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Consultant Physician with special interest in Stroke Medicine

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Job Description

An excellent opportunity for an experienced Consultant in Stroke Medicine to join a Health Board in North Wales that promotes equality and diversity. If you love a challenge, have a passion to help others or simple fancy a fresh start, then this Health Board has all the ingredients. The post if suitable for overseas consultants, including candidates who are pursuing CESR. Specialists in Stroke Medicine holding a specialist certification would be suitable for this post, based on experience entering at either Specialty Doctor or Consultant grade. 

Overseas applications from experienced Specialty Doctors and Consultants are welcomed. 

WHAT IS HEALTH BOARD LIKE? 
The Health Board is largest health organisation in Wales, that are developing an integrated health service which provides excellent care delivered in partnership with the public and other statutory and third sector organisations.

The Health Board have a budget of £1.3 billion and a workforce of over 17,000 staff. Providing primary, community, mental health and acute hospital services for the population of around 700,000 across of North Wales. They continuously develop their workforce so that it has the right skills and operates in a research-rich learning culture.

Besides their three main hospital sites, they are also responsible for community hospitals, health centres, clinics, mental health units, community teams, GP practices and other NHS services provided by dentists, opticians and pharmacists. They plan to improve the health of the population, with particular focus upon the most vulnerable in our society.

WHAT IS THE DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE? 
The Department of Medicine for the Elderly has evolved and developed with many innovations in Care of the Elderly services over the past 20 years. In 1993 the acute unit for Care of the Elderly integrated with Acute General Medicine to form a single department. As part of that process an emergency admission ward was developed to accept and manage all medical emergencies. Patients are subsequently transferred to the ward judged to be most appropriate for their clinical needs.

A fully functioning 13 bedded acute stroke unit with 24/7 thrombolysis facility is operational and a 5 days a week TIA clinic developed. There is a thrombectomy service and protocol linked to a centre which operates 7 days per week 9 till 5pm. The newly approved Stroke Business Plan, which is Health Board wide, will ensure stroke services are fit for the future and ensure compliance with Royal College recommendations and BASP standards of care. It will provide more service resilience and sustainability.

The Care of the Elderly services have had a strong history of strategic thinking initially developed through the health care planning team and now being developed through an Elderly Care Forum to respond to the strategy for old age. This successful candidate will work with the current Stroke consultant to form a team of two consultants. The successful candidate will be supported by a team of junior doctors including a Specialist registrar, F2 and F1 doctors.


WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN NORTH WALES? 
North Wales has a vast national park, purpose built mountain biking trails, a breath taking coastal path, soaring zip wire, food festivals and world class sport and adventure around every corner. The North Wales is equipped with sport and leisure centres that provide opportunities for a wide variety of sporting, fitness and recreational activities. Not only does it have lots of activities for you, it also has a wide selection of private housing is available, both traditional and modern in towns, villages and rural settings.

For doctors with family, the educational standards are consistently high in both the primary and secondary sectors. There are several well established independent schools within North Wales and the surrounding area that cater for both day pupils and boarders. The regional University with its excellent scholastic reputation has a thriving student community.

You can say goodbye to heavy inner city commuter traffic, and enjoy a breath-taking commute across North Wales.

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU AT THIS HEALTH BOARD?
With an extremely active education/teaching programme supported by the consultant team, there is opportunity to work towards and complete CESR, exams, get involved in active research and many aspects of CPD. 

Participation in research and educational activities will be encouraged.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THIS ROLE?
EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Stroke Medicine
  • Board Certified Specialist in Stroke Medicine

Non-EEA Candidates:

  • Experience of working in Stroke Medicine

UK based applicants

  • Experience of working in Stroke Medicine
  • Within 6 - 12 months of completing CCT

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