Doctor - Sessional basis

Closing date: 31/05/2019

Location: Naomi House, Near Winchester


£165 per session plus on-call

Key responsibilities:

The Wessex Children’s Hospice Trust, Naomi House, comprises three crucial services supporting children, young people and their families across south central England: Naomi House, an established children’s hospice offering palliative care services to children from birth to age 18; Jacksplace, a purpose built facility offering palliative services for young people from the ages of 18 to 35; a long term ventilation unit. 

A nurse led service, we provide individualised care on a 24 hour basis, managing patients with an increasing range of complex needs. We also have dynamic play & activities team as well as a large family support team. Our doctors provide crucial medical input on a daily basis, mainly for patients receiving respite care, complex symptom management or end of life care. The medical team is underpinned by a Paediatric Palliative Care Consultant and an adult Palliative Care Specialist.

We are seeking to recruit 2 senior doctors (on a self employed basis) who are members of either the RCGP or RCPCH.  You will require acute clinical and paediatric experience, excellent communication skills and empathy with children, young people and their families. As we continue to develop our services, you will have the opportunities to make contributions to our learning and our future. 
Each of our doctors provides medical cover for one weekday plus a share of “on call” at weekends (usually one weekend in five). Payment is calculated according to the number of sessions conducted, plus appropriate on-call rates. Successful candidates are subject to reference checks, including an enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and are responsible for arranging their own indemnity for the work undertaken with the Trust. The Trust will reimburse reasonable costs relating to this work uniquely.


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