This is an excellent opportunity within the Stroke department at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust. The appointees will be based on the Hyper Acute Stroke Unit (Pirton Ward) the Stroke and General Medicine Ward (Barley). When based on the HASU, the appointee will be responsible for the care of patients who are being initially assessed and monitored for acute stroke symptoms, supported by the 7 stroke consultants and 3 trust registrars and other junior doctors. The Stroke Ward provides care for patients who require ongoing therapy and medical intervention including rehabilitation and the appointee will continue to manage the care of these patients.
This post is available immediately on a 12-month fixed-term contract.
Main duties of the job
o To provide care of patients who are being initially assessed and monitored for acute stroke symptoms. To support of the consultants with the provision of stroke thrombolysis. To participate in the department's teaching, audit, and educational activities. Daily ward rounds, inpatient and outpatient management of patients, operating lists and on call.
At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general and specialist services we provide and our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible and innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.
We run the following hospitals:
- The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
- New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
- Hertford County, Hertford
- Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood
We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation and our staff and patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.
Duties include the support of the consultants with the provision of stroke thrombolysis and TIA and stroke clinic Out of hour stroke on calls including weekends is currently under discussion. The post holder will be encouraged to participate in audits, presentations and teachings. Although, this post is not recognised for training the appointee will be encouraged in their training and development within the role.
- Hold a current licence to practice from the General Medical Council
- College Membership (MRCP) or qualification of an equivalent level - Part 1
- Advanced Life Support Certificate or equivalent
Clinical Expertise in Speciality/Sub-speciality
- Recognition of and ability to undertake the initial management of, an acutely ill patient
- Experience of working in Stroke Medicine
Fitness to Practice
- Evidences engagement with appraisal and revalidation