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Consultant Palliative Care

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Please note should your application be successful, we will contact you via the email address you have provided on your application form.


All references from current and previous employers will be sought and MUST cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Where possible this should be from two seperate employers. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

PLEASE NOTE it is a requirement of this Trust that all successful applicants pay for their DBS certificate if a check is required for the post. There are two methods of payment either directly through the online portal using a credit or debit card or through deduction from your monthly pay over a maximum of three months.

All new entrants to the NHS will be appointed on the minimum of the pay scale in line with Agenda For Change Terms & Conditions.

Applications are invited for a full time (10 programmed activities per week) Consultant in Palliative Medicine. This is a permanent position to join an established integrated palliative care service in Gateshead. The post holder will play a shared medical leadership role in the delivery of care in Gateshead community. This exciting new role will include evaluating and shaping the delivery and expansion of a progressive and sustainable Community Specialist Palliative Care Service. The post is aligned to Gateshead CCG vision and the principles of the Better Care Fund.

In Gateshead, specialist palliative care services are delivered by an integrated team comprised of multidisciplinary professionals across both Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust and South Tyneside Foundation trust. The team has an excellent relationship with other regional specialist palliative care services.

The pay and terms and conditions of service for the posts are subject to the Whitely Council Terms and Conditions of Service – Consultants (England 2003).

The appointees will be expected to contribute to the specialist palliative care education program and take an active role in the Trust’s Clinical Governance Strategy. He/she will also be expected to take part in clinical audit. As part of this role there will be significant opportunities for shaping and delivery of Specialist Palliative Care Day Services and Out Patient Services.

To be eligible for consideration for a Consultant appointment by an Appointments Committee, candidates must be fully registered on the UK General Medical Council’s Specialist Register. Specialist Registrars may apply within six months of CCT at the date of interview.

The posts will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosure.

Informal enquires regarding the post can be made by contacting Dr R Ting, Consultant in Palliative Medicine. (Tel:  ( Phone number removed )  or email: ( Email address removed ))

Applicants who have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date are to assume that their application has been unsuccessful.

Applications are welcomed from candidates who may require sponsorship through the UK Border Agency to work in the UK. However, those candidates must be aware that appointment to the post may not be considered if a suitably qualified experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available and/or the post does not attract sufficient points. During the interview process, all candidates will be requested to provide appropriate original documentation to ensure their legal right to work in the UK may be verified.

Candidates who require sponsorship are strongly advised to visit the UK Border Agency website and familiarise themselves with what is required. There is a facility on this site to access the points based calculator and work through an example which should assist candidates in their understanding of the process.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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