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Consultant Stroke Physician

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
£84,559 to £114,003 a year pa
Closing date
3 Feb 2022

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Hospital, Neurology, Stroke medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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Consultant Stroke Physician

Hours: 10 PAs

Job Type: Permanent

Salary: TBC

Location: Bristol Royal Infirmary

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Trust are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join the stroke team at the BRI.

The post holder will be primarily based at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and will be working alongside 1 other consultant and a specialty doctor.

Main duties of the job

The post-holder will be responsible for patients on the acute stroke ward, attending ED thrombolysis calls and supporting the TIA clinic.

Bristol is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live and work in the UK, often described as 'little London', with high quality housing and schools, a thriving restaurant and theatre scene and excellent transport links to London, the South West coast and the great outdoors.

Date for Interview: 15th February 2022

Candidates should note that an acknowledgement of application will be sent and, if successful in being shortlisted, an invitation to attend interview will be sent. Candidates not shortlisted will be notified by letter.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, with a workforce of over 13,000 staff and 100+ different clinical services across 10 sites, serving a population of over 500,000 people across Bristol and Weston. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to patients. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust, committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact.

Join us and you can enjoy city living, be in the countryside or by the seaside, with easy access to all the South West offers. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

As an equal opportunities employer, actively working towards a diverse workforce, we aim to create a workforce that represents the diversity of our community and are committed to designing our services around the needs of patients and their loved ones. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Please note: If you are considering applying for a role with the NHS it is important that you are aware that it is a legal requirement to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, by the 1st April 2022 for all patient facing roles and roles within patient facing areas including incidental contact (unless validated as medically exempt).

Job description
Job responsibilities

The successful applicant will provide the full range of specialist diagnosis, treatment and care to patients with stroke. In conjunction with the other members of the team, he/she will provide consultant led thrombolysis assessment and delivery, daily senior input to care of patients on the acute stroke ward, proactive daily input to the AMU and ED, and daily weekday rapid access TIA clinic. In addition the team will provide weekly input to the stroke rehabilitation unit. It is expected that the post-holder will also provide a weekly stroke follow up clinic when at the rehabilitation unit on a rotational basis. A region-wide out of hours thrombolysis rota is in operation providing telephone advice to clinicians in local hospitals with on-line review of CT scans. Via the AGWS stroke network It is expected that the post holder will contribute to this service (approximately 1:13).

Person Specification
Qualifications & Training

  • Full and specialist registration with the General Medical Council (GMC) or
  • Eligible for specialist registration within six months of interview
  • Holder of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), or evidence of within six months of award of CCT or equivalent by date of interview


  • Higher academic qualification


  • Full and specialist registration with General Medical Council (GMC)
  • Holder of certificate of completion of training (CCT) in both general medicine and/or geriatrics OR
  • Evidence of within 6 months of award of CCT or equivalent by date of interview


  • Evidence of satisfactory completion of Stroke Medicine year
  • Higher degree in teaching or related subject area

Clinical Knowledge and skills

  • Up to date knowledge and experience of general medicine and stroke medicine
  • Knowledge of NHS priorities with reference to specialty


  • Broad range of IT skills

Clinical Governance and Audit

  • Understanding of clinical governance and the individual responsibilities it implies
  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical audit and evidence of participation
  • Positive approach to evidence based practice
  • Participation in continuing professional development (CPD) scheme and, where relevant, evidence of participation


  • Knowledge of the principles involved in research
  • Evidence of involvement in research
  • Evidence of peer review research papers


  • Ability to increase the academic profile of the department.

Teaching and Training

  • Experience of teaching medical students.
  • Experience of supervising trainees.
  • Knowledge of teaching to a multidisciplinary team


  • Formal teaching qualification

Management & Leadership

  • Evidence of management training and evidence of learning from it
  • Ability to organise efficient and smooth running of a specialist service
  • Ability to cope with and effectively organise the workload of a consultant
  • Ability to practice independently as a consultant
  • Ability to take on responsibility and show evidence of leadership
  • Ability to work under pressure and cope with setbacks


  • Demonstration of knowledge of NHS management structures
  • Management experience

Interpersonal, communication and team working skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, relatives, clinical colleagues, support staff and other colleagues.
  • Good knowledge of, and ability to use, spoken and written English.
  • Ability to present effectively to an audience, using a variety of methods, and to respond to questions and queries
  • Ability to develop effective working relationships on an individual and multi-professional basis with all levels of staff both within and across divisions
  • Ability to be a flexible team member

Any other Personal Abilities and Aptitudes

  • Ability to adapt and respond to changing circumstances
  • Awareness of personal limitations


  • Ability to undertake additional professional responsibilities at local, regional or national levels

Behaviours and Values

  • Demonstrates the 4 Trust values



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