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Locum Consultant Neurologist

The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust
£88,364 to £119,133 a year depending on experience
Closing date
15 Jun 2023

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Hospital, Neurology
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract

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Job summary

Applications are invited for a Locum Consultant Neurologist based at the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking for a colleague with broad Neurology expertise to join a department of two other Consultants. The successful candidate will join two colleagues within the Neurology department who are supported by a specialist nursing team.

The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a medium-sized district general hospital, with an integral cancer centre (St. Lukes Cancer Centre). It serves a population of 320,000 for emergency and general services, and 1.2 million people for cancer services. Currently, the Neurology department consists of 3 Consultant Neurologists, a Consultant Neurophysiologist, and associated support personnel.

We are seeking an ambitious individual to help to develop/lead Neurological services within the general hospital and the cancer centre, and to further develop the academic partnership with the adjacent University of Surrey. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the generic Neurology service, and to develop a relevant subspecialty interest.

Main duties of the job

In conjunction with Consultant and Senior colleagues, to provide a comprehensive acute and outpatient Neurology Service.

To provide cover for Consultant and Senior colleagues in respect of periods of leave.

In conjunction with Consultant and Senior colleagues, to take part in medical audit and research as appropriate.

In conjunction with Consultant and Senior colleagues, to ensure that the requirements of clinical governance are met.

To ensure that there are adequate arrangements for hospital staff involved in the care of your patients to be able to contact you when necessary.

Please refer to full Job Description attached for further information on duties.

About us

Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a friendly, supportive, busy but welcoming acute and community Trust that is ambitious about developing our services and your career.

Our compassionate, caring and friendly colleagues make up our Royal Surrey family and are at the heart of what we do. We all have a passion for learning, continuous improvement and excelling together through innovation, research and development. There are over 4,500 members of our Royal Surrey family.

We are clinically led and provide joined up care by bridging the gap between hospital and community services alongside regional specialist cancer care. Our main acute hospital site is in Guildford with community hospital sites at Milford, Haslemere and Cranleigh. We provide adult community health services in the community and homes across Guildford and Waverley.

We have received an overall Good rating from the CQC with Medical care (including older peoples care), End of Life Care and Maternity services being deemed Outstanding by the CQC. We are investing in our colleagues through our health and wellbeing programme and a commitment to supporting professional development as well as investing more than 45 million in our physical environment and new equipment in the next few years.

There has never been a better time to join us.

Job description
Job responsibilities

This post is for a Locum Consultant Neurologist based at the Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust in Guildford, Surrey. This is a new post created to further develop the Neurology service within the Trust, to meet the increasing demands for outpatient Neurology, and to maintain/enhance inpatient Neurology for patients within the district general hospital and the associated cancer centre (St. Lukes Cancer Centre).

Sub-specialist interests are welcomed, particularly in Acute Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis, but also in Parkinsons, Headache, Epilepsy and Movement Disorders.

The job is a full time post comprising 10 Programmed Activities (PAs), which includes 8 PAs of DCC activity and 2 PAs of SPA activity. Candidates who wish to work a different number of programmed activities to that specified in the current job plan will be considered for this post, with negotiation on the content of the job plan on an individual basis.

Please find the full Job Description attached.

Person Specification
  • Wide general experience in general Neurology
  • Wide experience of General Internal Medicine including multidisciplinary team working
  • Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience
  • Audit
  • Subspecialty interest in associated medical speciality
  • Research experience
  • Teaching / training qualification and subspecialist interest in education
  • Experience in a common neurology subspecialty such as epilepsy
  • Understanding of business planning and commissioning
Skills and Capabilities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Fully competent in ward based invasive procedures
  • Advanced Life support Provider
  • An understanding of and ability to demonstrate your
  • ability to:
  • Empower others
  • Lead through change
  • Influence strategically
  • Collaborative working
  • Drive for improvement
  • Additional bedside clinical skills e.g. echocardiography
Personal Attributions
  • Demonstrates ability to work with colleagues as part of a team
  • Effective communication skills
  • Commitment to personal development and training
  • Enthusiastic
  • Approachable
  • Management, Leadership and Initiative skills
  • Active interest in research and commitment to clinical innovation
  • Full registration with the GMC and entry on the GMC Specialist Register for Neurology via:
  • CCT (CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview date)
  • CESR or European Community Rights
  • MRCP or FRCP or equivalent qualification
  • MBBS or equivalent
  • Teaching/education qualification
  • Postgraduate degree e.g. MSc MD PhD
  • Out of programme management experience (e.g. Deanery secondment)
Values and Behaviours
  • Demonstrable commitment to and focus on quality, promotes high standards to consistently improve patient outcomes
  • Demonstrable skill to work together to serve our community through delivering safe and excellent clinical care
  • Value diversity and difference, operates with integrity and openness
  • Treating others with compassion, empathy and respect
  • Share information openly and effectively with patients, staff and relatives
  • Works across boundaries, looks for collective success, listens, involves, respects and learns from the contribution of others
  • Uses evidence to make improvements, increase efficiencies and seeks out innovation
  • Actively develops themselves and others

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The Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust is a multi-site acute and community Trust, based in Guildford, which serves a population of more than 336,000 across south west Surrey. We are also a specialist tertiary cancer centre, offering state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services to a population of up to two million and a tertiary specialist centre for ENT and Maxillofacial surgery. We attract referrals from across the whole country for other specialties (i.e. urology).

We attract referrals from across the country for some specialties including urology. Our Minimal Access Therapy Training Unit (key-hole surgery) is one of only three such training units in the UK. Our patients also benefit from state of the art diagnostic equipment including two MRI scanners, four CT scanners, interventional radiology equipment and a gamma camera. We have one of the lowest mortality rates in the country.

We employ around 4,200 members of staff making us one of Guildford’s largest employers. In addition, the hospital is supported by a thriving group of 500 volunteers all of whom provide valuable services on an independent, voluntary basis. 

We have a great reputation and history of embracing quality improvement (QI) and transformation work – continuously improving is one of our core values. 

The Trust has strong links with the nearby University of Surrey and staff are well supported if they wish to undertake further study. As well as this, staff are able to develop and enhance skills and knowledge by undertaking post-qualification support and training at the hospital’s dedicated Education Centre

Situated on a green field site on the outskirts of Guildford, the Trust has excellent rail and road links (via the A3 and M25) to London (35 minutes) and to the south coast (35 minutes). 

Guildford has great shopping, entertainment and leisure facilities.  The picturesque Surrey countryside is ideal for good walks and outdoor pursuits and has numerous historic village inns. Guildford has a number of schools, both private and state, which cater for all bands of ability. 

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