Specialty Doctor

Job Description

Specialty Doctor

 Up to 40 hours per week + paid on-call commitments

 Salary – dependent upon experience

 St Austell with possible travel to Hayle


 About us:

Cornwall Hospice Care is a 24/7 Cornish healthcare charity that provides end of life support for people with terminal illnesses. Our clinical staff and volunteers care for patients and their families, carers and friends at Mount Edgcumbe Hospice in St Austell, St Julia’s Hospice in Hayle, through our Community Services and where appropriate, in people’s own homes and in local care homes.

Our staff and volunteers are at the very heart of everything we do, and every member of our team has a role to play in helping deliver the care we provide. We are all ambassadors in the community too, spreading the word about the end of life care we provide, care that’s 100% free to our patients and funded by the Cornish community.


About the role:

This is an exciting opportunity to join our medical team to help deliver high quality end of life support for people with terminal illnesses. Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, you will be responsible for maintaining the highest possible standard of medical care for patients and support the holistic approach to patients and their families.


 What you’ll do:

  • Carry out daily management of patients in the inpatient unit, including undertaking practical procedures such as venepuncture and IV infusions.
  • Communicate effectively with patients and families in a compassionate manner.
  • Participate in the multi-disciplinary team meetings and ward rounds.
  • Clinical supervision and training of junior medical staff or medical students.
  • Participate in the on-call rota for medical cover at the hospice.
  • Undertake appropriate continued professional development.


What you’ll bring:

  • An understanding of and total commitment to our organisational values.
  • Medical qualification.
  • Full registration with the GMC with a licence to practise.
  • Significant clinical experience; ideally within palliative care.
  • Proven experience of successfully working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • High level of confidence with a proactive and positive approach to work.
  • Strong organisational and planning skills, with a high attention to detail.


 What we offer:

Our employees and volunteers are essential to the care we provide.  In return, for joining a team of people having such a positive impact on others, we provide:

  • A chance to make a real difference.
  • Supportive working environment
  • Access to a wide range of training and development opportunities including specialist palliative care qualifications
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Contributory pension scheme; Standard Life or NHS
  • Life Assurance
  • Non-contributory medical cash plan, with the option to include your family members.
  • Employee Assistance Programme  
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Early Pay Scheme
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidised meals whilst at work

Closing Date:3rd March 2024

Interview date: 12th March 2024

For further details regarding the position and to apply, please visit our website Job & Volunteer Vacancies | Cornwall Hospice Care