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Consultant in Palliative Medicine (part-time)

17 May 2019

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports people in Cambridgeshire who are living with a life-limiting illness. Delivered from our new location at Shelford Bottom, Cambridge and the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech, our care and services are provided free of charge and we have been recognised, this year, as outstanding by CQC. Our professional, compassionate and practical services deliver care, counselling and education, helping our patients and their loved ones to make every moment count. 

Applications are invited for the post of part-time, permanent Consultant in Palliative Medicine based at Arthur Rank Hospice Charity in Cambridge. The successful applicant will join 2 other consultants in a supportive medical team which includes trainees and speciality doctors. The Hospice comprises of an in-patient unit with 12 specialist beds and 9 nurse led beds, a specialist community team, day therapy services and an education centre. The successful applicant will work mainly in the in-patient unit (IPU). They will also take part in a non-resident second on-call rota.  

Applicants must hold full GMC registration and be on the GMC Specialist Register in palliative medicine, or will be eligible for inclusion within 6 months of the interview date.  You will need an enthusiastic and caring approach, excellent interpersonal skills and able to work in a multidisciplinary team.


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An enhanced DBS check, driving licence and access to own car is required for this post.

At Arthur Rank Hospice we value our staff and offer a range of benefits: Personal Pension Plan (with ability to retain membership of NHS Pension Scheme subject to qualifying criteria), Employee Assistance Programme, Cycle to Work Scheme, Study leave, Lease cars (eligibility criteria applies), generous holiday entitlement, Staff Survey and staff Forum, access to Occupational Health Services, flexible working, ongoing training, Group Life Assurance, Long Service Awards and staff discounts to our in-house Bistro and Salon HD.

Salary: £77,913 - £105,042 pa pro rata

Hours: 28 p/w / 7 sessions

For further information or an informal visit please contact Dr Lorraine Petersen, Medical Director on 01223 675854

Unfortunately, only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Candidates with a disability that meet the minimum criteria will be guaranteed an interview. 

We are committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.


Closing date: 16th June 2019 

Interview date: 25th and 26th June