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Consultant in Stroke Medicine (with CESR Support)

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Job Description

We are recruiting for an experienced and motivated Consultant Physician in Stroke Medicine to join a friendly and enthusiastic team in the Midlands. This is an excellent opportunity for candidates who are interested in securing CESR within 1 - 2 years. 

What is the Trust like?

The Trust is one of the largest acute and community providers in the West Midlands having more than 850 beds on one of their 3 sites in the area. The trust has had a new £38 million Emergency Department was opened at the Hospital. Boasting 30 treatment rooms for minor injuries, 18 for major injuries and a resuscitation area for adults, as well as a dedicated paediatric area for children, one of the largest in the region.

The trust has also been rated outstanding in caring in February 2002 by the CQC following an inspection. Additionally in 2018, a new 2.4 million Stroke Unit opened at one of their sites, now all suspected stroke cases from the near by cities are treated in this specialist unit. 

What is the Department Like? 
Our Stroke service provides Hyper-acute and Acute Care for the combined populations of all the peripheral areas with the hospital  which has a combined population of around 600000 people. 
The department provides a 24/7 service for stroke thrombolysis and thrombectomy pathway consisting of 2 ring-fenced HASU beds for Stroke admissions out of 12 designated HASU beds with a dedicated consultant as a part of rota. The department also consist 24/7 access to CT clinics, 3 CT scanners along with 3 MRI scanners (4th MRI is currently being deployed). In Addition to that, the department have rapid access to outpatient CTAs and have a very efficient pathway with the Vascular service for rapid carotid endartectomy intervention if that is required.

Career Development & Opportunities Available 

The Trust has a busy, proactive Research & Development Directorate with an overall objective to improve patient care, treatment and quality of life by the performance and dissemination of clinical research and innovation. A mentoring programme is in place for consultants at the Trust and newly appointed consultants are routinely offered a consultant mentor in line with Royal College and GMC requirements. The trust located closely to Birmingham aims to provide high quality undergraduate medical education at University of Birmingham to inspire our future doctors to deliver excellent medical care and patient safety.

Life in the West Midlands

Based is a modern industrial city situated on the midlands. It is compact, with no boundary more than four miles from the centre and is approximately a 30-minute drive to Birmingham (15 miles), 1 hour 20 minutes to Manchester (60 miles). The city is an urban, multi-ethnic city with a population of around 250,000. The wider hospital catchment area has a population of in excess of 350,000. With more than 600 shops, bars, café and restaurants, the city is not only a great place to work but also somewhere to relax and enjoy. The city centre is just a 10-minute bus ride from the Hospital. 

The nearby countryside of Staffordshire and Shropshire is delightful. To the north is Cannock Chase and to the west the Shropshire borders with attractions of Bridgnorth, the Clee Hills, the Long Mynd, Wenlock Edge, and the Severn Valley. South of Wolverhampton, the City of Worcester is easily accessible, and to the west north-Wales can be reached in just over an hour. The area has a large network of canals, the majority renovated, offering adjacent housing and popular for narrow boat holidays.

Am I eligible for this role?

To be eligible for this vacancy you will need the following: 

EEA candidates: 

  • Recognised European Medical Degree
  • Specialist Qualification in Neurology & Stroke Medicine
  • IELTS or OET 

Non-EEA candidates: 

  • MRCP (UK)
  • IELTS or OET 

UK-based candidates: 

  • Within six months of CCT or CCT Holder

This is a great opportunity for any experienced physicians interested in Stroke Medicine. 

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