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Consultant in Epilepsy and General Neurology (8 PAs)

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience £82,096 - £110,683 pa
Closing date
11 Oct 2022

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Hospital, Neurology
Contract Type
Part Time
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St. George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Consultant in Epilepsy and General Neurology (8 PAs)

This is an exciting opportunity for a clinically qualified individual to work within the growing and dynamic neurology department at St George's Hospital.

St George's has a dedicated Epilepsy Service managing secondary and tertiary care epilepsy referrals from South West London and Surrey. The Epilepsy team also manage acute epilepsy referrals from St George's and run a thriving video-telemetry and Epilepsy Surgery service for the region. This is a replacement of a current part-time locum post with further expansion in the region. The post joins 3 other substantive consultants and 1 locum part-time consultant in the epilepsy service.

Main duties of the job

St. George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

The post holder will contribute to all aspects of neurology at St George's including the Epilepsy OPD and Epilepsy referrals, General Neurology OPD and joining the Neurology Attending/Hospitalist rota.

Applicants wishing to discuss the post and to visit the department at St George's should contact Eleni Ssali (Deputy General Manager) ( or Clinical Lead for Neurology, Dr Camilla Blain ( or from the epilepsy consultant team - Dr Elizabeth Galizia ( or Dr Marco Mula (

About us

St. George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest healthcare units in the United Kingdom accommodating around 1170 beds and treating around 89,000 inpatient and day cases, and over 448,000 outpatients annually. The Trust employs over 6,000 staff incorporating 1,100 Medical & Dental Staff. It provides general acute services together with specialty services including neurosciences, cardiothoracic, and specialist children's services.

St George's Hospital is the main teaching hospital in the western sector of the South Thames region, and as such has developed links with most district general hospitals throughout South Thames West, and supports a significant training programme for junior doctors who rotate through the Trust.

The Trust is on three sites, St George's Hospital, the base for acute general medicine and surgical services, Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton (QMR), and St John's Therapy Centre, Battersea, where services for care of elderly patients previously at Bolingbroke Hospital are now based. The Trust serves a resident population of about 300,000 and serves two local Primary Care Trusts, Wandsworth and Merton which have a total population of approximately 600,000 between them.

Neurology is part of the Neurosciences Clinical Directorate, which sits within the Division of Surgery, Neurosciences, Cancer, Theatres & Anaesthetics.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  • Working with the rest of the St Georges Epilepsy teams to deliver outstanding and cutting-edge care for patients with epilepsy disorders, including delivery of 2 epilepsy clinics per week.
  • Participation in the in-patient epilepsy liaison service at St Georges (during working hours).
  • Working with the Neurology Team in delivering excellent care to our patients, including delivering a General Neurology clinic at St Georges per week.
  • The post holder will contribute to the Neurology ward Attending/Hospitalist service on weekdays on a rota basis.
  • The post holder will be on call for the regional neurology service and will conduct a weekend ward round on the Regional Neurology Unit on Saturday and Sunday. Ordinarily this will be one or two weeks a year
  • The post holder will have the opportunity (not compulsory) to be on call for the regional stroke service on weekdays out of hours only on a 1 in 12 rota. Weekend ward rounds for stroke are undertaken by the stroke service.
  • Contributing to education of undergraduates and postgraduates including supervision of trainees in neurology.

Person Specification
  • MB BChir or equivalent
  • MRCP(or equivalent)
  • CCT or equivalent (CESR / European Community Rights), or within 6 months of CCT in neurology
  • Entry on the GMC Specialist Register or eligibility for entry within 6 months of the date of the Advisory Appointments Committee
  • PhD in Neurology or related discipline
  • Experience in Epilepsy
  • Experience in all aspects of acute stroke care
  • Publications in scientific journals or presentations
  • Experience in supervising junior medical staff and co-ordinating clinical activities
  • Publications in Epilepsy
Clinical Governance
  • Committed to monitoring and improving clinical quality
  • To build a clinical practice which is evidence based
  • Willingness to participate in clinical audit programme
  • Evidence of management skills
  • Evidence of managing a junior team
  • oMust be an enthusiastic teacher
  • Interested in teaching both undergraduates & postgraduates
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good computer literacy
  • High level of organisational skills
  • Evidence of range of teaching skills (by training of experience)
Personal Attributes
  • Enthusiastic
  • Self motivating
  • Ability to work as part of a team and excellent collaborative skills
  • oAbility to work as a member of a team
  • oGood interpersonal skills
  • oEvidence of good communication skills
  • oAbility to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients, relatives, GPs, nurses and other agencies
  • oGenuine interest in clinical research
  • oEvidence of organisation and motivation
  • oEnthusiasm and ability to work under pressure
  • oCaring attitude to patients
  • oSupportive and tolerant
  • oCommitment to continuing medical education
  • oAn awareness of own strengths and weaknesses
  • Probity
  • Evidence of attributes of leadership as evidenced by experience
  • oPre-evaluation health screening

BMJRef: BMJ-92123/200-SUCKH-4553423-EB
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