We are looking to recruit Medical Officers for weekday, weekend and on-call sessions on a permanent and locum basis. You must have full GMC registration. Ideally you will have experience in Palliative Medicine or Oncology but they are not essential.
- To provide high standards of evidence-based patient centred care in a palliative unit.
- To work with the multi-disciplinary team to maintain the efficient running of the unit and to contribute to the management of the unit.
- Medical assessment of new patients.
- Daily management of patients in the inpatient unit and occasionally day hospice, which involves reviewing patient’s symptoms daily, adjusting medications including syringe drivers and liaising with relatives as appropriate.
- Understanding medications used in specialist palliative care e.g. strong opioids and neuropathic agents
- Organising investigations and liaising with other specialists as appropriate.
- Undertaking practical procedures e.g. taking blood, cannulation, paracentesis.
- Communicating with patients and relatives regarding end of life issues.
- Managing phone calls and enquiries from local hospitals and the community specialist palliative care nurses and GP’s.
- Ensuring the maintenance of ethical standards.
- Attending multi-disciplinary meetings weekly.
- Liaising with other disciplines within the Hospice as necessary, to ensure continuity of care.
- Participating in medical teaching and mentoring of under-graduates and post-graduates.
- Liaising with GP’s when patients are discharged home.
- Being responsible for the preparation and maintenance of accurate, comprehensive medical records, before, during and after admission.