Wanted: Palliative Care Physician for Cankids

2013 August 12
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Ms. Poonam Bagai, founder president of Cankids writes:

Cankids is urgently looking for a Palliative Care Doctor for its Pediatric Palliative Care Center – Daycare and Transition Home-  in New Delhi, North India.

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The Cankids Pediatric Palliative Care project (PPCP) commenced in 2009 and grew to strength from September 2010,  initially focusing on finding gaps in the existing system in Government hospitals, and filling the same, providing quality palliative care services from moment of diagnosis onwards. In August 2012, we inaugurated the country’s first ever Pediatric Pallaitive care Center –as a Day Care and Transition Home.  The DTCH at Gautam Nagar, a short 10 min walk from AIIMS and Safdurjung Hospitals, has a 10 bedded in-patient facility, Counseling Room , Physiotherapy and Wellness Center, Training center and kitchen cafeteria.  The PPCP team includes the PPCP Doctor , 3 round the clock nurses, 2 nursing aides, a Senior Psychologist, physiotherapist, Center Supervisor and Parent Support & Patient Navigation Coordinator.

The project is exciting, exceptional and the first of its kind – with a complete and holistic focus integrating pain management, symptom control, counseling, wish granting, terminal care and bereavement support through the entire period of treatment for children with cancer and their families.

Free services are available to any family with a child faced with cancer, in any Cankids Unit hospitals, to begin with in Delhi NCR. It integrates with all the other Cankids support services and reflects Continuity of Care which is an integral part of our mission statement.

The work space is both in the cancer hospitals we work in as well as India’s first Pediatric Palliative Care Center as a Day Care and Transition Home.

The PPCP Doctor will:

1. Head the PPCP Daycare & transition Home, developing the services, managing the day to day operations, recruit and train the team.  He/She will be the operational and administrative head for the Center.  He/She will coordinate with other services of CK, particularly the medical Support program of which it is a part.

2. Develop Cankids Pediatric Palliative project- pan India, which includes

a. sensitizing, training and building capacity of CK team, parents and professionals  in pediatric palliative care,

b. reviewing services in centers where CK has CSUs,

c. developing the network and resource mapping

d.  building the palliative care services of CK

3. Undertake and guide research and projects in the field of Pediatric Palliative care

4. Collaborate with the Palliative care and oncology community to create awareness and advocate for pediatric palliative care in India and overseas.

The Palliative Care Physician could be someone who could either take it on as a 4 – 6 month project, including training a younger doctor OR a full time job with a 2 year time commitment. Hindi is not an imperative.  We can offer Rs 75000/ all inclusive, ( and for the 6 month project duration place to stay on the premises)

Qualifications : qualified palliative care doctor, with minimum 3 years experience in the field of palliative care. Preference if field of pediatric palliative care and oncology background.  Hindi is not an imperative.

Please contact Bornali Majumdar, HR Manager Cankids. She would be happy to follow up with mail or phone calls and answer any questions you may have. email id is hr@cankidsindia.org. Her phone number is +91 7838654770

Please feel free to contact me directly as well.

Many thanks for your help, and your ongoing support and help to Cankids.


Poonam Bagai’

Founder President Cankids …KidsCan


+91 9811525745

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