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Consultant in Stroke Medicine - Golden Hello

Employer
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 per annum
Closing date
12 May 2024

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

Job Details

Consultant in Stroke Medicine -Golden Hello

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is seeking to appoint into a substantive post in the Department of Stroke Medicine at London North West based at Northwick Park Hospital.

An exciting opportunity has arisen in the LNWH NHS trust for a new consultant to work in our expanding stroke service. We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic colleague to join our well-established stroke service for the continuing delivery of high-quality patient care and to work towards ongoing service improvement.

This post attracts a 'Golden Hello' payment applicable to new applicants only taking a substantive post. Details are below:

  • £7,000 golden hello payment for new recruits to be paid in 12 equal instalments
  • £12k recruitment and retention fee year 1, 2 & 3(paid in equal monthly instalments) (new recruits)
  • Successful candidates will be also eligible for a relocation allowance of £12,000 (if required

JD Pending RCP Approval

Main duties of the job

  • To provide in-patient and out-patient care for patients referred with suspected stroke or TIA
  • To contribute to the provision of a 24 hour acute stroke specialist service delivering thrombolysis and other specialist treatments. Currently this involves being on call from home with CTs available by telemedicine and occasional out of hours visits to the hospital, including the thrombolysis rota.
  • To contribute a full share to the consultant ward rounds every weekend day and public holiday. This currently works out as 1:7 weekends.
  • To work with the rest of the clinical and managerial team to support and deliver quality improvements on the Stroke Unit and in the community.
  • To provide clinical input into the early supported discharge service, specialist stroke community initiatives and stroke follow up.
  • To take an active part in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and training
  • To participate in clinical and other service activities such as medical and service audit with the object of ensuring a high standard of patient care
  • To contribute to the management of the clinical service and service development
  • To contribute to the development of clinical quality and effectiveness in other clinical areas where these overlap with developments in stroke
  • To advance the Unit's research programme

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.

We run major acute services at:

  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A& E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including a highly rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK.
  • St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.
  • We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

Job description
Job responsibilities

This is a 10 PA post (7.5 DCC, 2.5 SPA) in the Comprehensive Stroke Service. The calibre of the applicant is more important than their base specialty and we are looking for someone comprehensively trained in stroke medicine.

There is the potential for a clinical leadership role within the department for a suitable candidate with appropriate skills, support and training.

The Stroke Unit was set up under the London reorganisation of stroke in 2009 and operates to very strict audit and quality standards. We provide 24/7 thrombolysis and comprehensive rehabilitation with an early supported discharge team. Particular strengths of our service are our multi-disciplinary working and our commitment to research, recruiting to studies covering all stages of stroke.

The Unit has been consistently highly rated on the SSNAP audit and has won awards for its clinical leadership and research.

The appointee will be expected to contribute to undergraduate and post graduate teaching and be involved in the departmental audit and research.

Northwick Park is a large district teaching hospital in North West London. Transport links to the West End and the shires are excellent with local facilities and both private and public schooling among the best in the country.

Applicants should have full GMC registration and experience, evidence of specialist stroke training and a CCT in any stroke parent specialty or be close to their CCT date. Applications are welcomed from Doctors within 6 months of their CCT, or CESR in Stroke medicine, and existing consultants looking to relocate.

For more information contact Dr Raj Bathula, Clinical Lead on email r.bathula@nhs.net

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Dr Raj Bathula

Person Specification
Qualifications
Essential

  • MRCP
  • Experience in the management of stroke patients / older people

Desirable

  • MD, PhD or equivalent

Knowledge & Expertise
Essential

  • Clinical training and experience equivalent to that required for gaining (UK) CCST in General Medicine and Geriatric Medicine
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for the care of patients.
  • IT skills and computer literacy
  • Independent thrombolysis practitioner

Desirable

  • NHS experience within the last 3 years

Registration
Essential

  • Entry on Specialist Register in Geriatric Medicine and General Medicine via CCT (within 6 monts of interview), CESR or European Community Rights

Teaching
Essential

  • Experience of teaching and training undergraduates, postgraduates and junior medical staff

Desirable

  • MD or PhD
  • Evidence of ongoing interest and achievement in research

Management & Audit
Essential

  • Understanding the principles of clinical governance and its implications
  • Leadership skills
  • Knowledge of finance/budgets
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload effectively
  • Ability to plan strategically and to exercise sound judgements when faced with conflicting pressures
  • Ability to motivate and develop the MDT, balancing departmental and personal objectives

Desirable

  • Evidence of service audit or change management

Language
Essential

  • able to speak and write English to the appropriate standard necessary to fulfil the job requirements

Personal Skills
Essential

  • Energy and enthusiasm and the ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, patients, relatives, GPs, nurses and other staff and agencies

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London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) is one of the largest integrated NHS Trusts in the country. Our team of more than 8,000 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of approximately one million people providing hospital and community services to the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

As well as delivering community services across four London boroughs from multiple sites we run major acute hospital services at:

  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A&E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country’s top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark’s Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for colorectal disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, which also offers a range of outpatient services and urgent care centre.

We also provide specialist care at Meadow House Hospice. We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

To find out more about our Trust, why not view our video We are London North West University Healthcare

Our values - HEART

Our vision at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust is to provide excellent clinical care in the right setting

We are clear that our vision can only be achieved by our staff, who are our most valuable asset.

Our vision is driven by our HEART values and behaviours which were developed together with our staff.

  • Honesty
  • Equality
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Teamwork

These values describe how we interact with each other and our patients and must underpin everything we do to achieve our vision.

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust welcomes applications from people who wish to work part time or flexibly.

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