An excellent NHS job opportunity for an experienced Consultant or Specialist in Stroke Medicine to join one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK. Not only is the trust rated "Good" overall by the CQC, this Trust is also boasting some of the most modern facilities in Europe, renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a national and international leader in healthcare. The post is suitable for overseas Stroke Medicine Consultant, 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, Specialist Grade (Associate Specialist) or Consultant grade.
Overseas applications from experienced Specialty Doctors and Consultants are welcomed.
WHAT IS THE NHS TRUST LIKE?
The Trust employs 6,500 staff and has 1250 inpatient beds across its two sites, a large University Hospital in the city and the General Hospital in a nearby large town. University Hospital is one of the UK’s leading specialist teaching hospitals, providing world-class healthcare to a population of over 1,000,000. A designated Major Trauma Centre in the West Midlands, and offer state state-of-the-art facilities offering major advances in patient care, clinical teaching and innovation.
WHAT IS THE DEPARTMENT & TEAM LIKE?
The Stroke Department's Hyper Acute Stroke Unit (HASU) is 6 bedded, and has a twice daily consultant-led ward round with the junior doctors and stroke nurse. The post holder will join another 6 stroke physicians to provide cover to the on a rotational basis. A robust thrombolysis pathway has been in operation since 2008 allowing paramedics to bring FAST positive patients from the county to UHCW ED with a pre-alert. All FAST pre-alert calls go directly to the stroke nurse specialist for initial triage and advice. The HASU has access to 7 day physiotherapy, occupational therapy, vascular ultrasound, CT scanning.
Another unit in the department is the Acute/Rehabilitation Stroke Unit which has 30 beds. The multidisciplinary stroke team consists of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, dietetics and neuropsychology. Stroke Association family support workers and the Intermediate Discharge Team are also available on the unit. An early Supported Discharge Service is now well established and members of the team attend comprehensive daily morning board rounds. Currently around 60% of our stroke patients are seen by the ESD service.
There is a daily dedicated TIA clinic held adjacent to the stroke Unit with rapid-access protocols in place from primary care and ED. Clinics are run as a one-stop shop with direct access to carotid Dopplers and Trans cranial Ultrasound and MRI brain scans . The service receives approx. 1000 referrals per annum. The post holder will take part in the daytime acute stroke on-call cover and participate in running the day to day activities, such as ward rounds and MDTs on the stroke ward along with running acute TIA clinics and stroke follow up clinics.
WHAT IS LIFE LIKE IN WEST MIDLANDS?
The city is located in the centre of England. Consultants working for the trust live in the city centre or nearby towns and villages, so there is something here for everyone. There is a good selection of state and private schools in across the region. The area has excellent transport links on the London-Birmingham intercity rail line, with other rail lines to Manchester, Oxford, and Bournemouth. Motorways run from the city centre to every major city in the Midlands and beyond. There is a major international airport at Birmingham and East Midlands airport is 40 minutes’ drive north.
WHAT OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TO YOU AT COVENTRY & WARWICKSHIRE PARTNERSHIP NHS TRUST?
With an extremely active education/teaching programme supported by the consultant team, there is opportunity to work towards and complete CESR, RCPsych 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?
UK based applicants