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Locum Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Depending on experience Dependent on Service and Experience
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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Rehabilitation Medicine at St George's Hospital, Tooting:

16 Level 1 rehabilitation beds, currently located here, with the plan to develop and additional 8 Rapid Access Acute Rehabilitation beds through this post. The Major Trauma Centre, and Neurosciences Units are based here, so the successful candidate should expect to work closely with our neurology, stroke, neurosurgery, neuropsychology and trauma colleagues.

The advertised post initial supported from funding via NHSE and will be closely linked to existing rehabilitation services. The successful candidate will be jointly responsible for a share of the inpatients treated St George's Hospital, shared with the current incumbent this would amount to an average of 8-10 inpatients per consultant. Outpatient clinics include neuro rehab, spasticity and amputation depending on experience and interest. There are non-resident on-call duties, supported by the on call junior doctors.

Main duties of the job

  1. Working with existing Consultants, therapist and nursing colleagues to provide a comprehensive Rehabilitation Medicine service St George's Hospital
  2. Responsibility for the continuing care and treatment of patients, and providing leadership to a multidisciplinary team
  3. Duties for inpatients include assessment of patients with complex rehabilitation needs, ward rounds, multidisciplinary team meetings goal and discharge planning for individual patients participation data collection likely to include UK-ROC data collection, family meetings, advice on rehabilitation (including sign posting of services, treatment and prognosis).
  4. Duties for outpatients include rehabilitation follow-up after discharge
  5. Provision of cover for consultant colleagues during reasonable periods of leave, including care of patients & supervision of junior doctors. (A minimum of 6 weeks' notice is to be given for all leave requests). Cross cover for clinics may be possible dependent on availability
  6. Liaison with other consultants in other departments including neurology, stroke, neurosurgery, trauma & orthopaedics, Neuropsychiatry and liaison with other AHPs within multidisciplinary rehabilitation teams (Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy, Psychology, Speech and Language therapy)

About us

Trust Vision & Values:

The postholder is expected to have a clear understanding of how this post contributes to the achievement of the trust vision of:

A thriving Foundation Trust at the heart of an integrated healthcare system. One that delivers improved patient care at a community, hospital and specialist setting, supported by a unique and nationally recognised programme of research, education and employee engagement.

We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the Trust, being Excellent, Kind, Responsible & Respectful, and behave in a way that reflects these.

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expects that all staff will share in this commitment. The Trust is clear that all staff have a responsibility to be aware of children and adult safeguarding policies and procedures and that each member of staff, clinical and non-clinical, will attend child or adult safeguarding training that is provided at an appropriate level to suit their role. The Trust has the additional expectation that all staff will be able to identify concerns and know what action to take

Job description
Job responsibilities

As part of the role, the consultant may be asked to provide some cover for Level 1 Specialist Rehabilitation Beds at St Georges Hospital. This would be to cover annual leave/ study leave. The consultant will provide reciprocal cover.

Person Specification

  • Experience in Roles such as these
  • Shared working in multidisciplinary settings


  • Exposure to NHSE working
  • Experience in similar settings

Service and Work Experience

  • Working for a service that needs wider clinical care
  • Having exposure to clinical settings


  • Shared working in multidisciplinary settings
  • Experience in similar settings





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