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Hospice Physician Out of Hours

Job Field:
Doctor Jobs
General Medicine Jobs, Palliative Care Jobs, Physician Jobs
Doctor & Nurse Grade Type:
Doctor Grades
Doctor & Nurse Grade:
Ayrshire, All Scotland
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Salary Description:
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Ayrshire Hospice
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The Ayrshire Hospice is aiming to recruit a team of enthusiastic doctors to support the provision of medical input to the Ayrshire Hospice Specialist Palliative Care In-Patient Unit.

These posts, based in The Ayrshire Hospice will provide first on call out of hours medical care and advice over evenings and weekends for the Hospice 20 bedded specialist palliative care in-patient unit.

Clinically, this will be supported by: Consultant second on call rota, robust clinical handover and structured feedback, Consultant teaching ward rounds and training opportunities to support the development of knowledge and skills in palliative medicine using workplace based assessments and reflective Practice.

This is a new and exciting opportunity which will provide experience for doctors who wish to develop their knowledge, skills and competencies in specialist palliative care. 

Your remuneration will be at the rate detailed below:

  • Rate per session (4 hours) is £86.17, hourly rate of £21.54

Payment for weekend or public holiday work:

  • Flat rate of £100 for availability over the 24 hour period, including any telephone advice provided
  • £28.72 per hour for actual work which includes ward round and any additional time at the Hospice for reviews/admissions etc.

Payment for evening weekdays (including Fridays)

  • Flat rate of £50 for availability over the 15 hour period (5pm to 9am), including any telephone advice provided.
  • Paid per hour for actual work as above
    • £21.54 for work provided from 5pm to 9pm
    • £28.72 for work provide from 9pm to 9am

Informal enquiries are welcomed to Dr Kathleen Sherry, Lead Consultant by email: or by telephoning the Medical Secretaries: 01292 294409

To Apply:

Click on Apply Now to send your cover letter and CV to the Recruitment team

  or  e-mail or call 01292 294422

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