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Consultant in Neurophysiology/Consultant Neurologist

The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Liverpool, Merseyside
£88,364 to £119,133 a year
Closing date
30 Jun 2023

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We would like to invite applications for this full time, substantive post of Consultant Neurophysiologist based in Liverpool, Merseyside, to join our existing team of 4 Consultant Neurophysiologists 2.9WTE ( this includes 2 PA fixed term). Ideally, applicants must have significant EEG expertise and invasive telemetry monitoring, plus EMG experience. There is flexibility with the job plan content, applications would be welcomed from those with special interests or wishing to develop their skills further.  Candidates wanting to work flexibly would also be considered. A 10% recruitment and retention premia is currently applied and will be reviewed in November 2023. 

The Neurophysiology department offers a diverse range of services.  As part of the epilepsy surgery programme this includes long-term EEG monitoring invasive/stereo EEG and ambulatory video EEG including home monitoring. We routinely undertake nerve conduction studies/EMG including complex cases, Single-fibre EMG, Sleep studies (MSLT/Polysomnography) and evoked potentials. We also have an active intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring service. The clinical team currently comprises of 4 Consultant Neurophysiologists, 1 Specialist Registrar and 12.75 WTE Clinical Physiologists (Band 5-8).  We have an active programme of continued professional development for all staff. We work closely with other departments in the hospital and within the region and have regular epilepsy and neuromuscular MDTs.

In order to be considered for the position of Consultant Neurophysiologist is it essential for candidates to have clinical training & experience equivalent to that required for gaining UK CCT in Neurophysiology, be eligible for entry on the GMC Specialist Register or within 6 months of receipt of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) at time of interview, hold MBBS/MBCH and possess MRCP.  

As the UK’s only dedicated neuroscience centre, the Walton Centre provides one of the most comprehensive ranges of neuroscience services in the UK. We serve a population in excess of 3.5 million with a team of over 44 neurologists. We operate a neurology network model from the main hospital in North Liverpool, providing a range of satellite services in district general hospitals (DGHs) across Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales.   We have been named as one of the best places to work in the NHS by the Health Service Journal. 

There is excellent professional support at Walton for new consultants.  Interests in research and education will be encouraged and supported.

Applicants or prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to visit the Trust and to meet prospective colleagues. Informal discussions to discuss the job or arrangements for visiting may be made with:

Dr Brython Hywel, Consultant Neurophysiologist, email or Telephone 0151 556 3902 

Caroline Finnegan, Neurophysiology Service Manager, email or telephone 0151 556 3578   

Dr Anita Krishnan, Consultant Neurologist and Clinical Director of Neurology, email or telephone via her secretary on 0151 556 3552 

Dr Andrew Nicolson, Medical Director and Consultant Neurologist, email or telephone via his secretary on 0151 556 3479.

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Closing date: 30th June 2023.

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