What is Required?
All jobs have a palliative medicine on call requirement encompassing weeknights and weekends.
Most of these on calls can be done from home, though proximity is sometimes an issue. On calls are mainly for hospice inpatient units with the opportunity to give advice to generalist and specialist colleagues via telephone. Hospice inpatient unit ward rounds are carried out at weekends and face-to-face reviews are occasionally needed at other times.
During on calls, we are often the point of contact for GPs, hospital consultants and CNS team members, answering queries, advising on management and arranging emergency admissions. All units provide senior consultant cover for on calls.