject to a Disclosure Scotland check.