An excellent opportunity for an experienced Consultant Stroke Geriatrician to join an established Stroke service in London. The trust has an enviable reputation within research and academia, making this an attractive place of work.
The Trust provides a broad range of secondary services, including specialist emergency medicine (e.g. trauma, cardiac and stroke). It also provides a number of leading edge tertiary services, such as liver transplantation, neurosciences, haemato-oncology, foetal medicine, cardiology and cardiac surgery, on a regional and national basis.
Overview of the department and post:
The Stroke service is highly performing and it is staffed by a dynamic team. The creation of this post is one of a number of initiatives to meet growing demand within the department, expanding the service. Over the past year, activity from the Emergency Department has increased and a greater number of patients are receiving treatment and rehabilitation on the Stroke Unit (SU).
The post holder will work across both the Hyper-acute Stroke Unit (HASU) and SU and, together with the multi–disciplinary team, provide and further develop care for stroke and other neurovascular patients from the local and regional catchment areas.
Other exciting developments across the service include the addition of a Stroke Specialist Registrar post together with an increase in junior doctor staffing levels, 7 day therapy for patients on both the HASU and SU and provisions for King’s College Hospital to become part of a 24:7 thrombectomy network in London.
You will work in all the major areas of Stroke Medicine that include the hyper acute management of TIA and Stroke, acute care, rehabilitation and prevention. You will work closely with colleagues in the allied specialties of neuroradiology, neurosurgery, neurorehabilitation and vascular surgery.
The Trust provides care to the economically diverse boroughs of South and South West London.
Requirements for the role: