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Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice was established in 1979 as an independent registered charity with a Board of Trustees, to provide palliative care services. It’s situated in the leafy surroundings of Selly Park, approximately four miles south of Birmingham city centre. It's located close to University Hospital Birmingham Foundation NHS Trust (UHBFT) and the University of Birmingham.

The Hospice provides care to patients with advanced cancer and other non-malignant terminal diseases. We care for around 1,000 people a year and provide free care to all relatives of patients under our care. Relatives of patients at the Hospice can be close to their loved-ones by staying onsite in our specially commissioned self-contained family flat. We have a Day Hospice facility which is open every Thursday from 10am until 3pm, where patients are invited to attend on alternate weeks for 12 sessions.

To provide essential care for terminally ill patients it costs the Hospice £8m to run annually, a large proportion of this is generated through fundraising and donations. Many hospice patients remain at home during their care where they are supported by our community nurses, and specialist social workers who work in conjunction with GPs, consultants and other medical professionals.


£120 per weeknight

£330 per weekend

Are you keen to develop your skills in palliative care?

Are you enthusiastic about providing holistic, person-centred care in a hospice environment?

Do you want to demonstrate your commitment to palliative care?

Do you want flexibility in your out of hours commitment?

If so, this role could be for you...

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated doctor to assist us in providing excellent holistic care out of hours to our inpatients within the hospice. This is a fantastic opportunity for a keen individual to gain experience and exposure to palliative care as part of a small team, and to develop their knowledge, skills and experience. The successful applicant will be given an honorary hospice contract which will enable them to work on our bank of on call doctors, and develop their skills and learning in the specialism.

For further information, contact Christina Radcliffe or Lu Birch, Consultants in Palliative Medicine –  ( Phone number removed ) .

Please note this is a zero hours contract, with payment according to shifts worked.

Previous applicants need not apply

Please note you are required to complete an application form; CVs alone will not be accepted.

Registered Charity no. 503456

The Hospice is committed to developing a dynamic and diverse workforce representative of the communities it serves We ask you, therefore, to complete the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form to help us in this aim.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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