• Employer - St Oswald's Hospice
  • Reference number -
  • Sector - Charity
  • Location - Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Salary - Salary at National Rates commensurate with skills and experience.
  • Duration - Contract
  • Hours - Full/Part-time
  • Closing date - Monday, 20 November 2017


Full time: 10 Sessions (40 hours per week) with 1 in 5 on call rota. 6, 12 or 18 month contract will be considered.

Part time: 4 sessions or more per week also available, on call commitment pro rata to hours worked. 6, 12 or 18 month contract will be considered.

Applications are invited for the post of Specialty Grade Doctor in Palliative Medicine, based at St Oswald’s Hospice, Newcastle. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in the field of palliative care.  The successful candidate will work at St Oswald’s within both the Adult and Children and Young Adults services.

You will be mainly involved within the Adult Unit, within the inpatient unit and day services. Basic medical level support to the Children and Young Adults Unit, is an element of all our Specialty grade posts. Out of hours is a 1 in 5 on-call rota, on- call is from home, first on, to inpatients on the Adult and Children and Young Adults Units plus telephone advice to health care professionals. 

Post holder will participate in audit and teaching including the monthly Audit meeting. There are twice-monthly journal clubs held in conjunction with the Newcastle Marie Curie Centre and in-house education, as well as CPD-accredited bi-monthly meetings of the Northern Palliative Physicians Group.

A confident, persistent, flexible and adaptable person who thrives on challenges and variety you should be able to cope with a busy workload and working unsupervised whilst able to ask for guidance and support as required.  You will be skilled in working in a multidisciplinary team, able to communicate with a wide range of colleagues and patient groups and manage your own caseload. 

To discuss this post further please contact Dr. Andrew Hughes, Consultant in Palliative Medicine on 0191 2850063 Ext 2058 or Dr Owen Lever, Associate Specialist, Ext 2183. Informal visits are welcome.

Contact information

To apply please send your CV with a letter of application to or by post to  St. Oswald’s Hospice, HR Department, Regent Avenue, Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE3 1EE

Your application will be subject to an enhanced check by the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS).  

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Interview information

Monday 27th November 2017

How to apply

Please see the contact information section above for details about how to apply for this job.

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