Consultant in Stroke Medicine

Job Description

About the Trust

  • A&E Agency is delighted to share with you a permanent opportunity to work as a Consultant in Stroke Medicine for a NHS teaching hospital in North-West England.

Job Description

  • There are approximately 550 acute stroke patients admitted annually.
  • The combined stroke unit has a total of 39 beds (15 acute and 24 rehabilitation) situated in a newly developed unit in close proximity to Radiology.
  • The stroke unit is currently staffed by 3 WTE consultants supported by 1 specialty doctor (this will be
    increased to 2 shortly) and 4 junior doctors. There is a team of specialist stroke nurses and multidisciplinary team support from physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language
    therapists and dietitians.
  • There is an effective Early Supported Discharge Team which is led by
    Occupational Therapy and provides on-going community rehabilitation for stroke survivors
  • Commitments of this post include responsibility for inpatient care of acute and rehabilitation
    stroke patients; rapid access TIA patient assessment / clinics; outpatient clinics
    and on-call for the regional telestroke thrombolysis service – currently 1:16 rota.
  • In-patient stroke services include providing support (when required) to the stroke nurses attending A&E.
    Potential thrombolysis patients are accompanied by the stroke nurse to the CT scanner and from there
    onto the Stroke Unit where intravenous thrombolysis is administered after assessment by the stroke
    consultant.
  • There are daily consultant ward rounds of the 15 acute stroke patients. There are 2 MDT
    meetings per week – 1 for the rehabilitation patients (Wednesday morning) and 1 for the acute patients
    (Thursday afternoons).

Skills and Experience required for this role

  • Should have MRCP
  • Be on the General Medical Council’s Specialist Register or within six months of completing a Training Programme recognised for the award of a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT).

In return the trust can offer you the following?

  • You and your clinical manager will agree a prospective Job Plan that sets out your main duties and
    responsibilities, a schedule for carrying out your Programmed Activities, your managerial
    responsibilities, your accountability arrangements, your objectives and supporting resources
  • Very attractive relocation package.

What happens next?

  • If you fulfill the above listed requirements for the role then please apply and a member of our A&E Agency team will be in contact with you shortly