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Consultant in Palliative Medicine

Job Description

Staff moving to County Durham to live and work do so for the high quality of life, with the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty taking up large areas of the Western parts of the County.

Housing is significantly less expensive to buy than the rest of England, there is less traffic on the motorways and more people get to work within 20 minutes of leaving home than the average for England.

(Source: 2001 Census statistics)

The palliative care service is looking to recruit consultants into whole time or part-time posts with the intention to create a team of 6 consultants each with a team role, locality responsibilities, and special interests. We are keen to work with friendly enthusiastic people who would relish the challenge of developing excellent palliative care services within a strong, cohesive and supportive team.

Successful applicants will have potential for developing special interests within the post in line with the local clinical strategy. The existing consultants would wish to discuss and agree job plans to suit the preferences and expertise of new members of the team.

This is an exciting time to join the Trust as the post holder/s will be joining an expanding dynamic service with existing consultants and a fantastic team of experienced Macmillan Specialist Nurses, a nurse consultant and a Macmillan Palliative care support team. The service encompasses acute inpatient activity hospital and community work and hospice support. The successful post holder will work alongside our key partners across County Durham and Darlington to build on a strong platform of quality palliative care and exploit the opportunities that exist to develop existing and new services.

We also have a range of nursing, medical and GP vacancies in a variety of settings. If you know of anyone who might be interested in these roles we’d be delighted to hear from them. You can find these posts by searching for County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust employers' list on NHS Jobs, or call the recruitment team on  ( Phone number removed ) .

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