Wakefield, West Yorkshire
10 May 2019
07 Jun 2019
Career Level
Contract Type
Fixed Contract
Full Time

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The Mid Yorks NHS Hospital Trust Department of Neurosciences require a locum consultant in rehabilitation medicine to support service developments within Mid Yorkshire NHS Hospital Trust and the Barnsley community services area.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to expand existing well-established Rehabilitation Medicine services into the Barnsley area and to provide consultant leadership to develop the existing community inpatient and community services into a Specialist Complex Neuro Rehabilitation Service at the Kendray unit at Barnsley, alongside allied specialist outpatient rehabilitation services and consultant support to the Regional Assistive Technology Service.

The secondment of the Current Post Holder has permitted the present post to be created as a backfill for a full-time Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine. This is a job whose remit is particularly to lead the level II rehabilitation units based at Dewsbury hospital in combination with providing consultant input into the well-established specialist rehabilitation medicine outpatient services already provided across the trust.

You will work very closely with the two current rehabilitation physicians one of whom is a Consultant in Neurological Rehabilitation, and one of whom is a stroke physician as well as having a CCT in Rehabilitation Medicine. For the right candidate there will be opportunity to discuss the possibility of contributing to the spinal injuries unit on-call rota. You will also work closely with the team of Stroke Physicians, Consultant Neurologists, Consultant Neuropsychologists, Consultant Neurophysiologists and a Consultant physiotherapist. 

You will assist in delivering holistic patient focused care by multi-disciplinary and multi-speciality collaboration. There will be an opportunity to provide leadership within a specialist inpatient unit.

The post is expected to support the whole rehabilitation journey which will cover acute rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation alongside some support of community services and the expansion geographically of specialist spasticity and botulinum toxin services.

The NRC Neurological Rehabilitation Centre within the Neurosciences Unit provides a sub-regional Neurological Service to parts of West Yorkshire, South and South-West Yorkshire including Huddersfield Halifax and parts of Barnsley.

Every one of our 8000 staff at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust plays a vital role in providing quality care to thousands of people living across Wakefield and North Kirklees each year.

We’re proud that our workforce - our greatest asset - strives for excellence every day in providing care and support to those who use our services. Mid-Yorkshire celebrates excellence and innovation. We have modern, state-of-the-art facilities and provide first class learning and development opportunities. Mid-Yorks is transforming, grounded in our values to care and improve, respecting our patients, our community and our staff, to deliver the highest standards of care.

If you are a dynamic, innovative and forward-thinking clinician with a passion for your profession and an enthusiasm to be part of a Trust striving to be the best, get in touch to see what a career at Mid-Yorkshire could be like for you.

The appointment will be on the basis of the new consultant contract laid down by the Hospital Medical and Dental Staff Terms and Conditions of Service and will be remunerated as appropriate on the salary scale £77,913 - £105,042 per annum.

Should applicants be currently or recently employed in a medical capacity the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust reserves the right to request a reference from the Medical Director and/or Responsible Officer of any previous or current employing organisations.

For further information please contact in the first instance Dr Ruth Kent Consultant in Neurological Rehabilitation telephone: (07984) 784759

Shortlisted candidates are welcome to visit the department