Taunton and Yeovil In-patient Units cover required for weekend on-calls

St. Margaret’s Somerset Hospice has two In-patient Units in Taunton and Yeovil serving the whole of Somerset.  There are 24 beds, 12 in each unit, which are used for patients that need intensive support, specialist symptom control, or crisis respite care.

The weekend role involves a ward round of the In-patient Unit each Saturday and Sunday following handover with the nursing team. The on-call is then for phone advice as required but there may be a need to revisit the unit in the case of an admission or to review a patient acutely. Second on-call phone support is provided by a Palliative Care Consultant. Expertise in the field is not essential but applicants must have an enthusiasm for palliative medicine and feel confident in providing generalist palliative care. The post would be suitable for Doctors wanting to develop or continue a specialty interest. IT training and induction will be provided prior to commencement of the post, with access to the wider hospice training programmes.

For an informal discussion/visit please contact Dr Kate Shorthose on 01823 346961.

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