Consultant in Neurology

The Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
19 Dec 2022

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Hospital, Neurology
Career Level
Contract Type
Full Time
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Neurology Consultant

We have an exciting opportunity for a permanent Consultant Neurologist to join us at the Princess Alexandra Hospital. This is a new post developed to expand the existing Neurology consultant workforce. We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic individual with sub-specialty skills that will complement those of the existing neurologists, to work alongside and in conjunction with us in outpatients and ward consults. This is an exciting time to join the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, with a new hospital being built, enabling the post holder to have the opportunity to shape and develop the service for the local population and have input into how the service works out of a brand new facility

Main duties of the job

It is essential that the successful candidate has a high level of clinical experience and competence in the diagnosis and effective management of a wide range of neurological conditions, being patient cantered but able to deliver care in a timely manner. The post holder will work flexibly during the week with a mutually agreed prearranged timetable. There is currently no on-call requirement in this role

About us

The position is based at The Princess Alexandra Hospital Trust in Harlow- Essex- with outpatient sessions taking place at Harlow, St. Margaret's Hospital in Epping or Herts & Essex Hospital in Bishops Stortford. The post holder will be encouraged to develop an appropriate area of specialist interest to additionally benefit our patients. The post is linked with Addenbrooke's Hospital to provide regular CPD opportunities and access to tertiary services.

The Neurology Department currently is a team consisting of 4 consultants, one clinical associate and specialist nurses. The successful candidate will work in partnership with the existing consultants in delivering a first class service for West Essex and E&N Hertfordshire patients.

Good local schools and facilities also add to this attractive opportunity and Harlow itself is within easy reach of Cambridge, London and Stansted Airport by means of excellent rail and motorway links.

Job description
Job responsibilities

The post holder will demonstrate the ability to deliver professional, high quality and efficient neurology care in both inpatient and outpatient services. He/she will work with their colleague consultants to agreed levels of activity and throughput, working together with their Service Lead and Associate Medical Director.

The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop their own specialist interest and depending on their expertise to potentially deliver and develop this in conjunction with the Regional Neurosciences Centre at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge, or the Royal London Hospital .

The post holder will be expected to provide a maximum of 10 programmed activities as set out in the provisional timetable below. The job plan will include clinics across hospitals within the Princess Alexandra Hospitals NHS Trust which include the Princess Alexandra Hospital (Harlow), Herts and Essex (Bishop Stortford) Hospital and St Margarets Hospital (SMH). The post holder will also be expected to provide a consulting/review service for inpatients admitted under the Princess Alexandra Hospital DGH consultants.

Person Specification
  • MRCP
  • Full GMC registration with Licence to Practice
  • Entry on GMC Specialist Register in Neurology, (or CCT expected within 6 months from date of interview)
  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining (UK) CCST in Neurology
  • A special interest with the appropriate knowledge base and wide experience
  • Commitment to teaching at all levels
  • Experience of teaching clinical skills to undergraduates and postgraduates
  • Previous involvement and direction of clinical research

BMJRef: BMJ-92813/292-4438993-SW
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