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Consultant in Stroke Medicine

Employer
Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Southport
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
15 Mar 2024

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Profession
Specialist doctor, Neurology, Stroke medicine
Grade
Consultant
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Setting
Hospital

Job Details

We have a vacancy for a Consultant to join our Stroke Team at the Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, the role will be based at the Southport site.

The post offers an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated Medic to join a dynamic, rapidly expanding team delivering multidisciplinary acute care in Mersey and West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals.

Applicants are required to hold Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (UK or equivalent qualifications), to be fully registered with the General Medical Council, and to be on the Specialist Register or due to obtain their CCT within six months of the date of interview.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be based at Southport hospital site covering the 21 bed stroke ward providing care for post-acute strokes and rehabilitation alongside another stroke consultant, registrar and team of junior doctors.

The post holder will also work alongside stroke consultants and specialist doctors providing cover for admissions and the Hyper-acute Stroke Service on a rotational basis at the Aintree Site.

About us

The Secretary of State has approved the partnership between St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals and Southport & Ormskirk Hospitals.

From 1st July we have come together as a single organisation under the name Mersey & West Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

The Trust delivers acute hospital care, intermediate care, community, and primary care services to a population of over 600,000 people with a combined workforce of around 9000 dedicated and skilled staff from 17 locations including Whiston, Southport & Formby, St Helens, Ormskirk and Newton hospitals.

The Trust provides regional services for burns, plastic surgery and spinal injuries to more than 4 million people across Mersey and West Lancashire, Cheshire, the Isle of Man and North Wales.

Our Vision is to deliver 5 Star Patient Care:

  • CAREthat is evidence based, high quality and compassionate
  • SAFETY that is of the highest standards
  • COMMUNICATION that is open, inclusive and respectful
  • SYSTEMS that are efficient, patient centred and reliable
  • PATHWAYS that are best practice and embedded, but also respect the individual needs of patients

Our achievements include:

  • Trust rated Outstanding by CQC Inspection August 2018
  • Top 100 places to work in the NHS (NHS Employers & Health Service Journal)
  • Awarded National Preceptorship Accreditation (2023) for our Nursing & AHP Preceptorship Programme

Please see our Wellbeing & Benefits booklet for more information on our staff benefits.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please ensure you have read through the attached Job Description and Person Specification before submitting your application.

Advertising date: 22nd February 2024

Closing date: 14th March 2024

Shortlisting date: 15th March 2024

Interview date: 29th April 2024

Please note, the Job Description is subject to approval from the Royal College but we have been given permission to advertise the role prior to approval.

Person Specification
Essential
Essential

  • Full GMC registration and on Specialist Register or within six months of receipt of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) at time of interview
  • MRCP or equivalent medical qualification

Desirable

  • MD/PHD or equivalent medical qualification

Desirable
Essential

  • CCT in Acute Medicine or Geriatric Medicine, and General Internal Medicine or in Neurology (or equivalent training) or within 6 months of attaining one at time of interview
  • Clinical experience in acute stroke management
  • Evidence of continuing medical education in relation to stroke
  • Stroke and General Medicine experience across the specialties
  • Evidence of training and education
  • Evidence of delivery of education, both undergraduate and postgraduate

Desirable

  • Proven track record in significant audit
  • Publication of audit results
  • Involvement in research
  • Publication of research

Skills
Essential

  • Ability to offer expert clinical opinion on clinical conditions in stroke
  • Ability to offer management plans of long term conditions
  • Ability to take responsibility, make decision, exert appropriate responsibility
  • Demonstrable commitment to highest standards in clinical care and service
  • Excellent communication and knowledge sharing, both within the MDT and externally, including with patients, carers and healthcare professionals
  • Committed to improving the patient healthcare experience and improving Trust performance
  • Demonstrable ability to work in a MDT with the ability to lead and manage conflict
  • Develops, supports and motivates trainee medical staff

Desirable

  • Demonstrable understanding of management and the specific management issues within NHS

Other
Desirable

  • Experience of implemented service change to enhance the quality of patient care

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