The Department of Neurology at the Royal London Hospital is a vibrant and expanding department, embedded in the culturally diverse district of East London. An opportunity has arisen to employ a Locum Specialty Registrar (SpR) in Neurology, grade ST4 or above, to cover a period of academic leave of one of our substantive trainees. This would be a good opportunity for a junior doctor with an interest in neurology to gain further experience and training in a busy and established teaching hospital. The post of SpR is non-resident and is tenable for 12 months. There is the potential for less than full time employment, i.e. part time.
There are 6 Neurology SpRs, 1 Internal Medicine Stage 1 trainee, 2 Junior Clinical Fellows and 1 FY2 currently working in the department. There are opportunities for sub-speciality training in Neuro-inflammatory and Neuro-immunological disorders, Epilepsy, Neuromuscular Disorders, Movement Disorders, Headache and Stroke. In-patient and Home Videotelemetry services (the second such service in London) are provided in conjunction with Neurophysiology. There are opportunities to gain experience in all of these areas. The post holder will also be able to attend clinics and perform audit and research to gain further experience and develop their career.Main duties of the job
The SpR in Neurology is responsible for patients admitted to the Neurology Ward and the Programmed Investigation Unit on ward 11D, out-patient clinics, ward referrals within the trust, GP telephone enquiries. There is the opportunity to participate in a 1 in 8 non-resident on call rota. There are 12 in-patient beds based at The Royal London Hospital. The SpR posts include days of seeing patients at the St Bartholomew's and Newham sites, under close supervision, and rotations to Stroke. In line with the new curriculum and the requirement for dual accreditation in GIM, there will be opportunities to gain experience in acute and general internal medicine.The Neurology Department of Barts Health NHS Trust is sited at the Royal London Hospital. The Neurology beds and Outpatient Clinics are undertaken at the Royal London Hospital, but there are opportunities to work at all hospitals across the trust.About us
The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.
Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.
We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.Job description Job responsibilities
Please refer to the job description and person specification for the main responsibilities of this role.Person Specification Qualifications/Skills Essential Desirable
Special Knowledge/Abilities/ And or Experience Essential
- Completion of Internal Medical Training Stage 1
- Research degree in Neurology or a related field
- MRCP or equivalent
- Experience of managing patients with neurological disorders
- Experience of managing acutely unwell neurological patients
Personal Qualities Essential
- Experience of coordinating care of patients with neurological disorders at a senior level
- Special interest in a neurological sub-specialty area
Interests and motivation for the post Essential Desirable
- Organisational skills
- Computer literate
- Can communicate with the MDT at the highest level
- Planning a career in Neurology