West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust

Substantive Consultant Physician in Stroke Medicine

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
£82,096 to £110,683
30 Nov 2020
05 Jan 2021
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time

A joint post between West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust and Cambridge University Teaching Hospitals Trust

This is a new post which offers an exciting opportunity to work both at WHFT and CUH. The applicant will be expected to cover the whole spectrum of stroke services on both sites, including hyperacute, acute and rehabilitation care as well as thrombolysis and the TIA assessment service. 

The job will be split with 8 PAs at WSH and 2 PAs at CUH. The applicant will work one week in every 3 months in HASU at CUH. One day in a month will be worked at CUH with an AM SPA and a PM admin/stroke clinic. 4/5 weekends per year in CUH HASU will also be worked. The remainder of the time will be worked at WSH and will include board rounds, HASU/ASU ward rounds, outpatient clinic, ESOT work and TIA clinic. A 1:4 weekend rota is also in operation which the candidate will be part of. 

You will be fully registered with the GMC and ideally have a CCT in geriatric medicine, Acute General Medicine or Neurology with an interest in stroke or be within six months of award of CCT at the time of interview. Applications are welcomed from those unable to work full time for personal reasons or those wishing to job share. 

The applicant must have demonstrable skills in listening, reading and writing and speaking in English that enable effective communication about medical topics with patients and colleagues, as set out in the GMC’s Good Medical Practice (2013). Non-UK applicants must possess the IELTS/OET exam before obtaining a GMC license to practice. 

Full registration and a Licence to Practice with the General Medical Council at time of application is required.

For further details/informal visits contact: Dr Abul Azim at WSHFT on 01284 712883 and Dr George Zachariah at CUH on email at george.zachariah@addenbrookes.nhs.uk

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Closing Date: 5th January 2021

Interview Date: 11th February 2021 (Interviews are to be held via Microsoft Teams)

Please view the job description and apply online at NHS jobs quoting reference number 179-MSC35-20.

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