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Consultant Physician - Stroke

NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant

Main area
Stroke/Geriatric Medicine
Grade
NHS Medical & Dental: Consultant
Contract
Permanent
Hours
10 sessions per week (Full time 10 pa's per week)
Job ref
331-L4891119-C
Site
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
Town
Lancaster
Salary
£82,096 - £110,683 per annum
Closing
24/01/2021 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay has been nationally recognised as the UK’s most inclusive NHS organisation. As such we have a firm commitment to strengthening the diversity of our workforce, and therefore welcome and encourage applications from likeminded people who can support our ambition to become effortlessly inclusive. We are particularly keen to hear from protected groups – including BAME, LGBT+ and people with a disability.


Substantive - Consultant Stroke Physician

Application for this substantive post will only be accepted if you are in the process of obtaining your CCT/CSER within six months of interview.

Based at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary

We are delighted to be able to offer an opportunity for a highly motivated, ambitious, dynamic individual to join our committed and well integrated multidisciplinary team, providing high standard care to the local community. This will be a full-time, substantive post (>10 Programmed Activities).

We are looking for a passionate colleague who is proficient in Stroke Medicine to provide acute medical and rehabilitation care to our patients. You will contribute in providing a high quality TIA Service. A new, combined Acute and Rehabilitation Stroke Unit was opened in December 2019. There are also plans to open a new Ambulatory Stroke Unit later this year. You will see patients in the Combined Stroke Unit, the TIA Clinic, and undertake Out-Patient Clinics. You will also be allocated time for SPA and clinical administration work.

The Stroke Service is a Consultant-led Service which is supported by two full-time, Stroke Nurse Practitioners who provide a seven day service, a full team of junior doctors (1 training ST3+ doctor, 1 IMT doctor, 1 FY2 doctor and 2 FY1 doctors) as well as skilled ward-based nursing and multidisciplinary colleagues who are enthusiastic in providing the highest quality of care.

The Royal Lancaster Infirmary provides an active acute thrombolysis service (with thrombectomy provided at Royal Preston Hospital) and also makes use of the specialist Telestroke On-Call Service out of hours and at weekends. There is an opportunity to join the general medicine On-Call Rota, Telestroke On-Call rota, or both

The post supports continued development of the Stroke Service and you will work alongside two existing Stroke Consultants, as well as a wider Care of the Elderly Team and General Medicine colleagues. You will also liaise with Neuroradiology, Neurosurgery and Vascular Surgery Teams, as well as Stroke Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Matrons, Ward Managers, Nurses, Therapists and Secretaries, to assist in providing excellent care to our patients at all stages of the patient’s hospital journey. You will provide clinical leadership to a dedicated team. Candidates should be able to show leadership in developing services for patients on the stroke pathway, which includes the TIA service and the new ambulatory service

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust was rated as Good for Medical Care in the latest CQC inspection. The Hospitals are situated on the edge of the Lake District National Park, surrounded by an area of outstanding natural beauty offering superb outdoor and recreational activities, particularly related to the sea, lakes, fells and countryside. Cities such as Liverpool and Manchester are merely a train or car journey away. With Lancaster being on the mainline for trains travelling to London or Edinburgh, you could be in the capitals within 2.5 hours.

There is an on-site Nursery, should you require childcare facilities. Newly refurbished office accommodation and full secretarial support will be provided for the successful applicant.

We can offer you a commitment to teaching, education and audit. The University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust has a keen interest and deep involvement in medical and dental education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, so you could play an active role in progressing the knowledge and skills of these junior colleagues. Medical Students from Lancaster Medical School receive the whole of their education, academic and clinical, in Cumbria and North Lancashire. UHMBFT is the lead NHS organisation and takes responsibility throughout the five years of the degree for the provision of acute practice placements.

You should have experience in Acute, General and Geriatric Medicine, with a special interest in Stroke Medicine, hold full GMC Registration with a licence to practice and be on the Specialist Register in both: General and Geriatric, Neurology or Acute Medicine or be within six months of obtaining your CCT award at the time of interview.

Those with sub-specialty training in stroke medicine will be encouraged to apply.

Applicants are encouraged to clearly exhibit how they meet our criteria in their applications.

The trust is committed to negotiating a suitable relocation package and we can discuss your individual needs on application.

Interview expenses will be paid from point of entry to the UK.

Interview date :  TBC

Interviews will be undertaken virtually via Microsoft Team Meetings, this to ensure we are COVID secure.

 

Person specification

Qualifications/Skills

Essential criteria
  • Full registration with the General Medical Council MRCP or equivalent.
  • Certificate of completion in specialist training (CCT) in general internal medicine (GIM) and geriatric medicine or within 6 months of completion of training at the time of interview.
Desirable criteria
  • MD or PhD degree

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Broad exposure to medical diseases and the management of these
  • Comprehensive patient management, ability to train/supervise junior medical staff and medical students
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Dr James Barker - Consultant in Stroke and Care of Elderly Medicine, Clinical Lead for Stroke Medicine (RLI) 

Tel 01524 519366. james.barker@mbht.nhs.uk ;

Richard Vallely Clinical Service Manager. Richard.vallely@mbht.nhs.uk   Tel: 07825 175 792