Applications are invited for the post of Consultant Stroke Physician [from any background - Eldercare/Geriatrics, Neurology or Acute Medicine], on behalf of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, Cornwall.
Cornwall Stroke Services are in the process of rapid transformation with significant investment. Development of the Stroke service is a key priority of the Trust's senior management team, and the service is also well supported by the NHS Kernow Integrated Care Board. This new post supports the continued development of the Stroke service, and the successful candidate will work alongside existing clinicians and multidisciplinary teams across the stroke pathway.
Main duties of the job
There will be the opportunity to split a proportion of the job plan for non-stroke clinical work according to the individual's interests and training background. For a Neurologist, there would be scope to create a Neurology/Stroke job to enable work across both departments.
The Stroke service has strong working relationships with other departments such as Emergency Medicine (who currently provide the 24/7 thrombolysis service), Acute Medicine, Radiology, Cardiology, Vascular surgery, and Community Stroke teams. There are also strong links with the regional thrombectomy service at Derriford, and the Bristol Adult Congenital & Structural Heart disease services for PFO closure. There would be the opportunity to develop subspecialty interests within stroke such as complex thrombophilia through collaboration with regional neurovascular/ haematology MDT meetings.
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the biggest provider of healthcare services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Our three main sites are Royal Cornwall Hospital Truro, St Michael's Hospital Hayle and West Cornwall Hospital Penzance, our staff and services are available across the region.
The Trust employs 5,000+ staff, has a budget of around 380 million and 750 beds
We work with health and social care organisations including NHS ICB and NHS England to ensure local healthcare needs are met. We provide acute medical, surgical and specialist services to around 500,000 which can increase significantly during busy holiday periods.
The Trust has teaching hospitals status as part of the University of Exeter Medical School. Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we continually developing clinical services and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care offered locally.
We can offer you a rewarding career in a supportive working environment. We have extensive educational links to help you realise your full potential and develop skills to provide outstanding healthcare to the local community.
Enjoy an outstanding quality of life in a place that offers surfing beaches and fishing harbours to beautiful countryside and historic towns. With clean air, plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities and excellent schools, colleges and universities (including adult education) it is the ideal place for families and for you to develop your own career
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- GMC Registration with a Licence to Practice. GMC Specialist Register or within six months of obtaining CCT (or equivalent) at time of interview.
- Teaching (Medical students, peers, MDT). Experienced in Clinical Audit and Clinical Governance and the benefits of how this improves the quality of care provided to patients and ensuring this is embedded in clinical practice.
Practical and Intellectual Skills
- Strong clinical and personal credibility, excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Flexible in approach and able to adapt
- Current and valid visa to allow work in the UK