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  • Speciality Doctor

    Employer: Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
    Department: Palliative Medicine
    Location: Nightingale House Hospice, Wrexham
    Sessions Per Week: 10 (Job share considered)
    Pay Band: Speciality Doctor
    (Salary will be based upon appropriate NHS scales, qualifications and experience)
    On Call – Rota commitment required

    Nightingale House Hospice is looking for an enthusiastic individual to join their well established medical team providing specialist palliative care to people living with life limiting illness. The post holder will be employed under NHS contract by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board and will be wholly based through service level agreement at Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham. As a charity our services are free to people over the age of 18 within the catchment area of North East Wales and the border areas, this covers a population in the region of 300,000.

    The successful applicant will join a dedicated medical team led by a Consultant in Palliative Medicine. Nightingale House is a purpose built hospice currently with 12 inpatient beds and active outpatient and day care facilities. There are close links with the other specialist palliative care services in the community and with the hospital specialist palliative care team based in the Wrexham Maelor District General Hospital, and with the cancer treatment units in Wrexham and Glan Clwyd hospitals. We provide a full suite of services to ensure that all the physical, psychological and spiritual care needed by our patients and their families and carers are met using a multi-professional approach.

    Applicants must possess full registration with the GMC

    Please note that this post is subject to an Enhanced DBS

    Closing Date: 29th May

    Download: Job Description – Speciality Doctor

    For an informal chat or further information regarding this post please contact: Pat Walmsley HR Officer (01978 316811) who will arrange a visit to meet the team.

    • Standard Application Form and Information for Applicants

      Applicants are advised to read this information before applying for vacancies.

      Download: Standard Application Form

      Terms and Conditions of Employment



      A questionnaire will be sent to the successful candidate. This must be completed and forwarded to Occupational Health. The candidate must be declared fit before commencing employment.

      Qualifications/Professional Registration

      Appointments are offered subject to the successful candidate providing evidence of professional qualification(s) and continuing professional registration.


      All offers of employment are subject to the receipt of two references that are satisfactory to the Hospice.

      Contract – Notice Period    

      1 week’s notice is required, from either party, during the probationary period and 4 weeks thereafter.

      Probationary Period

      Appointments for all staff are subject to a 12 month probationary period.


      A DBS check is required for certain roles within the hospice

      Employee Benefits



      The Hospice operates a pension scheme through NOW pensions who will contact you regarding the scheme and eligibility once you are in post. If you are currently in the NHS pension scheme please discuss this with HR on commencement.

      Life Insurance Cover

      Death in Service Life Insurance Cover equivalent to two times basic salary for all eligible staff who are not covered by the NHS Superannuation Scheme.


      Holiday entitlement is 25 days per year plus 8 Bank Holidays for full time staff, (pro rata for part time hours). This increases to a maximum of 32 days plus Bank Holidays after 10 years service, subject to Holiday policy.

      Sick Pay

      In the first year of service – up to 5 contractual sick days then SSP.
      In the second year of service – up to 10 contractual sick days then SSP.
      After two years’ employment – up to 13 weeks full pay and 13 weeks half pay in any rolling year.
      After 5 years’ employment – up to 26 weeks full pay and 26 weeks half pay in any rolling year.
      Pro rata for part time staff. The above is subject to the sickness absence procedures being followed.

      Bank Holiday           

      A £25.00 additional payment is made when working whole or part of BH.
      Holidays This payment is only for staff who are required to work on the Bank Holiday e.g. Inpatients, Kitchen, Housekeeping.

      Staff Dining Room

      Excellent catering facilities which offer hot meals, snacks and sandwiches at lunch time.



    Nightingale House Hospice is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment.