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Consultant Neurologist with MS interest

Employer
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
Location
Plymouth
Salary
£99,532 to £131,964 per annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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

We are seeking to a recruit an additional Consultant Neurologist with an interest in MS to join the existing consultants at University Hospitals Plymouth in order to expand current provision of Neurology services in our regional Neuroscience centre.

As well as supporting the general neurology and stroke services, the successful candidate will be able to develop their specialist interest in MS, joining Professor Jeremy Hobart and the wider multiprofessional team caring for MS patients in Plymouth and the surrounding area.

We are expanding a department that prides itself in providing excellent clinical care for our patient population. Plymouth is a national GIRFT exemplar site for acute neurology services. We care for more patients with acute neurological conditions than anywhere else nationally and are one of only 5 centres in the UK where neurologists also care for stroke patients from presentation at the hospital. We are looking for a colleague who is eager to join our enthusiastic clinical team.

The successful candidate will also be expected to play an active role in the development and medical management of our department to participate in the training and education of medical students, junior medical staff, nursing staff and allied health professionals and to contribute to our regular hospital grand round and regional academic meeting, audit meeting and journal club.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant/s will join the existing consultant body at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust in order to expand current provision of Neurology services in our regional Neuroscience centre. The role will incorporate provision of regular general neurology outpatient clinics plus general neurology ward and stroke ward cover, together with an opportunity to develop your subspecialty interest in MS.

They will also be expected to play an active role in the development and management of our department to participate in the training and education of medical students, junior medical staff, nursing staff and allied health professionals and to contribute to our regular hospital grand round and regional academic meeting, audit meeting, Clinical Governance meeting, and journal club.

About us

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY. If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission. We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Job description
Job responsibilities

Please see attached detailed job description.

The role will incorporate provision of regular general neurology outpatient clinics plus general neurology ward and stroke ward cover, together with an opportunity to develop your subspecialty interest in MS.

They will also be expected to play an active role in the development and management of our department to participate in the training and education of medical students, junior medical staff, nursing staff and allied health professionals and to contribute to our regular hospital grand round and regional academic meeting, audit meeting, Clinical Governance meeting, and journal club.

Person Specification
Education, qualifications and special training
Essential

  • MRCP (UK) Entry on the General Medical Council (GMC) Specialist register via: a)Certificate of Completion of training (CCT). Proposed CCT date must be within 6 months of the interview. b)Certificate of Eligibility for Specialist Registration (CESR) c) European Community Rights

Desirable

  • Higher degree or within 12 months of submission Postgraduate prizes and awards.

Particular skills and experience
Essential

  • Demonstrate evidence of ample acute neurology experience and appropriate specialist experience in MS.

Desirable

  • Attended appropriate courses, fellowships or equivalent.

Research and Clinical audit
Essential

  • Evidence of a research interest and clinical audit

Desirable

  • Presentations at local/regional/ national/international meetings. Relevant audit projects. Published as first author in peer reviewed journals

Teaching
Essential

  • Able to demonstrate experience in having taught junior doctors

Desirable

  • Evidence of enthusiasm and experience in teaching

Management
Essential

  • Participated in some sort of management process (ie service or research)

Desirable

  • Evidence of interest and ability in management. Attended appropriate courses or gained qualification in management. Evidence of effective multidisciplinary team working and leadership supported by multi-source feedback or other workplace-based assessments.

Practical Requirements
Essential

  • Ability and willingness to work hours of the job, shifts, on-call with any reasonable adjustments to take into account local requirements or disability.

Desirable

  • To have access to own transport to fulfil duties on the role.

Communication & Interpersonal skills
Essential

  • A well presented CV Team working skills Ability to delegate appropriately

Desirable

  • Good presentation skills - prizes / awards IT technology skills including evidence where such skills have improved patient care Leadership skills

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