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Consultant in Stroke Medicine

Employer
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Location
Stevenage
Salary
£93,666 to £126,281 Per Annum
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

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

Job Details

We are recruiting for a Consultant in Stroke Medicine who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients

The role of the appointee will be primarily to support the ongoing development in the department of Stroke and to deliver Stroke services at East and North Herts NHS Trust at the Lister Hospital Stevenage.

This is an excellent opportunity within the Stroke department as the department has just been designated a hub (HASU) and will progress from receiving around seven hundred attendances per annum to around eleven hundred.

Main duties of the job

Our complete commitment to developing careers means we're looking for proactive, motivated, forward thinking, and dynamic individuals to join our clinical team.

This post is an important part of our ongoing development of medical services at East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, offering the successful applicant the opportunity to work closely with the existing Stroke physicians to provide a high standard of care across the Trust.

We are seeking consultants with enthusiasm, commitment, and drive to work closely with colleagues throughout the organisation and within the community to help lead the organisation.

The post holder will have the opportunity to undertake 2 SPA per week. 1.5 PAs are allocated as core SPAs with the additional 0.5 (or more) being allocated for undertaking specific supporting activities within the department/Trust.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & 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 our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description
Job responsibilities

  • Maintenance of high-quality patient centered care
  • Shared responsibility for the day-to-day management of the service and participation in strategic planning
  • Teaching and training within the multidisciplinary service
  • Active involvement in multidisciplinary team meetings and directorate clinical governance activity
  • Active participation in continuing medical education

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification
Qualifications/Training
Essential

  • Entry on GMC Specialist Register or, be within 6 months of receipt of Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) at time of interview or, provide GMC confirmed eligibility for entry on the Specialist Register
  • College Membership (MRCP) or qualification of an equivalent level
  • Advanced Life Support or demonstration of ability to achieve ALS immediately upon appointment

Desirable

  • Postgraduate academic degree
  • College Fellowship

Previous Experience
Essential

  • Broad range of experience in Stroke Medicine in particular: Experience of GIM, Geriatric Medicine and Neurology, Acute and Hyperacute Stroke
  • Fully competent in Stroke Thrombolysis
  • Delivered thrombolysis to a minimum of 20 patients
  • Experience of supervising undergraduates, doctors in training and other colleagues
  • Ability to offer and be accountable for full and independent expert diagnostic opinion
  • Can evidence leading on patient safety issues and achieving a change in practice
  • Published papers and original work in peer reviewed journals
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of audit, evidence based practice, and clinical quality improvement initiatives
  • Demonstrable experience and participation in research

Skills
Essential

  • Able to evidence engagement with clinical governance and the identification of errors and the learning from errors.
  • Evidence engagement with appraisal and revalidation
  • Able to show situational awareness and application of good decision making
  • Ability to effectively teach clinical skills
  • Ability to critically appraise published evidence

Knowledge
Essential

  • Demonstrate understanding of basic principles of audit, evidence-based practice, and clinical quality improvement initiatives
  • Comprehensive knowledge and insight regarding all the domains within the GMC standards of Good Medical Practice

Other Requirements
Essential

  • Demonstrates an interest and commitment to the specialty
  • Experience and evidence of engagement around the equality, diversity, and inclusion agenda
  • Able to actively support the development of a culture that recognizes and promotes equality, values diversity, and actively leads by example in deploying these qualities.
  • Understands the impact on equality, diversity, and inclusion issues in all aspects of service delivery and planning
  • Role model our Trust values every day
  • Understands and can demonstrate the values of the NHS constitution
  • Evidence of being up to date and fit to practice safely, and aware of own training needs

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

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