Specialty Doctor in Palliative Medicine

We are currently seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic doctor to work across all our Hospice services initially on a six month contract; however, there may be opportunity for extension.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone with a special interest in palliative medicine.  Working as part of our multi-disciplinary team, responsible for the safe and effective medical care of patients referred to Bolton Hospice services, which include Inpatients, Day Therapy, Outpatient clinics and medical support of the Hospice at Home nursing team.


Fixed Term Contract, initially 6 months

Full Time 37.5 hours per week

(part time considered, minimum 3 days per week)

(doctors also participate in on-call rota 1:5 evenings, 1:6 weekends)

£41,158 - £55,237 per annum pro rata

(depending upon experience, plus enhancements for weekend on-call)


The Role:

With other members of the medical team, the post holder will take responsibility for the day to day management of ward patients, including initial assessments, management, planning and daily review.  The role requires supportive communication with patients and their carers regarding their illness and its management as well as provision of telephone advice to hospital and primary care colleagues.

What you need:

We are looking for an experienced doctor with significant post-registration experience of specialties relevant to palliative care, along with full GMC registration.  You must have the appropriate level of clinical knowledge and skills, as well as the ability to make sound clinical decisions.  An interest in palliative medicine and a commitment to the aims, philosophy and values of the hospice are essential.  The successful candidate will also need to have excellent communication skills.  Advanced communication skills training would be desirable.

Why Bolton Hospice?

We pride ourselves in offering an integrated specialist palliative care service for all our patients in Bolton.  We offer our employees an attractive benefits package, including 35 days annual leave including bank holidays, rising to 40 days with long service (pro rata for part-time), generous enhanced maternity package, contributory pension scheme, life assurance, free parking, healthcare cash plan, discounted meals and excellent training opportunities.  We also offer continuity of service from the NHS with respect to pension and holiday allowance.

Closing Date for Applications: Sunday, 16th May 2021

Interviews will be scheduled for w/c 24th May 2021


To apply please download the job description and an application form & email applications to recruitment@boltonhospice.org

Bolton Hospice welcomes applications from all sections of the community, regardless of age, disability, sex, race, religion or belief, marital status or sexual orientation.  Any appointment will be made on merit alone.  Any offer of employment for this post will be subject to a satisfactory DBS check.  Bolton Hospice has a No Smoking Policy.

Closing date for applications