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Locum Consultant Stroke Physician

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust.
£84,559 to £114,003 a year plus opportunity for additional bank shifts
Closing date
26 May 2022

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Hospital, Stroke medicine
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time
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This is an opportunity to join an ambitious and forward looking stroke service as a Consultant Stroke Physician based at Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust. The post is full time with opportunities for part time work for applicants who may prefer this option. This post will complement and augment the Stroke Service currently provided by the five existing Consultant Stroke Physicians at NGH and 2 stroke physicians at KGH including 24/7 thrombolysis delivery fully supported by stroke specialist nurses. In addition the post includes cover of a 21 bed general medical ward shared with the stroke physicians

Main duties of the job

  • Supervise and train junior medical staff
  • Have responsibility for 12 Hyper-Acute Stroke beds on Eleanor ward (covering 1 week in 6) with prospective cover
  • Management of patients on the Hyperacute Stroke Unit
  • Contribute to running the TIA clinic
  • Take part in multidisciplinary case conferences
  • Take part in the on-call stroke rota (1:6) with prospective cover
  • Teaching and administration
  • Exact make up of job plan can be finalised after discussion with successful candidate
  • Have responsibility for 12 stroke rehabilitation beds at a community stroke rehab unit.
  • To be involved in audit and clinical governance activities of the Unit
  • To be involved in appraising and assessing juniors
  • Develop the Stroke Service along with the other Consultants at NGH
  • Option to participate in General Medicine On Call

About us

NGH is the Primary Stroke Centre for Northamptonshire and has a cohesive team of experienced staff from all disciplines.

The Northampton stroke service has developed over many years and has a centrally placed 12 bed Hyperacute stroke unit (Eleanor ward) near A&E, radiology and ITU with a 27 bed subacute/rehabilitation unit (Allebone ward) next door and close to a nearby excellent physiotherapy gymnasium. The Northamptonshire Community Stroke team links with the inpatient stroke team to facilitate a smooth transition for patients back into the community.

Over the past year our SSNAP score has varied between 78-80, giving us A/B. It is our plan to become a solid A, and consolidate this over the next year.

We have similar stroke numbers on the SSNAP audit to Nottingham and Leicester and so we are a significantly sized service with ample opportunity for service development and improvements.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further details and information about this role.

Person Specification

  • Full and Specialist registration (and with a licence to practise) with the General Medical Council (GMC), or be eligible for registration within six months of interview.


  • A special interest in an area to complement the other consultants in the department


  • FRCPath or show evidence of equivalent qualification
  • Wide knowledge and experience of Haematology
  • Applicants that are UK trained, must ALSO be a holder of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), or be within six months of award of CCT by date of interview.


  • MD, PhD or other higher degree

Teaching & Research

  • Experience of audit and quality improvement in Haematology
  • Experience of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching


  • Research projects relating to speciality
  • Publications in recognised haematology journals

Interpersonal Skills

  • High level organisational Skills
  • Communication Skills - Written and Verbal


  • Leadership Skills

BMJ Ref: BMJ-73680/265-4122500


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