Job DescriptionAn excellent opportunity for highly specialised consultant in Neurology and Stroke Medicine looking for CESR Support. This opportunity is best suited to those looking for a calm atmosphere, whilst the location offers a great mix of culture, countryside, and high quality schools. Equally, UK-based doctors who are looking to further careers in the UK will find themselves very happy here in these beautiful surroundings.
What is the Trust look like?
The NHS trust situated in the North West England consists of 4 main hospitals providing services for acute hospitals and also local GPs. All our hospitals provide a range of planned care including outpatients, diagnostics, therapies, day case and inpatient surgery. The trust has won the Diverse Company Award in the National Diversity Awards (NDAs) in 2020 welcoming IMGs from different part of the world to join their team. In July 2015 the trust was the first, and so far only, to get an increase in the NHS tariff for its services agreed by Monitor (NHS) because of its "increased costs associated with this trust running health services across multiple sites in rural locations" and this is expected to increase the trust's income by more than £20 million per year. The trust consists of Emergency Department, the Acute Medical Unit (AMU), the Acute Frailty Unit (AFU), Huggett Suite (Acute Stroke), Coronary Care Unit (CCU) and a Medical Same Day Emergency Care unit (SDEC). Currently, the trust sees approximately 350 Stroke admissions per year to one of the hospital
What does the stroke department look like?
The stroke service consists of six acute stroke beds and an assessment bay benefitting from an investment of £1million in 2017. The post holder would be expected to contribute to daily weekday Stroke Consultant rounds, and the Stroke Consultants provide face-to-face Thrombolysis within normal weekday working hours and the Emergency Department team access the tele stroke service out of hours for support. There is a 7-day Advanced Nurse Practitioner / Stroke specialist nurse service attending all stroke patients presenting in ED. The stroke unit has a combined of 32 beds - 6 acute and 25 rehab along with neurosurgical and thrombectomy services available at one of the hospitals. The division provides a wide range of techniques and services, including endocrine investigations; DEXA scanning; GI endoscopy; bronchoscopy; chemotherapy; a cardiac, respiratory and oesophageal function laboratory; and ward-based non-invasive positive pressure ventilation.
Career Development & Opportunities Available
Career development opportunities are plenty at the trust. The Stroke Centre is one of the highest performing centres in the UK achieving all the required targets and supports the requirements for CME as recommended by the Royal College of Physicians and is committed to providing time and financial support for these activities. The trust also provides an opportunity for an optional Tele-stroke on call when required with active, innovative and handles virtually 100% of secondary general medical referrals for its area with respect to all subspecialties.
Life in North West England
North West England has the Lake District, Pennines, and the Scottish and Welsh Borders, as well as some fabulous coastline. The largest natural lake in England (Windermere), the deepest lake in England (Wast Water), the highest lake in England, (Broad Craig Tarn), and the highest peak (Scafell Pike) in England are all in the North West. The area has some amazing countryside, culture events, history, and state of the art shopping facilities.
With excellent schools around the area with some of the best secondary school education in the county, the area is less crowded and with low of living. The city provided excellent amenities improving the quality of life. There are some affluent areas, and property prices can vary depending on the quality of home, but compared to the South of England, whether renting or buying a new home, you will definitely get a more spacious home for your money.
To be eligible for this vacancy you will need the following:
- Recognised Specialist Qualification in Neurology & Stroke
- IELTS or OET
- MRCP (UK) or GMC recognised qualification
- IELTS or OET
- Full GMC registration
- Within 6 months of obtaining CCT in Stroke Medicine at time of interview