Specialty Doctor

Specialty Doctor


For an Application and Information pack please email: recruitment@saintcatherines.org.uk

For an informal discussion or further information please contact:  Dr Sarah Callin, Medical Director Email: sarah.callin@saintcatherines.org.uk

Salary: £45,124 – £77, 519   pro rata + 4% supplement for on call

Salary will commence pro-rata at Specialty doctor pay scale.  The entry point will be negotiable depending on level of experience, in line with the Pay and Conditions Circular (M&D) 2/2021, ranging from MC75-01 – MC75-18 (£45, 124 – £77, 519 pro-rata per annum). 

Pay progression will be subject to the requirements set out in Schedule 13 of the National Terms and Conditions of Service Specialty Doctor (England) 2021. 

Hours: 6 PA (24 hours per week + 1 in 6 on call)

Duration of Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 0900 Saturday 4th December, 2021

Interview dates:  Thursday 9th December, 2021

Job Overview:

Saint Catherine’s Hospice is seeking to recruit a Specialty Doctor in Palliative Medicine who will join an enthusiastic and supportive multidisciplinary team dedicated to providing specialist palliative care services in Scarborough, Whitby, Ryedale and parts of East Yorkshire.

We are looking for someone who is motivated, willing to learn and flexible in their approach, to support our teams and provide high quality medical care across our community, outpatient and hospice inpatient services.  You should have MRCP/MRCGP and will have completed at least 4 years’ full-time postgraduate training; at least two of which will be in a relevant specialty.

Previous experience in palliative medicine is desirable but not essential, as there will be education and supervision for the successful applicant.  Community experience would also be desirable.

The post would be ideal for a Doctor or GP wishing to utilise and extend their core skills and develop an interest in palliative medicine.

Hospice Overview

Saint Catherine’s provides specialist palliative care and support to adults with a terminal illness and to their families, carers and friends. Around half of our patients are learning to live with cancer and the remainder have a diagnosis from a wide range of other illnesses such as heart disease; respiratory conditions; end stage kidney and liver disease, and neurological illnesses.

As a Hospice rated Outstanding by the CQC, we promote high quality care which enables our patients to live as well as possible, to be cared for and supported, and make the most of every day.

We work across a large geographical area of approximately 1600 square miles encompassing the Boroughs of Scarborough, Ryedale, Whitby and parts of East Yorkshire.

The whole of the beautiful Yorkshire Coast has so much to offer with stunning walks, glorious beaches, villages and harbours, and a wide range of indoor and outdoor attractions. These include the North Yorkshire Moors and Heritage Coast, Dalby the Great Yorkshire Forest, the Yorkshire Wolds, Bempton Cliff Nature Reserve, and Europe’s largest Open Air Theatre attracting some of the biggest names in the music industry.

No matter where you choose to base yourself, the delights of the whole coastline are within easy reach by car or public transport.

Having all of this on your doorstep creates opportunity for more work/life balance, giving you breathing space to think and take care of your physical health.

Essential Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • MBBCh/MBBS
  • MRCP or MRCGP
  • Full GMC Registration
  • Completed at least 4 years’ post-qualification experience (or equivalent) at least 2 years in a specialty-training programme in a relevant specialty e.g. GP, general medicine
  • Experience working within a multi-professional team
  • Knowledge of current environment for delivery of palliative care services
  • Ability to critically assess published research and incorporate it into clinical practice
  • Experience in teaching doctors and other healthcare professionals
  • Experience of initiating, planning and completing clinical audit
  • Understanding of Clinical Governance
  • Understanding of good medical practice
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Training in communication skills
  • Evidence of effective case load management
  • Evidence of effective MDT working

Desirable Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Diploma in Palliative Medicine
  • Teaching qualification
  • Proven clinical experience in palliative medicine
  • Demonstrable clinical competence in palliative medicine
  • Hospice experience
  • Community experience
  • Publications in refereed journals
  • Experience supervising junior doctors
  • Training or qualifications in medical education methods
  • Evidence of leading clinical audit
  • Evidence of completion of audit cycle
  • Positive professional feedback
  • Positive patient feedback
  • Completion of advanced communication skills course

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