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Consultant in Stroke Medicine

YC72

Main area
Specialist Medicine
Grade
YC72
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 10 sessions per week (10 sessions plus on call)
Job ref
382-DOC198-21
Site
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals
Town
Blackpool
Salary
£84,559 - £114,003 pa pro rata
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
27/01/2022 23:59

We welcome and encourage application from anyone with protected characteristics, as well as supporting reservists and Veterans who are looking for a rewarding and challenging career within the NHS and especially here at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Due to Blackpool’s convenient location, Edinburgh in the north and London in the south can be reached within three hours by train.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance.  Working patterns such as: part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored.  We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview.

 


Job overview

Applications are invited for a Consultant in Stroke Medicine at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic consultant who will contribute to the provision and development of high quality stroke care for the Fylde coast population. Sessional commitments will include work on the Combined Acute and Rehabilitation Stroke Unit, rapid-access TIA clinics and stroke review clinic. Telestroke thrombolysis is included in the job plan. You will join a team of two Consultants in Stroke Medicine.

Main duties of the job

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 330,000. The Fylde coast is a beautiful place to live with easy access to both rural and urban pursuits. Blackpool Victoria Hospital has 849 beds and provides acute medical services, tertiary cardiology and tertiary haematology. The hospital has a reputation as a friendly, welcoming place to work.

You should have MRCP and 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).


Working for our organisation

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients.

As one of the United Kingdom’s largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents – it’s not just a good place to work; it’s a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the detailed job description and person specification for more details on this post.

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Full registration with the General Medical Council
  • MRCP
  • Higher Training in General Internal Medicine and Stroke Medicine, Geriatrics, Neurology or Rehabilitation Medicine as required for CCT
  • Entry onto the Specialist Registrar or a UK SpR within 6 months of CCT date at interview
Desirable criteria
  • Post graduate degree e.g. MD, PhD, MSc

Experience and clinical skills

Essential criteria
  • Training and experience in the management of stroke patients including stroke thrombolysis and rehabilitation.
  • Ability to offer expert clinical opinion on a full range of acute medical conditions including medical emergencies.
  • Ability to take full and independent responsibility for the clinical care of patients
  • Good practical clinical skills
  • Competency in Intermediate Life support
Desirable criteria
  • Advanced Life Support desirable.

Teamwork

Essential criteria
  • Proven ability to build and maintain effective multidisciplinary teams

Communication

Essential criteria
  • Excellent oral, aural and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to deal with difficult situations
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English

Management

Essential criteria
  • Basic training in management skills
  • An understanding of management in the context of the Health Service
  • Ability to manage risk and end of life decisions.
  • Evidence of good organisational and leadership skills
Desirable criteria
  • Attendance at management course
  • Abilities to participate in committees
  • Ability to initiate and lead service developments

Teaching

Essential criteria
  • Experience of teaching Juniors, medical students and Allied Health professionals
Desirable criteria
  • Attendance at teaching course

Audit & Research

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of audit work and where this has brought about change
  • Evidence of understanding research methodology
  • An awareness of current specialty specific developments and initiatives
  • Having or planning to obtain NIHR Good Clinical Practice certification.
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of work submitted for Peer review
  • Ability to apply research outcomes to clinical problems

Personal

Essential criteria
  • Transport available to undertake the duties of the post
  • Live within 15 miles of the hospital.
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Dr Ahmed
Job title
Consultant Stroke Physician
Email address
anis.ahmed2@nhs.net
Telephone number
01253 953861
Additional information

Dr Anis Ahmed on 01253 953861 or Dr Hayes 01253 953456.