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Medical Officer

Southern Area Hospice Services

We are seeking to recruit Medical Officers for weekday, weekend and on-call sessions on a permanent and locum basis.


Ref: MO19/19


Permanent and Locum Positions Available


Southern Area Hospice Services (SAHS) provides a comprehensive range of palliative care services for patients and their families living in the Southern Health and Social Care Trust.  SAHS is a 12-bedded specialist palliative care inpatient unit with hospital support services and day therapy units. 


We are seeking to recruit Medical Officers for weekday, weekend and on-call sessions on a permanent and locum basis who possess;


  • Full GMC registration.
  • Strong clinical knowledge and experience.
  • Excellent communication skills. 
  • Ideally you will have experience in Palliative Medicine or Oncology, but they are not essential as full training will be provided.


Together with the Multi-Disciplinary Team this role involves planning patient’s daily treatment to ensure that symptoms are controlled, and the quality of the patient's stay is maximised.


We are seeking high calibre individuals with excellent interpersonal and organisational skills who can demonstrate the ability to remain calm under pressure and be sensitive to various situations.  Reporting to the Medical Director you must be enthusiastic, self-motivated and have the ability to demonstrate initiative and be pro-active.

You will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure through Access NI.

The recruitment exercise is ongoing, and shortlisting and interviews will take place on a regular basis.

If you are interested please visit for a full application pack or email [email protected] or alternatively contact HR Department, SOUTHERN AREA HOSPICE SERVICES, St. Johns House, Courtenay Hill, Newry, Co. Down, N. Ireland BT34 2EB on 028302 67711.


We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.  However, people from the Protestant community are currently under-represented in our workforce and, therefore, applications from members of that community are particularly welcomed.  All appointments will be made on the basis of merit.